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  • Easy Philly Cheese Carnita Pizza with Straight From The Grill Flavor

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    Sandy
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Need a Head Start with Your Favorite Recipes? By Amy This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #newfromhormel #CollectiveBias I need help on busy days and would love straight from the grill flavor without having to fire up the grill! My kids always seem to be hungry!  Everyday I hear, “Mom, when’s dinner?”  and “Mom, WHAT’s for dinner?”  After school, band practice, and piano lessons, they always seem to be starving!  I’m also hungry after all the running around, but I haven’t…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Protect Water From Damaging Your Largest Investment

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    MonicaRicci
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Would you rather get a dental filling or a root canal? If you’ve ever had a root canal, you already know a filling is always the better option! They're much less expensive and less painful so it pays to take care of a cavity before it requires more serious action. The same is true for your home. Several years ago, a gentleman I know was traveling over the holidays and came home to discover his house flooded to the tune of more than $40,000 in property damage. While he was away, his water heater had failed and water flowed unabated into his home for two weeks. Yikes! Not only were the…
  • Decide to Do It

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    Aby Garvey
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    This past weekend Kailea, my daughter, achieved a goal. It is a goal she has been working toward for nearly half of her life. This past weekend Kailea tested for, and received, her black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I am, of course, a proud (and biased) parent, but her performance throughout the five hour test was simply extraordinary. The test is designed to challenge the body, mind and spirit. And the final test was the greatest challenge of all. The challenge:  break a concrete brick with your bare hand. Throughout the years leading up to this test, we knew Kailea would have to face this…
  • Cooking 101: Mise en Place

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    Sheri Silver
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Don’t be afraid – you’re going to LOVE this tip. I learned a long time ago that weeknight cooking got way less stressful when I started with all (or most) of my ingredients prepped, chopped and measured. I didn’t know it at the time but there’s actually a term for this technique – called “mise en place” (French for “putting in place”). You see mise en place in action while watching any of your favorite cooking shows. All or most of the ingredients for the recipe are chopped, sliced or otherwise readied and sitting in cute little…
  • 5 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World This Fall

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    Molly Gold
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    photo credit WDW News For pixie dust lovers like me, anytime of year is a good time of year to visit Walt Disney World. With so many seasonal and holiday influences throughout Disney Parks, each visit only further convicts me to somehow find a way to actually live in Cinderalla’s Castle and work on Main Street USA each and every day. However for most people with a smidge less Disney fever, if you are planning a visit to Walt Disney World, you want to find the perfect time of year for your family to have a memorable visit and Fall might be just the ticket depending on your seasonal…
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  • Easy Philly Cheese Carnita Pizza with Straight From The Grill Flavor

    Sandy
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Need a Head Start with Your Favorite Recipes? By Amy This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #newfromhormel #CollectiveBias I need help on busy days and would love straight from the grill flavor without having to fire up the grill! My kids always seem to be hungry!  Everyday I hear, “Mom, when’s dinner?”  and “Mom, WHAT’s for dinner?”  After school, band practice, and piano lessons, they always seem to be starving!  I’m also hungry after all the running around, but I haven’t…
  • Two New Adventures At Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

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

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

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

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

    MonicaRicci
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Would you rather get a dental filling or a root canal? If you’ve ever had a root canal, you already know a filling is always the better option! They're much less expensive and less painful so it pays to take care of a cavity before it requires more serious action. The same is true for your home. Several years ago, a gentleman I know was traveling over the holidays and came home to discover his house flooded to the tune of more than $40,000 in property damage. While he was away, his water heater had failed and water flowed unabated into his home for two weeks. Yikes! Not only were the…
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine

    MonicaRicci
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    "I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most -- to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." Audrey Hepburn 1929-1993, Actress and Humanitarian 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 20 Rare Photos of Audrey Hepburn You've Never Seen The Greatest Power You Have
  • Your Greatest Failure

    MonicaRicci
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    "Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried." Robyn Allen 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 4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure Pursuing a Passion in Retirement? It May Take More Than Just Savings.
  • Does Messy Beget Messy?

    MonicaRicci
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. Birds of a feather flock together. To these well known phrases I'd like to add my own: "Messy begets messy." Sure it's not as poetic or clever as the oldies I mentioned, but the concept is the same. In a messy disorganized space, it's difficult to find things and put them away again, so it's natural to adapt to that environment because it's less effort than creating order. You tend to go with the messy flow, which contributes to and proliferates the mess.  Conversely, when a space is organized and neat, it's easy to find and put things…
  • I Dare You

    MonicaRicci
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    "I dare you to be a lot more confident and stay on the bridge when everybody else is jumping off of it." Anthony ArmstrongSinger, Songwriter, Philanthropist PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Decide to Do It

    Aby Garvey
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    This past weekend Kailea, my daughter, achieved a goal. It is a goal she has been working toward for nearly half of her life. This past weekend Kailea tested for, and received, her black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I am, of course, a proud (and biased) parent, but her performance throughout the five hour test was simply extraordinary. The test is designed to challenge the body, mind and spirit. And the final test was the greatest challenge of all. The challenge:  break a concrete brick with your bare hand. Throughout the years leading up to this test, we knew Kailea would have to face this…
  • How to Use Evernote to Organize Back to School Paperwork

    Lauren Halagarda
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    As you may have already guessed, I’m not a huge fan of paper. If you’re a mom though, you know that paper and school go together. (Okay, now I’m singing “We Go Together” from Grease…and now you are. You’re welcome.   ) Anywhoo, my son just started preschool last week. I already have a thriving pile…or I would, rather, if it weren’t for Evernote. To keep everything organized, it’s important to have a system that allows you to file/add things quickly, and easily find what you need. Evernote makes it so easy to do just that. Here’s how: First, sort the paperwork…
  • 5 Organizing Ideas You Can Do Today

    Aby Garvey
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Shhh…I’ve got a secret, secret sale that is! Right now through Tuesday we’re throwing a secret sale and only letting our closest friends (like you) in on it! Here’s the juicy details. Use coupon code SHHH and you’ll get 30% off of The FUNdamentals of Getting Organized, Organize Your Paper Clutter and / or Quick + Simple Clutter Control online classes. Or take 30% off the instant download guide Help! I Don’t Know Where to Begin, which helps you move past overwhelmed feelings and get started getting organized. Hurry, sale ends Tuesday September 16, so snag your spot now!  Around…
  • Products to Help You Work Happy

    Aby Garvey
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    It’s probably no surprise that I contend that life and work are better when you’re having fun. In fact, simplify 101’s tagline is “more fun. more done.” I (firmly) believe that if you’re having fun while you work, you’ll actually be more productive. You’ll get tasks done with ease and enjoy yourself more in the process. That’s why I was thrilled when poppin asked me if I’d like to receive a few of their products to give a test run. It didn’t take long for me to send back an enthusiastic yes. After clicking around the poppin website, seeing their fun and colorful…
  • Clutterfree with Kids Book Review

    Alissa Williams
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Clutterfree with Kids by Joshua Becker is a practical guide which will inspire you to think differently about the items in your home. Joshua writes at the blog Becoming Minimalist and authored this book to inspire parents that it is possible to live a clutter-free life with children. After an opening section providing background on the Becker family’s journey to minimalism, the second section covers common topics of kid clutter such as artwork, toys, clothes, and even non tangible items such as schedules. The final section provides information on maintaining momentum as well as…
 
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  • Cooking 101: Mise en Place

