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  • Three Tools to Help You Become a Better Time Manager

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    Aby
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    If you’ve been reading my blog and tips for a while, then you know when it comes to managing time, tasks, and projects, I’m a paper girl all day long. For the past several years I have used a Planner Pad, and for the most part, I’m really happy with it. But…it does have a few downsides. First, as I’ve mentioned before, I sure wish it was prettier. While this planner is nearly perfect for me from a functional standpoint, it isn’t very appealing to my eye. Second, while it is excellent for planning weekly tasks and appointments, it doesn’t have a great way to track…
  • I've Moved -- Please Join Me -- Here is What You've Missed

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    Stephanie LH Calahan aka @StephCalahan
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    LAST NOTICE My team and I have bee working diligently to transition my blog to a WordPress site and it is now live!  I'd love for you to join me on that site.  I will no longer be publishing here and we'll be taking this site down soon. RSS Subscribers -- I'd be honored if you would switch your subscription to this feed http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/feed/   5 Tips to Tap Into Your Attitude of Gratitude http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/5-tips-to-tap-into-your-attitude-of-gratitude/   Simple Things You Can Delegate to Save Hours in Your Day…
  • How To Find Happiness

    Your Life. Organized.
    MonicaRicci
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    "If you want to find happiness - find gratitude." Steve MaraboliSpeaker and Author 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 Quote: Gratitude On Gratitude
  • Baking 101: How to Beat Egg Whites

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    Sheri Silver
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Beating egg whites is one of those tasks that seems to strike fear in the hearts of even the most confident and skilled bakers. I was one of the “wary” too, years ago. But my love of all things meringue, macaroon and angel food made me push through, honing my technique till I nailed it. And I’m happy to share all of my secrets with you today – with an easy recipe to get you started! The single most important thing to remember when working with egg whites is time. Time to get the whites to room temperature. And time to beat them very slowly, to build a strong and sturdy…
  • Electronic Clutter

    Room-inations
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Our electronic devices are becoming obsolete at an alarming rate. Struggling stay current, we upgrade and arriving home with our new  and shiny, and we find ourselves with a graveyard of old technology.  Sadly, in another drawer or box, we have our hairball of cords. Many we cannot even identify what device it came with, or whether we even still own the darn thing.  Today I offer absolution.  If your life is running electronically well, that is to say, all your devices currently have chargers and can connect to all the devices they need to (for example, your camera can…
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  • I've Moved -- Please Join Me -- Here is What You've Missed

    Stephanie LH Calahan aka @StephCalahan
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    LAST NOTICE My team and I have bee working diligently to transition my blog to a WordPress site and it is now live!  I'd love for you to join me on that site.  I will no longer be publishing here and we'll be taking this site down soon. RSS Subscribers -- I'd be honored if you would switch your subscription to this feed http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/feed/   5 Tips to Tap Into Your Attitude of Gratitude http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/5-tips-to-tap-into-your-attitude-of-gratitude/   Simple Things You Can Delegate to Save Hours in Your Day…
 
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  • How To Find Happiness

    MonicaRicci
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    "If you want to find happiness - find gratitude." Steve MaraboliSpeaker and Author 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 Quote: Gratitude On Gratitude
  • Is Comfort All There Is?

    MonicaRicci
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." Charles Kingsley, Writer1819-1875 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 Daydreaming Your Way to Writing Inspiration Quote: Luxury Young and Old: Charles Kingsley
  • The Best Money You'll Spend This Year

    MonicaRicci
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    You walk into your home, grocery bags in hand and as you close the door behind you, the sound of running water greets you. Dropping your bags, you run around the house in search of the source of the sound. Water heater intact? Check. Refrigerator lines? Check. Underneath sinks? Check. Toilet hoses intact? Check. You dash to the washing machine and as you approach, your footsteps squish into the waterlogged carpet and you hear the familiar hiss of water under pressure. Disaster. According to the American Insurance Association, water damage claims have been growing faster than other…
  • How Many Tomorrows Do You Have?

    MonicaRicci
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    "Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows." Michael Landon 1936-1991, Actor 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!
  • 5 Phrases That Keep You In Chaos

    MonicaRicci
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Have you ever woken up with the feeling that it would just be “one of those days” and then magically it was? Your mind is a powerful thing. The language you use (both in thought and in word) affects not only your attitude, but your real life results as well. In nearly sixteen years in business I’ve listened to a lot of clients sabotage themselves through their own words, then wonder why they weren’t successful at staying organized. Your words give clues to your beliefs. When you believe you’re a mess, guess what? You’re more likely to BE a mess. Today I’ll share five things you…
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  • Three Tools to Help You Become a Better Time Manager

    Aby
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    If you’ve been reading my blog and tips for a while, then you know when it comes to managing time, tasks, and projects, I’m a paper girl all day long. For the past several years I have used a Planner Pad, and for the most part, I’m really happy with it. But…it does have a few downsides. First, as I’ve mentioned before, I sure wish it was prettier. While this planner is nearly perfect for me from a functional standpoint, it isn’t very appealing to my eye. Second, while it is excellent for planning weekly tasks and appointments, it doesn’t have a great way to track…
  • Garage Sale Advice, Tips + How-Tos

    Aby
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    It’s easy to tell when spring has sprung around here… garage sale signs are popping up faster than the flowers! Garage or yard sales can be a great way to let go of items that no longer serve you. But, the notion of having a garage sale someday can also be an obstacle to letting go. Use these tips and ideas to decide if holding a garage sale is right for you, and then to make it happen. Photo by Eastlaketimes / CC BY 2.0 Will a garage sale help or hinder your decluttering? If you struggle with the idea of donating items because you could make money on them, then having a garage sale…
  • Personal Cloud Storage For Your Household

    Lauren
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Where do you save your documents, files and photos that you might want to share or need access to when you are not at your computer? Portable data storage has changed significantly over the years. I know I’m dating myself by saying this…but I’ve seen data cassettes, floppy disks (8″, 5 1/4″, 3 1/2″), zip disks, recordable CD’s, portable external hard drives, USB flash drives. Have I covered them all? Oh, yes, one more! The latest and greatest, of course, is cloud storage. There are a great many advantages to using cloud storage, including…
  • How to Make the Most of Your Staycation

    Jennifer
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
      It’s almost spring break time for my kiddos. Finally! Our break is rather late this year, because our school district always plans it for the week prior to Easter. We don’t typically do a big trip over spring break, but we do often go to visit relatives out-of-state. This year, however, my budding entrepreneur has taken on some pet-sitting jobs, so we are definitely tied to home! We’ve had enough snow days this school year for me to know that a full week of bickeringtogetherness at home is not what we need! But, we are fortunate to live near a major city, and day trips are no…
  • Organize Your Craft Room to Match Your Creative Interests

    Aby
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    I’ve written before that when life changes, your organizing systems often need to change right along with it. If you’ve ever suddenly discovered that a space you previously organized and used well for years suddenly didn’t work for you anymore, then you likely know what I’m talking about. Growing out of your organizing systems can happen anywhere in your home. For example, your kids’ rooms may need to change when their interests change; the kitchen may need to be reorganized if you overhauled your cooking and eating habits; and your creative space will need to change…
 
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  • Baking 101: How to Beat Egg Whites

    Sheri Silver
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Beating egg whites is one of those tasks that seems to strike fear in the hearts of even the most confident and skilled bakers. I was one of the “wary” too, years ago. But my love of all things meringue, macaroon and angel food made me push through, honing my technique till I nailed it. And I’m happy to share all of my secrets with you today – with an easy recipe to get you started! The single most important thing to remember when working with egg whites is time. Time to get the whites to room temperature. And time to beat them very slowly, to build a strong and sturdy…
  • The sanity-saving productivity hack you won’t believe

    Amy Hatch
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I told my 5-year-old son recently that he was about as old as the iPhone. His eyes widened in shock and despair. “But Mom!” he exclaimed. “What did you do without your phone?” What did I do without my phone, son? I actually got work done! Like most people, I purchased my first smartphone as a means to increase productivity and for a long time, it really did help. I worked as a social media manager for a large online parenting publication at the time, and I needed to have access to Facebook and Twitter 24-hours a day. That was the gateway to the giant time suck that is…
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    Alicia
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    When you make a date write the persons name and phone number in your calendar so you won’t have to search for it if plans must be changed
  • A Baking Tip: How to Weigh Ingredients (& Why You Should)

    Sheri Silver
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    When it comes to cooking, using a “pinch” of this or a “dash” of that is not only acceptable, it’s actually admired – kind of like the calling card of a confident and experienced cook. In baking, however, it’s all about precision. While there is always some room for error – and improvisation – attention to detail is key. This can be off-putting to many, who (wrongly) assume that they “can’t bake”. But if you learn what I call “the basics”, then you can bake almost any recipe you desire. And you’ll quickly start to appreciate the consistency of the results you…
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    Alicia
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:14 am
    Keep a dripping faucet from driving you crazy by tying a string around the end of the spout (long enough to reach the drain). Until you can fix the faucet, the water will flow down the string silently instead of dripping.
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  • Electronic Clutter

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Our electronic devices are becoming obsolete at an alarming rate. Struggling stay current, we upgrade and arriving home with our new  and shiny, and we find ourselves with a graveyard of old technology.  Sadly, in another drawer or box, we have our hairball of cords. Many we cannot even identify what device it came with, or whether we even still own the darn thing.  Today I offer absolution.  If your life is running electronically well, that is to say, all your devices currently have chargers and can connect to all the devices they need to (for example, your camera can…
  • Remembering How My Garden Grows Using Evernote

