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  • Don't Get Burned

    Your Life. Organized.
    MonicaRicci
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    "Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." ~Buddha PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing!
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    Aby Garvey
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Hello friends! I think I’m finally coming down from the high of last week’s Organize-athon! It was so much fun catching up with old friends, meeting new friends, and organizing like you wouldn’t believe. So inspiring. If you missed out, be sure to sign up for our weekly quick tip (there’s a form to do so below my photo) so you’ll be sure to know next time we do it! To keep the fun going, this week we have an exciting Freebie Friday! (Remember those? Yes, it has been a while, but I have to tell you this one is worth the wait. Up for grabs this week is a $50 Gift…
  • Talking with Teens About Online Privacy

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    Molly Gold
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    When it comes to teens and social media, I’m a bit of a kill joy in my personal and professional circles.  I’m that  Mom who says “No you don’t need a cell phone in elementary school, you don’t need to text in middle school, and yes we will follow the terms of service age limits when it comes to social networks.”  So when Domain.Me asked me to write about taking control of your personal data, it seemed a natural fit for the ongoing conversation with my teens about how they can navigate their social media footprints. Taking control of your own data means…
  • A Baker’s Dozen on Traveling Productively

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    Paul H. Burton
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Easy Ways to Make Business Travel Better Traveling for business is often a consequence of career success. Making the experience comfortable and productive can be challenging. Ten years of traveling has taught this road warrior a few tricks for achieving that result. Best Gear Here are some arrows for the business travel quiver. Duplicate Toiletries Kit. Investing and maintaining a travel-only toiletries kit ensures that everything needed is present. The investment is minimal and the return is high during the packing and the traveling stages. Noise Canceling Headphones. Jet roar leaves ears…
  • Self-Care Sanity: Idea #26 – The Gift of Hands & Feet

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    Elizabeth
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever thought about how important your hands and feet are? I don’t; but today I am! Think of how much you use them every day. It’s time to give them the respect they deserve and have a manicure and pedicure. Schedule it today! It’s good for them and great for you! What are you waiting for? Related posts: Self-Care Sanity: Idea #3 – The Gift of Your Thoughts Self-Care Sanity: Idea #16 – The Gift of Beauty Self-Care Sanity: Idea #7 – The Gift of a Time Out
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  • Don't Get Burned

    MonicaRicci
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    "Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." ~Buddha PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing!
  • How To Silence The Voice

    MonicaRicci
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    "If you hear a voice within you say 'You cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." ~Vincent Van Gogh PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing!
  • Honey I Shrunk The Office

    MonicaRicci
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    In all my years in business I've never met a single person, client or otherwise, who doesn't have a space, a closet, or an entire Room of Mystery (AKA The Crap Room) where things tend to accumulate. Ours was the upstairs office.  When we moved into our home in 2002, I claimed the third bedroom as my office and it worked great for a few years. When we installed WiFi in the house, I was no longer tethered to that room by an ethernet cable so I came downstairs and set up a roll-top desk in the family room. Free at last, free at last!  At that point, my home office became nothing more than a…
  • The More You Share

    MonicaRicci
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    "The miracle is this–the more we share, the more we have." ~Leonard Nimoy PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing!
  • 7 Things To Get Out Of Your Closet Right Now

    MonicaRicci
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    The trees are exploding into bloom and if you're like most of us here in the south, you're popping allergy meds like candy. That can only mean one thing... SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! There's no better time than springtime to turn over a new leaf in your closet and I'm here to tell you the seven things you need to get OUT of your closet right now.  1. It's Out of StyleFace it. That pair of mom jeans you've been holding onto since the 90s aren't coming back anytime soon. (At least we hope not!) The waffle weave sweater you bought at The Limited in 1983 is old enough to be married twice already.
 
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  • Freebie Friday: Lisa Leonard Gift Certificate

    Aby Garvey
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Hello friends! I think I’m finally coming down from the high of last week’s Organize-athon! It was so much fun catching up with old friends, meeting new friends, and organizing like you wouldn’t believe. So inspiring. If you missed out, be sure to sign up for our weekly quick tip (there’s a form to do so below my photo) so you’ll be sure to know next time we do it! To keep the fun going, this week we have an exciting Freebie Friday! (Remember those? Yes, it has been a while, but I have to tell you this one is worth the wait. Up for grabs this week is a $50 Gift…
  • Organize-athon Sneak Peek

    Aby Garvey
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    In yesterday’s blog post, I answered a bunch of the questions I’ve gotten about this weekend’s Organize-athon event. (If you haven’t had a chance to read that post, go here for the Organize-athon Q&A post.) Today I’m going to give you a little sneak peak into some of the exclusive content I’ll be sharing with Organize-athon participants. In my mind, this content is the icing on the Organize-athon cake. The “cake” is finishing or making progress on an organizing project this weekend while getting answers from a professional organizer as they come up! The tips below are…
  • Organize-athon Spring 2015: Your Questions Answered

    Aby Garvey
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Around here we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on the Spring 2015 Organize-athon. I’m getting sooo excited! People are already choosing their projects and saying hello in the private event forum. It’s so fun to see old simplify 101 friends and meet new ones! I can’t wait for this coming weekend when we get to organize together and check some projects off of our to-do list! I’ve been getting some questions about how this works so I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to answering them. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please ask in the comments! I’ll…
  • Get Started Organizing a Space You’ll Love!

    Aby Garvey
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Many people email or call me because they know they want to get more organized, but they don’t know where to start. They’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t have a clear plan for where and how to begin. Here are some ideas to break through that “stuck” feeling and get started organizing and create an organized home you’ll love. Step 1:  Define your end result. Get as clear and specific as possible about your vision for your space and what you want to create. Pull out a notebook or a three-ring binder and assign each room to be organized its own page in the notebook. For each…
  • Let’s Get Organized…Together!

    Aby Garvey
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Last fall when I accepted a 40 hour per week contract job, I knew my life was about to become busier than ever. It took some serious orchestration to fit everything into my new schedule – my new job, simplify 101, family time, running, volunteering, plus all the normal household and life stuff. This new juggling act gave me a greater appreciation for having an organized home. I realized at a deeper level that an organized home is the foundation for making day-to-day living easier, from getting out of the door in the morning to making dinner in the evening. And yet, maintaining this…
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  • Talking with Teens About Online Privacy

    Molly Gold
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    When it comes to teens and social media, I’m a bit of a kill joy in my personal and professional circles.  I’m that  Mom who says “No you don’t need a cell phone in elementary school, you don’t need to text in middle school, and yes we will follow the terms of service age limits when it comes to social networks.”  So when Domain.Me asked me to write about taking control of your personal data, it seemed a natural fit for the ongoing conversation with my teens about how they can navigate their social media footprints. Taking control of your own data means…
  • Disney Parks Extra Magic Hours with #Tweens

    Molly Gold
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of my all time favorite things to do at Disney Parks has always been to make the most of Extra Magic Hours. Its a blessing to have that extra time, making it easier to pace yourself when you are in the parks because you’ll know you’ll have more time to enjoy what you love most. But if you are a parent, you may have discovered the hard way that if you make the most of Extra Magic Hours, payback can be awful the next day. And lets be honest you may already be having a hard to spending LOTS of time with your family on vacation anyway. Some seasons of parenting are harder than…
  • Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

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    8 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    We’ve reached that point in the Varsity Sports season where its time to make plans for Senior Night. For parents of Seniors playing a spring sport, this last season is twice as emotional because it hits alongside all the pre-graduation milestones like last Spring break with the family, picking up cap and gown, planning for graduation activities and oh my heart when you order those announcements you will die! You are very clearly closing a chapter in your child’s life and with it, your involvement in helping them reach their goals. For a student athlete, their senior year can be…
  • A Mom’s Guide to Senior Year

