Getting through Busy Days and How to Plan for One

Sometimes getting through busy days can seem like the most impossible task the moment your alarm goes off in the morning. It can be even worse on a non-work day when all you really want to do is binge watch Netflix or sit on the back patio and day-drink. But there are ways to plan […]

How to Clean Your Pantry in 10 Minutes

The pantry can be a veritable wasteland of expired goods, spilled grains, and something floating in a jar that you’re not sure you would ever eat. I find the bigger the cupboard or closet, the more likely things you will never use get pushed to the back and forgotten forever. In this island of misfit […]

How to Organize a Huge Mess in 5 Steps

In a perfect world, our mess would be contained to only small piles of mail by the door or a cluttered array of plastic containers in the kitchen. In the real world, we sometimes have to deal with a big old mess! For some people, this could be as confined as a guest room closet […]

How to Prep Your Kitchen for a Post-Holiday Diet

2016 is almost over (thank goodness!) and moving into 2017 it’s time to reevaluate life goals and expectations. Probably the number one resolution people make at the beginning of each new year is to work on their health. Since eating plans and diets can be so different for each person, I’m not going to talk […]

Ikea Magnetic Knife Rack | Magnificent Merch

  This falls into that category of not knowing you needed it until you have it. The Ikea Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack is a sleek, organizing dream come true for those of you who struggle to organize their knives. I love it because I think the big knife blocks take up so much room on […]

How to Pack a Carry-On for Winter Travel

For those of you traveling to the northern tundra of the U.S. who currently live in the balmy south or just traveling from frigid coast to frigid coast, packing for winter can be a pain. Coats, boots, and scarves are all bulky and with airlines charging crazy fees for baggage (including some now charging for […]

Over-the-Door Jewelry Organizer | Magnificent Merch

I could sing ’90s slow jams to this jewelry organizer all night! I’ve had mine for a few years now after seeing it at a friend’s house and basically offering my right kidney for it. Luckily you can buy it online.  For those of you with serious jewelry obsessions, this is a pretty solid way […]

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 10 Minutes or Less

Cleaning is to organizing what broth is to risotto, sunlight is to a tree, or rum is to a pina colada – there is no point in doing it if you don’t first lay the foundation.  One of the questions I was asked recently was to help manage time expectations.  We’ve all been there.  You have […]

What to Eat Notepad | Magnificent Merch

I love a good notepad, especially one that helps solve a common problem. The What to Eat Pad by Knock Knock is one of my personal favorites. Plus at $6.99 it’s hardly a splurge! It helps you plan out your meals for the week, breaking it down to how dinner is going to be served that night […]