Welcome to my organizing blog, all about organizing and decluttering. You will find useful information on how to get started and continue your journey as a more organized person. I write about tips on decluttering and organizing your home and business- to make space for the moments that matter most (whatever they are).
For me, and many of you, it’s our children, our spouses, our families, and any glimpse of me-time that we can manage. This Blog will provide helpful information for creating new routines. Including but not limited to storage solutions, cleaning tips, time management best practices, D.I.Y. projects for home organizing, and more. OFF THE RECORD Mom is your friend and personal assistant on your organizational journey
I have learned that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone’s home and businesses are different, and everyone’s needs are different- it’s important to tailor our organizing plan according to our own home, schedule, storage style, personality, and lifestyle. This Blog is intended to provide less stress and make life clutter-free by using simple solutions. Ones that are easy to implement and will inspire us to get going. With these strategies, we can get organized and stay that way.
Table of Content: Favorite Home Organizing Blogs
Why an Organizing Blog?
So here’s a quick rundown about how I started an organizing blog. Then, we’ll jump right into my favorite organizing blogs, which I know you’ll love.
Organizing is this amazing gift of a thing that most of us take for granted. By simply getting more organized, we save time, save money, are more productive, and are enabled to make more memories.
Some call me “O.C.D.” because I’ve always been a bit “type A.”
But, to be honest, I’m just a lazy neat freak. I love when things look neat and are in order, but I need them to take the least amount of effort possible to look that way because the truth is, Organizing does not come easy to me. I’m particular about my space and stingy with my time.
I personally avoided decluttering and organizing for years. The general idea of Organizing felt overwhelming. But, the perks of living an organized lifestyle intrigued me. So, I gave it a shot, and over and over again, I proved myself wrong. I can be organized. Life can be simple, and living in peace is possible, even if I tend to be more disorganized than organized.
I started this Blog for people like us. Women who want to utilize their space and time better and free up mental capacity but don’t know where to start. Moms who want their homes to be a place of peace and their businesses to thrive and scale but get overwhelmed at the thought of taking action. Moms who are losing it because there is always something somewhere want to stop yelling at the kids and spouses but don’t want to be stuck doing all the housework alone. Through Organizing, we can enable those little people and big people who live with us to help out more and clear the brain clutter that comes with the mess.
I’m not naturally organized, and you don’t have to be either. Great if you are, there are awesome goodies for you too, but it’s not a requirement. Anyone can learn to be more organized. It’s a skill, not a talent. Trust me on this. I’ve learned a ton of great tips from the youtube channel of a professional declutterer, workshops, and Pinterest boards. A little inspiration goes a long way.
The lifestyle of an organized Momma:
- Imagine a world where you left the house on time because you knew exactly where your kid’s favorite dinosaur shirt was and didn’t spend an extra 72 hrs looking for it while you’re supposed to be on an important call.
- Imagine cooking a healthy, delicious dinner in ten minutes instead of forty-five because meal planning was a breeze.
- Waking up and not feeling stressed looking around your home and seeing chores that you have to get done
- Imagine spending time with your spouse that doesn’t feel like “work” because it’s another thing on your TO-DO list today.
- Imagine getting me-time: Drinking your coffee while it’s hot, eating dinner as soon as it’s cooked, pedicures, facials, mimosas with friends.
- Imagine a well-organized home because you were able to gain control of your everyday life with ease.
ALL OF IT!
I know as a mom, it seems like a myth; at least for me, it did. But, It’s not. I can say firsthand that it exists because I have it- most days. Access to these tools changed how I operated completely, and I wanted to create a space where moms could get together, share their experiences, learn some tips, and be inspired. Because we as women deserve to have it all if we want it, proper business and home management is truly the key.
To be clear, I’m not promising that your homes will never be messy or that you’ll always have an Insta-worthy, photo-ready home office. Not likely. But, the practical tips in this Blog will be guidance on your way to
The Most Inspiring Organizing Blogs
I’d quit my job, stayed home with my newborn, and attempted to start yet another business- my path to financial freedom. Yet, I was drowning in tasks, always late, and often overwhelmed and frustrated. Despite becoming an entrepreneur to capitalize on the work-from-home life and the flexibility of creating my own schedule, I was still missing out on important moments with my son and extremely beat from juggling it all by the time my husband made it home from work.
Lucky me, the Netflix gods heard my cries. They started suggesting shows like Tidying Up by Marie Condo, Tiny House Nation (my absolute favorite), and this British real estate design show that I can’t remember the name of but was totally inspirational in the way the woman transformed someone’s ordinary living room into a coveted piece of property.