    Sheri Silver
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Don’t be afraid – you’re going to LOVE this tip. I learned a long time ago that weeknight cooking got way less stressful when I started with all (or most) of my ingredients prepped, chopped and measured. I didn’t know it at the time but there’s actually a term for this technique – called “mise en place” (French for “putting in place”). You see mise en place in action while watching any of your favorite cooking shows. All or most of the ingredients for the recipe are chopped, sliced or otherwise readied and sitting in cute little…
  • Seasonal Baking: Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

    Sheri Silver
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    I’ve been having a great time this summer with a new series on my blog called “Pop! Goes My Summer” (click here for the latest popsicle recipe, along with a list of all the previous ones). What’s made this so much fun (in addition to having a freezer full of amazing popsicles, of course!) has been turning a favorite drink, dessert or flavor combination into pop form. From iced coffee to root beer floats to creme brulee, there seems to be nothing that doesn’t taste even better on a stick. I wanted to share this week’s pop with my Buttoned Up readers, and…
  • Seasonal Cooking: Pasta with Steak, Tomatoes and Arugula

    Sheri Silver
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    This may very well be my favorite warm-weather dinner. It has all of the components you look for at this time of year – it’s easy, do-ahead, and can be served warm or room temp. The vinaigrette serves as both marinade AND dressing. And best of all? It’s totally flexible – add in whatever herbs or veggies you like, substitute feta for the mozzarella, or shrimp for the steak. It’s summer after all – so bend the rules and have fun! Print Pasta with Steak, Tomatoes and Arugula Ingredients1/2 c. olive oil 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 1 T. (generous) Dijon mustard…
  • Baking 101: Choux Pastry

    Sheri Silver
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Don’t be alarmed – this is going to be SO easy – promise! I love a good multi-tasker – whether it’s a little black dress or a multi-purpose kitchen tool, I tend to gravitate toward those things that can serve a variety of uses. This holds true for recipes too. And choux pastry is one of the best multi-taskers I know. Pronounced “shoo pastry”, this is a very simple dough – requiring basic kitchen ingredients and no special skills – that is easy to master and can go sweet as well as savory. Think cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles and cheese…
  • Bulgur Salad with Grilled Chicken and Parsley Pesto

    Sheri Silver
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    June can be a challenging time of year for me, cooking-wise. There are enough “signs of summer” to get me in the mood for the dishes I crave over those long winter months. Warmer temps. Longer days. And the resurgence of my beloved local farmers markets. And yet we’re really not quite there yet. Is there basil? Sure – but the plants are tiny, just enough for a bit of garnish. Peaches and plums? Yes, you can get them – but they’re not the large, sweet, juicy fruits that beg to be eaten over the sink – the moment you get them home. And we’re still…
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  • 5 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World This Fall

    Molly Gold
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    photo credit WDW News For pixie dust lovers like me, anytime of year is a good time of year to visit Walt Disney World. With so many seasonal and holiday influences throughout Disney Parks, each visit only further convicts me to somehow find a way to actually live in Cinderalla’s Castle and work on Main Street USA each and every day. However for most people with a smidge less Disney fever, if you are planning a visit to Walt Disney World, you want to find the perfect time of year for your family to have a memorable visit and Fall might be just the ticket depending on your seasonal…
  • School Routines for a Smooth September

    Molly Gold
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Between August and September, back to school season is in full swing and families across the country are adjusting to their new routines. When it comes to school routines there are a few things that you need to keep in mind to make sure the switch from the freedom of summer to the restrictions of the school year will go well. So here are my tips. Homework Routines Homework not only needs a place as we showed you in our post about creating a homework station, but it also needs a time. You know your child’s personality well so keeping that in mind, set a…
  • Funky Spaces #DIY Drop Zone Demolition

    Molly Gold
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today is our demolition day for our entryway to drop zone project with EasyClosets.com. I’ve emptied out the space of all it had stored but there are a couple of things that have to happen with this space before we can put in the system. And knowing what you need to do is a very important part of any project process you may have.  You have to really step back and ask yourself “What has to happen before I get to my final destination?” In our case, the final destination is installing a fabulous drop zone with EasyClosets product. Check out our pre installation to-do list!
  • Praying on Patriot Day

    Molly Gold
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net   Today is Patriot Day. A national day of service and remembrance, it falls each year on September 11th to honor the memory of those Americans who lost their lives on this day in 2001.  The day is marked nationwide with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m, the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center.  American flags are flown at half-staff at the White House and U.S. government buildings worldwide. And citizens and businesses are encouraged to display a flag at home and to volunteer their service to a worthy cause. But today is not a federal…
  • Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

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    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net If you are the team mom for a varsity sport, one of the most appreciated tasks you’ll have is planning a memorable senior night for all your graduating athletes. For a student athlete, their senior year is very emotional time as many kids are playing their very last season of a sport they may have dedicated themselves to and loved for as long as they can remember.  For their parents, its equally as emotional as they too close a chapter in their child’s life and their involvement in helping them reach their goals. No matter if the team is…
 
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  • The World in Five Sentences

    Paul H. Burton
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    You’ve no doubt hear of the six-word memoirs? If not, take a minute to check it out at Six-Word Memoirs. There are some amazing contributions. In a similar vein, Mike Davidson founded Five Sentence Email several years ago. The idea is simple: write shorter emails to reduce the increasing burden everyone is experiencing with email overload. Here are five reasons to consider adopting the five sentences approach: Takes less time to write. Takes less time to read. Results in clearer messages. Creates more time for doing the associated work. Lowers stress for all involved. See How Crafty You…
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  • I can do this myself

    Elizabeth
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Every September Sioux Falls has a downtown Sidewalk Arts Festival. It’s really quite amazing!  Streets and streets are lined with booths of interesting and some not so interesting items. My favorite item were the shelves with cool handles attached to use as hooks.  I loved them and the creativity behind them. I didn’t buy one.  Why?  Because I thought “I can have Micah make me one of these.” Have I had Micah make me one?  Of course not. I wonder how many of your prospects don’t hire you because they feel they can do it themselves. This is why follow up…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 60: Is it time for a push?

    Elizabeth
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    You were born with potential, You were born with goodness and trust, You were born with ideals and dreams, You were born with greatness, You were born with wings, You are not meant for crawling, so don’t, You have wings, Learn to use them and fly.~~Rumi Are you living up to your full potential in your business? If not, is it time for a push? I have realized from my 14 years in business (and 60 years of living) no one accomplishes anything great alone. It has been my joy to give you my Sweet60Success posts to help you even be more of a success story in your business and life. Are you…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 59: I wanna hold your hand

    Elizabeth
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every chance I get I spend time with my mom.  Every chance she gets she holds my hand. Interesting how roles have reversed.  She held my hand as a young child to keep me safe.  I now hold her hand to support her and keep her safe. I don’t care how old we are or at what level we are in our business – it’s nice to hold someone’s hand and it’s awesome to have our hand held. Every day when you work with your clients and make their lives better you are holding their hand. Every day when I work with my business coaching clients or inspire women in my presentations I…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 58: My new place

    Elizabeth
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am the most creative on a beach looking out at the ocean.  Since I live in Sioux Falls, SD that does not happen very often! I have discovered my new place for being creative – at least in the summer. It’s on a beach chair looking out at Lake Okoboji.  There’s something about the beauty and calmness of the beautiful blue water that puts my mind into creative mode. I wrote a number of my Sweet60Success posts in this very chair. Soon I’ll need to figure out my new place this winter when it’s 10 degrees and -30 degrees wind chill outside!   What is your…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 57: Time for a change

    Elizabeth
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lobby of our new retreat home For the past 5 years I have held my annual fall women’s business retreat at the same hotel in Minneapolis.  The staff is fantastic and are wonderful to work with every year.  This is also the hotel I stay at every time I’m in Minneapolis and it feels like home. It also feels like time for a change. Change can be scary but we can also become complacent when doing things the same all the time. I’m excited to announce that in October, 2015 we have a new home for my retreat and I am thrilled. I also have a new city which will be a secret for…
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  • Come on in!

