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  • Two New Adventures At Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

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    Sandy
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    New Off-Road Segway Adventures & X-Treme Zipline Tour at Hocking Hills Canopy! By Amy Hocking Hills Canopy Tours provided both tours to my family and me for this review.  All pictures and opinions are honest and my own. Zip into a recess cave! My family and I love to go on adventures!  We love to travel far from home, but we also love to seek out fun and exciting things to do right here in Ohio.  The Hocking Hills area is one of our most favorite places to go!  We love the outdoors, camping, hiking and basically just being outside.  Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Ash Cave and…
  • 13 Fun DIY Summer Decorating Ideas

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    MonicaRicci
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Decorating your home doesn’t have to mean a trip to a furniture store or expensive design elements. Many things you already have can be used to make your home look great. Even if you're not a very handy or crafty person, you can still make these easy do-it-yourself projects and make your home pop. Here are 13 fun ideas to add life and color to your by investing just a little time, effort and money. Boring to Blazing StairsPlain wooden stairs are boring. Why not liven them up with a pop of color? You can simply paint them in fun shades or paint a graduated color scheme. Another fun idea is…
  • Back to School Printable Organizing Bundle

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    Aby Garvey
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    I am super excited to be a contributor to this awesome back-to-school printable organizing bundle! You can check out all of the details about what’s included below. But first, in the spirit of full disclosure, this is an affiliate sales promotion. I get paid for my contribution to the bundle when you purchase the pack via links and buttons on my site. If you choose to purchase the bundle from me (on this page), please know how much I appreciate your support!  It’s back to school month and time to get your house, kids, and schedule back in order. This calls for another fabulous…
  • Packing for College ~ How to Organize for a Downsize

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    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Packing for college with a downsize in mind is not what most parents might think.  But moving to campus is a major life event that demands thoughtful organization. In this case involves both partnering with your student and staying focused on strategies to organize for a downsize.  Not only are you working with the logistics of packing, moving, and unpacking your student’s new life,  you are downsizing their possessions and limiting the extras in their life that they are accustomed to.  Even for the most organized Mom, taking time to edit…
  • Making Email Better – Part 2

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    Paul H. Burton
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    You are the Cure for Email Overload Part 1 of Making Email Better observed that how we use email significantly contributes to its negative effects on our productivity and sense of satisfaction. Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported on a UK study that found up to 80% of email traffic is a “waste!”   Better Mechanics and Better Messaging We established that focusing on Better Mechanics – use of the tool – and Better Messaging – the manner of communicating – makes email more effective and productive. We covered three best practices suggestions for…
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  • Two New Adventures At Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

    Sandy
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    New Off-Road Segway Adventures & X-Treme Zipline Tour at Hocking Hills Canopy! By Amy Hocking Hills Canopy Tours provided both tours to my family and me for this review.  All pictures and opinions are honest and my own. Zip into a recess cave! My family and I love to go on adventures!  We love to travel far from home, but we also love to seek out fun and exciting things to do right here in Ohio.  The Hocking Hills area is one of our most favorite places to go!  We love the outdoors, camping, hiking and basically just being outside.  Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Ash Cave and…
  • Strawberry Summer Salad Recipe

    Sandy
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:24 am
    Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe For A Quick Summer Meal By Amy I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a shopper social amplification for Collective Bias. #GOWalmart #CollectiveBias #WMT2774 I love summer!  Being outside in the sun makes me less than enthusiastic about coming in and heating up the kitchen by cooking a big meal.  Summer salad recipes are the perfect solution.  Fresh produce and minimal cooking make it the perfect summer meal!  I went to the new Walmart Supercenter to shop for a new salad idea that…
  • Walmart Department- Guessing Game and Giveaway!

    Sandy
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:50 am
    Play the Walmart Department Guessing Game and Win! By Amy I attended the Walmart Grand Opening as a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a shopper social amplification for Collective Bias and it’s advertiser. #GOWalmart #CollectiveBias #WMT2774 Who doesn’t love a fun guessing game with a giveaway? While I was attending the Walmart Supercenter Grand Opening, I took some closeups of a few items that can be found in the store, and YOU get to guess which department I found them in. If you play the game and enter below,…
  • Family Fun Day at the Dublin Walmart Grand Opening

    Sandy
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fun & Food at the Walmart Supercenter Grand Opening! By Amy I attended the Walmart Grand Opening as a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a shopper social amplification for Collective Bias and it’s advertiser. #GOWalmart #CollectiveBias #WMT2774 The Grand Opening Festivities at the new Walmart Supercenter were a family stop for us today. I brought my children, along with a friend of my daughters, to do a little shopping and enjoy the family friendly games, activities and food. Summer break has begun and we’re…
  • Amazing Finds and Walmart Deals at the Sawmill Road Grand Opening!

    Sandy
    30 May 2014 | 7:51 pm
    I Found Some Totally Cool Things At The Walmart Grand Opening In Dublin, Ohio! By Amy I attended the Walmart Grand Opening as a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a shopper social amplification for Collective Bias and it’s advertiser. #GOWalmart  #CollectiveBias #WMT2774 This morning I attended the Grand Opening of the brand new Walmart Supercenter in Dublin, Ohio!  It is a beautiful 176,000 square foot building in the Olde Sawmill Center.  The new Walmart boasts an entire Grocery Department with Deli and…
 
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  • 13 Fun DIY Summer Decorating Ideas

    MonicaRicci
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Decorating your home doesn’t have to mean a trip to a furniture store or expensive design elements. Many things you already have can be used to make your home look great. Even if you're not a very handy or crafty person, you can still make these easy do-it-yourself projects and make your home pop. Here are 13 fun ideas to add life and color to your by investing just a little time, effort and money. Boring to Blazing StairsPlain wooden stairs are boring. Why not liven them up with a pop of color? You can simply paint them in fun shades or paint a graduated color scheme. Another fun idea is…
  • The Sweetest Thing

    MonicaRicci
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    "Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life - in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes." Sri Chinmoy 1931-2007Indian Spiritual Master 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!
  • A Nifty Jewelry Organizing Idea

    MonicaRicci
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Confession: I love to travel. I hate my jewelry roll. There I said it. Did you ever keep using something you don't really like just because you have it? Yep. I've been using a jewelry roll for years and although I know a lot of people swear by them, I just never really loved it. The necklaces always got tangled together when I had to put them in the same pocket and finally when the inside snap pulled off and I had to use a safety pin to keep my rings attached I decided I'd had it.  I wanted a better option so I went to my local Container Store and searched not only in the travel aisle, but…
  • I Will Not Be Reduced

    MonicaRicci
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." Maya Angelou 1928-2014Author and Poet 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! Related articles The incredible moments Maya Angelou and Dave Chappelle shared together - and her great quote about 'courage'
  • My Interview With Organizing Expert Peter Walsh

    MonicaRicci
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    My interview with my pal Peter Walsh. Bear in mind this contest is way over, but I love Peter and am so glad we got an opportunity to chat! 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! Related articles Hoarding Interview with Matt Paxton
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  • Back to School Printable Organizing Bundle

    Aby Garvey
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    I am super excited to be a contributor to this awesome back-to-school printable organizing bundle! You can check out all of the details about what’s included below. But first, in the spirit of full disclosure, this is an affiliate sales promotion. I get paid for my contribution to the bundle when you purchase the pack via links and buttons on my site. If you choose to purchase the bundle from me (on this page), please know how much I appreciate your support!  It’s back to school month and time to get your house, kids, and schedule back in order. This calls for another fabulous…
  • Back to School: Tackle Your Biggest Clutter Hotspots Before School Begins

    Aby Garvey
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Earlier this week I posed this question on simplify 101’s Facebook page: The biggest source of clutter in my house is ___________. How would you have answered this question? Does paper top your list? Kid stuff like papers, shoes, backpacks and jackets? Craft supplies? If so you’re in good company, and you’re in the right spot! For the next few days, right here on the blog, I’ll be sharing simple organizing ideas to tackle your biggest clutter hotspots. And with back to school just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better. Clutter adds a layer of stress to our homes and…
  • Organization Tips: How to arrange your spaces to make life easier

    Nancy Vorsanger
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    A few years ago, I hit on an idea that remains one of my all-time favorite improvements to my living situation. Every time I take advantage of this innovation, I’m grateful that I made the switch. What was this momentous change? I moved my laundry stain remover. OK, I’m exaggerating, but less than you might think. I used to keep the stain remover downstairs, next to my detergent on a shelf above the washing machine. It seemed like the logical spot. But my family has a single hamper, which we keep upstairs, near our bedrooms. So to deal with stains, I would either examine our clothes as I…
  • 5 Back-to-School Tips

