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  • How to Stay Organized Every Single Day

    I'm an Organizing Junkie
    Laura
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. Maybe you already have this organizing thing down to a science. Your closets are full of neatly stacked clothes, and your pantry sports all sorts of pretty chalkboard labels for baking supplies and snacks. But what about every day organization?  How do […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Stay Organized Every Single Day
  • On Looking Forward

    Your Life. Organized.
    MonicaRicci
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    "Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change." Tom Clancy 1947-2013, Author PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing! Related articles R.I.P. Tom Clancy (1947-2013)
  • Simplify Your Life with a Well-Stocked Freezer

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    Brandie Kajino
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    There are countless things you can store in your freezer to use when the need arises. From a food safety and quality perspective, it’s one of then best places to keep things. According the FDA, “…freezing 0° F (-18° C) keeps food safe indefinitely…” Cool, right? In general, I try to consume what I store in the ice box within a few months, but I will keep things for up to a year. After that, the taste takes a big turn. (And not a good turn, catch my drift?) Before you start stocking up, it’s a good idea to go through your freezer and see what you have. I organized my freezer…
  • Back to School ~ Yard Sale Tips

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    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    When is the last time you held a yard sale?  While it’s probably not the first thing on your back to school checklist, the reality is August is a fantastic time to have a “back to school!” themed yard sale.  If you are following along here at GO MOM! you know that late July and early August are all about organizing key spaces to get ready for the new school year.  And because the excitement about summer activities might be waning as the heat sets in, tackling a family project like preparing for and hosting a back to school yard sale can be a great activity where…
  • Get More Done Through Better Communication – Part 1

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    Paul H. Burton
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Buying a Car Sucks Buying a car ranks high on the list things we dislike doing. There are dozens of makes and models, option lists are daunting, and haggling with the dealership is a nightmare. In spite of this, we spend a tremendous amount of time and energy pursing the best decision about the choices before us. However, we spend very little time choosing what vehicle we’ll use to communicate. Today’s defacto vehicle is email, regardless of how effective it is. Consider the following alternatives the next time you need to communicate with someone: Rolls Royce – Meet…
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  • On Looking Forward

    MonicaRicci
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    "Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change." Tom Clancy 1947-2013, Author PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing! Related articles R.I.P. Tom Clancy (1947-2013)
  • Get Organized (Using Free Things You Already Own!)

    MonicaRicci
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Today's Myth: Organizing Products Are Expensive Getting organized often means you need tools and products to get the job done. Oh sure, you can break the bank on fancy schmancy organizing products but there are plenty of ways to re-purpose items you already have that will help you get organized but won’t cost you thing. Frequently in my client work I recommend we use the free option as a placeholder to my client can get used to the new system before going out and buying the actual product. This way, if they don't like the new system, they're not out any money prematurely. Egg Cartons and…
  • What Are You A Product Of?

    MonicaRicci
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." Stephen Covey 1932-2012Author and Speaker PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and below the post. Thanks for sharing!
  • How To Make Extra Pantry Storage In 30 Minutes

    MonicaRicci
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Need more pantry space? I did too and I'll show you how I built it myself using The Container Store's ELFA system!  Thanks for sharing and here's to your simpler life!  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 Save Money By Organizing Your Pantry
  • How Significant Are You?

    MonicaRicci
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." Nelson Mandela 1918-2013,Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary, Politician and 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! Related articles Nelson Mandela - Tribute - 1918 - 2013
 
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  • Simplify Your Life with a Well-Stocked Freezer

    Brandie Kajino
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    There are countless things you can store in your freezer to use when the need arises. From a food safety and quality perspective, it’s one of then best places to keep things. According the FDA, “…freezing 0° F (-18° C) keeps food safe indefinitely…” Cool, right? In general, I try to consume what I store in the ice box within a few months, but I will keep things for up to a year. After that, the taste takes a big turn. (And not a good turn, catch my drift?) Before you start stocking up, it’s a good idea to go through your freezer and see what you have. I organized my freezer…
  • Clutter Hotspots: Organizing Photos and Memorabilia

    Aby Garvey
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    This is my final post in a series on organizing clutter hotspots before school begins. If you’re just joining in, here are some handy links to the previous posts: Organizing School Papers Craft Supply Organization Ideas Stuff kids leave out and stuff people give kids Organization Ideas for Kids’ Clothes and Toys Stuff to Sell + Books Today I’m going to share ideas for organizing photos and memorabilia. While I talked about schoolwork and artwork in the post on organizing school papers, what about photos and other memorabilia? Whether you consider yourself a scrapbooker or not, this…
  • Painting Ideas: How to Make Chalk Paint (and Use It)