    Carrie Greene
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    We were on vacation in Sedona.  We decided to spend a couple of hours shopping.  Main Street caters to visitors and we went from store to store browsing.  We’ve all been to tourist towns.  All of the stores carry pretty much the same merchandise.  There are t-shirts, jewelry, regional artwork or other tourist “must haves.” Aside from a specific referral, what makes you buy from a particular store? I was in one store looking at a bracelet and my daughter came up to me and said, “This store understands customer service, I bet a lot of people buy things here.” When she walked in,…
  • September 11, It’s Why I Started My Business

    Carrie Greene
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    It took almost thirteen years for me to muster up the courage.  On July 24, 2014, I found myself standing at the Reflecting Pool at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. My eyes welled up with tears.  I reflected. On September 11, 2001, I worked for Datek Online in Jersey City, NJ.  Our offices were waterfront. From my desk I could see the Hudson River, the World Financial Center and the World Trade Center. That morning I was sitting at my desk.  I happened to look up as the first plane approached.  I saw the underside of a plane because it was banked so steeply.  I initially thought the…
  • Get Your Juices Flowing

    Carrie Greene
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    I got a text message from one of my clients telling me that he was leaving his office to mix up the energy and get him going.  It’s a strategy that we had discussed recently; a strategy to get him focused and helps his creative juices flow.   I could say that being an entrepreneur is always wonderful.  I could say that the entrepreneurial life is easy because entrepreneurs get to do exactly what they want and don’t have a boss to answer to.   Yeah, I could say that and if I did I’d be lying.  Being an entrepreneur is hard.   Sure you get to do exactly what you want to do and then…
  • VIDEO: Miles, Smiles and Tears

    Carrie Greene
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    You never know what you’ll think about while you’re running.  This time it was about how hard a time I had starting and then once I got going, keeping the pace.  How does this apply to your business?  Watch this short video and find out. What’s your goal for today?  Please share it in the comments section below. The post VIDEO: Miles, Smiles and Tears appeared first on Carrie Greene.
  • The Key to A Strong Marketing Message: Observe the World Around You

    Carrie Greene
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It was late July and our tomatoes were exploding.  I was picking 20 – 50 cherry tomatoes a day. I couldn’t keep up.  Fortunately I was hosting a mastermind intensive.  I had a captive audience for two days.  I brought tomatoes in, put them in bowls and placed a bowl on each table.  I told the attendees that they had to finish their tomatoes and enjoy. One table went right to work and quickly finished off half the bowl.  The other table barely made a dent.  They all joked about who would finish first. A few hours later there was an announcement from the “slower” table.  They…
 
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  • Clear your paper clutter at a local community shredding event

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Although most households today own a paper shredder, making the time to shred old and obsolete paperwork tends not to be a priority. This can result in a backlog of paper piles that are too sensitive to put in...
  • Organizing tips for managing the mail

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:54 am
    Trying to keep up with the mail can be a never ending task. Even with going paperless, paying bills online and printing less, most residents still receive a pile of mail on a daily basis, so they will still...
  • Take Back Your Drugs Day

    Jacquie Ross, Baltimore Organized Families Examiner
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are in almost every home across America, and sometimes old and unused medicines are stored in the medicine cabinet because people don't know how to dispose of them properly. To solve...
  • 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...
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  • Mommy Tips for Surviving Teenage Schedules

    Kathi Burns
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    This one is from Maria Bailey of Blue Suit Mom fame and BSM Media. I love it! If one of her four (God bless her!) teenagers want to go somewhere or do something, they have to answer these questions: Who are they going with? What will they do? How will they get there? Where will they be? When will they be home? Over the years she has had to abridge these rules a bit. Now her teenagers have to write it down on an index card before they ask. If their wish is granted, the card goes on the fridge for the duration of the event. When they call at 9 pm saying they will be late, she no longer has to…
  • What Items Should I Place in the Different Sizes of Moving Box?

    Kathi Burns
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I received a question the other day that made me search for more information. You might have wondered this as well so I thought I would ask an expert and answer in detail. Dear Kathi -I ordered moving boxes and supplies and received three sizes of moving boxes in my moving kit. I am not sure what I should place in each of the different sized boxes? Professional movers use standard sizes of moving boxes so they can consistently pack specific items into each different size with the goal of providing  the maximum level of protection. Also, professional quality moving boxes are sized to fit…
  • How to Organize Before a Move

    Kathi Burns
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    When preparing to move, many folks don’t know where to start. The key is to establish a plan to stay organized leading up to and during the move. Many people think of moving day as being a “day event,” otherwise known as “moving day.” When in actuality, effective planning of your move should be looked at more like the planning of a wedding. It is an event that requires planning weeks and sometimes months in advance. The more you are able to chunk what is needed to be done into smaller parts, the less overwhelming it will be. Organizing a move breaks down…
  • California Casual Business Attire is Still Professional

    Kathi Burns
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hi Kathi, I do not wear any makeup and have long hair. Is there a minimum amount of makeup that is considered appropriate (i.e. lipstick, mascara, etc)? I have also noticed professional women tend to have short hair.  My hair is always clean and tidy, but I’m not sure if it looks professional. These are questions that I wanted to ask you but was not dialed into your multi-cast when you presented to SAIC. I have been struggling with on working on looking more professional. Also I wanted to ask if California has exceptions for professional dress attire. I have always been told that I do not…
  • Clothing Sizes and Fit ~ why it is difficult to find the right size

    Kathi Burns
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Finding the right size clothes is often a very mysterious and painstaking process. Today, a woman who always used to fit into size 8 clothing will probably find clothes that fit and are labeled from sizes 6-10. My clients often ask – how does this happen? Well, chaos ensued in 1983 when the 25-year-old sizing standard created by the National Bureau of Standards flew out the window. It all began with industry and innovation. In the pre-industrial age, women either made their own or purchased custom made clothing from a tailor. Fit was never an issue because, basically, every item was…
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  • Selling Your Home: Organizing & Staging

    Grace Brooke
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the more difficult aspects of preparing to sell your home is staging. Many realtors prefer that a home is “staged” properly for open houses and regular viewings by perspective clients. The reason for the staging is simple; people want to look at a home and imagine what it would look like if they lived there. That can be rather difficult when your home has an array of knickknacks and personal mementoes along with the other type of personal touches most of us adorn our home with. Think of it from the buyer’s perspective; what do you want to see when you walk into your…
  • Home Organization: Creating a Neat & Tidy Attic

    Grace Brooke
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are like me then the attic is a place for long-term storage. Holiday decorations, old mementos and even unused shoes can find their way up there. This area of the home is where things are often stored, never to be seen again. For those people who are preparing to move, the attic can create quite the quandary.  Since the attic is a space where you have “plenty of room” people often avoid making tough decisions about what to keep versus store and plenty of things just get shoved up there; out of sight, out of mind. So what is the best way to attack this problem? I have…
  • Home Organiziation: Tips for Downsizing Your Kitchen