    Molly Gold
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    If you are the parent of a high school Junior, right about now you are hitting the senior year wall.  Spring of Junior year means wrapping up the most challenging academic year yet and having gone through a lot of growth with your student. From first jobs to driver’s licenses, later curfews and prom, its all about letting that leash out until you become somewhat untethered as they go out on their own soon yet still a bit attached. What seemed like it was a lifetime away is now just around the corner and its game on for getting organized.  In this very grown up season of parenting…
  • Beauty and Fashion Organizing Tips for April

    Molly Gold
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    April is here and it’s finally time to kick your Spring beauty and fashion routine into high gear.  It seems like in the blink of an eye we go from being all bundled up to wearing shorts and avoiding sunburns.  And thanks to feeling ready for all things new, spring also begs for a fresh look too. This is your cue to think all things organized when it comes to both beauty and fashion! While I am absolutely not an expert in either, I do believe the difference is in the details and when it comes to beauty and fashion, there are countless opportunities to get tripped up by the little…
 
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  • A Baker’s Dozen on Traveling Productively

    Paul H. Burton
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Easy Ways to Make Business Travel Better Traveling for business is often a consequence of career success. Making the experience comfortable and productive can be challenging. Ten years of traveling has taught this road warrior a few tricks for achieving that result. Best Gear Here are some arrows for the business travel quiver. Duplicate Toiletries Kit. Investing and maintaining a travel-only toiletries kit ensures that everything needed is present. The investment is minimal and the return is high during the packing and the traveling stages. Noise Canceling Headphones. Jet roar leaves ears…
  • Simple Stand-Up Desk Solution

    Paul H. Burton
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Join the revolution – be healthier and more productive. My Personal Experience Everyone’s heard about stand-up desks. “Get Off Your Rear!” is the true believer’s battle cry. The pitch is that sitting all day is unhealthy and unproductive, so Stand Up. Much to my skeptical self’s surprise, I have joined their ranks. I purchased my first stand-up apparatus a year ago and haven’t looked back. To the contrary, I have pursued refinement of my standing workspace accoutrement with a vigor normally reserved for mobile technology! What’s the Difference?
  • Five Ways to Make Silence Work for You

    Paul H. Burton
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    The Silent Symphony The modern world is a symphony of noise. The squawks and pings of mobile devices are only the latest editions to the cacophony of rings, bells, announcements, conversations and other noise-producing machinations of daily professional life. Interestingly, getting things done – being productive – is largely a result of silence. In fact, the quieter we can make our internal and external worlds, the more productive we become. Five Quiet Ways to More of Less Here are five ways to leverage short periods of silence during the frenetic day: Engagement. When we listen…
  • Mini-Monk Mode Sharpens Focus And Increases Productivity

    Paul H. Burton
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Short Bursts of Quiet In his book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” Greg McKeown refers to getting focused as being in the “Monk Mode.” The benefit to the Monk Mode is greater and higher quality work product. Given our time-starved world, it might be more effective to find Mini-Monk Modes throughout our day. Here are some ways to do that: Silent Times. Seek out short periods during the day—like 20 minutes—during which you grant yourself permission to work uninterrupted. This may be first thing in the morning or after the proverbial dust settles at…
  • Five Killer Note Taking Abbreviations

    Paul H. Burton
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Action-Oriented Note Taking Taking notes is a good way to capture and digest the content of a meeting. It also increases focus on the subject matter at hand, as the notes preserve the salient points. Here is a list of abbreviations for use when taking notes to make them even more productive: A is an Action item. C is a Call that needs to be made. R is a Reference item for further use. F is a Follow-up that needs to occur. S is something that needs to be Scheduled. After the meeting, work through the notes to prioritize or delegate the associated action items. © 2014, Paul H. Burton. All…
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  • Self-Care Sanity: Idea #26 – The Gift of Hands & Feet

    Elizabeth
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever thought about how important your hands and feet are? I don’t; but today I am! Think of how much you use them every day. It’s time to give them the respect they deserve and have a manicure and pedicure. Schedule it today! It’s good for them and great for you! What are you waiting for? Related posts: Self-Care Sanity: Idea #3 – The Gift of Your Thoughts Self-Care Sanity: Idea #16 – The Gift of Beauty Self-Care Sanity: Idea #7 – The Gift of a Time Out
  • Self-Care Sanity: Idea #25 – The Gift of Learning

    Elizabeth
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    School was not all that fun for me. I did all right but was thrilled when I graduated from college and thought my learning was done. I was wrong. Maybe ‘school’ was done but my learning certainly wasn’t. Now we get to learn what we WANT to learn and how fun is that?! Never ever stop learning. I’m going to try and talk Bruce into going to a dance class with me! What do you want to know more about? How to use Excel? How to knit? Ways to keep your e-mail inbox to a controllable level? Whatever it is look for ways to learn every day. This makes life even more amazing! What…
  • Self-Care Sanity: Idea #24 – The Gift of Laughter

    Elizabeth
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Some days a good laugh just makes everything better. If you watch life closely you will find all kinds of things to laugh about – trust me! But, if you need a really good laugh ‘Google’ your favorite comedian. One of my favorite speakers and she also happens to be really funny is Jeanne Robertson. Come laugh with me today as you watch her video! What are you waiting for? Related posts: Self-Care Sanity: Idea #21 – The Gift of Time Alone Self-Care Sanity: Idea #12 – The Gift of Less Self-Care Sanity: Idea #7 – The Gift of a Time Out
  • Self-Care Sanity: Idea #23 – The Gift of Gratitude

    Elizabeth
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you thought recently about how truly blessed you are? Too often we focus on the negative. Where does that get you? I want you to list 10 things/people/experiences you are grateful for today. Yes, they can be your spouse, children, your business, your home, etc. But then dig deeper. Think about things you take for granted and for which you really should be expressing gratitude. Maybe I should increase the amount to 25 gratitudes! For example when was the last time you expressed gratitude for the internet? When was the last time you were grateful for your comfortable bed? What about your…
  • Self-Care Sanity: Idea #22 – The Gift of a Staycation

    Elizabeth
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you remember the spring of 2008? The economy was not doing well and gas prices were at record highs. The term ‘staycation’ came into being as more and more people were cutting back on expenses and staying close to home for their vacation. That was then. This is now. No matter what your situation is now a staycation is still a fabulous idea. I don’t think there are many things more fun than taking a day off and spending it close to home. That means no email, no doing business, etc! Our favorite staycation place is the Iowa Great Lakes only an hour and a half from our home.
 
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  • Free paper shredding event in Howard County, Md

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Earth Day events are continuing around the Baltimore area, and this Saturday, Howard County is sponsoring a free community shredding event for Howard County residents. With identity theft on the rise, it's more important than ever...
  • Meet home improvement experts at the Maryland Home and Garden Show

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:37 pm
    It’s freezing outside, but feels like spring at the Maryland Home & Garden Show, which is going on now at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The Maryland Home & Garden Show, which is sponsored by M&amp...
  • The B'more Organized Photo Contest ends soon

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    Get Organized Month(SM) is coming to an end, but it doesn't mean that homeowners need to stop organizing their homes! For the second year in a row, Baltimore area homeowners have the chance to win a...
  • How to make organizing rules instead of resolutions

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    In a few days we will be beginning a New Year. With the New Year, comes New Year's Resolutions. Sadly, most resolutions are broken by the end of January, and one that is popular amongst...
  • America Recycles Day: Recycle clothes for the planet

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Recycling has become very much a way of life for residents in the Baltimore area, and to make it easier to discard of items that can be recycled, most counties in Maryland offer a recycling program where they pick-up...
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  • You’re Invited: Join Me At A Feng Shui & Color Meetup on May 6!