    Aby Garvey
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    I know, I know, it’s only July. It’s far too early to begin thinking about back to school. Right? Well, not exactly. Around here school starts in just four short weeks! Even if the school year starts later where you live, now is a great time to lay the foundation for an organized school year (or fall for those of you without school-aged kids.) Here are five ideas to whet your organizing appetite! 1. Clean out the mudroom or coat closet. Declutter shoes, coats and outerwear that are worn out or no longer fit. While you’re at it, say goodbye to gloves and mittens without mates. Make a…
  • A Review of Evernote

    Lauren Halagarda
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    As a simplify 101 reader, you are probably aware that Springpad has shutdown. *Sniff, Sniff*. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Just when it seems you find software that works for you *poof* it’s gone! It’s disappointing and frustrating. I dread finding a replacement. It takes so much time and effort, even for a techie like me. Fortunately, SpringPad was kind enough to identify a plausible solution for it’s many users. They even created an easy way for you to export/import your notes so they automagically show up there, too. That solution is Evernote — I’m a huge fan and my…
 
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  • Packing for College ~ How to Organize for a Downsize

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    1 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Packing for college with a downsize in mind is not what most parents might think.  But moving to campus is a major life event that demands thoughtful organization. In this case involves both partnering with your student and staying focused on strategies to organize for a downsize.  Not only are you working with the logistics of packing, moving, and unpacking your student’s new life,  you are downsizing their possessions and limiting the extras in their life that they are accustomed to.  Even for the most organized Mom, taking time to edit…
  • #DIY JULY ~ Family Photo Projects

    Molly Gold
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net I’m so excited for our final #DIY JULY because it’s the one that has made such a big difference in helping me both get organized and be creative all in one! Today we are talking about your family photos. Summer is a fantastic time to work on these because you are likely both generating a ton of new pictures and you need something fresh to offer your family today once it gets really hot and the kids are tired of doing the same thing they’ve been up to all summer long. Of course I’m happy to go to the pool every day I can but for my…
  • Back to School Summer To-Do List

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Its late July and like it or not, the back to school season has totally arrived. Clothing stores saw the beginning of back to school product placement as early as the end of June and the office supply stores have been hosting penny deals on school supply basics since mid July. While many of us may just be settling into our 2nd month of summer, plenty of Moms are already shopping and adjusting schedules to have their kids ready for school in early August. For me, we have just crossed the midway point and now is when I put on my back to school thinking cap…
  • Packing for College ~ Personal Care with Gillette

    Molly Gold
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net If you are the Mom of a college student, it’s “go time” for packing for college! While you may have most of the dorm room needs taken care of by now, it’s likely the personal items that need tending too, your student having plenty of opinions about what products they prefer. And oddly, I find myself filling the ultimate over prepared Mom shoes, wanting to send everything AND the kitchen sink to make sure my son never runs out anything he might need.  This is equal parts my wanting him to be prepared and not wanting him to spend…
  • #DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

    Molly Gold
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    I don’t know about you, but when it comes to summer, we spend a ton of time outside. I love the fresh air, the warm sun, and I love to entertain. So our deck truly becomes an extension of our living space and in North Carolina, that really lasts 3 seasons long. So this summer our screened porch has been the epicenter for some very special family events and that meant it was time for a long over due deck refresh. Please note that this is an entirely unsponsored video but I am going to mention the products that we used that made all the difference in giving our deck a facelift to make it…
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  • Making Email Better – Part 2

    Paul H. Burton
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    You are the Cure for Email Overload Part 1 of Making Email Better observed that how we use email significantly contributes to its negative effects on our productivity and sense of satisfaction. Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported on a UK study that found up to 80% of email traffic is a “waste!”   Better Mechanics and Better Messaging We established that focusing on Better Mechanics – use of the tool – and Better Messaging – the manner of communicating – makes email more effective and productive. We covered three best practices suggestions for…
 
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  • Sweet60Success: Day 32: Who is in your fire truck?

    Elizabeth
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Our son and his family left our home one night and within a few minutes there was a knock on my door.  Ashley had come back and told me “Call 911!”  My heart stopped as I thought something may have happened to the grandchildren but she then told me it looked like our neighbor was having a heart attack. As I was talking to the police dispatcher Bruce and Ashley decided to run to the fire station a 1/2 block away to get their help.  The firemen were over in minutes and were able to help our neighbor.  I found it interesting that even though our neighbor’s place was only 3…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 31: Easier than I thought

    Elizabeth
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bruce and I haven’t ridden our bikes in years.  The last time I rode a bike was with Emily and Micah in Colorado where we rode 14 miles down the mountain from Vail Pass to Frisco back in 2010!  That was a wonderful experience but a long time ago. Recently Bruce took our bikes in to the shop to get them tuned up and last night we had our maiden voyage.  The weather was perfect, our home is surrounded by nice flat streets, and we had a great time! This was easier than I thought!  But, I had built up going on a bike ride into something much bigger than it was. Strange, but true. Do you…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 30: What do you see?

    Elizabeth
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Abby and I took Addilynn to the park and she was looking through a periscope.  Abby ran up the hill behind the play structure so Addi could see her.  As Addi looked through the lens she  kept asking “Where is Abby?”  I checked out the periscope and the lens was really dirty.  We could barely see Abby. I love receiving my “Success” magazines and the publisher and founding editor is Darren Hardy.  Today he sent an e-mail and wrote: Imagine a race between 3 people to complete a 1,000 piece puzzle.  Person #1 is given one with the picture on the box.  Person #2 is…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 29: What are you waiting for

    Elizabeth
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The tag line for my business is “What are you waiting for?”  This fits me perfectly!  I believe strongly in taking action, in not letting fears stop us, and in kicking procrastination and perfectionism to the curb. But, while I believe it is so easy to still let imagined fears stop me. I wonder where we would be in life and in our business if we didn’t let fear win so often? What helps me is to identify the fear and then ask myself “If I would look upon this as an adventure – what action would I take?” This drives the fear out of my mind and I now get…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 28: One thing remains the same

    Elizabeth
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve spoken in front of small groups to large groups.  In homes, all-purpose rooms, meeting rooms, and convention centers.  On topics of home and office organization, the best practices to grow your business, and inspiration. While each group is different and the location and topic changes one thing remains the same – my feeling of awe as a speaker. Awe #1:  I used to be terrified, absolutely terrified of speaking in front of groups.  Now I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.  Well, except holding my grand babies! Awe #2:  The realization that what I’ve learned in…
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  • Squeeze Ins

    Carrie Greene
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    A client was a couple of minutes late to our call.  He immediately apologized and told me he got caught up in a squeeze-in, he was getting himself a cup of coffee. We laughed for a moment and then he got real serious.  He said “You know, as I was getting the coffee I kept hearing your voice in my head asking me if what I was doing right now what needed to be done or was it a squeeze-in.” On the face of it, he was 2-minutes late to a phone call.  Truly not a big deal; however, where else is this happening and what is the result? Let’s back up for a moment.  A squeeze-in is something…
  • Pick the Right Superhero and Your Business will Soar

    Carrie Greene
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I was speaking with a client. She was excited to be co-presenting with a colleague. She said her colleague was very well connected because, she used to be a producer for a major network television show. My client went on to share wonderful things about her co-presenter, yet had little to share about herself and why anyone would want to hear her speak. I stopped her. You see, I know a little bit about her background. She’s an author. She’s written 17 books that have sold over 250,000 copies. She’s also an exceptional salesperson and speaker. She has sold over $1,000,000 of $20 jackets by…
  • Maximize Results: Create A Business That Reflects You

    Carrie Greene
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    We had so much fun kayaking last week, we decided to go again.   It was a bit warmer, the water was clearer and there were a lot more people. We set out on the 8-mile trip down the Delaware River.  There are two islands you pass on the left as you go down the river. We stopped at the first island to eat lunch.  I think everyone had the same idea and the very small “beach” got very crowded and we quickly left. As we got into our kayaks, I suggested we leave the main branch of the river and instead go around the island.  Last week we stayed with everyone else. My husband warned…
  • Stop Making Excuses: Improve Your Business, Increase Your Profits

