Organize Your Gift-Giving

The season of giving is here! For some of us, it means getting to pass out the gifts we’ve been carefully stockpiling all year. For most of us, though, it means we’ll be in crunch time right up until December 24th. It’s a bit ironic that bringing joy to our loved ones comes with so […]

Post-Party Resets

No one likes handling the mess after a big party. And as much as we all love the holiday season, it means having to do several of those resets back-to-back! We barely have time to get our homes back in order after Thanksgiving before the winter holidays roll around and throw us into chaos again. […]

Four Strategies to Keep Your Busy Kitchen Organized

Big holiday events can shatter the best laid plans for an organized lifestyle. Look no further than a kitchen post-Thanksgiving for proof. Mountains of dishes, cluttered counters, leftovers in a dozen different containers that barely fit in the fridge. It’s perfectly normal for the increased workload to derail you. Organization is a process, not a […]

Guide to Guest Bathrooms

Bathrooms are the double-edged sword of hosting: essential to guests, perilously easy to forget about while we’re preparing for them. And this certainly isn’t a job you want to leave to the last minute! Whether it’s a small water closet for dinner parties or a full bath for overnight visitors, bathrooms can be deceptively time-consuming […]

Deck the Halls with Abundance

October has crept its way back around again, and we all know what that means: the holidays are on the horizon. For most of us that thought probably comes with equal parts excitement and dread. Time to crack into attics, remember how to string a tree, clear out guest rooms for visiting family…where did we […]

Organizing Holiday Decor

Decorating for the holidays should be fun and festive – not stressful! Whether you are the kind of person that has a vast collection (including Valentine’s Day decor!), or you are more of a minimalist (with just a couple of Hanukkah or Christmas decorations), organizing your holiday decor will help you to enjoy the holidays […]

Preparing the Guest Room

Many of us are preparing for out-of-town guests during the holidays…and if we’re honest, this can be very stressful. We understand! Whether you are having guests stay for one night or for an entire week, we have made a great checklist to help you prepare the guest room for company. Don’t wait until the last […]

Tips to Prepare Your Kids for the Holidays

There’s no time like the present to prepare your kids for the holidays! It’s time to get ready for all the gifts that will be coming in by making room and decluttering. We all get so overwhelmed throughout the year with the “stuff” in our homes. As professional organizers, we see the strain “stuff” puts […]

Setting Up a Wrapping Station

Time to get your wrapping station ready! That last minute gift wrapping is also much more peaceful when you have a wrapping station set up and ready to go. Here are some tips for setting up a wrapping station. Make sure you read further down the blog about our Wrap for Charity we are doing […]

Clutter-Free and Eco-Friendly Gifts

Classes, lessons, gift of the month clubs, subscriptions, and gift cards are great ways to give clutter-free and eco-friendly gifts. Activities and experiences promote spending time together and create exciting and loving memories. Consumables are also great ways to rethink gift-giving. Here are just a few wonderful ideas of ways to give clutter-free and eco-friendly […]

Thanksgiving Hacks

Mindy Godding, partner and founder at Abundance Organizing, has been hosting Thanksgiving for decades. Thanksgiving is actually her favorite holiday and she loves everything about it from cooking to hosting. Mindy has developed lots of time saving techniques through planning, preparation, and organization, so that on the holiday she can relax and enjoy friends, family, […]

Five Spaces That Make Your Home Look More Cluttered Than it Actually is

Life at this time of year is usually very full…and then we add the holidays! You may look around your home, feel overwhelmed, and wish you had more time to get organized. We get it! But things might not be as bad as they seem. We have found that there are five areas that can […]