    Grace Brooke
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Getting ready to move into a new home with less kitchen space than you currently have? Do you have so much “stuff” that you aren’t sure how to make it all fit in a functional manner in your new space? Rather than just throwing everything in boxes now and attempting to deal with it later when space is really a premium, let’s take a different approach. By de-cluttering and downsizing what you currently have combined with a little planning and preparation before you pack can save you lots of stress on the other end. By making the decision now on what to keep you are…
  • Downsizing: What to Consider When Moving to a Smaller Home

    Grace Brooke
    8 May 2014 | 9:35 am
    So, whether you’re moving from a spacious, large home to a significantly smaller space or moving in with a significant other, downsizing is a must.But how do you determine what to keep with minimal stress and maximum efficiency? Downsizing is not as easy as it may seem. It can be overwhelming, cause anxiety and create tension amongst family members. On the flip side, it can also be a cleansing experience and leave you with a sense of relief. It is important to have a game plan and a timeline to tackle this big project. Below are two crucial steps to take when downsizing. Take Inventory:Look…
  • What’s Hiding Behind Closed Doors

    Grace Brooke
    1 May 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Importance of What’s Behind Closed Doors Our homes are a reflection of who we are and what we do. They tell a story about the people who live there. What does your home say about you? Are you someone who loves to entertain, enjoys gardening, has an obsession with scrapbooking, collects books and loves STUFF? Does this story represent you in a positive light? When it comes to putting your home on the market to sell, it is just as important to declutter and simplify the closets, drawers, cabinets and anything else behind closed doors, as it is the open areas. As a Professional…
 
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    Downshifting - Your Family, Your Home, Your Life - Margarita Ibbott

  • (not so) Wordless Wednesday - University of Ottawa #travel

    Margarita Ibbott
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I was looking through my phone for some great pictures to share on #WordlessWednesday. I came across some lovely pictures that we took this spring on a University site visit. Reflecting on our trip to University of Ottawa that sealed the deal for my daughter. University of Ottawa is located in the downtown core of our nations capital.  It is a fully bilingual university with courses offered in both official languages.  My daughter is doing a bilingual degree which lets her use the French that she studied in her French as a First language school. She is comfortable taking…
  • You got my attention Brand Managers..I bought it... I Love #30DaysofBeauty & #Grandiôse Social Media campaigns...

    Margarita Ibbott
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    I am buying it... You got my attention Brand Managers... Are you listening Lancôme Canada and Shopper’s Drug Mart?   I saw the post, I read the tweet, I looked at the picture. I got it and I bought it.  Literally...I walked into one of your stores, went to the cosmetic counters, got a free mini-makeover and then  I bought the Lancôme Grandiôse mascara, the Lise Watier lip liner and matching lipstick and the Quo eye shadow brush. I ask you Mr. & Ms. Brand/marketing Manager: do you ever wonder if some of your social media campaigns work? Do you ask yourself (or your…
  • Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from @BestBuy #holidayprep

    Margarita Ibbott
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I have to admit, I am a planner.  I like calendars, I like lists, I like looking to the future and planning it now so I can enjoy it later.  I have already started  making plans for Canadian Thanksgiving (which is in early October – for those American/International readers of mine).  I have already bought the train ticket for when my daughter gets home from university.  I plan ahead so much that I have already made a dentist and doctor’s appointment for her while she is visiting.  She may not be as excited about those plans but it has to be done.  Yes, I…
  • Revisiting–9/11 post. Why its important to #NeverForget

    Margarita Ibbott
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    #NeverForget I was in New York City with my family two years ago and we went to see the 9/11 Memorial.  It has to be one of the most amazing memorials I have ever visited in my life.  When I was in Washington, DC with my son a year after that, we absolutely loved the Korean War and majestic Vietnam War Memorial but I have to say the impact of the 9/11 pools is mesmerising. If you are interested in reading the impressions that this visit made on us, you can read the post here. It is September 11th and another anniversary is being commemorated today.  My son walked in today from…
  • Pringles Tortilla Chips–WHAT??? #KelloggCAinnovations - New Fall Picks + Giveaway

    Margarita Ibbott
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Every once in a while I get a very special deliver from the good folks at Kellogg’s Canada.  I have to tell you, my family awaits to see what great products Kellogg's has to offer.  This fall they did not fail to come up with something new and delicious.  This has been without a doubt one of the best box of goodies that we have received.  Last time we fell in love with the Kellogg's Protein shakes and the Special K Protein Cereal.  This unbox did not go unscathed as you can see they couldn’t wait to try the Pringle’s Tortillas This is the Kellogg’s Canada…
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    The Paper Tiger Blog

  • Webinar: Stop Feeling Guilty About Being Disorganized!

    Janet Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    FREE Webinar Hosted by Ann Michael Henry Stop Feeling Guilty About Being Disorganized! 10 Tips That Mess You Up Tuesday, September 16th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Register now for this FREE Webinar/Tele-class Feeling guilty about being disorganized? Well it’s time to stop! There is no need to feel guilty about your disorganization — [...]
  • Getting Organized Doesn’t Have To Be Tough

    Janet Baker
    19 Aug 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. You may [...]
  • Filing System Makes the Grade for Back to School

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

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

  • 3 Things to Declutter When You’re Finished Decluttering

    Laura
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic. You did it! You were motivated. You knew what your goals were for decluttering your home. You kept your focus, and you worked hard, a little bit at a time. You chipped away at your excess. You let go of the […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 3 Things to Declutter When You’re Finished Decluttering
  • Gluten Free Apple Crisp

    Laura
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    I promised this recipe for gluten free apple crisp awhile ago and have just now gotten around to making it again and taking some pictures for you.  I honestly could never be a food blogger, you wouldn’t believe how many pictures I took just to get these couple of half-way decent ones.  Anyway I am […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Gluten Free Apple Crisp
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 15/14

    Laura
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to Menu Plan Monday!  Whether you are here for some quick and easy recipe ideas or sharing your own weekly menu plan with us I’m so glad you stopped by!! I’m happy to say that after our day of snow fall last week it is all gone now.  Whew, I was not ready for […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 15/14
  • Homeschool Organization: Supply Caddy

    Laura
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. I really debated about sharing homeschool organization. I’m not sure if any Organizing Junkie readers are interested in this topic, so please comment below if you want to read more in the future! No sense in posting details if there isn’t […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Homeschool Organization: Supply Caddy
  • Friday Favorites: Family Command Center, Time Management Tips + more!

    Laura
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Hey y’all, how are you this lovely Friday?  It’s time for another round of my favorite organizing links for the week.  So much great stuff out there that it’s often tough for me to narrow it down but I did it!! Just a reminder that if you haven’t had the opportunity to check out The […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: Family Command Center, Time Management Tips + more!
 