    Carrie Greene
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Legitimate excuses.   What’s yours?  We all have them.   A legitimate excuse is the reason you say you can’t do something. I hear a lot of legitimate excuses.  I hear them from clients during coaching calls and, boy, do I hear them during sales conversations. Legitimate excuses I hear from clients are:   I can’t speak with potential clients until I have the particulars of a program worked out or a sales page completed. I can’t go to a networking event until I figure out what to say in my elevator pitch. I can’t do any sales calls because I haven’t decided which follow up…
  • An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Self Care

    Carrie Greene
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The last four coaching calls I’ve been on have focused on one topic.  Self care.  But wait a minute; I’m a business coach so why do I spend time with my clients talking about self-care? Guess what? Unless you take care of yourself you cannot take care of your business.   Entrepreneurs tend to put everything and everyone in front of themselves.  When they do that, they risk losing it all.   Now before you tell me (or yourself) that you don’t have time for self care, take a look at the following seven areas to keep an eye on.  None will take you more than a couple of minutes a day.
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  • Feng Shui Solutions For Your Bed’s Open Headboard

    Ann
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many readers have written in with a very specific question: “What’s the best Feng Shui solution if the headboard of my bed is essentially an attached storage unit?” In a previous post I wrote about how open headboards are a “Feng Shui no-no” because they can easily turn into clutter magnets. The headboards’ many shelves, nooks and crannies attract books and magazines, phones and/or iPods, clocks, family photographs, tchotkes and more. For the most part none of this is good to have in your bedroom, never mind right next to your head as you sleep. Practical…
  • Is There Such A Thing As “Too Much” Feng Shui?

    Ann
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    While we can all agree that bringing Feng Shui into your space is a good thing, is there such a thing as “too much”? Feng Shui is like having a huge wardrobe — it’s a great resource but when you wear “too much” you negate its positive impact and go right over the edge into clutter, conflict and confusion.  As Coco Chanel famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” (In her case it was usually a necklace ) The same goes for Feng Shui. To have the impact you intend, every Feng Shui adjustment must be…
  • “Feng Shui Your Business For Success” – webinar now available!

    Ann
    30 May 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Tune in to my new webinar, “Feng Shui Your Business For Success.” Sponsored by the CSP (Certified Staging Professionals) this 90-minute webinar recording sets you up to succeed with the universal principles of Feng Shui. Feng Shui brings your environment into harmony with your inner self, helping you achieve your goals more easily than ever before. With the best furniture arrangement, colors and decor in your office or working space you’ll be better prepared to take charge, focus and achieve your most important business goals. You will learn Feng Shui basics for any space…
  • Top Feng Shui Desk Tips For Your Business Success

    Ann
    14 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    For a life of happiness, Feng Shui focuses special attention on three key areas of your home, and for happy relationships and good health, two particular items stand out. But one single item is key to your financial and business success: a desk with good Feng Shui. Your desk is so important because it attracts good opportunities, deflects negative energy, and visibly represents your success. What gives a desk good Feng Shui? Roomy, but not TOO big.  An overly large surface is a Clutter Magnet. Rounded corners to avoid “poison arrows.” Made of wood (not glass!). Situated in the…
  • What If My Office Is In My Bedroom? Two Essential Feng Shui Tips

    Ann
    7 May 2014 | 7:16 am
    “What if there’s no other place for my office than in my bedroom?” When your desk is in your bedroom, you’re likely to have sleep on your mind as you work, and work on your mind when you need to relax. But sometimes there’s no way around it. Small apartments and shared homes are just two situations where this scenario is likely to arise. Here are two Feng Shui tips that create separation between your work and your rest. 1. Create a “new room” with a businesslike bedcover during working hours.   At night the bed looks soft, inviting and restful.
 
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  • Mailman Blues? Piles & piles of mail to sort through daily?

    Kathi Burns
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Solution: Sort your mail before you bring it into your home. Discard all junk mail & outer envelopes into a trash can on the way into your home from the mail box. Once in, designate a place where the mail always goes once it enters your home. Bonus Tip: Visit this website & ask them to remove you from mailing lists you don’t wish to be on: www.the-dma.org/consumers/offmailinglist.html
  • Can’t leave home because you can’t find your keys?

    Kathi Burns
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Seriously folks, it’s as easy as hanging a hook by the door. Once installed, deposit your keys as soon as you enter the house & right before leaving, pick them up off the hook & dash out the door. Bonus tip for women: Keep your keys on a large ring so they can easily be found in your purse.
  • Overwhelmed by Clutter?

    Kathi Burns
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Solution: Start with the most visible eyesore piles in your life. Dedicate 15 minutes to making one pile disappear & you will instantly feel better! You will also develop a sense of personal mastery. Once you’ve killed off a few small piles, you’ve paved the way to successfully tackling more challenging jobs.
  • The missing sock syndrome – it happens to all of us!

    Kathi Burns
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Solution: Keep an old pillowcase in your laundry area. When a lone sock appears, toss it in the bag. At the end of the month, most socks will be reunited as pairs when you open the bag.
  • Have a hodgepodge of collections throughout your house?

    Kathi Burns
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Solution: Store with style. Create or buy attractive storage containers suited for your specific items, whether it is old photos, CDs or your sunglass collection. For CDs consider using a three ring binder with drop-in pockets. Discard the jewel cases and place the cover and CD inside the pocket. For trophy collections, Stagger ledge shelves over one wall and place all trophies on these shelves, up and out of the way! Comment with your solutions for storing collectables. I am sure you have figured out a creative solution or tow!
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  • WiiU Mario Kart 8 #GameReview- by @DownshiftingPRO 13 Year-Old Son– Great Details for Mario Kart Devotees

    Margarita Ibbott
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    It took a long time to get my copy of Mario Kart 8, but I did get it a couple days ago. I am glad that I did get it, and now I am here to tell you of what I think. Mario Kart 8 is a racing game for the Wii U and the eighth instalment of the long-running Mario Kart series, a spin-off of the famous Super Mario franchise. I’ll divide this review into several components, starting with Grand Prix.Grand Prix: I feel rather neutral towards the changes made to this mode. First, if you, say, got a silver trophy in the 100cc engine class Mushroom Cup, you would also be awarded with a silver trophy in…
  • (not so) Wordless Wednesday–From Costco Tragedy comes Life–Be an Organ Donor @trilliumgift + Donate to the Family

    Margarita Ibbott
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    It is with great sadness that I post this week’s WW.  It is the memorial set up at the Costco store here in London where a tragic accident happened last week.  A pregnant mother and her two children were hit by a car that backed up into the building.  The 6 year old girl, Addison Hall, lost her life on Sunday. My daughters and I were taken aback when we saw this yesterday at the entrance of the  at the tragedy of it all.  My daughter said...”Mom she was so beautiful”  All I could think was... “she was so young”. I have to say that her parents were…
  • Palms Krystal Bar & Grill, Port Huron, MI #ChickenInTheRough– #RestaurantReview #TravelTuesday

    Margarita Ibbott
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    What a great surprise. I have been to Port Huron, Michigan 50 times... I love going to this small boarder town for a quick shopping excursion, a place to take Amtrak to Chicago or just for the fun of crossing into the US for fun.  Port Huron is located across the bridge from Sarnia, Ontario (one hour west of London,ON). I love family travel trips that help you discover unknown places.  This trip to Michigan was no exception.  We were are our way home from a great day celebrating my birthday and we were hungry. Peckish would be a better world.  As we were driving I saw the…
  • Have you see this on Pinterest? @DownshiftingPRO Boards to Follow–Win $100 Amazon Gift Card. July 22-28, 2014

    Margarita Ibbott
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    You can find the most interesting things on Pinterest.  Originally developed for brides to keep track of their ‘wish list’ for their dream wedding, Pinterest is a great way to keep all of your ‘visual’ notes. I have a few boards that I use as aggregates of information. This means that all the interesting Organizing Blogs to Follow are on one board and Great Canadian Blogs are on another board.  On those boards, you will see that fellow Pinterest buddies can add their posts (and pictures) to a board. Its a great way to keep track of a group of bloggers or content creators.
  • (not so) Wordless Wednesday with LINKY - Montmorency Falls Park - Stunning, Spectacular, Must See #BonjourQuebec #DPROfamilyVaca

    Margarita Ibbott
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Montmorency Falls Park is located just north of Quebec City.  Easily accessible by the highway, you can visit the park in about an hour.  If you want to stay longer, I would suggest taking a picnic and enjoying the sound of the falls. At 83 meters high (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls but obviously not as large) visiting the falls has one very unique vantage point: you can stand on a suspension bridge right over the falls.  That is something you cannot do in Niagara Falls. If you want to take the time you can discover the falls “on foot, by cable car, or from the gourmet…
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  • Filing System Makes the Grade for Back to School

