Feeling a little decorating overwhelmed? Here are 9 simple organizing tips to make your life easier.

simple organizing tips

Do you ever get overwhelmed?

If you do, please come sit by me. I’m saving you a seat.

There are days when I’m scrolling through Instagram or looking on Pinterest and I see an amazing room or an incredible makeover and I get overwhelmed. And here’s the thing. I WRITE A DECORATING BLOG. 🙂

So today?

I wanted to keep it simple.

I’m so excited to be part of a new series that showcases simple ideas for decorating and organizing and all things home. It’s called Simply Home and each month I’ll be joining Maison De Cinq, Shades of Blue Interiors, So Much Better With Age and Tidbits for a different home topic.

This month is all about organizing.

And remember?

We are keeping it simple.

Here are 9 simple organizing tips to make your life easier.

9 Simple Organizing Ideas To Make Your Life Easier

simple organizing tips

9. How to fold towels

There are a zillion ways to fold towels.

I get it. 

This is just my favorite way because the towels look so cute lined up in the linen closet.

They are literally one step away from an overnight stay at a Holiday Inn.

Here’s how I fold them and a few tips for organizing your linen closet.

simple organizing tips

8. how to put on a duvet cover

Almost every bed in our house has a duvet cover.

They are just so cozy.

I love everything about them until I wash them and remember why I don’t really like them that much.

Here’s my very best tip for putting on a duvet cover.

It made my life SO MUCH EASIER.

simple organizing tips

7. how to organize your desk drawer

If you have a drawer that looks like this, can we please be friends forever.

This is what the junk drawer looked like in our house.


Until I came up with a simple way to organize it.

You can see my best drawer organizing tips here.

simple organizing tips

6. how to keep your couch neat and tidy

Do you have an unorganized couch?

One that looks like it needs to get its life in order?

It’s probably because your couch cushions are slumpy.

Here’s the before and after of these sagging couch cushions that I revitalized with one simple tip.

You can see it here.

5. how to hide your trash can

Here’s how we stopped Buddy from getting into the trash.

And made the entire trash can experience so much cuter.

This is one of the most popular projects on the blog (and one of the most commented on when people stop by for a visit with something to throw away).

You can see the project here.

4. how to organize glass front cabinets

Do you have open shelving or glass-front cabinets in your home?

There’s no place for clutter to hide.

If you don’t know where to start, I have the best ideas for you.

Here’s how to style and organize glass front cabinets.

3. how to organize your laundry room

This is one of my favorite rooms in the house.


I love doing laundry and I love keeping the room organized.

Here are some of my best laundry room organization tips.

2. simple decluttering tips

Here’s my best collection of decluttering tips.

Clutter is just a decision that hasn’t been made yet.

It’s like we leave stuff on the counter because we don’t know where it goes.

These tips will help you to find a place for everything and put everything in its place.

1. five simple tips to destress your morning

A long time ago in a land far away I used to sleep until noon.


Until I had a job.

And children.

And dogs and cats and assorted individuals who depended on me to get out of bed and put my feet on the floor and drink loads of coffee to wipe the bleariness from my eyes and face each day earlier than I ever imagined possible.  Understandably, it took me a while to adjust.  It took me a while to figure out that the sun was my friend and chirping birds are just nature’s way of telling you the day has started and that hitting the snooze button can be a little overrated.

Here are my best tips to get started in the morning.

(total aside: I know it’s not exactly organizing—but it was too good not to share.)

Even if you read all these tips and decide today is not your day to be organized, I want you to leave today with this:

Organization doesn’t have to be fancy.

Organization doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Organization can be done a little at a time and a minute at a time.

Just pick your ,minute and begin.

Rome wasn’t organized in a day….

….and your house doesn’t have to be either. 🙂

Maison de Cinq: My Five Favorite Organizing Tips

Seeking Lavender Lane: Organizing the Spice Drawer

Shades of Blue: How I Organize & Store My Home Decor

So Much Better with Age: Seasonal Decor Capsules

Tidbits: Three Tips for Organizing Your Days

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  1. Image for Sheila Sheila

    I think you might just be my organizing hero!! All your tips are so good my friend - and I'm definitely going to be checking out the full post on the schlumpy sofa cushions and the trash can :) I'm so glad you're joining us for our monthly series - and can't wait to see your posts every month! Sheila xo

  2. Image for Gina Gina

    Wr can be friends because I love doing laundry, too...and i do not believe for a minute that is your junk drawer!!! Lol Looks like mine.

  3. Image for Linda Linda

    Thanks for all the great organizing tips! It seems every blog I receive wants to help with this. Reading a great book titled, Making space, clutter free by Tracy McCubbin. She gets at the heart of clutter. There are reasons why we keep stuff, store stuff, and buy for a future happiness. Highly recommend this book.

  4. Image for Be Be

    Was so delighted to be reminded of all these wonderful tips. If I don't do a little at a time, then it's overwhelming and I put it off forever. I am waiting for my new shelf to arrive for my laundry room and I organizing the junk drawer in the kitchen. Just those two things lifts my spirit and then next week, two more projects. Thanks for the suggestions.

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