    3 Jun 2013 | 1:22 pm
    Big Boys? Early Girls? Beefsteak?Every spring as the trees bloom and the perennials come peeking up from the ground, I head to the nursery to select my annuals plants.  I love to plant tomatoes, herbs and flowers in the borders and pots around my porch.  I love shopping for the flowers and digging in the dirt.  What always stymies me is I can never remember how many of which tomatoes or flowers worked well the year before or how many bags of mulch I purchased.Solution: EvernoteI have the Evernote App on my tablet and smartphone and have a link to my account on my…
  • Simplicity and Paper Products; Gift Wrap and Party Ware

    15 Feb 2013 | 7:30 am
    Pinning away on Pinterest, it occurred to me that all the gift wrap storage solutions were for less than a dozen rolls of paper. Usually about 5-6 rolls are featured in the quaint spaces tucked behind doors, in closets, or from the ever popular tension rods.  Reality for many of my clients is that they have a lot more rolls than that.  To get them towards one of the gorgeous solutions, I offer this advice. Use up what you have.  And do not acquire more until you are down to a more optimal amount.Discard/Recycle the wraps that are wrinkled and torn. (You can do…
  • Too Much Fun? Toy Storage Woes

    14 Nov 2012 | 6:03 am
    The calls from parents who want me to work with their children to help organize toys in the playroom come more frequent this time of the year.  Here they are heading to ToysRUs to buy more toys but the kids can't see the floor in the playroom now.  They want me to recommend the right tool for organizing toys.  Is it bins?  Is it shelves?  Labels?  What makes a great play area?  Here's what I have learned from the little ones.  They need space, they need less, and they need to play with toys in an integrated way.  The woes of really…
  • Hell Yeah - The Time Filter

    27 Sep 2012 | 7:41 am
    I have installed the Hell Yeah Filter on my time management.  After years of overbooking my time and doing things that I dreaded, I am running things through this filter to help me decide whether or not to commit my precious time.  It's another way of thinking about "Just say no".This is how it works:My girlfriend Trish calls and says she would like a group of friends to go to a wine tasting.  My response is "Hell Yeah.  I'm in."  As I run this event through the filter, it doesn't create a conflict, is something fun to do, makes me smile right away and…
 
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  • Team Mom Tips ~ Pictures and Video

    Molly Gold
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Today’s Team Mom Tips is all about team pictures and video. Being part of your kids sports experience is a wonderful thing. You get to watch them grow, learn and achieve their goals and really this is what youth sports is all about. But you now as well as I do, we all want to capture those pictures and videos too and that all on its own is a full time job. So I’ve got some great tips for team moms about how to make sure the entire team can benefit from a wonderful season of beautiful pictures and great video. Designate a team photographer See if…
  • Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Family Fun After the Game

    Molly Gold
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    If you are a busy Team Mom trying to decide which tournament will be the one that can offer the most not only for your players but for the families as well, all I can say is check out your options at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  When you attend a Disney Sports Tournament either hosted by Disney or one of the many organizations who partner year round, you have an awesome opportunity to visit Disney Parks as well!  Lets face it.  The life of an amateur athlete who travels is full of hard work and sacrifice and for their families its the same.  Weekend after weekend spent court or field side,…
  • How to Organize Your Taxes

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net For people who love paper, tax season can mean a dining room table covered with receipts and paperwork while you complete your return.  Once the big day has come and gone, you find yourself faced with figuring out how to get that mountain of paper under control and get it organized for once and for all. If you are anything like me, your first thought might be to buy new office products.  Seriously ~ there are SO many cute office organization products out there! So you buy them, they look great, you bring them home, but somehow you don’t make any…
  • 7 Planning Tips for a Perfect Prom

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Mid April and prom season has arrived! For the next 6 weeks, one or more high school communities in most every city in the nation will be celebrating this special event for juniors and seniors. And while the prom committees, staff, and administration are busy making sure everything is ready for the dance itself, its up to the kids to organize the rest of the night. And here is where a well organized Mom can make a huge difference in how things go. Check out my 7 planning tips for prom night showing you just how easy it is to guide your child through making…
  • Easy Recipes for a Kid Friendly Easter Brunch

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo credit Spoonful.com When it come to Easter, I’m always looking for easy recipes that are kid friendly too. With so much excitement (and candy) surrounding this special day, its important to make sure your brunch has something for everyone to enjoy. In our house, cooking this special holiday meal with my children is as much about sharing memories and traditions as it is enjoying the delicious outcome of our hard work.The Easter holiday is almost here and if its Easter recipes you are looking for, thanks to the wonderful folks at Disney’s Spoonful.com we’ve got some…
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  • Immediate Secrets In Losing Pounds Fast

    Michelle C. Smith
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Second of all, I want to lose weight by working out. You sound like my sis, and according to weight watchers, the reason she cannot lose weight is given that she is not getting adequate calories. I wound up loosing weight with the assistance of weight viewers. I could drop the weight I need with […]
  • Let us now take a look at all the qualities that a diet pill must have to be proved as one of the best for women

    Beauty Skin
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    If you should be worrying about the framework of one’s body or experiencing extra weight, simply don’t fret about your body and lose weight with supreme Garcinia unique diet product. The product has been particularly produced by the study students for decreasing your body weight and the tablet has clinically-proven document. Because it may be […]
  • Finding Immediate Systems For How To Lose Weight

    Michelle C. Smith
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    If the client is powerless (however not subconscious), friend or family ought to administer 3 to 5 items of difficult sweet, 2 to 3 packages of sweets, half a cup (four ozs) of fruit juice, or a commercially available sugar option. It’s safe to get garcinia cambogia extract for losing weight. Patients at higher risk […]
  • Natural Solutions to Hot Flashes

    Michelle C. Smith
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    She believes there is a simple, natural solution to hot flashes. Sweets, sugared cereals, chewing gum and toys get placed slightly lower— smack dab within the reach of testy toddlers. The benefits of the pelvic tilt have been documented by precise measurements of the pressure inside the spine. The heroin addict: his life turned into […]
  • How to Lose Extra Fat Like Angelina Jolie

    Beauty Skin
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    Obesity is a growing concern in today’s world. By following the given weight loss instructions you can lose weight and maintain a steady weight throughout. With the intake of Chinese diet tea one can reduce weight and can live slim and trim. Chinese diet tea causes rapid and substantial Lida diet pills weight loss. Chinese […]
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  • Do you ever feel like you are going to fall over?

    Elizabeth
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    At a recent Kosama workout we did Yoga.  I will be the first to tell you I am extremely unlimber but I gave it my best shot. One of our moves was to balance on one foot, arms outstretched in front of us, and the other leg extended behind us.  Not easy!  I had to keep putting my outstretched leg down so I wouldn’t fall over until the instructor told us to focus on something in front of us to keep our balance. I focused on the ‘K’ of the Kosama logo on my mat. Once I started focusing on one thing I kept my balance. As a business owner are you amazed about everything that is…
  • It takes just a little time

    Elizabeth
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    Aunt Ferdy and Mom Yesterday Bruce, Emily, Abby,and I went to visit my mom. We then took her to a long term facility where mom’s sister, Aunt Winifred, lives. While we were there we also visited Arnie who was my dad’s roommate when he was in hospice. Mom is 90 and Aunt Ferdy is 96.  I think I have some  longevity in my genes! Both my Aunt Ferdy and Arnie cried from our visit. I started thinking about how little time it takes to make another person’s day.  Made me want to cry. Arnie is happy to see us!   Related posts: Do you know your clients and prospect’s…
  • What gives you confidence?

    Elizabeth
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:16 am
    After my Kosama workout early this morning I was talking to another member.  We were saying how nice it is to get this done in the morning instead of having the guilt all day of “I should have exercised.”  I then asked her if she felt better about herself after working out.  Her answer was an emphatic “Yes!”  I feel the same way. I like myself better when I do what I say I’m going to do.  I feel confident as I start my work day.  I feel stronger when I coach my clients. My brain is more creative as I work on preparation for my presentations. What gives you…
  • Are you sharing your story?