    Janet Baker
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Filing System Makes the Grade for Back to School Can you believe that stores are stocking the shelves already with back to school supplies? Yes, we are already seeing the local school supply lists displayed. Teachers will soon be preparing to open the doors to their classrooms and parents will be scrambling to purchase the [...]
  • Paper Tiger Version 3 and Older Should Upgrade Now

    Janet Baker
    8 May 2014 | 11:25 am
    Due to Microsoft ending support for Windows XP, Paper Tiger version 3 and older users will need to upgrade to version 4 or switch to Paper Tiger Online. You can check to see which version of Paper Tiger you are running by clicking Help at the top menu, then select About Paper Tiger. You should [...]
  • Paper Tiger Online Maintenance Scheduled

    Janet Baker
    8 May 2014 | 8:24 am
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Paper Tiger Online Maintenance Scheduled for 5/9/2014 at 12:00 AM Eastern. We will be performing maintenance on Paper Tiger Online, May 9th from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM Eastern Time, and the app will be temporarily inaccessible between those times. We will bring the app back up as soon as possible after midnight [...]
  • Stop Feeling Guilty About Being Disorganized!

    Janet Baker
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    FREE Webinar Hosted by Ann Michael Henry Stop Feeling Guilty About Being Disorganized! 10 Tips That Mess You Up Wednesday, May 28th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST Register now for this FREE Webinar/Tele-class Feeling guilty about being disorganized? Well it’s time to stop! There is no need to feel guilty about your disorganization — [...]
  • Getting Organized Doesn’t Have To Be Tough

    Janet Baker
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:47 am
    Whether you’re organizing your desk drawers, filing cabinets, a stack of paper files, a closet, attic, or the garage, Paper Tiger Filing System software will help you get organized. You can have a system in place so you can maintain organization, and be able to live and work in an more productive environment. How Paper [...]
 
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  • Tips for Being Productive While on a Road Trip

    Laura
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. During the summer months my family and I love to take lots of road trips- venturing off to explore new areas of the country, or heading out to stay with friends and family that we don’t get to see throughout the […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Tips for Being Productive While on a Road Trip
  • July 2014 Sponsor Spotlight

    Laura
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Hello lovely people, happy summer day to you!  I appreciate and thank all of you for visiting and reading my blog. Welcome to the July edition of my Sponsor Spotlight.  As you may have noticed I have many long term sponsors here that have been with me for many years in most cases and I am […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> July 2014 Sponsor Spotlight
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ July 28/14 Guest Host Today!

    Laura
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. This week while I’m busy enjoying a whole lot of family togetherness I asked my regular recipe contributor Melanie to come share with you what her family will be eating this week.  I’ll be back with you next week and I’ll let you in on what we’ve […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ July 28/14 Guest Host Today!
  • Travel Organization: Children’s Clothing Bundles

    Laura
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. I’ve had packing suitcases on the brain lately. I wrote about neck ties, bracelets, and now am sharing one more travel organizing post that pertains to children’s clothing. I’m always searching for ways to guide independence in children and packing the […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Travel Organization: Children’s Clothing Bundles
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

    Laura
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Melanie at Melanie Makes. If there’s one dessert flavor combination I can’t get enough of, it’s peanut butter and chocolate.  A true classic.  One that will never go out of style.  And now?  I’ve perfected it in ice cream form! We’re huge ice cream fans in […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
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  • 4 Ways to be an Organized Traveler (After You Check In)

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    My own experiences during a recent business trip started me thinking about how I could be a more organized traveler especially once I checked into my hotel room. I realized that being an organized traveler was a state of mind that should carry through my entire trip. I not only needed to be able to quickly find my hair dryer, vitamins, and conference schedule, but I also needed to organize all my clothing, toiletries, and work materials so that packing for check-out would take no time at all. It is very easy to get caught up in the anticipation of the business meetings that you will be…
  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge: Simplify Your Life

    Dan Loya
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Are you ready for the July 5-Minute Organizing Challenge? Each month, we share a few things you can do daily for five minutes at a time to get more organized. Since National Simplify Your Life Week is coming up soon (first week in August), we’ll be exploring ways you can simplify by taking five small steps in the form of mini-challenges. Day 1: Examine your daily life. Figure out what areas (five or less) you are experiencing excess. Is your home or office cluttered with things you don’t use or need? Is your schedule so packed that you have no time for self-care? These are some…
  • Tidy Friday: 6 Things You Can Do on Friday to Avoid Manic Monday

    Naomi Cook
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Fridays can be tough, right? And, they can be especially difficult in the summertime. The weekend is just hours away and your mind can’t focus on anything except walking on the boardwalk at the beach in your flip flops and smelling the wondrousness of funnel cakes and fries. What if I told you that you could have fun on a Friday afternoon – without playing hooky or doing online shopping – and still be productive? Well, you can have a “Tidy Friday” by doing a little organizing! I know … I know, you’re probably questioning how organizing be fun to anyone aside…
  • Keep Track Of Your Connections With Newsle

    Nealey Stapleton
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    I recently found out about a cool website called Newsle that finds and aggregates all news articles that your connections (e.g. LinkedIn contacts, Facebook friends) are featured in. It’s a fantastic and super easy way to keep up with who’s doing what. Keep Track Of Your Connections With Newsle It’s still in beta testing and I’ve only been using it for a few months, but keep reading to learn what I think so far. Newsle’s Cool Features It offers you one place to see all of your connections in the news.   You can have the software keep track of your LinkedIn contacts, Facebook…
  • Fact Friday: Music Can Affect How You Think

    Deb Lee
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    ” … researchers brought pedestrians into a laboratory and played them a short, stripped-down piece of music consisting of a series of alternating chords.  What the scientists found is that the simple act listening to either of these two chord sets changed how people processed information in a very basic way. For example, the researchers asked people to take a list of shopping items and organize them into groups. Think detergent and paper towels: same kind of thing, or different? Results showed that “tritone” people formed fewer categories than “perfect fifth” people,…
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-01-2014

    Ramona
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    In stillness there is nothingness, in nothingness there are all things. (Quaker Saying) — Create space and life rushes in. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-01-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-31-2014

    Ramona
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Many people aim at nothing and hit it with amazing accuracy. (Unknown) — Well, I guess that's sort of succeeding. Or not! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-31-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-30-2014

    Ramona
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    When you have to make a choice and don't, that is a choice. (W. James) — Both movement and inertia have consequences. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-30-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-29-2014

    Ramona
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Money enables us to get what we want instead of what others think we want. (G. Shaw) — It's easier when we want is free! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-29-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2014

    Ramona
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Your friend is your needs answered. (K. Gibran) — A hole in your life, filled even before you realized that it existed! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-01-2014

    Ramona
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    In stillness there is nothingness, in nothingness there are all things. (Quaker Saying) — Create space and life rushes in. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-01-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-31-2014

    Ramona
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Many people aim at nothing and hit it with amazing accuracy. (Unknown) — Well, I guess that's sort of succeeding. Or not! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-31-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-30-2014

    Ramona
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    When you have to make a choice and don't, that is a choice. (W. James) — Both movement and inertia have consequences. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-30-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-29-2014

    Ramona
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Money enables us to get what we want instead of what others think we want. (G. Shaw) — It's easier when we want is free! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-29-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2014

    Ramona
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Your friend is your needs answered. (K. Gibran) — A hole in your life, filled even before you realized that it existed! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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    Simple Life Together

  • SLT 070: Voluntary Simplicity with Miriam Ortiz y Pino

    Vanessa Hayes
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    We’ve mentioned in previous shows…sometimes simple isn’t easy. Consistent, voluntary simplicity can be even harder. Matter of fact, it can be an awful lot of work to make simple easy, but in the end we’re opting to live simply intentionally…in as many areas of our life as we can. And that’s going to take a little exploration and effort. After our presentation at the NAPO 2014 Conference in Phoenix, we met a certified professional organizer, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, who turned out to have a little more in common with us than being an organizer like Vanessa.  She’s been…
  • SLT069: Head Over Heels In Love With Simplicity

