a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab July’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it!

Garage Spot:

  • Short on time? Try these easy-to-implement tips to a more organized garage with Clean Mama.
  • This garage transformation is truly inspirational. It features tons of pictures and ideas on how to transform your garage from typical to organized. Check it out! Via A Taste of My Place
  • Simple shelving does wonders to transform this garage from A Thoughtful Place. I love the use of curtains to fancy it up and hide some of the not-so-pretty garage goods.

Something to Eat:

  • I love shopping at Costco for their great variety and quality groceries. This post from 100 Days of Real Food that gives 9 complete, organic meal options for under $100. Now that is an affordable week plus of meals!

Something to Make:

  • When a friend or loved one is under the weather, this sweet gift set of carefully chosen items will certainly help. Includes such soothers as honey, tea and throat drops. Via A Merry Thought

Something for the Kids:

  • Audio books are the ideal companion for those quiet times that little ones need in order to wind down and relax. I love this eclectic group of suggestions from Modern Parents Messy Kids for its variety and quality of literature.


  • Finally, a way to get that darn duvet cover back on the duvet without wrestling with it for an hour. An frustrating task made easy – my kind of tip! Via Making Lemonade