    Elizabeth
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:32 am
    One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life is to tell each of my children about an event that happened to me when I was 20 years old. I told them for a number of reasons and one was I was thinking about sharing this event in my presentations and I wanted to make sure my kids were okay with my decision. They were wonderful.  Why did I expect anything less?! When I told our son, Sean,  tears welled up in his eyes and he gave me a huge hug. I asked him if he was okay with me sharing this with my audiences and he said with love “Of course, mom, it’s your story.”…
  • The key to anything

    Elizabeth
    26 Feb 2014 | 7:05 am
    I think the key to anything – a successful business, a happy family, a great husband/wife relationship is #1 knowing what our values are, and #2 sticking to them.  Always. Related posts: Day 26: 30-Day Adventure to an Incredible You What makes you happy? Resolutions be gone
 
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  • Repurposing: Get Organized

    Julie Seibert
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Here is a short vlog to encourage you to look around the house to repurpose everyday items you have to get organized!  With Earth Day coming up, I always encourage people to repurpose what they have around the house to get organized!  It’s a few years old, but you can watch my changing hair style!  
  • Enjoy a More Productive Life By Clearing Out the Clutter Inside and Outside of Your Home

    Julie Seibert
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Having a cluttered and disorganized home can make it difficult for anyone to be as productive as they want to. When the home is cluttered and unorganized, it can impact other areas of your life. If you want to keep your life organized and more productive, then a good first start is to organize and clear the physical clutter out of both the inside and outside of your home. Many find that clearing the physical clutter from their home is a great way to clear the metaphorical clutter from their lives and to start to experience a happier, healthier, more productive life. Why Clearing Clutter is So…
  • Clearing the Clutter Inside & Out: Loving Yourself

    Julie Seibert
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    When we have clutter on the inside, it is often reflected on the outside. We accumulate stuff to fill something inside of us. In my google hangout series, Clearing Clutter Inside & Out, I tackle how to let of of clutter from both the inside and outside.  In this inaugural show, I discuss how important it is to love ourselves and challenge people to see where they aren’t loving themselves.
  • 8 Things You Should Know About Mesothelioma

    Julie Seibert
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Today’s guest post is from the request of Cameron Von St. James who is passionate about this cause as his wife Heather suffers from mesothelioma. This was originally posted here:  http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/emily/8-things-you-should-know-about-mesothelioma.htm      Mesothelioma – a long word you may have heard on a commercial or two, but do you know what it means? This rare and deadly cancer is sadly lacking awareness. In honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day this September 26, read on for the top 8 things you don’t know about this cancer, but should.
  • Sip Smart

    Julie Seibert
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Now that Spring is here, hopefully you will be getting outside more! Stop the insanity known as bottled water! We didn’t have this when I was a kid; let’s get back to that! Americans buy an estimated 29.8 billion plastic water bottles every year. Nearly eight out of every 10 bottles will end up in a landfill. It is estimated that the production of plastics accounts for 4 percent of the energy consumption in the U.S. By making a simple switch to a BPA-free bottle will save you money & be better for the earth. You can buy one for each family member in his or her favorite color. (I…
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  • Build Your Profits By Getting Your To-do’s Done

    Carrie Greene
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Of course you have a lot to do.  And the more you do in your business, the better your business will be and the more valuable your services are. Right?  Well, not completely. The actions you take certainly add to your value but not necessarily in the way you think. First, it’s about doing the right things and second, it’s about being confident that the things that you add to your to-do list get done. Unless you put the right things on your to-do list, AND actually do them, you create a drain on your energy that erodes your confidence and the value you place in yourself and your…
  • What’s your vision of yourself?

    Carrie Greene
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    You might not think that your vision of yourself plays a role in what you charge clients and your value but it does. A client of mine shared with me that one of her goals, her vision of herself, included building a house in a small village in Africa. It would mean a $6,000 investment. By recognizing her vision for where the money that she charged her clients would go, and how that house would benefit the people who would get to live there, it increased her view of herself. My vision for myself is to feed my family and send my children to college.  My vision for myself also includes time for…
  • You’re worth more than you think

    Carrie Greene
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Value. What are your services really worth? What do your clients get as a result of buying your products or working with you? The price you place on your products and services is really no more than what you think you are worth.   One woman I worked with charged $90 an hour for coaching; yet in reality, she worked three hours for every hour she billed. Another used to run a $500 million dollar business division.  Now that she owned her own business she was concerned that she didn’t have enough experience to charge $200 an hour for her services. Another client shared with me that she had…
  • Phew, I made it

    Carrie Greene
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    We did it!  It’s finally springtime, my favorite time of year! Here in New Jersey we experience very distinct seasons and during the winter everything dies, or at least it looks like it does.  Then spring comes and the earth magically comes back to life.  The snow melts, the branches of the trees start getting fat, buds appear and the first flowers begin to break through. It’s time to wake up. Many people use January 1st, the beginning of the calendar year, as a date to spur them into action but I find spring is when my brain really kicks into gear. I was thinking about what I needed…
  • When Opportunity Calls

    Carrie Greene
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:06 am
    “What do you do when the phone rings?” It’s a question I get asked often. My answer is that if I’m sitting at my desk, unless I’m in the middle of a conversation, I answer it.   I’ve discovered a lot about people’s “phone answering” habits.   These past few months have been fascinating. I set out on a mission to call a thousand people (everyone on my email subscription list for whom I have a phone number). My goal was to get beyond email and actually speak with people, to get to know them. I’ve made lots of calls.   Here are some of the lessons that I’ve learned as…
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  • Celebrate Earth Month at the Howard County GreenFest event

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:32 am
    To celebrate Earth Month, Howard County will be hosting GreenFest 2014 on Saturday, April 5th. This year’s GreenFest focuses on promoting better water quality and a greener lifestyle at home and at work and will be...
  • Be inspired this weekend at the Maryland Home & Garden Show

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    28 Feb 2014 | 4:17 am
    Baltimore area homeowners are probably tired of the weekly snow event we’ve been having this winter, so to remind us that spring is just around the corner, the Maryland Home & Garden Show will be having their first...
  • How to organize your kitchen pantry on a budget

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    31 Jan 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Baltimore area residents are having one of the coldest winters in years, so cabin fever may be beginning to set in for many people. However, cabin fever is much easier to deal with when there are indoor projects to...
  • B'More Organized 2014 Photo Contest - Enter to win and get organized (Baltimore)

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    31 Dec 2013 | 5:17 am
    Getting organized is on the New Year's Resolution list of many Americans, but many are still struggling with clutter. The Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO Baltimore) wants to help by giving away...
  • 5 tips for saving money during the holidays

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    20 Nov 2013 | 3:02 am
    Creating a holiday budget is probably the most important step when getting ready for the holidays, especially when on a tight budget. It's all about priorities. By thinking about what matters most to you, it will help you...
 
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    San Diego Professional Organizer | Image Consultant | home organizers | home organization

  • Downsizing from large home

    Kathi Burns
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dear Kathi, We are getting ready to downsize from a 3,500 square foot home to a 1500 square foot home. We obviously have too much furniture. We would welcome your professional guidelines about how to downsize. Errol, Oceanside Errol, Decide what activities will take place in each room within your new home in advance. For instance, will the spare guest room double as a study or crafts room? Once you have decided what purpose each room will serve, you can begin to decide which furniture should be kept, sold or donated. Consider making a graph to scale of each room showing all doorways and…
  • Purging and Downsizing

    Kathi Burns
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dear Kathi, We have acquired a lot of furniture over the years and need to get rid of a few pieces. In two years we will downsize into a retirement condominium. I would like to start getting rid of things now so that it won’t be such a large task when we actually do move. It’s so hard to decide what to keep and what to let go. I think my real question is, where to start? Frieda, Oceanside Frieda, It is a great idea to begin your downsizing now. Two years will speed by, and before you know it, you will have to perform this task anyway. Take the time now, set a reasonable pace, and…
  • Dressing for menopause with style

    Kathi Burns
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dear Kathi, I’m going through menopause and I can’t seem to find anything that feels or looks good when I wear it. Everything seems frumpy and when I flash I am unbearably hot even when the air conditioning is at full blast. Help! I can’t run around naked at the office and I can’t stand my wardrobe for much longer! Betty, Carmel Valley Betty, It sounds as if you are ready for a fashion makeover. Layering your shirts can be the key to your success and comfort during hot flashes. Many women layer during this time but often choose the wrong types of fabric for this task.
  • Garage organization

    Kathi Burns
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dear Kathi, We are really motivated to clean out our garage this summer. We want to play ping-pong during our Labor Day party. To do this, we need to put the garage in order. This is the largest part of the preparation for our party. It is piled high with boxes, tools and old toys. I’m not even sure where to begin. What guidelines do you advise for this huge task? Suzi and Kevin, Oceanside Suzi, Gather boxes, in all shapes and sizes along with a box of large trash bags. It helps to start this project the day after trash is emptied if possible. Hire an expert or get a team of people to…
  • How to Keep Your Refrigerator Organized ~ Maintaining Order in Your Fridge

    Kathi Burns
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dear Kathi, I can never seem to find anything in my refrigerator. I rearrange my fridge frequently but between my kids and husband, I can’t maintain any type of order. What steps can I take to organize my fridge and freezer? Sarah, San Diego Sarah, Refrigerators can be a challenge, especially when you have many hands reaching in throughout the day. To create long-lasting order, consider how your favorite grocery store departmentalizes their merchandise. Mimic this template and it will be easier for you and your family to remember where to find and return items in your refrigerator.
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    Grace Brooke, LLC

  • 6 Tips To Declutter Your Home Before A Move

    Grace Brooke
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    6 Tips For Declutter Your Home Before A Move Getting ready to move and not quite sure where to start? Do you have so much “stuff” that you just want to throw it all into boxes and sort it out later?   The mere thought of packing up all your belongings into boxes making you stressed and overwhelmed?  Let’s take a different approach.  One that will free you of some of the heaviness and weight you may feel when looking at the overall, big picture. Decluttering and downsizing what you have before a move can be very beneficial and save you lots of stress on the other end.  The unused…
  • Asking For Help

    Grace Brooke
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
      Help, considered a four letter word by some.  Asking for it can be challenging, especially for an “independent” woman, but learning how to can prevent burnout, teach kids how to ask for help and make life easier.   I discuss the benifits of asking for help with fellow Professional Organizer, Tracy Paye on wsRadio.com.  Ever feel like you have too much on your plate?  Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?  You have to be willing and open and ready to ask for help.  And once you do if you allow yourself to receive assistance, amazing things can happen and…
  • Have Faith & Let Go of The Unnecessary