    Ann
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    If you’re in NYC on May 6 I hope you’ll join me for a fun design Meetup where I’ll be exploring the great benefits of Color and Feng Shui. Meet other design-spirited New Yorkers in the lounge at The Local NY for an evening about the impact of color in our lives. RED or YELLOW, BLUE or GREEN? The Power of Feng Shui & Color Color is everywhere, but which are best for creating positive energy and change in your life? Join me as I discuss what various colors mean and how you can use them to enhance your space, attract the energy you desire, and bring balance and harmony…
  • Where Should I Place My Aquarium for Good Feng Shui?

    Ann
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    An aquarium can be one of the best things you do to create good Feng Shui in your home or office. To begin with, having any kind of pet is excellent Feng Shui — something to care about and nurture just as you nurture yourself every day. Just as important, an aquarium is unusually powerful in that it contains more Feng Shui symbolism than most individual objects. Therefore, when you bring an aquarium into your home or office, it’s essential to set it up properly so that it can bring its benefits most fully into your life. Set up your aquarium using Feng Shui as your guide, and…
  • Top Feng Shui Tips When You Work From Home, Part 2

    Ann
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    When you work from home, good workspace Feng Shui helps you in two essential ways: –> With a less-stressful environment you bring good Chi energy to the success of your business. –> With your intentions firmly anchored and activated you’re better equipped to recognize opportunities and do your best work, every single day. In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at the basics of setting up an office or workspace at home with Feng Shui. Here in Part 2 I go over the Feng Shui fine-tuning that’s necessary for you to work at home in the most focussed, creative and…
  • Top Feng Shui Tips When You Work From Home, Part 1

    Ann
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Are you one of the many people who work from home? As an entrepreneur or a long-distance worker it’s important to set up your home office with good Feng Shui so you can be as successful as possible. Working from home has its advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side you can set your own schedule, wear what you like and gain back travel time into your day. On the other hand your personal life can more easily intrude so it can be tougher to focus and achieve your business goals. Feng Shui helps you get the most out of working from home. Follow these top Feng Shui tips for your home…
  • How To Use Mirrors For Good Feng Shui

    Ann
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Mirrors are everywhere. By far the most widely used of Feng Shui’s nine essential Chi adjustments, mirrors are extremely important to your ability to create and activate good Chi energy in your home or office. Mirrors add light, depth and movement to a space, and of course they perfectly reflect what is opposite to them. So it’s necessary to bring your conscious intention to the act of hanging a mirror so it can fulfill the purpose you have in mind. Use your mirrors wisely. These top tips show you how to use your mirrors to create good Feng Shui. Do use mirrors to increase…
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  • Organizing Projects

    Kathi Burns
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dear Kathi, I work with several projects at a time in my home based office. Typically, each project is in progress for 3-4 months. In the beginning, each project is easy to manage. As it grows, the project becomes extremely large and squeezes into every empty space available and gets mixed in with my other pending projects. Knowing where one begins and another ends is a challenge. How can I keep each project in it’s own space? Miles, Leucadia Miles, You have a few options. Choose the method that best reflects how you function on a daily basis. If you are a systematic project developer…
  • Death By Clutter: Sometimes Your Mess Can Kill You

    Kathi Burns
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’re all guilty of amassing clutter in some form. Whether it’s a stack of magazines that you keep meaning to read, a smattering of clothing that you haven’t got around to hanging up, or your collection of tchotchkes that do nothing but sit and look pretty while collecting dust. For the most part, our clutter is manageable. But what happens when these seemingly innocuous piles of stuff multiply, joining other supposedly benign piles until they form one continuous mountain of trash? If you are sharing your home with a Mount Vesuvius of things and find it impossible to part…
  • Too Many Things to Do! Your Brain in Overload

    Kathi Burns
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Clutter can take the form of too many things to do with too little time. Clear your schedule by removing the things that are not your biggest priority. Focus on the 3 things that will really move you toward your BIG goals. Try it – you will feel a huge sense of satisfaction and much less frustration!
  • Top 10 Things Clients Say When Getting Organized!

    Kathi Burns
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    I love this list. It was sent to me from a fellow professional organizer in the bay area. It seems we all hear the same things! Do any of these sound familiar to you? 1. Oooooo! THAT’S where that is! 2. Is this the worst you’ve ever seen? 3. I thought I’d lost that! Now I have two. Can’t believe I bought another when it was right here the whole time. 4. *Gasp!* Where did you find that? I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for that! 5. Why didn’t I do this earlier? 6. While going through Memorabilia: “Awwww! I had forgotten all about that [vacation, trip,…
  • Myth #12 About Clutter and Getting Organized

    Kathi Burns
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Myth # 12 I am a hoarder Just because you have too much stuff does not make you a hoarder. Less than 10% of all people are hoarders. Hoarding is a diagnosable mental disease. It is most likely that you probably simply have too much stuff. If you have more than most people that you know and have a few hoarding tendencies, it is probably because the circumstances in your life have invited one or more of clutter’s best friends to visit you: death, disease, divorce or depression, it is likely that you are not an actual hoarder. If you still feel like you truly are a hoarder, get yourself…
 
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  • Do You Need to Organize Your Garage?

    Janet Baker
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Your garage may not look like the picture above, but remember the time when you were able to park at least one car in your two car garage? Or maybe your garage has been in a state of disarray for as long as you have owned your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of putting [...]
  • Organize to Find Important Documents

    Janet Baker
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    More and more people are keeping less paper each year, but we still have paper files that are important to keep in hard copy format. Not only is it important to keep these paper files, but just as important is the ability to retrieve them when you need them. Do you need to get it [...]
  • Indexing for Getting Organized and Efficient Filing System

    Janet Baker
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    Everyone has a need to get organized and manage their records and many other physical items, whether it be paper files, contents of binders, or what’s in the file room or basement, so that retrieving an item in a timely manner is efficient. Many companies have one or more administrative employees whose chief function is [...]
  • Turn Your Filing System into a ‘Finding System”

    Janet Baker
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Don’t be like this guy…turn your filing system into a finding system. Does your filing system allow you to find what you need, when you need it? It is estimated that people waste 150 hours per year just looking for lost items. Just think about the cost of 150 hours of wasted time per person. [...]
  • Webinar: See How Paper Tiger Works

    Janet Baker
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Please join us LIVE for this FREE Paper Tiger webinar to help you better understand Paper Tiger Filing System Software for document management to be able to use the software more effectively and see how you can get organized in every area of your life — not just for paper filing! Register now and attend [...]
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  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 27/15 & Last Day of Bundle Sale!

    Laura Wittman
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, more good news for me and my diet.  This weekend I successfully re-introduced eggs!  Oh my goodness so many new opportunities for different dishes, I almost don’t know where to start :) So I promised you on Friday that I would let you know about all the menu planning resources that are included […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 27/15 & Last Day of Bundle Sale!
  • 8 Organizing Trends that are Free!

    Laura Wittman
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. Lately, I’ve tried to dedicate more free time to my favorite hobby, reading. Currently, I’m enjoying four separate books (what can I say, apparently I binge read). One of these books is very popular and all about organizing. That said, I’ve […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 8 Organizing Trends that are Free!
  • Friday Favorites: Fabric Storage Buckets, Nerf Storage + more!