    Daniel Hayes
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    The number one reason we love simplicity is that it gives us flexibility to live our lives the way we want. Sure, it takes some real effort to get to the point where we could drop what we were doing and take a 30-day vacation, but once you get to the point where you can shape your life to do the things you want to do, and live they way you want to live, you’ll love simplicity too. It is so worth the effort and probably how you’d like to live your life too. During our recent trip, we covered over 6600 miles with our tiny teardrop camper in tow. But thankfully, we didn’t drag…
  • SLT068: Simple Living with Liz Neighbors

    Vanessa Hayes
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    We’ve been sharing our story about simple living here since the tail end of 2012. But we know we’re not alone when it comes to simple living! We put the call out in our last episode for more volunteers to share their story here on Simple Life Together. Well…you answered the call and and today we have our second Profile in Simplicity guest who is going to share how she’s simplified her life, too! But before we tell you any more about our special guest, we want to give you a little reminder/background about this segment. Read more… Background for Simplicity…
  • 7 Steps To Organize Your Garage

    Vanessa Hayes
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:20 pm
    It’s summertime! The kids are home and families are planning their summer activities and vacations, which means…folks need access to their garages. That’s where all the tools, toys, bikes, sporting and camping equipment are right?  Too bad all that stuff you need is spread out all over the garage with no rhyme or reason.  No wonder I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how to organize your garage! Well, don’t fear. I’ve got 7 steps to help guide you through the mess to organize your garage and create a space that’s orderly and easy to access.
  • SLT067: Simplify Your Wardrobe Redux

    Daniel Hayes
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Way back in Episode 47, Simplify Your Wardrobe, we explored our relationship with the clothes that we wear and asked ourselves some questions such as: So what things shape your current wardrobe? What does your wardrobe look like now? What would your ideal wardrobe look like? and What are some of your favorite pieces and why? We also introduced that we were going to give a microcourse called Dress With Less a try, cutting our wardrobes down to 33 pieces each for 3 months. Well, it’s been over 6 months and 20  Simple Life Together episodes since then and while we’ve mentioned…
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    The Clutter Diet Blog

  • Clutter Video Tip: How to Organize Kid's Rooms, Closets, and Toys

    Lorie Marrero
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    It’s time to take off the kid gloves and tackle getting your children organized. Monday’s child may be fair of face, but frustrations mount when toys aren’t put back in place. Watch this video to tackle kid’s clothes, shoes, and toys. Without that daily stress you can be the poster child for relaxing, fun free time, and that’s not just child’s play! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdkids.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps…
  • Clutter Video Tip: How to Handle Emotionally Charged Clutter

    Lorie Marrero
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Sometimes going through your stuff can get you all amped up. And sometimes just seeing a certain picture can make you feel like you tripped a circuit breaker in your heart. How do you maintain the bandwidth to organize emotionally charged items and remain calibrated? Watch this video for strategies to use when conducting these types of high voltage organizing sessions. Use these tips to keep current and make through this challenging situation. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdcharge.) >  PLEASE HELP:…
  • Clutter Video Tip: 4 Reasons Your Clutter Keeps Coming Back!

    Lorie Marrero
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    You may hope spring is eternal, but check your calendar... winter is coming. Do you have clutter like that? No matter how often you clean your house, the pile always comes back like some endless summer loop. Watch this video for four reasons this clutter keeps falling on your counters like leaves in autumn. Declare open season on your clutter and get your home in order. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdhope.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos…
  • Clutter Video Tip: 5 Steps to Get Unstuck When You're Afraid of Making Mistakes

    Lorie Marrero
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:50 am
    They say the first step is always the hardest. And you don’t want to step off on the wrong foot. Well, step right up and watch this video for five steps to help you get unstuck and get started on your organizing project. If you don’t know where to start, I’ll help you take a step in the right direction- or five! ;) (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdunstuck.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word…
  • Clutter Video Tip: How to Make It Easier to Organize Your Garage

    Lorie Marrero
    12 Jun 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Did you know that some of the greatest modern accomplishments have all been born in the same room of the house? Joey Ramone, Silicone Valley moguls, and countless entrepreneurs all have this one inspirational room in common- the garage. Is your garage inspirational? Can you park in it, can you find your tools? Watch this video for tips on organizing and inspirationalizing this often forgotten space. You will be one step closer to your own garage innovation. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdshelf.) >  PLEASE…
 
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  • When You’ll Want to Rethink Your Organizational Strategies

    Sue West
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    There are certain times when you’ll want to rethink how you’re managing your life, time and your stuff. This article will give you a list of when this is worth paying attention to, why it matters and what to think about. What usually happens is that we end up in the middle of something and suddenly, we realize: “Yikes. The house is a mess. Honestly, how did this happen?” “My time is completely out of control. But I’m using the same systems I always have.”   Think about a Red Door In Feng Shui,the color red brings forth prosperity and abundance.
  • What Did You Miss? Or Did You?

    Sue West
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Did you miss any? Or maybe you’d prefer to read the articles all at once?  Here’s a roundup of newsletter articles sent so far during 2014, with a quick summary for each, and a link to read more if that topic interests you. Cllick here if you’re not on the newsletter list and would like to be. Last edition: 6/17/2014 – What Do You Need to “Get Back to?” Nelson Mandela said: “The greatest glory in living lies in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Because if we never fell, then life would be perfect. WE would be perfect. “Too smooth”…
  • Struggling to Get Motivated? 3 Ways to Get Moving.

    Sue West
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Oh, the lazy hazy days of summer. But you want more and you can’t quite get jazzed about much.   I’m hearing: “I can’t get motivated about work, even though I love my business!” “I have family coming to stay and I cannot get myself motivated to pull the house together.” “I want to get out after work and take advantage of the summer but I just forget all my great ideas once work is over!” Try one of these. The “Pull” strategy. The “Dominoes” strategy. The “Get Social” strategy.  …
  • “How” Do I Get Started?

    Sue West
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    In this near-last of the series about designing your days, we have two ”how” strategies to share with you: It’s about the How…How will I do it? How will I move forward with my work? Pull up a chair, have a seat and either listen to our podcast here …  HOW – June 2014 Number 3 (5-7 minutes) … or read highlights below.   A strategy from Sue: Collaboration is a necessary “HOW” strategy that works well for some people on certain tasks: a couple of examples explain it. For one of my clients, when he has a new project or something he knows is…
  • Which Link in This Productivity Chain(R) Are You Best at?

    Sue West
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    Isn’t managing your time really about managing your life? Feeling and being productive in ways that are important to you, at work and at home? People are  often perplexed at why it is so difficult to get the “most” from their days.  We wonder if we measure up to the strategies in articles about how to best manage our time. We move fast and don’t stop to think about how complicated this issue is (Well, I do !)…. so we don’t really solve what’s not working for us.   I want to share with you  an intriguing, insightful and thought-provoking…
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    C-Line Products Blog

  • Security Wristbands Help Indicate Price Levels at Garage Sale

    Nicola
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    To me, one of the staples of summer is weekend garage sales. Once the weather starts to warm up, it seems like one can be found in almost any neighborhood. This year, I decided to participate in our subdivision’s annual garage sale in hopes of getting rid of some clutter. Since I have never prepared for something like this before, I did not expect the amount of preparation that was involved in getting organized for the sale. The biggest element was determining how to price and label items. Ideally, I wanted to create a price system that was easy for our garage sale crew to interpret. I…
  • How Customers Use C-Line Products: Part 3

    Nicola
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    Welcome to our final addition of this blog series! It has been lots of fun taking a different look at how and where our products are being used. This post idea comes straight from the owners of C-Line. During a recent vacation, Jim and Judi Krumwiede went shopping at one of the boutique stores located on their cruise ship. While at a store, they began looking through a binder the employee had, allowing them to see different styles and variations of items that were available. After glancing at the book, they immediately recognized the C-Line sheet protector! The Standard Weight Polypropylene…
  • How Customers Use C-Line Products: Part 2

    Nicola
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:15 am
    It’s round two of learning how our customers use our products! Many of you are familiar with our Reusable Dry Erase Pockets. Both parents and teachers alike continue to see the value in these educational, yet fun products. The product line has grown in the last few years to include neon and primary assortments, 9 x 12 and 6 x 9 sizes and even horizontal orientated pockets. This year C-Line released our study kit, which includes two pockets, educational templates and dry erase crayons. We have received lots of feedback from customers on this product. One customer’s comments in particular…
  • How Customers Use C-Line Products: Part 1