    Grace Brooke
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s a constant process to learn to let go of things in your life that does not serve you.  Be it things, relationships, thoughts or attitudes.  These are all things that weigh us down and keep clutter in our lives.  I believe that by letting go of anything that doesn’t have a purpose in my life, I’m not only freeing up the clutter, but actually allowing the things that I desire and am passionate about to manifest.   By definition, faith is believing and trusting in things unseen or not proven.  I believe that there is power in believing, knowing, trusting, having faith that things…
  • Home Organizing Tips – Lego Storage Ideas

    Grace Brooke
    1 May 2013 | 5:00 am
    If you have kids, you know the excruciating pain of  stepping on a Lego piece with bare feet!  It makes you want to throw them ALL in the GARBAGE!!!!  The only good thing about Legos is the fact that your kids will sit in their rooms for HOURS on end playing with them.  It’s really bitter sweet! As an organizer and mom of two, I am often asked, “What are the best ways to store and organize Legos?” Here are a few unique ideas and clever ways to store and organize those pesky little buggars… I mean toys.     I absolutely LOVE this idea of taking a binder…
  • Organizing Your Office – Storing All The “Little Things”

    Grace Brooke
    24 Apr 2013 | 6:00 am
    How do you store and organize all the tiny, little office supplies you need on hand?  There are so many fun and clever items to organize the “little things” in life and our office that are just laying around our homes.  For example, use an old muffin pan to store your paperclips, staples and tiny little gadgets.  Or use an ice tray or even an egg carton to keep rubber bands and pushpins handy.  Think outside of the “ice box” and re-purpose items you already have laying around collecting dust. Grab that old ice tray that just sits empty and put it to work.  It will…
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    Downshifting - Your Family, Your Home, Your Life - Margarita Ibbott

  • The Little Old Church Lady that I’ve become #Easter reflections.

    Margarita Ibbott
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Yes, its official, I am becoming an little old church lady. I have actually been a ‘church lady’ for many years now. Yes, many, years.  Let me explain:  I use to get together with 5 women to discuss our religion, our faith and what the bible and its teaching meant to us.  We were: a Roman Catholic, an Anglican, a Baptist, a fairly new Pentacostle and two Dutch Reform Church members, one of which was lapsed and the other was searching for a greater community church.  A very eclectic group with varying levels of faith and many, many questions. I joined that group almost…
  • Creating Curtains–#MyBenjaminMooreHome–#DIY Projects with beautiful Fabrics

    Margarita Ibbott
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    As I slowly reveal  the beautiful room that belongs to my second daughter, I  wanted to share with you a project that my mother and I did together.  I love working on a project with my mom because she is so very talented.  We have collaborated on necklaces before and I love how talented she is.  First and foremost lets get a couple of things straight:  I am the assistant in most projects.  I have a eye for colour combinations and working with patterns.  I usually pick those two things and she runs with it. My mom is the creative genius in most of these…
  • Easter... Bunny.... Easter, Easter Bunny–Join us for #LinkedMoms Chat Wed. Apr. 16 for all things Easter

    Margarita Ibbott
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    I love Easter, I always have and I always will.  I don’t know if it is the spring flowers or the beauty that is a church with the beginning of Palm Sunday and the glory of Easter Sunday.  Besides all the pomp and circumstance, there is nothing I like better then eating chocolate and reading great inspirational blog posts.  So this Wednesday, April 16 LinkedMoms invites you to share all of your Easter blog posts, recipes, crafts, DIY projects and family stories on all things Easter Here are some great posts from my fellow Canadian Bloggers that we would love to share with you:…
  • OVA - Provincial Volleyball Championships – Recalling the 2013 OVAs...Here we go again...

    Margarita Ibbott
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Last year we were here in Kitchener-Waterloo watching my daughter compete in her first Ontario Volleyball Association provincial tournament.  It was an exciting weekend for us as we were attending our very first provincials in volleyball.  We were a first year team with London Volleyball Club (a brand new competitive volleyball team in London). It was a building year and a growing year for all the girls and their parents as many of us had only see the girls play in school.  I wanted to share with you how happy and proud we are of these girls and the road that they have…
  • @WHO–World Health Organization - #Just1Bite - World Health Day–Apr. 7, 2014 –Small Bite: Big Threat

    Margarita Ibbott
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Somewhere in South America: Photo Credit. JM (my nephew) I have very adventurous nephews and nieces.  My one nephew (whose pictures you see in this post) has travelled through South East Asia, South America and is currently in India.  His older brother finally caught the travelling buy and went with him to India for two months.  My nieces, not ones to be left behind,  are on their way to South East Asia and Australia in May.  Somewhere in India: Photo Credit. JM (my nephew) All this sound like a lot of fun but one of the most important steps for them to get ready for…
 
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    The Paper Tiger Blog

  • 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 [...]
  • Work SMART! Get Organized with Paper Tiger

    Janet Baker
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Get Organized with Paper Tiger Even thinking about what you have to do and the decisions you have to make to get organized, can be overwhelming. You might be tempted to give up before you start – but don’t! Whether you’re organizing your desk drawers, filing cabinets, a stack of paper files, a closet, attic, [...]
  • Are You Ready For Tax Time Preparation?

    Janet Baker
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    No matter when your tax deadlines are, it’s always good practice to have your records in order so that you won’t have to do last minute scrambling looking for the documents needed tax time preparation. Indexing your paper files in Paper Tiger Filing System Software for document management is ideal to ensure you are able [...]
  • Cost of Disorganization – Webinar hosted by Ann Michael Henry

    PT Expert
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Complimentary Webinar Can You Afford to be Disorganized? The Cost of Disorganization Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Register now! *Need more information for time zone converter?* Did you know that there is a cost to disorganization? Well there is and you won’t believe where those hidden costs are! Join Ann Michael [...]
  • Are You Ready to Get Organized? Free Webinar Hosted by Kathy Paauw

    Janet Baker
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Are You Ready to Get Organized? This FREE webinar will help! Register Now! Next webinar Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern Is this you? Do you often wonder where the time went? Does your to-do list keep getting longer, even though it feels like nothing is getting done? Have you [...]
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    Professional Organizer Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Scott Roewer's organizing blog DeClutterYou

  • Menu Planning For A Month – Steps To Achieve Mealtime Bliss

    DeClutterYou
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    How often do you end up eating something for dinner that isn’t healthy, or that doesn’t even taste good, just because it’s the fastest, easiest option? Or maybe you feel guilty because you are so rushed at the end of a busy day, that you can’t prepare the balanced and delicious meals your family deserves. When you don’t plan ahead, you end up making poor decisions about what to eat for you and your family, but turning that around can be easier than you think.  There’s a bonus for readers at the end of this article! Keep reading. If you spend a little time at the beginning of each…
  • 10 Tips To Cure Paper Clutter

    DeClutterYou
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Just like laundry and dirty dishes, paper clutter is one thing you can be sure will always keep collecting in your home. But unlike a full sink or an overflowing hamper, your piles of paper can be much easier to ignore. With a little effort – and consistency – you can keep that paper clutter at bay. Here are our top ten tips on how to do it: 1. Schedule an appointment every week (or every other week) to sort through any papers that have accumulated on your desk, in the kitchen, etc. If you’re keeping up with it, this appointment should take no more than 10-20 minutes at most. Write it…
  • Dyeing Easter Eggs – The Best Guide On The Web

    DeClutterYou
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Easter is upon us and bunnies abound. Whether you’re gathering the kids for the annual egg dyeing tradition, or you’re getting crafty with DIY decorations, we’ve got all the info you’re looking for to make and display gorgeous Easter eggs this year. Our favorite tips from around the web: Practical Considerations This is messy business, so start out by protecting your workspace with newspaper, a plastic drop cloth or an old sheet and break out the rubber gloves if you’re concerned about staining your hands. If you don’t already have what you need, REAL SIMPLE has your shopping list…
  • Top 10 Garage Organizing Tips – Just in Time For Spring

    DeClutterYou
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    As the temperatures are finally creeping up, it’s time to take our Spring cleaning and organizing campaign outside… to the garage. Make the most of this underappreciated space in your home and get it ready for smart storage and for working on your favorite projects. Even if you just want to just make room to finally move your car inside, remember these top tips for your best organizing results: 1. Designate separate spaces or zones in which to group like items together, such as sports gear, gardening tools, automotive supplies, house repair, etc. It makes finding things easy, clean up is…
  • Passover Planning – Nothing To Get Stressed Over

    DeClutterYou
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The crocuses are barely pushing up outside and the first major holidays of the year are upon us. If thought of hosting your Passover seder has you stressing, trust me, bubaleh, it’s all going to be fine. We’re going to take care of everything… don’t you worry. First off, forget about getting it perfect. It’s never going to be the same meal you remember from your childhood seders, nor should it be. Make the holiday your own by choosing your favorite traditions and letting go of the rest. Although Passover is one of the most religious of the Jewish holidays, families practice its…
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    I'm an Organizing Junkie

  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 21/14

    Laura
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey friends, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Ours was really quiet and relaxed, just the way I like it :)  This week is spring break in our house so my kiddos are home and we are going to try and make the most of it even though we are […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 21/14
  • How to Use Evernote to Plan Your Vacation

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. Spring is in the air! And with so many of us getting together with family this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday, I imagine that some of us will spend a little time reminiscing about family vacations from the past, and […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Use Evernote to Plan Your Vacation
  • Friday Favorites: The Organically Clean Home, Toy Organization, Small Kitchen Tips + more!