    Laura Wittman
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Happy Friday everyone!  The weekend is here and it’s time to get our purge on!  I’ve already started because I just finished switching out my seasonal clothes in my closet and because of my weight loss, nothing fits me from last summer.  So over 72 items of clothing went to my girlfriend in a big […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: Fabric Storage Buckets, Nerf Storage + more!
  • 5 Organizing Tips for Girl Spaces

    Laura Wittman
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Today I’m so happy to introduce you to my newest contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me.  You can learn all about Morgan right HERE.  Please join me in giving Morgan a big welcome! As a blessed momma to two daughters, one 14 and one eight, I know first hand that girls come with lots of […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 5 Organizing Tips for Girl Spaces
  • Giving Your Home Space to Breathe Without Necessarily Buying a Bigger One

    Laura Wittman
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    (my sister’s gorgeous home) A couple of weeks ago I went to Ontario to visit my family.  My sister just moved into a big beautiful house last year and always loves for me to help her organize when I come to visit.  Unfortunately we didn’t get much organizing accomplished because my sister wasn’t feeling well.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Giving Your Home Space to Breathe Without Necessarily Buying a Bigger One
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-26-2015

    Ramona
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Happiness is when what you think, say, and do are in harmony. (M. Gandhi) — Harder to accomplish at some times than others! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-26-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-25-2015

    Ramona
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from the average man. (C. Schwab) — While still being yourself. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-25-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-24-2015

    Ramona
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. (E. Hoffer) — Loudest, most convincingly, and without anyone to contradict us! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-24-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-23-2015

    Ramona
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Most triumphs and tragedies are caused not by people being good or evil, but by being people. (N. Gaiman) — Our fatal flaw! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-23-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-22-2015

    Ramona
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    We are angels with just one wing. We only fly while embracing each other. (L. DeCrescenzo) — Connect and become complete. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-22-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-26-2015

    Ramona
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Happiness is when what you think, say, and do are in harmony. (M. Gandhi) — Harder to accomplish at some times than others! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-26-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-25-2015

    Ramona
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from the average man. (C. Schwab) — While still being yourself. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-25-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-24-2015

    Ramona
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. (E. Hoffer) — Loudest, most convincingly, and without anyone to contradict us! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-24-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-23-2015

    Ramona
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Most triumphs and tragedies are caused not by people being good or evil, but by being people. (N. Gaiman) — Our fatal flaw! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-23-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-22-2015

    Ramona
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    We are angels with just one wing. We only fly while embracing each other. (L. DeCrescenzo) — Connect and become complete. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-22-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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  • How to Organize Supplements and Medications | Clutter Video Tip

    Lorie Marrero
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Mary Poppins knew how to get you to take your medicine. But how did she know what medication and supplements to give- and when? Pills, powders and prescriptions can be confusing when you are dealing with health and ailments. Watch this video to get your prescriptions in order and you will feel as lucky as lucky can be. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdmeds.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out…
  • What Are The Best Hangers For Your Closet? | Clutter Video Tip

    Lorie Marrero
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Joan Crawford isn’t the only one with an opinion on coat hangers. There are so many options out there; it’s easy to get frazzled. How do you choose the right solution for your closet? Don't get hung up on the options- watch this video and make the right choice for you! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdhanger.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out about the information we have to offer. If you like it,…
  • How to Make Room for More Stuff | Clutter Video Tip

    Lorie Marrero
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    Do you need a new loom Or some fresh blooms; But, you have nowhere to put them? You don’t have to fume And feel so much gloom I’m here-all you have to do is say “when”. I’ll help you to groom Everything in your room So you can love it again! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdroom.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out about the information we have to offer. If you like it, please go to…
  • The Dirty Little Secret of Professional Organizers... | Clutter Video Tip

    Lorie Marrero
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Today I am telling it like it is. Straight talking and giving you the real deal. I am putting all my cards on the table and letting you in on my secret. Watch this video and shed light on the oldest trick in the book of home organizing. The truth really will set you free. ;) (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdsecret.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out about the information we have to offer. If…
  • How to Be Virtually Paper-Free | Clutter Video Tip

    Lorie Marrero
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I can think of lots of things I wouldn’t mind being “buried” in- dark chocolate bars and cashmere sweaters come to mind. But, paper is nowhere on that list. Paper can be confusing and overwhelming, so it often gets stacked, stashed or shoved- and ultimately never looked at again. Watch this video, grab yourself a chocolate bar and let’s cremate that stack of paper! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdpaper-free.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on…
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  • Healthy Family Kitchen

    MasterOrganizing
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Create a Healthy Family Kitchen by de-cluttering and organizing your kitchen with healthier foods. We will be sharing some tasty healthy recipes for you and your family too! healthyfamilykitchen‬ Join us for this FREE live Webinar on April 8th at 10am PST. Sign up to reserve your seat! http://bit.ly/healthyfamilykitchen
  • 30 Day Get Organized Challenge Week 3

    MasterOrganizing
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Only one more week left of the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge. High five for keeping up with the challenges! If you missed any of the organizing challenges, don’t fret everyday is a new day, so here’s a recap of Week 3: Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Here is also Week 2 and Week 1 of the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge Which challenge did you like the most?  Which day was the most challenging for you? CONGRATULATIONS to Casey, winner of The Container Store $25 Gift Card for Week THREE of the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge! Remember to use…
  • 30 Day Get Organized Challenge Week 2

    MasterOrganizing
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Say What! I can’t believe we are half way through the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge!  If you missed any of the organizing challenges, don’t fret here’s a recap of Week 2: Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Which challenge did you like the most?  Which day was the most challenging for you? CONGRATULATIONS to Iryna, winner of The Container Store $25 Gift Cardfor Week TWO of the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge! Remember to use #30DayGOchallenge and #MasterOrganizing in your posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) all month long for motivation and…
  • 30 Day Get Organized Challenge Week 1

    MasterOrganizing
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Woo Hoo! Week One of the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge done!  If you missed any of the organizing challenges, don’t fret here’s a recap: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Which challenge did you like the most so far?  Which day was the most challenging for you? CONGRATULATIONS to Raciel, winner of The Container Store $25 Gift Card for Week One of the 30 Day Get Organized Challenge! Remember to use #30DayGOchallenge and #MasterOrganizing in your posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) all month long for motivation and inspiration.  Onward to Week 2! Live Happily…
  • 30 Day Get Organized Challenge

    MasterOrganizing
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Happy New Year!  It’s Get Organized Month and I will be giving an organizing challenge each day to get you jumpstarted on getting organized in 2015. If you haven’t done so, you can still join here. Each day, I’ll post a new organizing task for you to tackle — from paper organizing to organizing your car trunk. Once you’re done, give yourself a pat on the back and share your achievements on Twitter, Facebook  or Instagram with hashtag #30DayGOchallenge and #MasterOrganizing for a chance to win $25-$50 The Container Store Gift Card! Also be sure to follow the…
 
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    C-Line Products Blog

  • Product Sighting: Neon Shop Ticket Holders Store Student Work

    Nicola
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
  • How To: Keep the Classroom Organized for Substitute Teachers

    Nicola
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Teachers are one of the lucky few that must have a plan in place in case they cannot be in class to teach their students. Preparing a schedule for the day is an expectation so substitute teachers can teach the class. Plans, however, do not include an orientation to the classroom, information on where things are located, etc. C-Line’s Report Covers with Swing Clip can be a great tool to use to help keep the classroom organized and substitute teacher friendly. Here’s how to get your classroom prepared: Organize what you want the teacher to know and group the information into sections. Since…
  • Tip of the Month: Maximize on Space with Book Trays

    Nicola
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Although it might seem like just about everything is going electronic, some professions still rely on hard copies of materials. In particular, teachers are often required to reference old material and keep copies of textbooks or workbooks. Book storage can be cumbersome, especially when trying to create space that you may not have inside a classroom. Avoid awkwardly stacking materials by keeping books organized. C-Line has an item that instantly creates storage space just about anywhere. The Book Tray is a free-standing unit that can help organize reference material instantly. Place the tray…
  • New Product Alert: C-Line Releases Educational Industry First

    Nicola
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    C-Line’s product line of Reusable Dry Erase Pockets is expanding yet again! The popular study aid tools have previously allowed students to insert worksheets to practice math skills and handwriting techniques. Once finished, children would simply have to wipe off the dry erase material to reuse the pocket again, without damaging the worksheet. Removing the dry erase ink is even easier with the Write-On, Snap-Off Dry Erase Pockets. C-Line has utilized state-of-the-art technology that has never before been seen in order to allow the ink to be removed once the student or teacher snaps their…
  • Q and A: Attaching Electronic Files to Hard Copies of Tax Documents