    Nicola
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:15 am
    We love hearing feedback from our customers – especially when it is positive! Knowing how people are interacting with our products is not only helpful, but it is fun hearing how they are used in real life. In hopes of presenting another view of our products, we will share insight from individuals who have explained how they have used a variety of C-Line Products. A 1st/2nd grade bilingual teacher described how she utilized the Economy Weight Sheet Protectors in her classroom. Below she described how the letter size document holders were beneficial in helping the students store their…
  • Presentation Book Stores Travel Documents for Upcoming Trip

    Nicola
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:51 am
    My husband and I are in the process of preparing for a 10-day trip abroad. Being a tourist in a foreign country can sometimes be overwhelming with what sites and tours are available to see. In order to narrow down what we want to visit, I have been doing a lot of research about what our options are. Additionally, as with any trip, there are a lot of important documents that come with your confirmation paperwork once the vacation has been booked Quickly, my carry-on luggage was getting full between all my research and our travel documents. At first, I used a project folder  to store all the…
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    Discover Freedom Blog - Organize Your Home, Office, and Life

  • Planning for Your Golden Years Produces Platinum Results

    Sue Becker
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Preparing for end-of-life issues is never something anyone wants to think about. However, ignoring the subject can eventually lead to distress or even disaster for you and your loved ones. Taking care of these matters now can allow you to enjoy peace of mind and pursue more preferred interests during your golden years. I’ve invited Andrea Donovan, Senior Living Advisor, to share some helpful tips to get you started. Know your housing options. There are several senior living options, so be sure to seek the right option for your needs: Independent Living: The senior can basically perform…
  • Command Control in Your Home

    Sue Becker
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Do you spend your mornings rushing around trying to find the things you need to get out the door? Is there a frantic fire drill every day as you hunt for your keys, overdue library books, etc.? Do you forget to pay bills because there’s not a central place to keep them? A command center can eliminate these stressful situations by giving you a central location where you can find things quickly. It can also help prevent clutter from creeping into other areas of your home because it provides a location where otherwise problematic items belong. A command center can serve several functions: A…
  • The Power of Play Time

    Sue Becker
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    No, this isn’t targeted at parents or school administrators. It’s for anyone who works hard and is often caught up in being busy without taking time to pause and recharge. I’m reading a book called Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. The book reminds us that the most important goal of time management is spending our time getting the right things done, not getting more done in less time. Making time for play is an important element in getting the right things done. Here are some thoughts on that seemingly contradictory premise – and with summer in full…
  • Focus on What’s Essential

    Sue Becker
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    Are you making your highest contribution to the world by spending your time on only what’s essential? Are you able to filter through all of the options you come across each day and invest your time in the right activities? I recently started reading a book called Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown that’s all about living in this fashion. Although I haven’t gotten very far yet, I can tell this is a book that speaks my language. It provides deeper exploration of the concept of “less is more,” and provides a new way of looking at that notion in…
  • Creative Ways to Organize Your Gardening Tools

    Sue Becker
    1 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    It goes without saying that any job is always easier if you have the right tools. At this time of year, that especially relates to your gardening tools. What makes working in your North 40 most enjoyable is not only having the right rakes, clippers and spades, but also having them organized and easily accessible. This applies to both storing and using them. Since I’m not much of a gardener, I’ve invited Jan Long, Weeder and Writer to share her thoughts on how to organize your gardening tools. Since, everyone is fairly familiar with the traditional pegboards and store-bought tool caddies,…
 
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  • The Seven Deadly Organizing Sins: Wrath

    Claire
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    by Originally posted 2009-11-05 12:37:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is Sin #5 on the list, which also includes lust, gluttony, greed and sloth. Wrath, or anger, is sinful because it’s destructive. It can harm others and it can harm you as well. Here’s a scenario: Overwhelmed Olivia decides to beat clutter once and for all. She buys an organizing book and sets aside a weekend. By Sunday night, she’s only on the third cabinet and she feels frustrated. Then she gets mad; mad at the book, which she throws behind the bed, and mad at herself for not being able to get…
  • Organize your bedroom

    Claire
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    by Wouldn’t it be delightful to walk into a serene, welcoming bedroom after a hard day’s work? It would invite you to relax and nothing else; nothing to put away, nothing to distract you from chilling out. The way it is now: The bed is unmade, clothes are slung over chairs and doorknobs, newspapers and magazine are on the floor, the bureau and nightstand are littered with stuff. People, this is not a room conducive to relaxation! The good news: I’m going to give you three quick and dirty tips to get that fancy hotel room feel in your bedroom. This isn’t the full-on,…
  • Greatest Hits

    Claire
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    by Originally posted 2009-11-12 17:21:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sentimental clutter is hard to get rid of. The watch, the birthday card and the piano all bring back memories of people we loved and good times we had. Throwing those things away seems like an affront, a cold detachment from our feelings. However, if you kept (or are keeping) every nostalgia-inducing item, you'll run out of room for anything else. Try this. Get all that stuff together either physically or on a list. Categorize it by type (letters and cards, furniture, jewelry, dishware, etc.). In each category,…
  • Get a Deadline

    Claire
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    by Originally posted 2010-03-17 15:45:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter At a presentation I did the other day, one of the participants came up with a great way to manage her time better: get a deadline. Someone had asked her for information and she wasn't willing to take time from her own work to give it right away. However, she didn't want to leave the person hanging either. If she knew when the info was needed by, she could work it into her schedule and not let it interrupt her. Be proactive and give deadlines yourself. Make it easier for others to help you by letting them know…
  • Idea > Decision > Action

    Claire
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    by Originally posted 2012-01-26 10:07:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor many people, it’s easier and more fun to think up new ideas than to take action on the ones they already thought of. Buckling down and focusing on one idea and making it happen can make them antsy. Sometimes the project you take on is very large and there are so many things to address that you’re tempted to start them all at once. When it comes to organizing, this can get you into trouble. The process is this: have an idea, make a decision, take the action. For example, the idea could be “organize…
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  • Drab to Fab Lockers!

    Elizabeth
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Just in time for Back to School, and Organize-It has some incredible products to decorate your locker with! This year, locker decor has gone to a whole new level. You still have your basic magnets, mirrors, and picture frames, with an addition of the locker shag rugs, locker wallpaper, and the very innovative locker chandelier.  You read that right! The locker chandelier has a magnetic attachment to hang from the top of your locker and is complete with an LED light to brighten up your locker space. We’ve put together several lines of various locker decor products and color coordinated…
  • Ask Our Organizer!

    Elizabeth
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
      Our organizing expert is busy answering your questions! Make sure you ask yours today! AskOurOrganizer.com
  • American Flag

    Elizabeth
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    Celebrate organization this Independence Day with some fun red, white, and blue products!
  • The Best Juicer for The Juicing Trend: Breville

    Elizabeth
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Juicing health cleanses and reboots seem to be a popular trend and have been continuing to grow. Some of the success of this health kick is due to the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead is about a man named Joe Cross who completes a 60 day juicing reboot after health problems urge him to make some changes to his diet and lifestyle. Joe inspires others throughout his journey to follow in his footsteps and in turn inspires the viewers to give juicing a try. It was truly incredible to see the health results just from simply adding some fruit and vegetable juice…
  • College Essentials For Your Recent Graduate!

    Elizabeth
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:39 am
    Graduation is an exciting time! Families and friends gather to celebrate how far you’ve come and to help you open the next chapter of your life: college! You should change it up this year and instead of giving your recent graduate money,  give your graduate the gift of organization! Here are some perfect ideas for the next chapter and to help get a jump start on some college essentials. Rolling Laptop Desk - This is great for saving space in your dorm room. Don’t worry about spending extra money on a large desk that takes up too much space.  You can even sit on your bed and…
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  • Kelly Ripa & Mark Conseulos Quibble About Clutter - Who's Right?