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Hi friends, sorry for the delay getting this post up.  There was a glitch in WordPress with the most recent update but the amazing Cathy over at WordPress Barista, who has been a huge help to me for years, got me up and running again lickety split.  Thanks Cathy! So before I get into my […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: The Organically Clean Home, Toy Organization, Small Kitchen Tips + more!
  • 10 Simple Solutions for Organized Living

    Laura
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Is getting yourself and your family organized something you’ve been wanting to make happen for  awhile?  Something you wish you knew how to do or even just where to start?  When you look around a room and see clutter after more clutter, it can definitely be overwhelming.  Rather than give up and do nothing though, […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 10 Simple Solutions for Organized Living
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition

    Laura
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, how did last week go for you?  Did you stick to your plan or deviate at all?  We had to switch things around a bit but that happens some weeks, I don’t sweat it.  I love how flexible having a menu plan is.  So my daughter’s 17th birthday last week went really great.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition
 
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • Fact Friday: Smiling is Good for Your Overall Health

    Deb Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    “The power of a smile is transformative and we all have that power when we smile … there is a science behind smiling that begins in the brain. Once the smiling muscles in the face contract, there is a positive feedback loop that goes back to the brain and reinforces our feeling of joy. Your brain keeps track of your smiles, kind of like a smile scorecard. It knows how often you’ve smiled and which overall emotional state you are in. Studies have shown how smiling reduces stress, increases our overall health, well being and attitude.” Read More: Your Smile is Worth a…
  • Why Every Business Should Have An E-mail Newsletter

    Nealey Stapleton
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey small business peeps! Do you have an e-mail newsletter? Do you send it out to your subscribers regularly? If your answer to either question is no, then this article is for you. I’ll explain the importance of having an e-newsletter and how to send it out regularly without much effort. Enjoy! What is an e-mail newsletter? An e-mail newsletter is a digital bulletin that delivers valuable tips and the latest news to your subscribers. Sending one out is a very common business practice, so let’s talk about how it can boost sales and ways to implement it efficiently and effectively. Why…
  • Fact Friday: Everyone Struggles with Work-Life Balance — Even People Without Kids

    Deb Lee
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    “According to a new study from Rice University and University of California, San Diego, scientists and engineers without kids have still felt the stigma associated with “flexible” schedules within their work culture. The study found workers can have a negative attitude towards their place of employment and were less interested in staying at their jobs when they felt their employers looked down on individuals that needed a more flexible schedule.“ Read More: Work-Life Balance Even Affects Those without Kids, Study Finds | Parents.com | 3.31.2014     Related…
  • Let it Go! Start Decluttering, Clear Your Mind and Space!

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    “If you want to grow, you gotta let it go.” This is the mantra of Gail Blanke, author of Throw out Fifty Things (affiliate link). And, a mantra that I highly recommend. Our lives are filled with so much stuff, and as I’ve learned over the course of my life much of it isn’t needed. So, why not let it go? At least some of it. Clear the clutter, clear you mind, and make room for success…there’s no time like the present to start decluttering. In my line of work, I’m always called upon to find space for client’s possessions. I’ll admit, sometimes working with a professional…
  • ADHD Resources That Provide New Perspectives, Education, and Support

    Ellen Delap
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    If you, your spouse, or your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD, it can be a moment that can truly transform you. You may experience a sense of relief knowing that your struggles have a reason. It can also be the time to learn more about ADHD, the symptoms, and potential solutions. Learning is key to help you reframe and gain awareness of the next steps you may need to take. So, take a minute to review the websites below to get more details.    “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence…
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    Simple Life Together

  • SLT064: Healthy Smoothies Made Simple With Farnoosh Brock

    Daniel Hayes
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    We hinted in Episode 63 that we’ve been enjoying more and more healthy smoothies. About two and a half years ago we did a 12-day juice fast. Since then, we’ve slowly incorporated juicing into our lifestyle at least 3-4 times/week. By doing that…juicing became a regular part of our life.  We became addicted to how good it made us feel which led us to look into other ways to improve or expand our healthy eating goals. Juicing led to eating more raw foods, eating smaller portions…and now smoothies! So, who better to talk about smoothies, than our friend and someone…
  • Simple Foods: Rediscovering Our Food Dehydrator

    Vanessa Hayes
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Dan and I have mentioned a few times on the podcast how much we love our Exalibur food dehydrator. We absolutely love making our own dried fruit and beef jerky, free of additives and other junk ingredients that most other off the shelf foods have. Funny thing is, we didn’t always feel that way about our dehydrator. For a long time it just sat alone, tucked away in a cabinet above our refrigerator. It was yet another appliance we bought on impulse without thinking through how we would use it and if we really needed it in our lives. Isn’t that the case with most things we purchase on…
  • SLT063: Five Steps to Simple Living

    Daniel Hayes
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    When it comes to simple living, or making any changes in life, there always seems to be plenty of experts around telling you what you should do, and how you should do it. Looking to get in shape? You can find an endless supply of “experts”…many of which will directly contradict each other…that are ready with their magic formula to help you. All you have to do is buy their equipment, take their magic pill, or follow their magic advice. But what it all boils down to in the real world is developing a simple plan that is right for YOU, and then kicking things into gear! When it…
  • Interview with Mridu

    Vanessa Hayes
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    I’m excited to share with you a video interview I did with a colleague of mine. Her name is Mridu Parikh and she is an organization life coach, simplicity expert and owner of Life Is Organized. In this interview you’ll get her backstory on how she became a professional organizer (like me…she wasn’t always organized). Plus you’ll learn about the most common struggles most of us face in our chaotic world and how simplicity and organization can bring you a little bit closer to having more peace and calm in your life. Mridu is smart, fun and totally down to earth.
  • Routines of Successful Men and Women in History

    Daniel Hayes
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:21 pm
    I saw this article in the section of the Huffington Post called The Third Metric, which features articles about redefining success beyond money and power. It deals with the daily routines of some interesting men and women in history. I thought it was interesting and if you enjoyed these past episodes of SLT, then you’ll likely find this interesting too! You can find the full article titled Here’s How The World’s Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days on the Huffington post. The post Routines of Successful Men and Women in History appeared first on Simple Life Together.
 
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    The Clutter Diet Blog

  • Clutter Video Tip: I Challenge You to Watch This!

    Lorie Marrero
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves watching this video through until the end. There are some things that are just unpleasant to think about, but think about the relief you will feel to have them out in the open and off of your mind. Watch this video as I share my own personal journey in this mission possible. But watch the video soon, this tape- er, video- will self-destruct in five seconds. ;) (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcddecree.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on…
  • Clutter Video Tip: How to Find Your Laundry Bliss: Get It Done Faster and Easier!

    Lorie Marrero
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Do overflowing laundry baskets make you want to escape? Well, if you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain… And if you’re not much into laundry, but are into champagne... Have we got a plan for you! Watch this video for some laundry strategies that will make laundry less stressful and more productive. And you just may find the time for that piña colada, too. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdlaundrybliss.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video…
  • Clutter Video Tip: How to Get Organized in 30 Seconds... or 1 Minute... or 5

    Lorie Marrero
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Is time just not on your side when you want to get organized? Do you think organized homes belong to people who have all the time in the world? Watch this video for some quick maintenance habits you can adopt in less than no time. Maybe you’ll even wind up with time on your hands. ;) (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcd30secs.) >  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…
  • Clutter Video Tip: The "Myth" of Spring Cleaning

    Lorie Marrero
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:04 pm
    The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the flowers are blooming… Spring has sprung- so, why on Earth would you spend your time cooped up inside cleaning? This spring, break into a new routine of home maintenance and go enjoy the great outdoors. Watch this video to keep your home in tip top shape all four seasons. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdspring.) >  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 Set Up an Efficient Entryway "Destination Station"

    Lorie Marrero
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Is leaving and entering your home riddled with complications leading to great aggravation? When you look for your keys is there an escalation in your desperation to find them? Every home has an entryway, so let's take the frustration out of this essential location with what I call a "Destination Station". Following these tips will make getting out the door of your habitation an emigration to elation. Just a little preparation can start your transformation to front door jubilation. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at…
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    Organize for a Fresh Start

  • What You Ought to Know about Care Giving

    Sue West
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    At what point do we call ourselves a “care giver?” We are in it and still haven’t admitted this role. You might be caring for your spouse who has had some troubles lately, an adult child, a parent. As with so much of life, there is the practical side of what you are DOing and there is the emotional side or psychology of accepting what’s happening, to you and to the other person. Here are a few insider secrets to support your care giving. Reach out for assistance even if it’s difficult. It’ll be worth it. Build your village or your team. You already had a…
  • Splintered Time? Try This Exercise.

    Sue West
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Splintered. Fractions. Dangling threads. “Shiny object syndrome.” Bits and pieces. That’s how the days feel sometimes. The things on our “to do” lists seem to float, not having anything to anchor them. Tasks floating on paper or on an iphone, just scrolling or floating out in air, somewhere. Not anywhere we can DO something about them though! The threads need to get sewn together. The puzzle pieces need to get put  together. The bits and pieces need glue. The chores at home need a purpose. The things you’re doing for your children or parents need to get…
  • Perspective Podcasts: What do you want from your days?

