I’m Sam, a professional organizer from the Bay Area, California and I’m so glad you’re here! This organization blog is the heart of what I do! I absolutely love combining beauty with function to create homes that are simply organized, and I want to teach you how. Discover home organization tips for real life and learn how to declutter, design and create an inviting space.

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Getting our garage organized while at-home is one of my top priorities. You’ll soon see my efforts in our garage, but with the gift of extra time at home I’ve been decluttering, I demo’d old shelving and started designing a new wall system. There’s going to be a place for everything and seriously can’t wait! […]

Filed in : DIY, Home Improvement

How To Organize Paint + Free Labels

May 6, 2020

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* LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT IS A SPONSOR OF THIS BLOG POST. THEY PROVIDED SOME ITEMS I CHOSE AND I WAS COMPENSATED FOR MY TIME CONCEPTUALIZING, SOURCING, DECORATING, PHOTOGRAPHING, EDITING, WRITING AND PROMOTING THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU CLICK A LINK, I RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION. THANK YOU TO LOWE’S FOR SPONSORING THIS GREAT BLOG POST AND PROJECT! You guys […]

Filed in : DIY, Home Improvement

Home Sale Update: The House Exterior Paint is Complete!

April 15, 2019

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Before my home hits the market in a few short weeks, I have a long list of improvements to complete. I’ve carefully chosen the improvements in areas I know will deliver a great ROI. Kitchens and bathrooms, for example, are always a solid place to invest a little money. It’s one of the first spaces […]

Filed in : DIY, Home Improvement, Outdoor Organization, Simply Organized Style

Exterior Paint Inspiration

March 19, 2019

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In my professional organizing career, I’ve taken on several spaces in which Elfa was the perfect solution to the problem. But last week, with the help of my local Container Store install team, we knocked out what is certainly The Ultimate Elfa Closet Transformation in my portfolio. What made it the ultimate? I can’t believe this before / […]

Filed in : Closet Organization, DIY, Kid Organization, SO Clients

Simply Done: The Ultimate Elfa Closet Transformation

Samantha Professional Organized Behind Simply Organized

April 8, 2017

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With my garage organized, I’ve not only been able to dig into my own home projects, I also have the room to spread out and get jobs done for my clients. In the comfort of my own home…and on my own timeline. Which means I’m also not hanging around in their garage making a big […]

Filed in : Garage Organization, Paper Organization

Paint Inventory Sheet – Free Printable

July 7, 2015

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Before moving into this house nearly 2 years ago, every surface was freshly painted. There’s nothing better than moving into a home with a clean slate. But I knew with 3 kids living here, perfect walls wouldn’t last long. Even in the garage! In years past on the blog I’ve shared dreams of having a […]

Filed in : DIY, Garage Organization, Mudroom Organization, Product Review

DIY Garage Mudroom : A Fresh Coat of Paint

May 20, 2015

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