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are selling their "cluttered" NYC Apartment Over the past 10 years we've operated our Los Angeles-based professional organizing company, one thing is clear: couples quibble about clutter. We've written about clutter and couples for a long time: How Hollywood Set Decorators use clutter to add substance to their imaginary homes. How one tv reality show takes clutter away from a family and sees if they can live without it. How to make a home comfortable when no one agrees. The Vanity Fair Inverview That's why it was no surprise when an OrganizingLA blog reader…
  • Rockstar Rod Stewart Revels in Model Railroads, Obsessively Detailed Yet Hidden From Sight

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    You'd never now it from this picture, but singer Rod Stewart built a very organized, highly detailed model train city in his Beverly Hills mansion I was really fascinated with model train sets when I was a kid. My parents in Princeton NJ had a converted basement and on top of a pool table my father installed a thick piece of wood that allowed me and my brothers to go crazy with whatever hobby we desired or any school project we endeavored. But when I got older, space was a limitation in small Los Angeles apartments I rented so I really gave up the idea of a hobby that I needed a lot of space…
  • Jared Fogle's Loss was Salvation Army’s Gain – Huge Donation made after Major Weight Loss

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    29 May 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Jared Fogel donated his outgrown clothes to the Salvation Army Very often our organizing clients, for one reason or another will go through a huge purge and discard items no longer desired. As we help clients decide what may or may not “fit” into their current lives and or spaces, they decide what to donate, sell, or recycle (or re-purpose). The Salvation Army, Goodwill, NCJW and Out of the Closet are popular donation sites for the Los Angeles area. Typically, however, our clients don’t find their old treasures hanging in a sandwich shop… Jared's story and connection to Salvation…
  • John's Spring Organization Tips Featured in May 2014 Real Simple Magazine

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    15 May 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Real Simple Magazine features John Trosko of OrganizingLA in the May 2014 issue, available on newstands now. The Editors at Real Simple Magazine contacted John last January to work on a fun decluttering story for their May 2014 issue. They asked him to imagine that if he was given $500 for an average home—and tell them the must-haves he would buy to declutter, and how would he use each. For the story, John used a mix of organizational products from different stores including Muji, CB2, Better Office, Uline and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Along with our expertise in "31 Days To Get Organized Now"…
  • How Martha Stewart's Spontaneous Yet Organized Travel Habits Resulted in Jam from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Martha Stewart leaves wiggle room in her carry-on travel luggage to accommodate regional finds in Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Martha Stewart may seem like a meticulous person, but she does leave room for one spontaneous purchase when planning and organizing her travel bags:“I once bought a flat of apricots from the Santa Monica farmers’ market—and carried the whole flat home on the plane because I wanted to make jam.”What's in Martha's packing list? A cashmere shawl that doubles as a blanket; Slip-on Merrell clogs “for running through airports"; Louis Vuitton or Tumi roller…
 
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  • The Collision of Tech and (Human) Nature with Robert Scoble – SASM053

    Joel Zaslofsky
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Robert Scoble has been on the giving and receiving side of interviews thousands of times. He normally talks about startup companies, social media, new mobile hardware or apps, and the pervasive data around us. But does anyone ask Robert – the man with 5.5 million G+ followers and who actively follows 40,000 people on Twitter – how technology can help us live intentionally and slow down? Probably not … until now. I asked Robert, former Microsoft tech evangelist and current best-selling author of Age of Context, for a contrarian view to most Smart and Simple Matters guests. And he…
  • How Keeping Track of Your Finances Is a Political Act

    Guest Post
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Joel’s note: this is a guest post from Mike Pumphrey. Wendell Berry, the author, famously said that “eating is an agricultural act.” This is a phrase designed to connect two seemingly unconnected realms – your food and someone’s farm – so that you can better understand the implications of your actions. To this end, I would like to add my own phrase: keeping track of your finances is a political act. Does My Wallet Make Me Look Fat? Your actions make statements. When you give your money to an organization or person, you’re implicitly saying, “I support…
  • SASM 052 – Why Simple is So Complex with Duane Elgin, Vicki Robin, John de Graaf, Cecile Andrews, and Jerome Segal

    Joel Zaslofsky
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Note: Don’t miss the special written recap section below for all the great stuff you didn’t get to hear in the audio. Do you ever try to chase a rabbit back up a hole? I rewind conversations all the time to double back on where they started or branched off. But answering how I rounded up Duane Elgin, Vicki Robin, John de Graaf, Cecile Andrews, and Jerome Segal – five simple living all-stars – for a casual conversation took some time. Before my story, let me give you the tip of the iceberg on each of these amazing people: Duane ElginMedia activist, author of best-sellers like Voluntary…
  • Pulse Check – Quarterly Report for April to June 2014

    Joel Zaslofsky
    7 Jul 2014 | 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. This is the Pulse Check for April – June 2014. Old Is a State of Mind In some ways, I still feel new to this whole “putting yourself out there online” thingy. For example, I continue to consider much of my writing as raw and I don’t feel major improvements since starting to blog in November 2010. In other ways, I feel like I’m…
  • SASM 051 – Collaborative Consumption: How to Tap Idle Time and Resources with Lauren Anderson

    Joel Zaslofsky
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    If ever there was a time for an Ice Ice Baby lyric, it’s now: “Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen.” – Vanilla Ice Let’s pick that verse apart in the context of my motivating chat with Collaborative Consumption pro, Lauren Anderson. Alright, stop: Stop what? For starters, let’s stop a mindless chase of money, power, and status that doesn’t benefit you, me, or anyone else. Instead, let’s restart something that’s been going on for ages: an economy built around sharing, trust, and the exchange of excess time, skills, and resources. Collaborate: How much good can you do by…
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    Metropolitan Organizing

  • 31 Days of Organizing Quotes

    Geralin Thomas
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas A month of organizing quotes to get you inspired and motivated to organize your mind and your space! Click on the headlines of this post to continue reading. The post 31 Days of Organizing Quotes appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • 31 Days of Organizing Quotes

    Geralin Thomas
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas A month of organizing quotes to get you inspired and motivated to organize your mind and your space! Click on the headlines of this post to continue reading. The post 31 Days of Organizing Quotes appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • 31 Days of Organizing Quotes

    Geralin Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Organizing Quotes To Inspire You A month of organizing quotes to get you inspired and motivated to organize your mind and your space! “Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back.” ~ Charles Kingsley   Here are some more articles that may be of interest to you. 31 […] The post 31 Days of Organizing Quotes appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • 31 Days of Organizing Quotes

    Geralin Thomas
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas A month of organizing quotes to get you inspired and motivated to organize your mind and your space! Click on the headlines of this post to continue reading. The post 31 Days of Organizing Quotes appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • 31 Days of Organizing Quotes

    Geralin Thomas
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas A month of organizing quotes to get you inspired and motivated to organize your mind and your space! Click on the headlines of this post to continue reading. The post 31 Days of Organizing Quotes appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
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  • Decluttering or Stashing?

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Enjoy the post Decluttering or Stashing? It’s Not Decluttering If You Stash Things In A Closet Traditional Bedroom by Vancouver Architects & Building Designers Kerrisdale Design Inc   Clutter affects your health and your life. When your home is filled with stuff, your ability to relax and wind down from the day is inhibited. Families who constantly struggle with clutter are more likely to be stressed, sick and irritable. Stashing all your laundry in the closet or your kids’ homework in a drawer may clear space immediately, but it only delays the inevitable. To truly enjoy a…
  • Top 3 Tips To Get Organized for Summer Vacations

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post Top 3 Tips To Get Organized for Summer Vacations Simple Steps For Great Summer Vacations Ah, summer vacations. It’s the one time of the year most people look forward to. Whether you’re planning a major trip to another country or city, heading to the beach or going on a road trip, taking a vacation is one of the most important things we can do for our family and ourselves. Summer vacations require planning and organization. Surely you wouldn’t want to go and realize in the middle of the trip that you forgot to bring a few things! For a stress-free, fun-filled trip, you…
  • 3 Ways to Organize Your Home Office

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Enjoy the post 3 Ways to Organize Your Home Office Home Office Organization Ideas Your home office shouldn’t be a place where stress and worry reside amid an ever-growing pile of papers and today we’ll look at some home office organization tips to help you get started. Contemporary Home Office by Irvine Interior Designers & Decorators Nagwa Seif Interior Design   Many of us experience more anxiety when our homes are unorganized or cluttered. Plus, in our technology driven world it’s more important than ever to keep both physical and digital files organized to…
  • Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re on Vacation

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Enjoy the post Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re on Vacation Home Safety Tips For a Worry Free Vacation Before you go on vacation, it’s important to take steps for your home safety while you’re out of town. When a home is left empty for an extended period of time, the darkened windows and accumulating mail can advertise your absence to those who would like to damage or rob you and your home. Traditional Exterior by New Canaan Architects & Building Designers James Schettino Architects   Find a Sitter, a Home Sitter If you’re able to do so, keep your house occupied and…
  • Summer Outfits – With Some Red, White & Blue

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Enjoy the post Summer Outfits – With Some Red, White & Blue Follow my blog with Bloglovin Outfits For Fun and Comfort It’s definitely summer time in San Diego and with the 4th of July weekend approaching the city feels bubbly! From young kids to families and retirees we have everything under the sun, and with so much to do in our beautiful city everyone is having a great time. If you’re going to celebrate the 4th in a sunny spot, here are some summer outfits ideas to get you started! A Stylish & Patriotic Combo   Happy 4th of July by…
 
