For years I would feel stressed and strung out throughout the holidays only to wind up on New Year's Eve feeling like I missed out because I was too busy. And a few years back I finally said no more. I am sharing my tips and advice on how to achieve a stress-free holiday season and actually get to enjoy it. Catch it now along with my planner over on KaraLayne.com

How to Achieve a Stress-Free Holiday Season

For years I would run myself ragged through the holiday season trying to do it all. And then come New Year’s Eve I would look back at the last few months and regret the things I didn’t get to truly enjoy with my family. I finally said never again! I truly believe you can do […]

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I gathered my absolute favorite pantry design and organization inspiration. Because, as a mother of five and having a large family, the pantry is kind of one of those areas of the house that has to be approached with strategy, you know? Not to mention, a pretty pantry just feels good. Catch it all along with my favorite finds for organizing your pantry on KaraLayne.com!

Pantry Design and Organization Inspiration

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When I was a kid, I would voluntarily and willingly clean out the fridge and pantry. I know, weird right? I just loved organizing everything, finding the best fits, and seeing it all lined up perfectly. Who knew that I was “styling” and that eventually, it would be part of my job. I used to […]

A temporary study space for the kids that we created in our rental. Catch how I organized a study and homeschooling area in our small temporary apartment for all four kids. All now on Haus of Layne! #BuiltInDesk #KidsStudySpaceIdeas #HomeOrganization #KitchenDesk #HomeSchoolOrganization

A Temporary Study Space for the Kids

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Currently living in a 3 bedroom, 1600 square foot apartment with all seven of us I knew I would have to get creative with a way to give the kids proper space for home studies. Don’t get me wrong, I like the more casual approach, but between storing their supplies and giving them a proper […]

Laundry organization and system with five kids. Catch all the details and my tips over at Haus of Layne! #LaundryOrganization #Organization #RaisingKids

Laundry Organization and System with Kids

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Jan

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If you are a parent you know how crazy the laundry game can get. When we found out last January that there would soon be another little human joining our pack, I knew I had to implement an easy system in order to get this area of life organized and running systematically a little more […]

How to organize your receipts using Evernote. A Simple and effective system to make your life that much more tidy. #Organization #Evernote #EvernoteHack

How to Organize Your Receipts using Evernote

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Jan

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Alright, you know by now that I am a sucker for organization. And organization gets even sexier when Evernote is included in the process. Oh, how I love this little app. It seriously works as my assistant in keeping so many areas of my life tidy, organized and accessible. In the past I have shared […]

Find out how I use Evernote for back-to-school organization and to help keep home life just a little less chaotic with all of that paperwork and back-to-school to-do's. Catch it all over on the blog!

How to Use Evernote for Back-To-School Organization

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*Update: We have since made the leap into home educating, but I truly love this system for organizing paperwork and still utilize it in so many different ways. I hope you find it useful whether you have students in public school or have made the same leap into home education that our family has. Oh, […]

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