    Sue West
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Feeling the push and pull of life ? Starting to feel like a piece of paper stuck in the back of the file cabinet? Maybe the light comes in every once in awhile, but otherwise, phew, how trapped is this feeling?  How do you put yourself back where you belong? Out front and center in the daylight.   (C) Sue West photo We are back – Carol Williams of EpS, Efficient Productivity Systems and  Sue West, AD/HD and life management coach. You can listen here: >>>   What do you want ?           … or read it below. All our podcasts are 5-8 minutes maximum, and we…
  • Perspectives Podcasts: The Big “Why”

    Sue West
    12 Feb 2014 | 12:24 pm
    People call or write and will say something like “Can you help me organize my life?” And on the way to tackling the physical stuff, such as our Things and our commitments on our calendars, we usually end up in another discussion. We often end up discussing, as several clients have said, “How to fit ten pounds of potatoes into a five pound bag…”  and then whether the bag needs to get larger, or do we need to drop a few pounds of potatoes so that five pounds fits nicely into the five pound bag. Before you can make these life changing choices, you will need to know…
  • What do you want to “be” in your next act of life? Where do you start?

    Sue West
    7 Feb 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Choosing your path is often overwhelming, isn’t it?  And especially if you’re dealing with a life changing event.  Something big has happened – a change in career, a significant health or mental health diagnosis, the ending of a relationship, someone you were caring for has died. Now, you’re supposed to “choose,” as in choose your next “path.”  Sounds difficult, big and overwhelming. And so you get stuck. But you know intuitively that you want to move on. What’s around the next curve? So how do you choose a path?  You don’t. Not yet.   You choose, with…
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    C-Line Products Blog

  • Local School Sends C-Line a BIG Thank You!

    Nicola
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    From time to time, C-Line has been known to donate a selection of our educational products to local schools. The goal is to provide an assortment of our most popular classroom items to teachers and  students within our community. In the past, we have always received a positive response from the schools. Our most recent donation, however, was met by the LARGEST response ever. Take a look at the gigantic “Thank You” card this local school put together! We were so impressed by the teachers’ creativity and appreciation that we had to share. Not only did the staff sign this sizable card,…
  • Cataloging System Created with Self-Adhesive Photo Holders

    Nicola
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Recently, a C-Line customer sent me a note explaining how she creatively used some of our products at her office. Her company, like many others, likes to store old product information, catalogs and sales booklets in order to have something to refer to. All of this reference information was kept in one room that the whole company had access to. The customer would search for the catalog she needed, and often it would be missing. She assumed someone else had taken it, but after several repeat occurrences, she decided to create a new system to track who was using the materials. To create this…
  • New Technology Helps Develop Singing Sheet Protector

    Nicola
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    C-Line is always looking for ways to incorporate new technology into our products. Our goal is to provide top of the line items that help to keep you organized at home and the office. Finally, it is time to reveal the most cutting edge product we have ever manufactured. After working tirelessly with engineers, scientists and our product development staff at C-Line, we have created an office product unlike any others. The Singing Sheet Protector is ready to be released to the public! Yes – we said singing. So how does it work? Much like our other sheet protectors, this one is top loading and…
  • Friday Folder Game Works Great with Project Folders

    Nicola
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    Teachers are constantly looking for new ways to motivate students and keep them engaged in the classroom. Taking creative approaches to learning will help to reach some kids who have a tendency to get distracted. A close friend, who is also a teacher, was recently talking to me about a new exercise that some of her coworkers had tried out in the classroom. The called it the “Friday File Folder Games” and the goal of this activity was to take a fun approach to skill practice. Once Friday approaches, students (and teachers!) can be restless for the weekend to begin after a long week. My…
  • How to Get Organized for Tax Time

    Nicola
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:35 am
    Ready or not — April 15th is quickly approaching! With a little over a month left to go, many people are scrambling to prepare for their annual visit to the accountant. Whether you have organized your documents throughout the year or you trying to sort through paperwork right now, C-Line can lend a helping hand. There are numerous products that can be used to organize everything from receipts to legal documents. Large items, like the 21-Pocket Expanding File, can be beneficial for storing a lot of information. While the Legal Size Write-on Project Folder can store various size documents…
 
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    Discover Freedom Blog - Organize Your Home, Office, and Life

  • Five Things to Put on Your Don’t-Do List

    Sue Becker
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    I’ve previously written about using a to-do list – that sometimes pesky, often helpful tool that helps make sure nothing important slips through the cracks. But often we’re so busy focusing on what we need to/should do that we blindly plod along without stopping to consider what we should stop doing. Here are a few unproductive habits that you might consider crossing off your list – permanently! I hope you to get as much value from this don’t-do list as you do from your to-do list. Don’t check email first thing in the morning. There’s not much that’s more…
  • What Type of Decision Maker Are You?

    Sue Becker
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    Among other things, the Myers-Briggs® assessment helps people learn about how they make decisions. Decision-making is critical to the organizing process, so here are some insights on that important skill. When it comes to organizing, there’s no right or wrong way to make decisions. The key is that you’re comfortable with the process, and more importantly, comfortable with the decisions you make. The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator assesses preferences, but no one type is deemed to be a better decision maker. Decision-making is critical to the organizing process, so here are some…
  • Stop Running Late

    Sue Becker
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:33 am
    Do you often run late? Do you constantly feel like you’re rushing to get places? If so, it may be because you’re trying to squeeze in “just one more thing” before you head out the door. Many people fall victim to this phrase, especially people with ADHD. Let’s explore this mindset and what you can do about it. “Just one more thing” can take on many different forms: Checking online for directions just before you head out the door to drive to a meeting. Sending a “quick” email before you leave work to go your child’s band concert.
  • Tax Time Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

    Sue Becker
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:02 am
    Do you start to panic this time of year as you think about preparing your tax return (you have thought about it by now, right?). If that panic is due to something other than disorganization, I’m not sure I can help you. But if you spend hours pulling apart your file cabinet, clearing out your car, emptying your wallet, and dismantling your paper piles looking for tax-related receipts, I’m here to tell you there’s an easier way. Use the pain of being disorganized for this year’s taxes as motivation to prepare now for next year. With some advanced preparation, you won’t have to spend…
  • Say “No” so You Can Say “Yes”

    Sue Becker
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:13 am
    Feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Who doesn’t? But the simple word “no” can help you find more time. By setting priorities, you can identify which people, organizations, activities and causes aren’t in alignment with your goals. Saying “no” in these situations can free up time and allow you to say “yes” to more fulfilling activities that are in alignment with your goals. Last year was my year of “no.” For example, I dropped out of two professional groups I’d been a member of for quite a while because they were no longer helping me grow my…
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    Clutter Coach

  • Perfectionism or Death

    Claire
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    by Originally posted 2007-12-05 15:52:52. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhat’s the biggest problem with perfectionists? It’s that they don’t know they have a problem! Perfectionism is a habit that people are proud of, even when it causes them anxiety and trouble. This New York Times article describes how being a perfectionist can lead to mental health problems and even suicide, not to mention garden variety unhappiness and stress. In the areas of time management and organizing, I see people abandoning or not taking on projects at all because they don’t believe they…
  • Not Ready to Get Organized?

    Claire
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:58 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…
  • What is being organized worth to you?

    Claire
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    by More time for fun. More time with family. More time with friends. More time to read. More time to relax. More time to make a dress. More time to drink your morning coffee. More time to be outdoors. More time to smell the roses. More time to take a road trip. More time to cuddle up. More time to pet the cat. More time to dance. More time to send a card. More time to give a compliment. More time to remember a dream. More time to go to the beach. More time to gaze out the window. More time to hold hands. More time to go down a slide. More time for yoga. More time to laugh. More time to rub…
  • Why Multitasking Sucks

    Claire
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    by Originally posted 2011-07-19 09:41:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMultitasking has the same effect on your productivity that drinking too much has on your wittiness at a party. You think it’s increasing, but it’s actually decreasing. In both cases, people seem happily unaware of this fact. By now, you must’ve heard that multitasking is a boondoggle. It doesn’t make you more productive. In fact, it makes you less productive. Just look online for studies galore showing this, going back more than ten years. I don’t want to harangue you about why it’s…
  • Home office clutter management

    Claire
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:13 pm
    by Originally posted 2012-10-01 20:13:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you’re not lucky enough to have a separate room for your home office, you’ll make do on the dining table, or setting up a desk in a corner of the living room. This poses a special challenge because any clutter you leave on your desk is also now in the common living area for all to see. If you live with others this can be, well, a problem. A former client of mine had her desk in what would’ve been the kitchen dining nook. She needed lots of stuff out and around her when she worked, but her partner…
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    Organize-It

  • Playmarket’s We Go Foldable Shopping Cart Wins the 2014 Red Dot Award

    Marketing Team
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    We take great pride in announcing that our vendor, Playmarket, has received a 2014 Red Dot Award for their We Go Foldable Shopping Cart! This cart is perfect for shopping and makes it especially easy for city living. There are four dual large casters on the bottom to provide extra stability and allow you to easily swivel the cart up to 360 degrees. The removable polyester bag is washable and a screen cover is included so you can keep the contents clean and dry. The rolling shopping bag can hold up to 50 liters, and will fold neatly for convenient storage. We offer this award winning product…
  • Press Release: Organize-It Purchases New Web Domain OrganizeIt-Online.com, Expands Online Presence To Three Domains

    Marketing Team
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:00 am
    ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Storage and organizational products retailer Organize-It has purchased online competitor’s site OrganizeIt-Online.com, which adds a third online domain to the Michigan-based company’s roster.  Organize-It is adding and expanding OrganizeIt-Online.com’s current product catalog to include more innovative items for the home, office and garage.  Organize-It already owns and operates OrganizeIt.com and Organization-Store.com. Originally based in the greater Sacramento, California area, OrganizeIt-Online.com began as a traditional brick and mortar store in 1988 that…
  • Super Bowl Party Ideas