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Get Organized for Self Improvement Month

    Dan Loya
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    September is Self Improvement Month, so the 5-Minute Organizing Challenge is focused on brief activities that will help you develop yourself. The mini-challenges will help you get organized and they will each take just five minutes to complete. Organize a “junk drawer.” Usually transforming any “junky” area of your home will make you feel better, and it can build your confidence to tackle larger areas. Try starting with the most cluttered drawers in your home. Put like things together and find a way to separate items into categories. If you have drawer dividers or expandable…
  • Organize to Revitalize Celebrates 6-Year Blogiversary

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Fridays are usually reserved for the regular Organize to Revitalize! Fact Friday post (more on that in a minute). This is a bit of a station break to announce how EXCITED I am that OTR is celebrating its 6-year blogiversary! I didn’t know what to expect when I started blogging and, in some ways, I still don’t know what will come my way. But, what I do know is that I’m grateful for anyone who reads and supports this blog. THANK YOU for sticking around with us. Of course, a HUGE thank you goes out to all the regular blog writers (did you notice that a few more…
  • Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 1)

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Original Image Credit: Houzz.com Ugh. I can’t find anything in here! Oh no, where’s that file on ________? There’s no place for me to put the new printer. I’m in a rush. Let me look for the folder later. Folders here, folders there, stacked up on the desk, credenza and the floor as well. Piles of paperwork perched on pretty much every surface, knickknacks scattered here and there, endless post-it notes stuck to the walls, computer monitor and pretty much anywhere else on which they can stick. Get the picture? Sure, you do. Your cluttered office is a situation out of control and bound…
  • Host Free Giveaways With Rafflecopter

    Nealey Stapleton
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Rafflecopter is a very easy, free way to host a giveaway on your blog or website. Have you heard of it? I found out about it because a bunch of my favorite DIY bloggers use it when they host giveaways. It’s so simple and user-friendly to enter as a contestant that I had to give it a try as a host. Recently I had a giveaway for my fans and the lucky winner received a signed, free copy of my book, Life Lessons: From People Who Shouldn’t Be Giving Them. The whole process was fun, so keep reading to learn more about the features and benefits of Rafflecopter. Features of Rafflecopter…
  • 4 Work-Life Balance Tips for Parents

    Ellen Delap
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Do these scenarios sound familiar? The day of your big presentation, your child is sick.  You plan on being home for dinner with your family, but Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday turn out to be crisis days at the office.  You have to leave work early to pick up your child from school.  While on vacation with your family, you get an unexpected and urgent call from your boss.   Original Image Credit: Pixabay   Work-life balance can be a struggle, especially for families. Statistics show that “among the 89 percent of Americans who say work-life balance is a problem, 54…
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    RamonaCreel.com

  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-17-2014

    Ramona
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Life is filled with marvelous opportunities disguised as impossible situations. (C. Swindall) — Blessed frustrations! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-17-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-16-2014

    Ramona
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up. (L. Tomlin) — But you can still have fun trying! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-16-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-15-2014

    Ramona
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. (A. Nin) — Courage shrinks or expands to meet one's expectations. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-15-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-14-2014

    Ramona
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    You can say no and smile when you have a bigger yes burning inside you. (Unknown) — You need the no to make space for yes! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-14-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-13-2014

    Ramona
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Education is what remains after forgetting everything learned in school. (A. Einstein) — The best teacher is always life! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-13-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-17-2014

    Ramona
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Life is filled with marvelous opportunities disguised as impossible situations. (C. Swindall) — Blessed frustrations! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-17-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-16-2014

    Ramona
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up. (L. Tomlin) — But you can still have fun trying! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-16-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-15-2014

    Ramona
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. (A. Nin) — Courage shrinks or expands to meet one's expectations. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-15-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-14-2014

    Ramona
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    You can say no and smile when you have a bigger yes burning inside you. (Unknown) — You need the no to make space for yes! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-14-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-13-2014

    Ramona
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Education is what remains after forgetting everything learned in school. (A. Einstein) — The best teacher is always life! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-13-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
 
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    Simple Life Together

  • SLT 072: How Do You Define Work Life Balance?

    Daniel Hayes
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Vanessa was getting ready to throw away a magazine (because of course, she practices the “one in one out rule“) and the headline on the cover was: The Balanced Life! She told me that she paused for a moment and thought, “Do I have balance?” We hear so much about it, but how do we define work life balance? What does it really mean? Can we really achieve a balanced life? And so we got to talking about balance for a while, and thought we’d explore that a little more…. (Read more…) Note: Get a copy of Supermom vs Super Mom for yourself or gift it to a Mom who…
  • Simplifying Your Playroom: Why Taking Away My Children’s Toys Doesn’t Make Me The Grinch

    Daniel Hayes
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    This is a guest post from Cheryl and Jean-Francois Moreau of Revive. In the fight against clutter there is an army that is hard to conquer. They’re big, noisy, relentless and…plastic. Yes, plastic. Parents can hardly remember a time when they could walk carefree through their living room without feeling like maneuvering through a minefield, calculating every step to avoid the painful *crunch* of a toy underfoot. But what are all of these toys and where did they come from? A more practical question still is how can we reduce them without causing a meltdown? Toy Marketers Are Geniuses…
  • SLT 071: The Power of Habit

    Daniel Hayes
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Never underestimate the power of habit. In mid-April of 2014, I decided that I needed to make some positive changes to my morning ritual. I’ve talked about my morning ritual a few times on the Simple Life Together podcast, and we discussed the power of habit, routines and rituals back in Episode 30 and also in one of our most popular episodes, The 7 Habits for Highly Effective Simplicity in Episode 55. But recently I read a book on habits (well, actually I listened to the audio version) by Charles Duhigg, titled The Power of Habit. But let me back up just a bit and talk about my…
  • SLT 070: Voluntary Simplicity with Miriam Ortiz y Pino

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

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

  • Clutter Video Tip: 7 Biggest Sources of Interruptions (and What To Do About Them!)

    Lorie Marrero
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Cutting in is great when you are on the dance floor. Not so much when you are trying to be productive. Interruptions can leave you feeling out of step and scattered. Watch this video to make your work day more productive. That is something to twist and shout about! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdinter.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out about the information we have to offer. If you like it, please go to…
  • Clutter Video Tip: 7 Ways that Organizing $aves You Money

    Lorie Marrero
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Unless you have money to burn, chances are you are looking for ways to save all the greenbacks you can. Did you realize that organizing your home and your life can help you save a lot of clams? That makes great (dollars) and cents! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdbucks.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out about the information we have to offer. If you like it, please go to YouTube and take only a few…
  • Clutter Video Tip: 7 Biggest Mistakes with Paper & Information

    Lorie Marrero
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Hansel and Gretel knew a thing or two about leaving trails. Leaving a paper trail everywhere you go is as dangerous as eating the gingerbread off of a witch’s house. Paper can be bulky, time consuming, and intimidating. But, just like a well fired oven, it is also an essential element in most homes. Watch this video, follow these tips, and live happily ever after. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdpaper.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on…
  • Clutter Video Tip: How Organizing Helps You Make a Better First Impression

    Lorie Marrero
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. But some things can only be done once like making a first impression. Watch this video for some first hand strategies to help you shine and get on a first name basis with success. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdimpress.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get the word out about the information we have to offer. If you like it, please go to YouTube and take only a few seconds…
  • Clutter Video Tip: Secrets of Back to School Bliss!

