Total Home Organization: Deep Clean.

This post is sponsored by O’Cedar Microfiber Cleaning Tools. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Deep Clean is the first installment in my new series called Total Home Organization. I am definitely going to jump into the actual organization part but I felt like it would be beneficial to everyone involved if we first talked about my favorite cleaning products and why you need them in your home.

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The very first step to a well organized home is being clean. I will always believe that. I should have that hanging somewhere in my house honestly. I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time functioning in a home that is dirty. It may have something to do with the fact that being a biology major, I know way more than the average person about germs. It is not a blessing people. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. Continue reading

Jewelry Organization in Three Steps.

You most likely woke up this morning thinking — “oh wow I really hope that Blonde and Ambitious Blog does a post on organizing my jewelry because I am a hot mess and could really use some help”. Understandable. But because I like to grant wishes: I did, in fact, write a post about organizing your jewelry because I, like you, am often a hot mess. Probably more so.

So without further ado:

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Jewelry can often times be a serious pain to organize. Necklaces have this really cute tendency to tangle themselves up in drawers or in boxes. I love when they do that 🙂 Earrings get lost, and then you only end up with one half of a pair (lovely, I know) or you lose the backs and then you can’t wear them and it’s AWESOME and so much fun. Eventually you say, “screw it I didn’t even like jewelry” and forgo it completely. been there, done that… Continue reading

Cleaning Playlist.

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Everyone knows you can’t clean your house/apartment/dorm room without the right music to go along with it. You know? It’s just, like, one of those things that goes without saying. I have put together a cleaning playlist that will have you dancing more than cleaning (which, I believe, is totally okay and healthy really. The more dance parties the better, in my opinion..)

This also doubles as a really great getting ready in the morning playlist, FYI.  Continue reading

How To Effectively Use A Planner.

I have a tendency to over-book myself if I do not immediately write down events and assignments. And this is where my lifesaving, handy dandy notebook comes in. But seriously. i. love. planners. they regularly allow me to keep my sanity and they are the only thing that keeps me from ripping out my hair on the daily. 

I keep my homework assignments, daily to-do lists and special events in there. It is color coded, because I am a visual human being, and without it I would be lost. If you haven’t considered using one, you are living life wrong (okay, you’re not wrong but you are missing out I swear). And in my personal opinion, cellphone/ipad/computer planners just don’t cut it. I like the feeling of paper planners and I like personalizing it to fit the way my mind and schedule work. Buying a new planner is absolutely one of my favorite parts of the year. Continue reading

So You Have Too Many Clothes.

This post is inspired by the fact that I almost broke my left pinky toe going to grab a shirt out of my closet today. I stepped in front of my cramped little wardrobe and ended up waist deep in shoes and swim suits and a million other things I’ve been collecting for the last seven years. Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about.  Continue reading