Because those shows were so impactful on my journey to organizational freedom, I wanted to do the same for you by sharing my favorite organizing blogs.
Ideas provide options, and options make organizing easy.
1. OFF ThE ReCORD Mom
At OFF THE RECORD Mom, we gather the best tips and ideas for busy moms to keep A home organized and a business running smoothly. Our free printables provide fun, easy hacks for mommas to get organized with their children and make fun memories together.
Declutter your brain, your business, your house, and make memorable moments with your babies- All in one stop.
2. Organizing Moms- Organizing Blog
Organizing Moms is awesome. Focusing on practical solutions to mom’s everyday overwhelm, this site does a great job considering the needs of busy moms and not forcing the narrative that so many organizing blogs do – get it done. Because, in all honesty, sometimes we can’t. Sometimes kids get sick; we have more tasks than time and many other things.
For thoughtful, easy-to-do decluttering on your terms, this is a great place to get organizing ideas.
3. Organize for Love
Listen, I am fangirling over this Blog. There aren’t many black girls in the organizing space. At least not that I have come across, so I was ecstatic to discover Rebekah’s Blog Organize for Love. It gives the feel of an organizing lifestyle blog as she sprinkles in personal stories and life lessons.
Not only is it a blog, but Organize for Love offers actual in-home, professional organizing services. Before and after photos show results, they provide practical ideas for the everyday person.
P.s: I’ve created a list of more Black-Owed businesses to support in the organizing space. Make your house beautiful in real life and support a Black-owned business.
4. The Simplicity Habit
Besides having great content on decluttering, life organization, and living with intention, The Simplicity Habit is well organized, which means a lot to me. Looking at the site, you feel the peace that is being offered. It feels attainable and inspires you to want it too.
5. Breathing Room
Everything you think and more when you ponder the words breathing room. The organization meets style in a beautifully minimalist way, and it leaves you feeling refreshed and enthusiastic about living a clutter-free life.
6. The Home Edit- Organizing Blog
Besides the fun and quirky personalities of Clea and Joanna that won me over in their Get Organized Netflix show, The Home Edit organizing style is aesthetically beautiful. I mean, what’s the point in decluttering if things are still going to look ugly? Fabulous and functional is kind of my perfect scenario.
You won’t believe how motivating it is to stay organized with a great example of beautifully arranged home decor. No better way to find tips for your next organizing project than to take notes from a certified professional organizer.
They do an awesome job at providing visually appealing, Pinterest-worthy spaces that are also functional—literally my favorite type of space.
If you’re an organizing junkie, these ladies will be your new B.F.F.s, guaranteed!
7. The Happy Organized Life
Emily at The Happy Organized Life addresses every organizing need for home and life. From posts about how to hide ugly chords (definitely a pet peeve of mine) to the best storage units for an organized space. Its basic life organization kept simple but relevant.
8. One Crazy House- Organizing Blog
One Crazy House has everything! Great recipes for busy mommas, organizing tips for anything you may encounter in life, and even potty training tips to help prepare for all of the unexpected moments that come along with having little ones.
9. Organization Obsessed
As a crafter, there’s something about The Best Craft Room Organization post that piqued my interest. Organization Obsessed shares lots of tips that make life easier for crafters, artists, and other creatives.
If you’re looking for more creative ideas to make your home design space clean and easily accessible, you’re going to want to check this site out.
10. Organizing Blog- A Slob Comes Clean
Boasting reality-based cleaning and organizing methods, A Slob Comes Clean is another blog sharing realistic tips for real families to see real results, and I love it.
If you think the titles are funny, check out the podcast for real conversation and honest insight about home messes and how your perspective shifts as you get older and become responsible for them.
When I tell you, I have never felt more seen than when I was listening to the episode about The Appearance of Clean.
This Blog is my favorite organizing blog, but perhaps I’m biased.
However, if you heart organizing or are simply in search of a simpler life, the listed blogs are some of the best organizing blogs I’ve found. With something for everyone- the everyday mom juggling the chaos, the professional in search of better time management methods, the lazy neat freak with an organizing obsession, or super skilled organizing professionals who are looking for great ideas of practical ways to display a bowl full of lemons.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and come back for many more. Leave comments with blog ideas that you would like to see. Also, please share your favorite organization blogs (maybe I’ll add them to this list). Share posts that are relevant to you and your friends, and become a lazy neat freak with me. Let’s be friends- I’m here with new posts once a week.
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- Home organization and professional organization are fun.
- Staying organized is peace.
- Making memories is priceless.
We only get one life, may as well make space in it for the moments that matter most to us. And, I hope we can do that together!
Your New Friend (Hopefully),