    Nicola
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Often times, our customers look to us to make suggestions on how to use our items to solve an organizational problem. Whether they need help for a particular situation or just want more information on how to best use a product, we at C-Line are happy to guide them in the right direction! Here is a recent question we received from a customer. Question: I have a storage dilemma! After my taxes are filed, my accountant usually provides me with a CD of all the tax information. It has electronic copies of what we filed, in addition to W2 information, investment statements, etc. Typically, I create…
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    Discover Freedom Blog - Organize Your Home, Office, and Life

  • History of Spring Cleaning: Chicago and Beyond

    Sue Becker
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Spring cleaning has been a mainstay for much of human history. Some say the tradition began as a Jewish practice in preparation for Passover, requiring the removal of all leavened bread from the home – right down to the crumbs. Others attribute spring cleaning to the Chinese, who clean their houses and sweep their floors of bad luck in anticipation of the Chinese New Year. As a practical matter, spring cleaning was of particular importance to those living in cold climates. The onset of winter required northerners to turn on wood-burning and, later, coal-burning furnaces, which would…
  • Time for a Closet Cleanse

    Sue Becker
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    As we (finally) transition from winter to spring, it’s the perfect time to tackle that closet cleaning project you’ve been meaning to start. But it can be a daunting task, to say the least. Why? Because the truth is, most of us have way too many clothes to deal with. We tend to add new things and not get rid of anything. I’ve invited wardrobe consultant Nancy Pipal to offer some tips to help you pare down your overflowing closet. You might think that purging your closet is not exactly a fun ways to spend your time. So what happens? You procrastinate and ultimately end up giving in…
  • “Busy” is Not a Badge of Honor

    Sue Becker
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:44 am
    I’m surprised that I’m still surprised how often people answer “busy” when I ask them how they are. Sometimes it seems as though people view being busy as a badge of honor to be respected, and maybe even worthy of sympathy. Well I’m proudly taking off my busy badge and doing all I can to resist putting it on, even when others insist. The chaos, urgency and difficulty of being in the moment caused by being busy are just not what I want my life to be about. Sure, there are unforeseen events, like a friend’s hospitalization, that require life to be more hectic, but I resolve not to…
  • Stay Motivated While Organizing Papers

    Sue Becker
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    Ben Franklin is credited with noting that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Seems he overlooked paperwork. No matter how we may try to go paperless, the piles are there to remind us that we’re not quite paperless yet. I’ve written previously about how to organize papers, but these tips on how to stay motivated may help you actually get around to sorting through the piles. Don’t bounce around. No matter how many piles you may have, just focus on one small area at a time. Choose a single pile and go through it before you move on to the next pile. By staying…
  • Get Unstuck and Be Productive

    Sue Becker
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    Some days, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to get anything worthwhile accomplished. And to make things more frustrating, new tasks keep coming our way. Although it might be tempting to just go back to bed, a better solution might be to hit the reset button on your day. You’ll want to examine what’s causing your lack of productivity: Are you just not in the mood to do what you should be? Are you unsure of what to do next? Are you overwhelmed by how much there is to do? The first thing I suggest you do after making this examination is to take a short break and recharge your…
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  • What If You Don't Want to Get Rid of Stuff?

    Claire
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    by Originally posted 2011-11-03 08:44:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOrganizing doesn’t always mean getting rid of things. It means finding places for them so that you aren’t tripping on them, distracted by them, maneuvering around them or always looking for them. It means creating a living space that is pleasing and supportive. You do need space to put things if you’re keeping them, however. I wrote a post back in June about curating your environment. Another aspect of that is cycling your possessions in and out of storage. To continue the museum metaphor, it’s…
  • Cool Bubble Wrap Calendar

    Claire
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:23 pm
    by Originally posted 2008-07-11 10:33:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYes, a calendar where you get to pop a bubble each day! If you’ve been on vacation, a whole row at once! According to the website, this calendar is great for that special designer / obsessive / compulsive in your life. If you’re really obsessive, you could find a way to write on the bubbles… Found on Guy Kawasaki’s blog. The post Cool Bubble Wrap Calendar appeared first on Clutter Coach.
  • Natural Organizing

    Claire
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    by Originally posted 2011-05-03 13:55:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou aren’t a cookie cut from a generic mold (even though you’re sweet). You deserve more than a cookie cutter approach to organizing. Methods you’ve read about in books may partially work, or not work at all. Or they’ll work for awhile but then something happens to make them stop working. That’s why it’s so important to have your own personalized system. Your system doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. It doesn’t even have to look like a system to anyone else. What…
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    Claire
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    by I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Early in the book, she tells readers how important it is to start with a vision of how you want your life to be after getting organized. Be specific about what you want and also why you want it. No matter what your answer is, Kondo says the underlying reason is that you want to be happy.  My free ecourse starts out with that premise too. If you haven’t taken it yet, here’s the link. I’m on vacation this week, writing my newsletter from my friend’s backyard in the desert. …
  • Not Ready to Get Organized?

    Claire
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    by Originally posted 2007-02-08 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAre you using “I need to get organized” as a smoke screen? You could be doing that without even realizing it. Think about this: what would your life be like if you were already organized? If those boxes were all cleared out of the back closet, if all the Christmas gear were not still on the guest room bed, if those shopping bags of paper weren’t crowding your knees under the desk? After you finish basking in the wonderful feeling of accomplishment, you would realize that you now have no excuse not to…
 
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    Organize It Blog

  • Organize-It Spring Workshop Recap

    Elizabeth
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    On Saturday, April 11th 2015, Organize-It hosted their Spring Workshop! The Spring Workshop was brought to life by the Organize-It closet design team and Professional Organizer, Karri Wilson from Mission Accomplished. The Closet Specialists, Mike Korenchuk and Marilyn Sclafani, highlighted the different closet designs, imperative closet functions, and what the Organize-It store can offer everybody. Karri Wilson then spoke on how to organize your closet and keep it organized in a process that works for you! “There’s no ‘right way’ to organize your closet. You have to…
  • Before Your Closet Consultation

    Elizabeth
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    We have helped thousands of customers bring order to their homes and lives with this service. Our easy process: Call me at your convenience and we’ll discuss: Shoe storage requirements How you prefer to hang your slacks Space required for “long hang” garments (dresses, robes, etc.) Whether you require socks and underwear drawers for “one stop dressing” within the closet space Wall dimensions and how to measure Ceiling height Obstructions (light switches, electrical outlets, HVAC registers, and access panels) Door type/door swing A budget for the project The actual design session…
  • Valentine’s Day Shopping For Him

    Elizabeth
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Shopping for him again, your husband, boyfriend, or “friend,” right?  You need to find something to give them for Valentine’s Day. You want it to be something they’ll use, but not overly romantic? It’s a good thing you’re reading this blog! We’ve got some products men love and they would make for wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts this year. A New Closet could be something for the both of you! Organize-It has been helping you design your own custom closet designs for 18 years. Meeting with a design specialist is absolutely free, and our 3D CAD…
  • Superbowl Party Secrets

    Elizabeth
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Superbowl parties are all about appetizers, casual dress jersey wearing, drinking beer, and watching the game surrounded by friends. This means the fine china stays packed away and your Sunday best is not required this weekend. Here are some Superbowl party secrets you’ll need to know in order to help you make it through the party, while limiting mess and stress, but still trying to impress. Tip #1: Bring out the party buckets and coolers!  Don’t worry about stocking up in your fridge, or leaving the beers on the table to get warm. When you know that you will have a house full…
  • PRESS RELEASE: Organization-Store.com Exceeds 12,000 Products