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  • Famous Hoarders in History

    Chris Thrive
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    If you’ve looked around town, there’s a self storage unit almost in every major city. They are growing in popularity because more people are recognizing the need to get rid of clutter and make their homes more organized. Self storage provides a place to store the items cluttering your home until you can find a better use for them. If you have trouble getting rid of items, you may gain insight from this article about famous hoarders and be inspired to secure a storage unit. Here’s what you need to know about disposophobia or pathological hoarding: 1. Homer and Langley Collyer…
  • Why Dallas Is For Dog Lovers

    Chris Thrive
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    If you think you’re excited about moving to Dallas, just ask your dog what he thinks. It’s common canine knowledge that this is one of the best big cities for pets in general and dogs in particular. You don’t even have to live in the heart of Big D to enjoy all the animal-friendly amenities. Here are five things about your new hometown that will put a special wag in your pup’s tail. 1. Playing Without a Leash Smart urban animals head for the area’s dedicated dog parks and enjoy Texas-sized spaces with plenty of room for off-leash adventures. When the summer heats…
  • 9 Interesting Statistics on Clutter

    Chris Thrive
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    You straighten up closets, clean out corners, and move things to the garage, but stacks and boxes keep multiplying. You need two things: motivation and modern self storage. Here are nine clutter statistics guaranteed to inspire. 1. There’s nothing wrong with being a creature of habit. That explains why you only wear 20 percent of the clothes you own 80 percent of the time. There’s nothing wrong with staying comfortable, but all that stuff you’re not wearing takes up extra space in closets and drawers. Tweet 2. It’s annoying when you can’t find something, but how…
  • How Downsizing Can Save You Money

    Chris Thrive
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Your monthly bills keep going up, and the house needs repairs. The home that seemed bursting at the seams with family is quiet now. Perhaps it’s time for your real estate investment to pay off. From shrinking wallets and empty nests to cashing out, there comes a time when downsizing makes sense. If you’re living in more space than you really need, trade it for something smaller, and put the difference in your pocket. The Financial Upside of Downsizing According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most homeowners spend between 30 and 50 percent of their annual income on mortgage payments. Ideally,…
  • How To Properly Store A Refrigerator

    Chris Thrive
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:41 am
    Thank goodness you don’t have to move a refrigerator into self storage everyday. It’s a big job that requires a little planning, but it doesn’t have to turn into a heavy-duty headache. The fridge needs a complete cleaning, careful moving and its own safe spot in a climate-controlled storage unit. There’s not an app for all that yet, but these four tips keep work to a minimum and ensure you and your refrigerator survive the project without a scratch. 1. Time and a Manual Help Part of an efficient refrigerator’s job is maintaining a moist environment. That’s…
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  • NAPO2014: Organizing Photographs for the Future: Forever and Legacy Box

    Julie Bestry
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Take a picture, it’ll last longer!” Do you remember that childhood taunt if someone got caught staring? Nobody stares anymore, because everyone is busy taking photographs. The swirl in the coffee foam. Kids playing. Kittens. (Oh, good gracious, lots of kittens!) Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Public moments. Private moments. People photograph everything as if to ensure that failure of […]
  • NAPO2014: 3 Tools for an Organized House: On the Go, Settled In or For a Move

    Julie Bestry
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Organizing your home can be frustrating. You have to remember: “Don’t put things down. Put them away!” That means assigning ideal spots so related items are where you’ll need to access them when you want them. Ease of access and appealing aesthetics are just part of creating a physical system where things belong; you still have to follow […]
  • NAPO2014: Wirelessly Scanning the Horizon — What’s New in Scanning?

    Julie Bestry
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Whether your goal is to go paperless or you just want to make sure you have access to your information no matter where you are, scanning is an obvious solution. We’ve previously covered the basics of scanning as part of a paper-reduction policy, and there’s a whole section on scanning in my 57 Secrets for Organizing […]
  • NAPO2014: Fashion-Forward Organizing Solutions

    Julie Bestry
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    Although Paper Doll generally focuses on managing your paper to be more organized and productive, sometimes we need to flip the picture, and look at ways to be more organized and productive to save (little green pieces of) paper. To that end, this post will review two wardrobe-oriented products from this year’s National Association of Professional Organizers […]
  • NAPO2014: It’s a Wrap! Organizing Your Wrapping Supplies with Wrap It!

    Julie Bestry
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    It’s not yet July, but some people are already thinking about the holidays! This tweet, from a fun-loving scientist I know, illustrates eagerness to get started on shopping and wrapping: pretty sure I’m the only person who during this break before work dinner wrapped Christmas presents. — Kelly O. Sullivan (@KellyOSullivan) June 18, 2014 And […]
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  • Printable Large Print August 2014 Calendar

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Printable Large Print August 2014 Calendar Use this Printable Large Print August 2014 Calendar for times when its hard to read those small fonts. This landscape August 2014 Calendar has plenty of room to make appointments and the font is large enough to get work done without swinting! Download this Large Print August 2014 Calendar by clicking the image below or this link: August 2014 Calendar If you need an image of this calendar instead, click the image below or this link: Large Print August 2014 Calendar Did you know that Amazon has tons of Large Print Calendars? Check out their variety by…
  • Portrait August 2014 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Portrait August 2014 Calendar With Notes Use this Portrait August 2014 Calendar With Notes to track those hot lazy days! Print out this August 2014 Calendar and use the ample notes space to plan your fun times! Download this August 2014 Calendar by clicking the image or this link: August 2014 Calendar With Notes Portrait August 2014 Calendar With Notes If you  need an August 2014 Calendar image instead, use our copy of the above calendar by clicking the image below: We are in the near the end of summer….  Check out this great picnic basket for two from…
  • Portrait July 2014 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Portrait July 2014 Calendar With Notes Per a request from a visitor on the site, I'm completing 2014 with 2014 Calendars With Holidays &  Notes. I added a few but didn't get any feedback. These will be posted this week. Please don't hesitate to ask for calendars that may be of interest to your needs.  To download this Portrait July 2014 Calendar With Notes, click the image(s) below or this link:   July 2014 Calendar With Holidays and Notes For those who want just an image of the portait July 2014 calendar, click the image below or this…
  • Printable Large Print July 2014 Calendar

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:28 am
    Printable Large Print July 2014 Calendar Use our Printable Large Print July 2014 Calendar to count down the days until your Independence Day yummy cookouts! Printout this July 2014 calendar and start planning your upcoming vacation and/or holiday plans! Download this Printable Large Print July 2014 Calendar by clicking the image or this link: July 2014 Calendar   Use our July 2014 calendar image if you need a photo of this summer calendar for your projects! Download this July 2014 calendar picture by clicking the image below: Be proactive and start organizing your day with…
  • Goal Setting Positive Quote For The Day: Write Them Down

    admin
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:33 pm
      Aim high with your goals this week! Use our calendars to keep you organized and focused on your dreams! Have a great week! Download this Positive Quote For The Day by clicking the image below or this link: Goal Setting Positive Quote For The Day The post Goal Setting Positive Quote For The Day: Write Them Down appeared first on The Calendar Spot.
 
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  • ** GIVEAWAY ** Academic Year Diary from Busy B

    Chrissy Halton
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I am really pleased to be able to offer you a fantastic giveaway this month, a stunning Academic Year Diary from my friends at Busy B. The post ** GIVEAWAY ** Academic Year Diary from Busy B... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Professional Organiser Q&A – Rachel Papworth

    Chrissy Halton
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I've had lots of favourable feedback from you about the series of interviews with professionals organisers, and lots of questions to ask - so today I am pleased to welcome Rachel Papworth who has... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Life Hacks – How to remember passwords the easy way

    Chrissy Halton
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    This post is all about how to remember passwords once and for all - it's a little trick that my husband taught me a few years ago and it really does make life so much easier! Passwords are things... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • How to fold a fitted sheet – the easy way!

    Chrissy Halton
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I was recently asked by a reader how to fold a fitted sheet so that they stop looking so messed up when in the cupboard - and frankly, this is something that I have tried many methods before I came... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • How to file quickly – a step by step guide

    Chrissy Halton
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I don't know many people who like to file, especially when there's a load to do, and how to file quickly is something I get asked often - so I thought I'd write a post about it to give you a guide as... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
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