    Lorie Marrero
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Do you know the secret to becoming teacher’s pet? You need to brush up on your three R’s, but there’s a fourth R to consider- Ready. Getting ready for back-to-school is a great first step towards being head of the class. Watch this video for tips that make it easy for you to make the grade! (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdbts.) >  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.
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    masterorganizing.net

  • Week 2 of National Preparedness Month

    MasterOrganizing
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    It’s week 2 of National Preparedness Month and this week it is all about focusing on how to plan for specific needs before a disaster. In other words what are your specific emergency plans for your children, older family members, pets or business. Because we moved recently, my family and I discussed the new locations of where to meet in an event of a disaster.  We decided that home would be our first place to go in an emergency and if home was not accessible then the neighborhood park stop sign next to the school would be our meeting place. The purpose of this week is to get real…
  • Week 1 of National Preparedness Month

    MasterOrganizing
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
      September is National Preparedness Month and each week I will be sharing my organizing tips along with Ready.gov to get prepared for emergencies. This week we will be focusing on “How to Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.” I challenge you to sit down with your family after dinner tonight and create or update your Family Communication Plans.  Click on the links below to access easy to fill in pdfs: Plans for Kids Plans for Parents Organizing tip:  Keep paper copies in a plastic Ziploc bag or laminate it and place it your emergency preparedness bag (we will be going…
  • Master Organizing + The Container Store

    MasterOrganizing
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The Container Store launched the ATHome Services here in Los Angeles and I was one of the lucky few to have the opportunity to visit The Container Store Headquarters in Coppell, Texas! The Container Store Headquarters took me off guard a little bit.  First off, the headquarters, which The Container Store refers to as the “Home Office” is pretty modest both inside and out compared to their stores. It had a more modern artistic feel, where The Container Store products were displayed like pieces of art. Secondly, there’s an affinity for Gumby..yes folks Gumby..he’s like The…
  • 30 Day De-Cluttering Challenge – Spring 2014

    MasterOrganizing
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hello There! I am SO excited that you are joining me in the 30 Day De-Cluttering Challenge! Starting tomorrow, March 2oth, the objective is to reduce the clutter in our physical spaces. Could be home, work, car, whatever. Try and look at your space with fresh eyes and figure out what can simply be let go of. Here are the guidelines for this 30 Day De-Cluttering Challenge: 1. Every day, you have to get rid of something. You can sell it. You can give it away. You can recycle it. You can trash it (if all else fails!). 2. It doesn’t have to be big, expensive, or grand. It can be small.
  • Most Frustrating Thing to Organize

    MasterOrganizing
    13 Feb 2014 | 2:23 am
    What is the most frustrating space in your home or workplace to organize or keep organized? For getting laundry done make a date with your washing machine and dryer and let the others in your household know the day as well.  Get another container and separate dark colors from light colors in the beginning when you toss your clothing to get washed. Agree to the level that you will allow your laundry basket to reach before it gets too full and overwhelming to look at.  Do batches of laundry in small doses.  For example do light colors on Tuesdays and dark colors on Thursdays.  Doing…
 
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    C-Line Products Blog

  • Extension Cord with Cover is Valuable Trade Show Tool

    Nicola
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    After attending a trade show last month, I gained a new appreciation for one of C-Line’s products. The Lay-Flat Power Extension and Cord Cover is a unique industrial product, which was first introduced to the line earlier this year. Originally, our plan was to display this product on a table at the show, but it ended up being a valuable tool while setting up. When it comes to trade show planning, it seems like you can plan the lay-out of your booth, but nothing is guaranteed. There are many variables that we will not know until we are at the convention center. For example, the location of…
  • Name Badges Used to Identify Important Things in Classroom

    Nicola
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    When it comes to name badges, I think it is a pretty safe bet that everyone has had some interaction with these ID products. Often used at trade shows and group gatherings, the badges help communicate who you are to someone without having to verbally say it. A friend of mine tried to apply this same logic to her classroom when she began to prepare for the new school year. Her goal was to help her students get acclimated to their new classroom without having to constantly stop class to demonstrate where things were located. Many individuals would probably post signs to help their students out,…
  • No-Hole Sheet Protector Provides Clean, More Professional Appearance

    Nicola
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Being in the office product industry, I tend to pay attention to how people or businesses choose to use our items. Someone deciding to use an expanding file over a document case or folder instead of a report cover often comes down to a personal decision. However, there are sometimes that a different product within our line can make much more sense. One of the biggest examples of this is when individuals use sheet protectors that are hole punched to protect documents even though they are not storing these pages in binders. I have seen two examples of this in the last week, and had to share!
  • Security Wristbands Help Indicate Price Levels at Garage Sale

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

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

    Sue Becker
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Ever have one of those days when you’re so busy you barely have time to go to the bathroom or grab a bite to eat? Who am I kidding – we probably all have! No matter how busy you are, however, taking time to pause provides a much-needed break and reboot for your brain. Why is that important? When you spend your day in reactive mode, busily responding to everything that comes your way, you miss opportunities to recalibrate and make sure you’re focused on what’s important. You’re so busy taking on tasks and running with them that you may miss the fact that you’re running the…
  • Outfox Your Inbox

    Sue Becker
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    There was a time when it was exciting to receive a new email. Yay, someone is thinking of me and cares enough to write to me! Those days sure are gone. For most people, at least in their work world, email is the cause of much frustration and inefficiency. Fear not, readers – here are some ideas to help you win the battle against email overload: Be purposeful. Don’t fall victim to the “skim and delay” technique. You know, that process where you open an email, read it, and then tell yourself you’ll deal with it later while you eagerly move on to the next email to see if it’s more…
  • The Sounds of Productivity

    Sue Becker
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    It seems that noise is almost inescapable in modern life: traffic sounds, overhead airplanes, loud music booming from the car next to me (and why are they never playing music I like?), the sirens of emergency vehicles, and barking dogs. One of my greatest pleasures when I’m working at home is sitting on my deck enjoying the soothing sights and sounds of nature: colorful birds feasting at the birdfeeders, playful squirrels frolicking in the trees, cicadas signaling the warming sun, and energetic rabbits bounding here and there. My peaceful world was rocked this past week as road construction…
  • Planning for Your Golden Years Produces Platinum Results

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

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

    Claire
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    by Originally posted 2007-10-24 10:30:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTwo big reasons I love email: I can send a quick reply or request or, more likely, a whole slew of them. Not that I have anything against conversations, but sometimes I really need to get through a list of to do’s and email is the quickest way to dispatch them. I can send email on my own schedule. I don’t need to worry about interrupting or, worse, waking someone up. I send emails when it’s convenient for me and the addressee responds likewise. The fly in this ointment is that some of my…
  • Declutter Your Reading List

    Claire
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    by Originally posted 2010-11-10 15:55:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It's book chapter Wednesday. Here you go! Like it? You can buy the ebook here. Simple Way #9 Reading List Reading material constitutes a lot of the paper that people struggle with. If you get two daily newspapers, a few weekly magazines and 5-6 monthly publications, your reading pile gets high very quickly. Clipping articles for later is a good strategy, but it’s also time consuming and recommended only for important information you can’t get elsewhere or will use immediately. Keep your paper stacks under…
  • Are you Doing Important Stuff, or Just Urgent Stuff?