    Elizabeth
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    ORGANIZATION-STORE.COM EXCEEDS 12,000 PRODUCTS (ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – January 22, 2015)– The storage and organization retail website, Organization-Store.com, began 2015 by exceeding 12,000 products available for purchase on the site. Organization-store.com offers products ranging from storage supplies to kitchen gadgets, housewares to household decor items, and everything in between. The rapid expansion of products has been developing since the launch of the site in November 2011 by retailer, Organize-It. Organization-Store.com has seen its product offerings go from a mere 4500 SKUs…
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    Value of Simple

  • From Desperately Lost to Intentionally Found: 5 Years of Striking Personal Renaissance Highs (and a Few Lows) – SASM 072

    Joel Zaslofsky
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    What can happen in five glorious years of a personal renaissance? Apparently a ton. Publishing this SASM episode marks the five-year anniversary of my personal renaissance – my term for a rapid and expansive inner evolution – and it’s been a heckuva ride. So I’m inviting you to celebrate this milestone with me. Let’s pay tribute together to the role that amazing individuals or communities can have in our lives. You might hear me say “I” a lot in this episode, but really, it’s all about you. My wedding day, the birth of my sons, the time I almost had an…
  • Pulse Check – Quarterly Report for January to March 2015

    Joel Zaslofsky
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Every quarter, I recap the past, present, and future of my personal journey and the voyage of Value of Simple. This “Pulse Check” is intended to be an honest, transparent, and (hopefully) inspiring assessment of where I’ve been and where I’m going. Are you ready for the Pulse Check from January to March 2015? How to Be Intentionally Busy In my last Pulse Check, I said that the first three months of 2015 were going to be busier than I normally like. Why? You’ll see in a moment. But with all my “Let’s just slow down, folks!” talk and “There…
  • The Experience Curator: Power of Connection, State of Consumption, and “Everything in Moderation” Edition

    Joel Zaslofsky
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Experience Curator is a periodic series giving you the most fascinating, exceptional, or fun moments from 5,000 BCE through today. From online content to offline stories to tantalizing tidbits, there’s plenty here to resonate with anyone (including you). This second edition features why connecting people to each other scales so well, an impressive (or shocking) real-time infographic about U.S. consumption habits, how to “smoosh” your interests together to create meaningful projects, why “everything in moderation” works for approximately nobody, and a whole…
  • Gratitude Gains from Pain, How to Remove “Bad” Days Forever, and New Ways to Show Love with Aaron Kennard – SASM 071

    Joel Zaslofsky
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Let’s not mess around, folks. We have some thought-provoking and action-inducing questions to consider right now. For example: Is it possible to find euphoric joy in immense pain? Can you truly eliminate bad days forever? How would your world change if you believed that everything is conspiring for your benefit? This Smart and Simple Matters episode features a man, Aaron Kennard of Truly Amazing Life, who has powerfully answered these questions. Actually, if you look at his Twitter bio, he says, “Go ahead … ask me how I know.” So I took him up on his offer and it turned…
  • How to Consume Less and Create More: Continuous Creation Challenge Style

    Joel Zaslofsky
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    What does April mean to you? Do you spend sun-kissed afternoons making your garden come alive? Do you put a cherry on top of your March NCAA basketball sundae with the Final Four? (Man, I hope my Wisconsin Badgers can take down undefeated Kentucky!). Are you begging for warmer spring weather like we are in Minnesota (or for the coolness to hold off just a bit longer for you Southern Hemisphere folks)? April used to be a “ho-hum” kinda month for me. Finish up doing the taxes, avoid the muddy dog park spots, maybe bust out the bicycle for a spin around the ‘hood … But no…
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    Metropolitan Organizing ®

  • From Hoarding to Hope

    Geralin Thomas
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Reality TV introduced the topic of hoarding to millions of Americans. Many joke about their “hoarding tendencies,” but few grasp the reality of what it’s like to struggle with hoarding disorder. As a professional organizer, I’ve had the privilege (and sometimes the challenge) of working with clients with hoarding disorder. My hands-on experience has given […] The post From Hoarding to Hope appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing ®.
  • How To Choose A Shredder For Your Home Office

    Geralin Thomas
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas A Shredder For Every Purpose When it comes to purchasing a shredder, the options are overwhelming. There are literally thousands of shredders to choose from. Here are some tips to narrow your focus and help you decide on the best shredder for your home or office. Determine Usage How many people will be using your […] The post How To Choose A Shredder For Your Home Office appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing ®.
  • How To Work With Subcontractors

    Geralin Thomas
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Hiring And Managing Subcontractors Subcontractors can be a key component of expanding your professional organizing business. Hiring a team of subcontractors will allow you to take on more clients and tackle large organizing projects. Use the tips below to assemble an organizing team that will work collaboratively. Assemble Your Team Search For Subcontractors Cast a […] The post How To Work With Subcontractors appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing ®.
  • Closet Capsules: How To Build The Ultimate Wardrobe

    Geralin Thomas
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Create A Timeless Wardrobe With Closet Capsules For Every Occasion What’s A Closet Capsule? Closet capsules eliminate the “I have nothing to wear” syndrome so many of us struggle with as we stare at a closet full of clothes. Your capsules group items together based on the occasion. Rather than wade through all your pants, […] The post Closet Capsules: How To Build The Ultimate Wardrobe appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing ®.
  • What To Pack For A NAPO Conference

    Geralin Thomas
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Download your NAPO packing list The post What To Pack For A NAPO Conference appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing ®.
 
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  • Grab a cup! Weekly reads & inspiration

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Enjoy the post Grab a cup! Weekly reads & inspiration Inspiration on Organizing & on Living a Better Life Every week I read and go through so many of my colleagues and fellow bloggers’ posts. Some are new, some are old “reading friends” of my Saturday morning reading routine. Life can get on the way of sharing their wisdom, insights and tips, and I decided to start listing them here for you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. You’ll see that there’s more than “organizing” in my list, and that’s OK. Diversifying my reads, opens my…
  • Small Steps for Big Results

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post Small Steps for Big Results How to Find the Motivation to Organize National Institutes of Health researcher Daniel Hommer discovered a phenomenon called delayed discounting — the very thing that causes us to procrastinate. His research shows that the more time a task takes to complete, the less we value it. We much prefer to accomplish small, quick tasks than large, time-consuming projects. What does this mean for your motivation to organize? If you have a big project to complete, like organizing your garage or creating a new filing system, you’re much more likely to get…
  • 6 Steps to an Organized Home

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post 6 Steps to an Organized Home Don’t Let the Clutter Monster Get Cozy in Your Home Clutter usually hides in “hot spots” around your home. Areas like kitchen drawers, hard-to-reach cabinets and bottom shelves in closets end up collection zones for miscellaneous items. This mild chaos may seem innocuous but what starts as a small dust bunny can quickly overwhelm the space in your home. That’s when most clients call me. When clutter became so big that tackling the organizing of their homes seems like a mountain they just can’t cross. It’s hard to find the…
  • Happy Easter!