    Marketing Team
    23 Jan 2014 | 10:43 am
    The Super Bowl is a lot like Thanksgiving, except you usually don’t have to deal with your crazy relatives. One thing is for sure: Both days involve ingesting way too much food.   At Organize-It, we created a comprehensive pinboard over on our Pinterest page that features products, recipes and decoration ideas that will help you put on the perfect football bash your friends won’t stop talking about.  Here are some of our favorite products:   Plastic Beverage Tub – $6.99 These Plastic Beverage Tub are a simple, affordable way to keep your beer, soda or other drinks…
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Laundry Room Organizing Ideas

    Marketing Team
    15 Jan 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Laundry is one chore that never seems to end, and since you’re always doing it, your laundry room may as well be organized to at least make the process more streamlined.  To help give your laundry room a makeover, here are some of our favorite laundry organizers!   Rolling Laundry Center – Satin Silver – $49.99 A laundry cart to help store and sort clean or dirty clothes is a great way to keep the floor of your laundry room clear of tripping hazards.  This Rolling Laundry Center features the added bonus of a hanging bar to store freshly ironed garments.    The…
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Kitchen Organizing Ideas

    Marketing Team
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Drawers and Cabinets and Refridgerators…OH MY!  There are many areas in the kitchen that could use some tidying up.  Fortunately for you, Organize-It has countless items to make your kitchen more organized.  Here are some of our favorites: OXO Good Grips Utensil Organizer – $14.99 We all have many pieces of flatware, kitchen utensils and other tools that are often thrown in cluttered drawers, which makes them difficult to find.  A great way to eliminate that clutter is with a kitchen drawer organizer, like this OXO Good Grips Utensil Organizer.  This drawer tray can expand…
 
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    OrganizingLA Blog

  • 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…
  • Supermarkets Were Born in California: Modern Life Was Never The Same

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    21 Jan 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Ralphs' Grocery Company in Southern California originated the modern day supermarket. This one, from 1928, once stood at Wilshire and Hauser Blvd. This afternoon I shopped for dinner groceries at Ralphs in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile. The store, while large with subterranean parking and several floors is no match for the Ralphs I've seen in other less congested areas  of the city (those other stores are just massive). However, the abundance in view at any of these stores is always phenomenal. It's no surprise that many of today's modern kitchens, food and butler pantries have been overrun with…
  • Conan O'Brien Hires an Organizing Expert to Organize his Producer's Office

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    14 Jan 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We don't really advocate giving the gift of organizing and then surprising the recipient with that gift right then and there. But that's what Conan O'Brien did last week when he brought in Los Angeles Professional Organizer (and our colleague) Julie Naylon, of No Wire Hangers and staged a decluttering intervention, all caught on camera. Conan O'Brien paradies his cluttered producer's office as Organizer Julie Naylon looks on. Conan brought Julie in because he says Producer Jordan Schlansky's office is a fire trap and some of the debris in his office could fall on Jordan, injuring him. The…
  • America's Obsession with Self-Storage Originated in Hollywood, California

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    7 Jan 2014 | 12:13 am
    Built in 1925, the 14-story Hollywood Storage Co. was the tallest building in Hollywood Who would have known that America's obsession with self-storage isn't necessary a modern-day marvel? And that bohemith buildings designed for comfort and safe household holdings would rise to record-breaking heights, in Los Angeles? Built in 1925 during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the 14-story Hollywood Storage Co. was the tallest building in Hollywood. Located at Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood Storage Co. was also home of the Evening Herald radio station, KMTR but primarily used…
  • Singer Alison Moyet Smashed All Her Treasures So She Could Move Forward

    John Trosko, Los Angeles Professional Organizer
    13 Nov 2013 | 10:56 am
    Bluesy Singer Alison Moyet Seems To Hate Nastalgia We're not sure we could advocate smashing your treasures. But that's exactly what Alison Moyet did recently when she moved. She destroyed all her diaries, stage clothes, even her gold albums. Essex-born Moyet became one of Britain's biggest music solo stars in the 1980's and branched out to writing, theater and more albums showcasing her bluesy voice. But she's also known for being down to earth even though she's sold over 25 million albums. But given all that, Moyet is remarkably lacking a passion for nostalgia. In an interview with Aidin…
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    Value of Simple

  • Pulse Check – Quarterly Report for January to March 2014

    Joel Zaslofsky
    21 Apr 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 January-March 2014. How to Appreciate Slowly Switching Gears If you follow me somewhat closely, it’s hard to miss that I published Experience Curating on February 18. Based on your emails, Amazon reviews, tweets, and more, the early results are in: I wrote a fine book! (I know. I’m kinda shocked too.) January…
  • SASM 046 – How to Organize Your “Lives” (E-Memory Revolution or Not) with Gordon Bell

    Joel Zaslofsky
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Gordon Bell has seen and done things you and I can’t imagine. He’s been, and still is, a major part of computing and engineering history. This barely scratches the surface, but Gordon has: Advanced degrees from prestigious places like MIT. Researcher Emeritus status at Microsoft. Crazy computing street cred from his role in creating the first mini- and time-sharing computers. Right now, though? Gordon’s going to tell you how to join the e-memory revolution. Not only that, but he’s pioneering a way to organize your “lives” – yes, I said “lives” – in a holistic,…
  • 9 Reasons You Need to Do a Continuous Creation Challenge Now (the Second One Is Like a Cold Water Wake Up … That You Actually Enjoy)

    Joel Zaslofsky
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    What does April mean to you? Do you get super jazzed about the Major League Baseball opener or the Final Four? (Man, I hope the Mets don’t suck again this year). Are you desperate for warmer spring weather like we are in Minnesota? April used to be a “ho-hum” kinda month for me. But no more! That’s because, now, I’m celebrating the four-year anniversary of my personal renaissance. You know, the day my wife Melinda told me she was pregnant with our first son Grant … and then everything changed. I have another anniversary in mind that I want you to celebrate with me. It’s the…
  • SASM 045 – Exploring Innerspace and Bodhi Float Tanks with Chad Johnson and Richard Bonk

    Joel Zaslofsky
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories, right? But when’s the last time you heard a mindlessness-to-consciousness story? Chad Johnson went from drug addict to float center pioneer over a very rocky road. But he has arrived, and boy am I ever grateful … on behalf of the world and for a selfish reason too. Richard Bonk went from unquestioning religious kid to rapid explorer of what’s out “there.” And by “there” I mean everywhere. He’s all about what hides undiscovered – and untapped – within us all. If you’ve never heard of float tanks before, a.k.a. sensory deprivation…
  • Need a Hand? The Value of Simple Advice Column: Part 1

    Joel Zaslofsky
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Here … We … Go! I don’t understand why we do what we do. Then find out right now. Is materialism inefficient? We all know the answer deep down. I don’t know how to stop judging people. Now you do. Am I voting for poverty when I do [specific action]? Let’s hope not … but hope doesn’t let us know for sure. Is chasing money really worse than a dog chasing a car? Hands-down, yes. Why do you dislike Facebook so much? This about sums it up. That, and they sell pictures of kids for money. Can simplifying really help me focus on what’s important? I’m convinced. Are you? Is my…
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    Metropolitan Organizing

  • Clean Living Series, by the American Cleaning Institute

    Geralin Thomas
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Traditional Bathroom by Dc Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Liz Levin Interiors Bathroom Cleaning Tips Bathrooms are where the cleaning challenges can really get tough. There are so many surfaces: chrome, brass, glass, porcelain, fiberglass … plus a wide variety of soils: hard water deposits, soap film, rust stains and mildew, not to mention germs. […] The post Clean Living Series, by the American Cleaning Institute appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • What Organizing Tools Can You Count On?

    Geralin Thomas
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas My 5 Favorite Organizing Products As one of the first and few Professional Organizers in Mexico, a country where the industry has not blossomed yet, finding variety in organizing products has been quite an adventure. Don’t get me wrong, we have specialized stores where I can find some useful solutions for my clients, but I […] The post What Organizing Tools Can You Count On? appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Would You Like a Shake With That Closet?