    Claire
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    by Originally posted 2009-10-15 17:28:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterUrgent sounds important, but it's really not. It may be important to someone else, but your involvement is often just a waste of time. Tasks that are urgent require you to act quickly and that means you don't spend time thinking about whether you should do them. They're also often the result of poor planning (or no planning) and bad time management. The words urgent and important are borrowed from Stephen Covey's four-quadrant division of work. As you might guess, people often find themselves stuck…
  • Natural Organizing

    Claire
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    by Originally posted 2011-05-03 13:55:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou aren’t a cookie cut from a generic mold (even though you’re sweet). You deserve more than a cookie cutter approach to organizing. Methods you’ve read about in books may partially work, or not work at all. Or they’ll work for awhile but then something happens to make them stop working. That’s why it’s so important to have your own personalized system. Your system doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. It doesn’t even have to look like a system to anyone else. What…
  • Computer Cord Organizer

    Claire
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    by Originally posted 2014-01-21 12:12:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe MOS organizer is a beautiful thing. I’m guessing its designers are Apple fans because the packaging is equally beautiful and clever; the device sits in a drawer in its box and you pull an orange ribbon tab to slide it open. I love it when office supplies are fun and nice to look at. No one should have to put up with dull, strictly utilitarian stuff at home or at work. This little gizmo has a very pleasing round edged shape and comes in a matte finish aluminum that complements my Macbook. The MOS solves a…
 
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    Value of Simple

  • Tiny House Decisions Review: Plan Your New Home with This Giant Resource

    Joel Zaslofsky
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Building a tiny house is like making a huge deposit in your ‘choice’ bank. When it’s done, you can kick back and enjoy not making choices for a while. – Ethan Waldman Well … why not? After all, I interviewed tiny house superwoman, Dee Williams, for Smart and Simple Matters last week. And with today’s Tiny House Decisions review, a brand spankin’ new guide from Ethan Waldman (which I’m a proud affiliate for), I might as well declare September “Tiny House Month” on Value of Simple. Now, you might be saying, “Zaslofsky. C’mon, buddy! A resource review on planning and…
  • How to Get the Big Tiny House Life with Dee Williams – SASM 057

    Joel Zaslofsky
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Bask, I say. Bask away. Immerse yourself in Dee Williams’ world and you’ll get much more than tips on how or why to build a tiny house. You’ll find heaping helpings of gratitude. You’ll be swimming in a pool of humility. You’ll learn what it means to be a true member of a small community … and how generosity flows back and forth among friends. I met her in-person at World Domination Summit 2014 and, let me tell you, she’s a motivational force for good. Fortunately, I got to tell the story at the end of this episode of how Dee motivated me to help her hitch her 56 sq. ft.
  • 3 Dynamite SimpleREV Highlights (and How You Get in on What’s Coming)

    Joel Zaslofsky
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Time sensitive note: There are only thirteen SimpleREV 2014 tickets left as of publishing this post. And I’d like you to be among the 60 simple living enthusiasts who gather in Minneapolis, MN on October 3-4 at the University of St. Thomas. Consider this my personal invitation to join us at the first-ever SimpleREV event. As you’ll see below, there’s magic brewing around this new movement … and I want to see your fingerprints all over it. I’m torn. On the one hand, I want to bring you – an awesome member of this Value of Simple community – along for the SimpleREV ride. SimpleREV…
  • Experience Curating: Is That How and Why The Huffington Post is So Successful?

    Joel Zaslofsky
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Note: The Huffington Post blog editors rejected this post for their site because they told me it violated a “housekeeping” rule against publishing articles on their inner-workings. Ironically, almost all the information in this post is publicly available. It also doesn’t come close to revealing as much as a post written by their own reporter called (get this), “How The Huffington Post Works (In Case You Were Wondering).“ So now you get to learn about how and why The Huffington Post is so successful right here on Value of Simple. Enjoy! Do you know what happens…
  • 3 Simple Tools to Unstuff Your Life with Andrew Mellen – SASM 056

    Joel Zaslofsky
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    You’re doing something right when you get Oprah, Martha Stewart, and The New York Times’ attention. And that’s exactly what Andrew Mellen, my guest on this Smart and Simple Matters episode, has done. But before there was his best-selling book, Unstuff Your Life!, or his Unstuff U classes, Andrew was just a provocative actor with a messy history. So how does someone go from being a disorganized kid to being labeled “The Most Organized Man in America?” He’s going to tell you the vivid story and help you manage what he calls the “stuff behind the stuff.” This episode is as packed…
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    Metropolitan Organizing

  • Everything You Need To Know About Shelves

    Geralin Thomas
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jennifer Lutz There’s a reason why shelves are the ultimate go-to for organizing; they keep things neat and add to a room’s aesthetic quality. Below is a guide to help you learn what kinds of shelves work best for your space. Types of Shelves Shelving units are categorized into three types: fixed brackets, built-ins and adjustable slotting […] The post Everything You Need To Know About Shelves appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • How To Maintain A Clean And Organized Bathroom

    Geralin Thomas
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas How To Create A Bathroom Chore Schedule The bathroom is central to our personal wellbeing and hygiene. Due to moisture, and the number of different products typically kept in bathrooms, unless a bathroom is cleaned regularly, it can quickly become a haven for mildew, mold and out-of-control cosmetic clutter. Be sure you’re not the only […] The post How To Maintain A Clean And Organized Bathroom appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • The Season of Autumn & The Metal Element

    Geralin Thomas
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Gwynne Warner Welcoming the Season of Autumn with Feng Shui   Autumn is governed by the element of METAL which is a cold and contracting energy associated with creativity, communication, inspiration and symbols. The emotion associated with metal is grief. Because the yang energies are now weakening and the chi is now yin in nature, it is a perfect time […] The post The Season of Autumn & The Metal Element appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Mint.com Clutterer Personality Quiz

    Geralin Thomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Geralin Thomas The Cost Of Clutter Did you know clutter can negatively affect your wallet? A cluttered home hurts your wallet. The cost of unused food, misplaced valuables and duplicate purchases adds up. I partnered with Mint.com to create a clutterer personality quiz. Knowing your personality type will help you identify the type of clutter in your […] The post Mint.com Clutterer Personality Quiz appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Summer Interview Series — Professional Business Organizers – Holly Uverity

    Geralin Thomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Enjoy this summer's interviews with business organizers focused on offices and corporate environments. Click on the headline of this post to continue reading. The post Summer Interview Series — Professional Business Organizers – Holly Uverity appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
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    Helena - A Personal Organizer

  • The 15 Minute Plan to Clean Your Bathroom

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post The 15 Minute Plan to Clean Your Bathroom Doorbell Dash: How to Clean Your Bathroom Fast It’s a terrifying moment. A friend calls you on her way to your house, either to stop by or drop something off. As soon as you get off the phone you realize what a mess your guest bathroom is. There are towels on the floor, toothpaste in... Read More » The post The 15 Minute Plan to Clean Your Bathroom appeared first on A Personal Organizer by Helena Alkhas.
  • Letting Go & Tips for Discarding Sentimental Items

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Enjoy the post Letting Go & Tips for Discarding Sentimental Items How To Let Go of Sentimental Items Clutter can accumulate for any number of reasons. Perhaps you don’t have time to tidy your home every week. Or your kids’ homework, sports clothes and shoes end up scattered throughout the house. More often than not clutter builds up because we have trouble letting go. Sentimental items... Read More » The post Letting Go & Tips for Discarding Sentimental Items appeared first on A Personal Organizer by Helena Alkhas.
  • The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Is Here!

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Enjoy the post The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Is Here! Healthier Choices, Healthier Life Style We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But... Read More » The post The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Is Here! appeared first on A Personal Organizer by Helena Alkhas.
  • Sweet Dreams Awaits!