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Enjoy the post Happy Easter!   May this be a new time in your spirit. Much love. Helena     The post Happy Easter! appeared first on A Personal Organizer by Helena Alkhas.
  • Grab a cup! Weekly reads & inspiration

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post Grab a cup! Weekly reads & inspiration Inspiration on Organizing & on Living a Better Life Every week I read and go through so many of my colleagues and fellow bloggers’ posts. Some are new, some are old “reading friends” of my Saturday morning reading routine. Life can get on the way of sharing their wisdom, insights and tips, and I decided to start listing them here for you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Grab your favorite drink and enjoy! Further – The Most Pleasurable Way to Dramatically Improve Your Life – @furtherdotnet…
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    WordPress.com News

  • A Large-Screen Interface and Filters for Notifications

    Dan
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    A few months ago we released a new notifications interface on WordPress.com — we made notifications faster and created a more unified visual experience to match what users see in the iOS and Android apps. Today, we’re releasing filters for notifications and a new design for large-screen desktops, both of which will help make managing your notifications easier and more efficient. Filters There may be times when you want to see only a certain type of notification, such as just comments or just likes. You can now use the brand-new filter bar to do just that: The notifications filter…
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Your Account

    Eric Binnion
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Because we want to make WordPress.com accounts as secure as we can, we’ve made it easier for you to set up two-factor authentication for your account, so you can take advantage of the top-of-the-line security standard. WordPress.com has supported two-factor authentication (2FA) since 2013. Also known as two-step verification, two-factor authentication allows you to protect your WordPress.com account with both a password and a time-sensitive code you get from your mobile device. To enable two-step authentication, tap your profile picture to jump into the “Me” section and hit the Security…
  • New Themes: Ecto and Coherent

    David A. Kennedy
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Today, we’d like you to meet the two newest themes added to the WordPress.com collection: Ecto and Coherent. Ecto With a light color scheme, bold typography, and full-width images that draw readers straight to your content, Ecto is perfect for blogs of all kinds. Inspired by the Casper theme, Ecto lets you add a personal touch to posts and pages with large featured images in the header area. Ecto also includes these features: Social Links Menu Featured Images Site Logo Post Formats Custom Menus Widgets Custom Background and Custom Header Read more about Ecto on the Theme…
  • Ensuring Your Site is Mobile-Friendly

    Krista
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking: How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly? What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly? 1. See if your site is mobile-friendly Visit Google’s mobile-friendly test link and enter your site’s address (e.g., http://dailypost.wordpress.com or http://automattic.com). Google will then analyze your site and declare it mobile-friendly or not. Did your site pass? YAY! Pass GO and collect $200 from the Community Chest.
  • Social Media Icons Widget

    Chris
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website. With this new widget, you can add icons for the most popular social networks in no time. The icons are linked to your social media profiles, making it easy for your readers to follow your latest status updates. The Old Way The New Way Currently, we support adding social media icons for the most popular social networks, including: Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn…
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    Best Results Organizing

  • NAPO 2015: Conference By the (Organizing) Books

    Julie Bestry
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Longtime readers of the Paper Doll blog know that the majority of the time, I’m writing about paper and information flow, and how to keep it all managed, but there’s one time each year where we go beyond to explore all sorts of organizing knowledge and innovations. Every year, just after the National Association of Professional Organizers’ […]
  • Tax-Time Freebies To Keep You Organized

    Julie Bestry
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Have you already finished your taxes? Just starting them? Are you inching your way towards finishing them, and looking around you to find that you have a mountain of papers ready to shred? March and April, collectively considered “tax time,” is the perfect opportunity to clear out your file folders, your desk drawers, your purses […]
  • Paper Doll Gets Hooked on GeckoTech and Meets a Spy: A Shoplet Review

    Julie Bestry
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    Periodically Paper Doll reviews new and established office supplies and accessories through the Shoplet Product Review Program. A few years ago, I wrote the post If It Quacks Like a Duck Then It Might Be a Zebra, a Shoplet review of wackily-patterned Duck®-brand tape. Today, we’re looking at a different kind of quacker, a gecko that thinks it’s a […]
  • Paper Doll’s Geeky Organizing Love: 6 Tips To Declutter With Your Darling

    Julie Bestry
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    When your Valentine presents you with a gift box, whether packaged in classic Tiffany Blue or wrapped in lopsided, awkwardly taped, Sunday comics pages, your heart warms. When love fills your heart, and a gift fills your outstretched hands, it’s the thought that counts. But other times, the people you love present you with clutter, like […]
  • Organize Your Reading: From Paper to Digital–Peekster, Booke, MatchBook & BitLit

    Julie Bestry
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    A few weeks ago, Paper Mommy sent me some mail. In the envelope — yes, an envelope, because Paper Mommy likes to go Old School — there were coupons, one of her goofily-captioned, one-panel, self-portrait comics with a big-bosomed, big-footed, curly-haired stick figure, and a clipping from the Buffalo News: an article with advice on shopping for a mattress. I appreciated […]
 
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    The Calendar Spot

  • Printable Portrait May 2015 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Printable Portrait May 2015 Calendar With Notes Get ready for summer 2015 with this Printable Portrait May 2015 Calendar With Notes! This 8.x5 x 11 May 2015 Calendar gives you a month at glance view as you make your summer fun plans! Print-out this Printable May 2015 Calendar With Notes by clicking the image below or this link: May 2015 Portrait May 2015 Calendar With Notes Holidays to remember in May 2015: Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 Mother Goose Day (Special to my nieces) – May 1, 2015 National Hoagie Day – May 5, 2015 Fill in these special days on your May 2015 Calendar as you…
  • Summer 2015 Calendar Printable

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Summer 2015 Calendar Printable Summer is right around the calendar. Use this huge Printable Summer 2015 Calendar to plan your awesome hot holiday each day and month. This large summer 2015 calendar contains 4 months (May, June, July and August) so you can see your entire summer at once glance! Print this Printable Summer 2015 Calendar by clicking the image below or this link: Summer 2015 Calendar Printable    Summer 2015 Calendar Printable Printable May 2015 Calendar Use this May Calendar to plan your Memorial holiday events and fun! The days are getting hotter and fun is right around…
  • Printable Portrait April 2015 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Printable Portrait April 2015 Calendar With Notes Use this Printable Portrait April 2015 Calendar With Notes to track your upcoming holidays & fun in April 2015! This printable April 2015 Calendar includes the big important reminder this month: Tax Day – April 15! Download this Portrait April 2015 Calendar With Notes by clicking the image or this link: Printable April 2015 Calendar With Notes Need an image of this April 2015 Calendar? Use ours version here- Printable Portrait April 2015 Calendar With Notes Image   The post Printable Portrait April 2015 Calendar With Notes…
  • Printable Portrait March 2015 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    Printable Portrait March 2015 Calendar With Notes Use our Printable Portrait March 2015 Calendar With Notes to track the upcoming spring days and Ides of March. There are several important dates in March so be prepared and organized with our March calendar. See a list of important March dates at the end of this post. Download this Printable Portrait March 2015 Calendar With Notes by clicking the image below or this link: March 2015 Calendar Portrait Printable March 2015 Calendar With Notes Important March 2015 Calendar dates: Daylights Savings Begins (Sunday, March 8) Ides Of March…
  • Printable Portrait February 2015 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Printable Portrait February 2015 Calendar With Notes Happy Valentines Day! Use our Printable Portrait February 2015 Calendar With Notes to track the days until you have your romantic holiday with your sweetie!(If you are having relationship issues, consider sending some romantic texts to get your sweetie back in your arms. Printout this February 2015 calendar by clicking the image below or this link: Portrait February 2015 Calendar With Notes Need a February 2015 calendar photo instead? Print this February calendar image by clicking picture below: The post Printable Portrait February 2015…
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    Bombchelle

  • How to Manage Your Own Projects as a Freelancer

    Michelle
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently wrapped up a course for Learnable.com, all about project management for freelance developers. Here’s a preview: a lesson that’s applicable to all freelancers, covering managing your own projects–including how to avoid scope creep, communicating better via email, managing client feedback, and more. Enjoy! You can learn more about the course here, and if you want to download the slides for reference/notes, here ya go. The post How to Manage Your Own Projects as a Freelancer appeared first on Bombchelle.
  • Monster recap: Nov/Dec 2014 + Q1 2015

    Michelle
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve had several requests to bring back the monthly recaps, and now that things are a little less jam-packed over here, I want to do so…but I also wanted to catch up on previous recaps. So, here you have it: one monster recap for the last five months or so. Of course, I typed it all up and then realized that I already did a recap for November…but I left November’s data in here since it gives more context and I added some visual cues. Income: November: $5,120.21total. Since I’m trying to give you a top level view, I thought a pie chart of income streams would be…
  • Workflow Wednesday: The “six list” for prioritizing + organizing