    Geralin Thomas
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Elizabeth Jones Closet Organization Tips Traditional Closet by Los Angeles Closet & Home Storage Designers Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design   The biggest argument my best friend and I ever got into was over a milkshake. Word to the wise…don’t ever agree to be someone’s accountability partner. At least when it comes to dieting. It’s all fun and games […] The post Would You Like a Shake With That Closet? appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Fun and Easy Ways to Decorate For Easter

    Geralin Thomas
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Decorating For Easter With Easter just around the corner, have you thought of ways to spruce up your home? Simple decorations can go a long way and with our ideas, you don’t even need to spend a lot of money to create a new look for your home this springtime holiday. A Fresh and Warm […] The post Fun and Easy Ways to Decorate For Easter appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • You’re Invited to Bring the Neat II

    Geralin Thomas
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Mark Your Calendars Join me on Google+ this Friday for Bring the Neat II. I’ll share with you some of my most popular tips on procrastination and how to motivate yourself. I’ll also show you how to refresh your wardrobe and build your dream closet this spring. Bring the Neat II Online Google+ Hangout Friday, […] The post You’re Invited to Bring the Neat II appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
 
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    Helena - A Personal Organizer

  • Pretextos Para No Organizar, El Caso del Fregadero vs. Lavavajillas

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Enjoy the post Pretextos Para No Organizar, El Caso del Fregadero vs. Lavavajillas Organización | Pretextos Para No Organizar El Caso del Fregadero vs. Lavavajillas Hay casas que cuentan con lavavajillas, en ellas, poco frecuente es que se laven los platos en el fregadero. Si el lavavajillas se descompone, probablemente los trastes se apilarán en el fregadero, sin ser lavados; pretextando el desperfecto. Síndrome de la vida moderna es ir por la vía fácil sin buscar soluciones alternas, y con ello también usar pretextos para no hacer las cosas. Organizar no es tan diferente del caso del…
  • 17 Ways to Spring Clean Your Home With Feng Shui

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Enjoy the post 17 Ways to Spring Clean Your Home With Feng Shui Feng Shui Spring Cleaning – A Spa Day For Your Home As you look around your home and workplace, does the energy feel a little tired, drab, same-same, blah or sedate? If so, then give your precious environments some rejuvenation with some Feng Shui spring cleaning “spa treatments”!   Traditional Bedroom by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design   Getting Started First, set aside a few hours (morning ideal) in your calendar. Arrange to have your house or business…
  • Celebrating Easter With Casa Haus

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post Celebrating Easter With Casa Haus Easter Crafts & Celebration Hosting Rocío Jimenez, from Casa Haus Con las Pascuas a la vuelta de la esquina, esta semana de vacaciones es la perfecta oportunidad para dar rienda suelta a la creatividad haciendo huevos de Pascua. Son la manera más fácil de decorar tu casa para la temporada, y además aprovechas para pasar un buen rato con toda tu familia. Desde lo más simple a lo más elaborado, el límite es tu imaginación… sin embargo, a continuación te doy algunas ideas para que pongas manos a la obra. With Easter right around…
  • Beyond Your Home: Tips for Decluttering Your Life

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post Beyond Your Home: Tips for Decluttering Your Life Eliminating Clutter From Your Life Clutter exists outside your house. Clutter can fill your mind, your body, your schedule, your finances and your workspace. Unfortunately, if you have clutter in one of those areas, you most likely have clutter in many of those areas. If you have been trying to conquer the clutter in your home, it is time to move beyond and follow these tips for decluttering your entire life. Contemporary Spaces   Your Mind What clutters your mind? Get a notebook and a pen. Invest some time and think about…
  • Basic Life Skills – Making Your Bed

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post Basic Life Skills – Making Your Bed Making Your Bed Every Morning Recently I started talking about basic life skills and how knowing (and using) these skills impacts your ability to live an organized life. I decided to start from a very basic skill that makes all the difference in your daily life and on how you start your days: making your bed.   Eclectic Bedroom by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators The Cross Design   Funny thing is that while researching and reading about life skills I read that making your bed daily does contribute for a happier…
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    Assured Self Storage - Self Storage in Dallas, DFW, Austin, Plano and North Texas » Blog

  • 3 Questions to Ask When Renting Your First Storage Unit

    Chris Thrive
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Your friends might be surprised to learn that this is your first time. Don’t feel shy about it. Some folks do it all the time, and others never will. Whatever your reasons for making the decision, it’s a good idea to develop a smart strategy. A little planning goes a long way, so think through your options, and pay attention to the details. Before you rent your first storage unit, consider these three important questions. 1. What Do You Want to Store? The obvious answer isn’t your best guideline because it can be too broad. You plan on storing things you won’t need while you’re away…
  • Climate Controlled Storage Benefits

    Chris Thrive
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    As the weather changes, more people will be spring cleaning and moving, which necessitates the need for a storage unit. There are two type of self storage units that individuals can choose from, non-climate-controlled and climate-controlled. If you have items that you would not store in your own garage, then choosing a climate-controlled storage units is the best option. While many people think climate-controlled units cost too much, you’ll quickly realize that the benefits outweigh these additional costs. Here are the top benefits for using a climate-controlled storage unit. 1.
  • 5 DIY Shelving Projects For Your Storage Unit

    Chris Thrive
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    If you’ve got clutter in your storage unit that you just don’t know how to tame, you may have researched shelving options and found out how expensive they can be. Shelving projects for your storage unit don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You can easily tackle some DIY projects to come up with some crafty solutions to help you organize your storage space. Pallet Shelving -  This thrifty option can help maximize your storage space without costing much. Use the 2×4’s from oversized pallets to save money, and get some sturdy screws and bolts from yard sales to further…
  • How To Get Your Storage Space Ready For Spring

    Chris Thrive
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Blue skies, warmer weather and that extra bounce in your step are sure signs that spring is finally here. It’s time to stash away the winter stuff and liberate your summer things. From clearing out the closets to cleaning up the garage, you’re ready to tackle seasonal chores, but is your dependable self storage unit ready? It deserves a little springtime sprucing up, and a smart approach makes the job easier while you reclaim much-needed storage space. Throw That Door Open Climate-controlled storage keeps your things safe from temperature extremes all year, but spring is the perfect time…
  • Portable Storage Units vs Self Storage Units

    Chris Thrive
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:27 am
    Portable storage units and self storage units are two options that people have if they need to store their items for an extended period of time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Though two options are available, users may not know which option is best for their needs. Here are some suggestions, advantages, and disadvantages that will help you make a more educated decision about storage. Ask the Proper Questions Common questions that should be asked before securing a storage unit include: How Long Do You Need The Storage Unit? If you need the storage unit for an extended period of time, renting a…
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    Best Results Organizing

  • Tax Month Freebie: Up to 5 Pounds of Free Shredding at Office Depot

    Julie Bestry
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you finished up (or are you finishing up) your taxes, only to find that you have a ridiculous “to shred” pile? Tax time is the perfect opportunity to clear out your file folders, your desk drawers, your purses and wallets and pockets, and shred all the receipts and documents you don’t need to support […]
  • Paperless vs. Less Paper: 6 Ways to Reduce Paper Consumption

    Julie Bestry
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by the influx of papers in your office, home and life, you’ve probably considered the concept of “going paperless.” But what does going paperless mean? In many ways, our modern society is already moving towards a paperless protocol. In the old days, you probably used to get a paycheck on […]
  • It’s a Notebook! It’s a Whiteboard!: 3 Dry-Erase Notebook Innovations

    Julie Bestry
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    With traditional notebooks, even the ones with twists like we’ve examined in the last few posts (for lefties and customizers), we’re dealing with an expectation of some kind of permanence. But what about the times when we need notebooks to let us create, change, recreate, erase, and start all over again — without destroying the […]
  • Customizable Notebooks: Have It Your Way…Sorta

    Julie Bestry
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    As we’ve discussed previously, the key to any notebook system is that it fits your individual needs. What could be better than a notebook that you can customize to your specific sense of order? In the beginning, there was Levenger’s Circa System. The backbone of Circa Notebooks appears to be rings — but instead of […]
  • Organize Your Writing Right — With Left-Handed Notebooks

    Julie Bestry
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    Are you a righty or a lefty? Of course, we’re not talking politics, but handedness. Paper Doll is a righty, but I’m always on the lookout for solutions that make it easier for my left-handed clients to live in a right-handed world. With file folders, it’s easy enough — it’s just a matter of turning […]
 
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  • Printable May 2014 Calendar With Holidays

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    3 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Printable May 2014 Calendar With Holidays Use our Printable May 2014 Calendar With Holidays to get ready for those hot summer days! Printout this May 2014 Calendar and use it to plan your upcoming summer lazy days! Download this Printable May 2014 Calendar With Holidays by clicking the image or this link: Printable May 2014 Calendar With Holidays  
  • Printable April 2014 Coloring Pages

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    1 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    Printable April 2014 Coloring Pages Welcome spring with these two April 2014 Coloring Pages. While its raining outside, use these April 2014 coloring pages to let the kiddies have fun while they are learning.  Download these April 2014 Coloring pages by clicking either image or these links: printable landscape April 2014 Coloring Pages or printable landscape April 2014 Coloring Pages.  printable landscape april 2014 calendar coloring page      
  • Printable April 2014 Calendar With Holidays

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    31 Mar 2014 | 3:41 am
    Printable April 2014 Calendar With Holidays Use this Printable April 2014 Calendar With Holidays to track your spring April showers. Printout this April 2014 calendar and use it to write down your upcoming vacation plans!  Download this Printable April 2014 Calendar With Holidays by clicking the picture or this link: Printable April 2014 Calendar With Holidays Click here to see the Amazon Best Selling Calendars that can help you plan all year long!   
  • Printable Blank PDF December 2014 Calendar

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    5 Dec 2013 | 6:39 pm
    Printable Blank PDF December 2014 Calendar Plan your upcoming holiday celebrations with this Printable Blank PDF December 2014 Calendar. Printout this pdf December 2014 Calendar and fill the number of shopping days until Christmas and Hanukkah 2014! Download this Printable Blank PDF December 2014 Calendar by clicking the image or this link: Printable Blank PDF December 2014 Calendar
  • Printable Blank PDF November 2014 Calendar

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    5 Dec 2013 | 6:16 pm
    Printable Blank PDF November 2014 Calendar Use this Printable Blank PDF November 2014 Calendar to plan your upcoming wintery vacation, trips and upcoming holidays. Printout and fill in this pdf November 2014 Calendar and use it to track your favorite football teams scores! Download this Printable Blank PDF November 2014 Calendar by clicking the image or this link: Printable Blank PDF November 2014 Calendar Printable Blank PDF November 2014 Calendar  
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