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Enjoy the post Sweet Dreams Awaits! Four Tips to Getting Better Sleep As anyone who stays up all night with a sick child or endless homework assignments knows quite well, getting enough sleep is vital to our well-being. When we hit the hay at night, we experience two basic sleep states: rapid eye movement, or REM sleep, and non-rapid eye movement... Read More » The post Sweet Dreams Awaits! appeared first on A Personal Organizer by Helena Alkhas.
  • Reglas Para Ser Organizador Profesional

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Enjoy the post Reglas Para Ser Organizador Profesional La Organización Como Carrera Al Éxito. Es poco probable que te topes con alguien joven que te diga, “cuando crezca quiero ser organizador profesional” Esto se debe a que aunque en Estados Unidos y Canadá es una profesión con más de 20 años de existencia, aún no es del conocimiento de toda la población. No... Read More » The post Reglas Para Ser Organizador Profesional appeared first on A Personal Organizer by Nacho Eguiarte.
 
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  • Five Factors that Can Affect Self Storage Unit Prices in Dallas

    Chris Thrive
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Self-storage is a fantastic way to store anything that you don’t want to clutter up your home or garage. The units are available in many sizes and most are completely secure. The storage unit prices in Dallas will depend on several things, including the size, whether or not it is climate controlled, accessibility, and its location. Size The first thing to consider is that storage units come in a variety of sizes. Some are as small as closets; others are spacious enough to accommodate two cars and a few articles of furniture comfortably. In most cases, the larger the unit is, the more you…
  • Merging Households: Planning, Packing, and Storing

    Chris Thrive
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    You’ve both finally agreed to share the same address, and you each have a lifetime of stuff to pack, transport and rearrange under one roof. Wherever you settle here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, merging households opens up a bright new chapter. This is a milestone that deserves celebrating, but it’s also a good time to start thinking ahead about planning, packing and storage. Take an Honest Inventory The new place comes with a guarantee: Everything from both your old places won’t fit. This is an opportunity to kick out clutter, but you might not agree on the difference…
  • 5 Reasons To Be Addicted To Self Storage

    Chris Thrive
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    It’s perfect for parking bass boats and tool chests, but self storage isn’t strictly a man’s world. Modern storage facilities in the Dallas / Fort Worth area offer clean units and climate-controlled storage, and they also provide solutions for more than just freeing up space around the house. Ladies, start your packing. Here are five great reasons to indulge in a little self-storage addiction. 1. Tackle Those Toys Most kids only play with half the toys they own, so their stuff stacks up on closet shelves, hides under beds and spills out of drawers. Make the old new again by rotating the…
  • How To Properly Store Wood Furniture

    Chris Thrive
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Finding a suitable storage facility can be a daunting task in itself. Once you have found one that meets your expectations, it’s time to move in all of your furniture. Before storing wooden furniture into your unit, you will need to prep it for storage. 1. Clean The Wood Furniture Before Storing Use an appropriate cleaner (preferably one that cleans and protects, i.e., beeswax furniture polish) and wipe off each wooden item thoroughly with a clean cloth; this step can be repeated for an added layer of protection. For unfinished wood furniture, you can use a lemon oil polish (apply lemon…
  • Sensitive Information Storage: When To Use A Safe In Your Unit

    Chris Thrive
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    You count on 24/7 security at modern self storage facilities, but some belongings need special care. Adding a safe to your storage unit provides extra protection for sensitive information and personal valuables. Here are some quick tips for choosing the right vault and deciding on what deserves extra safekeeping. Cracking Your Safe Choices Before choosing a safe, let your mouse do the legwork with a little online research. Different models are rated by fire resistance, and higher numbers are best for external drives and small electronics. Most safes are watertight, but check the…
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    Best Results Organizing

  • Smead, Secrets for Organizing a Small Business, and the New TV Season

    Julie Bestry
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Long before Paper Doll became a professional organizer, I was a television character. No, not a character on television, but one whose personality and intellect was lovingly devoted to TV. Not only was my first career as a television program director (for Fox, UPN and WB stations), but my life was guided by the broadcast schedule. […]
  • Organize Your Reading: A Customized Digital Newspaper…That’s Actually Paper!

    Julie Bestry
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Are you a reader? Organizing the form of information flow can be just as important as squaring away the content. Previously, we’ve discussed how handwritten notetaking correlates better with learning and improved cognition than typewritten notes. Also, a recent Scientific American piece, The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens, reviewed the current […]
  • Paper Doll’s Campus Tour: Organize Your College Life

    Julie Bestry
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Paper Doll is old enough to remember the excitement that the August back-to-school issue of Seventeen Magazine would bring. I especially loved the articles about preparing for college. Long before I was ready to go to college, I couldn’t wait to get organized to go to college. And by the summer between graduation and going off to […]
  • Magnetic Attraction Deferred: The MAGNOTE Notebook

    Julie Bestry
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When you think about using magnets to get organized, is the first thing that comes to your mind something like a dental appointment card stuck to the refrigerator with a novelty magnet? Me, too. So I was surprised recently to hear about a Kickstarter campaign for a magnetic option for organizing handwritten materials. THE MAGNOTE The […]
  • Global Organizing: Communicating in the Round

    Julie Bestry
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    A few years ago, I wrote a post about my favorite organizing-related gift options for Paper Doll’s 2012 Holiday Gift List: A Compendium of Practical Delights, and included a link to designer Pat Kim’s Corkboard Globe. The $270 message-and-reminder globe really caught people’s attention, so it was unfortunate that Kim ceased production and sale of […]
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    The Calendar Spot

  • September 2014 Calendar

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Welcome fall with this September 2014 Calendar. Use this calendar to plan your upcoming fall events and fun! Don’t forget Labor Day is Monday September 1, 2014! Printout this September calendar by clicking the image below or this link: September 2014 Calendar How to Download this Calendar: 1.    Click the image. 2.    Notice the pdf file opens in a new window on your computer. 3.    Click the calendar pdf and view it with Adobe Reader. 4.    If you don’t have Adobe Reader, use this free link to load it on your computer.
  • Portrait September 2014 Calendar With Notes

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Portrait September 2014 Calendar With Notes Get ready for this fall with this Portrait September 2014 Calendar With Notes. This printable September 2014 Calendar has plenty of space for your upcoming school plans. it also has extra spaces for memos and notes. Download this September 2014 Calendar by clicking the image below or this link: Portrait September 2014 Calendar With Notes If you need an image of calendar instead, use our September 2014 Calendar Image to plan you upcoming vacation!  September is typically the time for the kiddies to get back into school.
  • Printable Large Print August 2014 Calendar

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

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

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

  • 5 motivational quotes to help you focus and get things done

    Chrissy Halton
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    As you are more than aware by now, I love a good quote! As such, for today’s post I have pulled together a selection of motivational quotes that I think really help to get your mindset in the... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • How to successfully organise anything in 4 easy steps!

    Chrissy Halton
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    This is the post to read if you want to get any space/room/area in your home organised once and for all. It answers the question of how to successfully organise anything in your home with an easy to... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • 3 effective tips to make your home more saleable

    Chrissy Halton
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Autumn is a popular time for people to put their homes on the market – summers over and you can be settled into your new home by Christmas. As such, and following on from my “Decluttering... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Professional Organiser Q&A – Caroline Rogers

    Chrissy Halton
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Here’s the next fantastic post in my series of interviews with professionals organisers – I hope you’re enjoying them and finding out a few new things from a different perspective... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • The 6 questions to ask when setting up a Home Office

    Chrissy Halton
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Although I work from home and have my own home office, I have yet to delve into that room on this blog, so I thought it was about time that was rectified, and what better way to start than to look at... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
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