    Michelle
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    What separates productive people from business owners that are constantly stressed? This post is part of weekly feature, Workflow Wednesdays, that aims to find out, with a weekly post going in-depth on a specific part of a business owner’s workflow and what they do that makes it rock. Interested in being featured in a post? Sign up here! In today’s Workflow Wednesday post, we’re going to be learning more about how to Take it away, Louise! Introduction I work with projects and teams to help them deliver better and achieve their purpose. I’ve done this both as an in-house person…
  • Favorite things: March edition

    Michelle
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Continuing the new feature I started last month and expanding a bit, here’s the best of the web that I’m using, reading, and writing! Using: Clippings.io Clippings does what should probably be built in Kindle functionality: makes it easy for you to organize your Kindle notes. I’m sure I’m not the only one who mostly stopped taking notes because of how hard it is to look at and organize all of them! Clippings solves that issue by letting you export, then annotate, tag, and export (including an Evernote sync!). It’s pretty sweet and very easy to use. Calm Last…
  • Can the app you use make you write faster? (An experiment)

    Michelle
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In case you missed it, last year, during NaNoWriMo, I wrote a dang book. A book that is now being serially published and will soon be available for purchase on Kindle. Because I am physically incapable of not being a total nerd at any given time, I wanted to try something: testing my writing speed and seeing if the tool I was writing in had an impact on it. The baseline: Before I started experimenting with these apps, my average words per hour across 2-3 weeks of writing was 1,417 words per hour. Before it comes up: I have used Scrivener and I wasn’t a huge fan. I couldn’t stand…
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    Organise My House

  • Cut the clutter challenge – Week #16

    Chrissy Halton
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The main parts of the house should be looking much more clutter free by now – so the next few weeks we are turning our attention to the outside and more hidden parts of the house – places... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Why you should always have 2 email accounts

    Chrissy Halton
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    I always say that, for my diary, having just one that has everything about my life in it (both work and leisure) really helps prevent double booking and enables you to streamline things – and... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Why understanding your style can help minimise your wardrobe

    Chrissy Halton
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    In this post I wanted to explore something that’s a sticking point for many of us, and that’s how to feel happier with your clothes and not have so many. One of the best ways to achieve... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Cut the clutter challenge – Week #15

    Chrissy Halton
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Everyone has at least one email account, and the amount of email that it receives each and every day can be overwhelming to say the least. This week we are looking at decluttering as much of this as... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • 10 ways to meal plan

    Chrissy Halton
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Meal planning. It can be seen as a time consuming thing to do each week, but actually can save time/money and stress overall. The key is to find a way to meal plan that suits you and your... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
 
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    Clutterninja ~ Residential Organizing Services

  • 30 Day Challenge: Day 27 ~ Old Grudges

    Suzanne
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Grudges. They are, without a doubt, a huge source of emotional clutter. And emotional clutter can very frequently lead to tangible, physical clutter. So, take a few minutes about any grudges that you’re holding onto. Regardless of fault, is holding that grudge providing you any positive benefit? Chances are slim. So let it go. And feel the weight lift off of your shoulders.     The post 30 Day Challenge: Day 27 ~ Old Grudges appeared first on Clutterninja ~ Residential Organizing Services.
  • 30 Day Challenge: Day 26 ~ Craft Supplies

    Suzanne
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Crafts are fun. Crafting clutter – not so much. And it can be a huge challenge for people who also craft with their kids. Bins upon bins upon bins of glitter glue, scrapbooking paper, cutters, stencils, pencils….   The first challenge is really to be brutally honest with yourself. How much free time do you actually have to devote to crafting? Compare that to the size of your crafting supply stash. Adjust accordingly. What you decide to keep, get it organized by type and category, so when you do have time to craft, you don’t waste that time hunting down what you need!
  • 30 Day Challenge: Day 25 ~ PC Desktop

    Suzanne
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Take a look at your desktop. How would you describe it? Are your icons easily identified and found, or does it look the computer version of 285 at 5:30? Ever heard the phrase ‘clear desk = clear mind’? Same with your computer desktop! Studies have shown that the average person spends 55 minutes each and every day looking for things they can’t find. An hour per day! Decluttering your PC desktop can help that dramatically.   Take 5-10 minutes today and clear your desktop of files you no longer need to keep (birthday planning notes from last month, software you don’t…
  • 30 Day Challenge: Day 24 ~ Emotional Clutter

    Suzanne
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I like to include some intangible clutter in these challenges. Not because you can necessarily remove them from your life in a day (how awesome would that be?!) But because emotional clutter is so very often the cause of your physical clutter. So, make some time today to really put some thought into the emotional clutter you’re carrying around. And decide how you can make ONE step forward TODAY to getting it out of your head.   The post 30 Day Challenge: Day 24 ~ Emotional Clutter appeared first on Clutterninja ~ Residential Organizing Services.
  • 30 Day Challenge: Day 23 ~ ‘Collectibles’

    Suzanne
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    First, I use the word ‘collectibles’ in quotes, because it’s really just a marketing term. The word ‘collectible’ does not denote actual value or any real return on investment. It simply means an item is able to be collected. That’s it! So, let’s talk about collectibles. There are some that do have good resale value, but they’re few and far between. Does a perfect-condition-with-tag-never-been-used-first-edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby sell well on Ebay? Yep, it sure does. But the rest of that collection? Hardly pennies on the dollar. And yet…
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    Ellen's Blog

  • The Art of Letting Go

    Ellen
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Our industry gathers each year for our NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) conference.  It’s our annual family reunion where we learn and hug!  This year we were privileged to hear The Minimalists.  Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write a blog about living a meaningful life with less stuff (for 4 million readers.)  They shared their powerful stories of transition to simplicity.  They shared some powerful stuff.   The Art of Letting Go Josh and Ryan are best friends from way back. Both chose a new path to having less and experiencing more because…
  • Hugs and happy organizing Storage

    Ellen
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
            Hugs and Happy Organizing posts are about client successes. Here you will find a happy organizing story about storage. We all want more storage! Having an extra closet makes all the difference! Be sure to keep your floor clear.   When your floor is cluttered, storage space becomes chaotic. Review what you are storing annually.  Be sure to decluttered what is past it’s prime or unused. A great shelving installation makes all the difference. Inexpensive or custom, shelving heights should make it easy to store items. Color coded, labelled bins make it easy to…
  • Organizing your Aging Parents

    Ellen
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
      Suddenly the roles are reversed for you and your parents.  They need your help with their mail, paper work and medical care.  It can be a difficult and emotional time too as you as your family find new ways to support each other.  Your aging parents need your patience, help and support in ways you may not have imagined.   As with all transitions, having a family meeting is a great first step.  Learn from your parents what is most difficult for them.  Learn their wishes on how to get started transitioning what must be done.  If possible, sit with them while you get started on…
  • Making Organizing Manageable

    Ellen
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    How do you eat an elephant?   …….One bite at a time!   Making organizing manageable is all about breaking the tasks into manageable pieces.  When we see a big project it’s often overwhelming.  We think about organizing our entire home, storage or an office and it seems to be an impossible tasks.  There are several ways to chunk down the project and create a manageable plan.   Work in time increments I am a huge fan of using a timer to work on any project.  Even just 15 minutes on any project will help you reach your goal.  But I also like the idea of…
  • Asking for Help

    Ellen
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
      Is it not in your nature to ask for help? Have you asked for help and you heard crickets? Is it easier to procrastinate about something rather than ask for help?   Let’s admit it, asking for help is hard.  It may seem like it’s a signal about deficiency or weakness. It may be about fear and vulnerability. It may be a lack of a skill or an undeveloped skill.  It could even be about being stubborn. A lot plays into asking for help.  It’s time to acknowledge we are all not good at everything and play to our strengths.   It’s the best way to conquer a…
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