    Aby Garvey
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This post could have been entitled My new obsession: chalk paint! So consider this fair warning. If you haven’t yet used chalk paint, proceed with caution. If not, you may find yourself wanting to paint every single piece of furniture in your home! (Like me.) Chalk painting is seriously one addictive and rewarding DIY project. (So on second thought, go for it! There are much worse addictions.) I first heard about chalk paint via a simplify 101 community member. I had purchased some chairs for my kitchen table, and was chatting about how to paint them in the forum. For some reason, I felt…
  • Back-to-School Organization Ideas: Stuff to Sell + Books

    Aby Garvey
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Today’s post is the fifth in my series about eliminating common clutter hotspots before school starts, so you can begin the school year organized, relaxed and in control. Sound good? (I thought so!) Here’s what we’ve covered so far: Organizing Paper Clutter Craft Supply Organization Ideas Stuff kids leave out and stuff people give kids Organization Ideas for Kids’ Clothes and Toys Today, we have two more clutter hotspots to talk about. The first is clutter caused by items you intened to sell. And the second is book clutter! So let’s get to it now! Clutter hotspot…
  • Back-to-School Organization Ideas: Kids Clothes + Toys

    Aby Garvey
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Today’s post is the fourth in my series about organizing common sources of clutter before the school year begins! These posts were prompted by this question which I asked on simplify 101′s Facebook page last week: The biggest source of clutter in my house is ___________. So far we’ve covered: Paper clutter in this post Back to School: Tackle Your Biggest Clutter Hotspots Before School Begins Craft supplies in this post: Back-to-School Organization Ideas: Craft Supplies Stuff kids leave out and stuff people give kids in this post Back-to-School Organization Ideas: Kids’…
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  • Back to School ~ Yard Sale Tips

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    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    When is the last time you held a yard sale?  While it’s probably not the first thing on your back to school checklist, the reality is August is a fantastic time to have a “back to school!” themed yard sale.  If you are following along here at GO MOM! you know that late July and early August are all about organizing key spaces to get ready for the new school year.  And because the excitement about summer activities might be waning as the heat sets in, tackling a family project like preparing for and hosting a back to school yard sale can be a great activity where…
  • Entryway Ideas for Back to School

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Back to school means its time for some fresh entryway ideas to get your family organized and out the door every single day. Quite possibly one of the most important spaces to focus on, the entryway is a series of dominos. If you line each activity up in the right order, they will naturally fall into place and everyone wins the game of how to stay organized. As part of the year long series GO MOM!® Organizing Tips, August is entirely focused on back to school spaces that deserve your attention all throughout your home.  Check out these four entryway ideas to get you pointed in the right…
  • Family Game Night and Ice Cream Treat Traditions

    Molly Gold
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Family game night is a wonderful tradition that makes for a lifetime of memories full of laughter and fun.  But lets be real ~ finding time for this one evening can be incredibly hard while raising a busy family.  In fact as your children grow for any given week, it can be monumental just to get everyone home at the same time on the same night. But thanks to summer, our family has is blessed to have more time together as a complete unit and finding time for family game night  ~ or morning ~ or afternoon ~ is a breeze.  Here are a few tips to help you plan a fun family game night in…
  • Back to School ~ 7 Tips Just for Mom

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    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m always excited for the  first day of school!  No really, I am but not because I’m doing the happy dance to send my kids off and reclaim my workdays.  I’m happy for the fresh start that the first day of school always offers.  New friends, new teachers, new opportunities to explore, create, and discover your dreams.  And of course new color coded school supplies and all kinds of Sharpies!  While reclaiming my focus as a work at home Mom is productive and empowering for me, I actually miss my kids dearly in those first few weeks because I’m an old fashioned…
  • Back to School ~ 5 Spaces to Organize Now

    Molly Gold
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Today we are talking about the 5 spaces to organize now for back to school. If you haven’t heard about it, check out our Back to School Printable Bundle for the ultimate checklist that helps you break down the areas you need to focus on while outlining key tasks. If like me you are starting to get a little twitchy because you want to start organizing well in advance, I’ve got 5 areas of your home to focus on now ~ check it out! Organize Kids Closets and Dressers You have to go through them anyway to inventory your kids clothing before you shop…
 
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  • Get More Done Through Better Communication – Part 1

    Paul H. Burton
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Buying a Car Sucks Buying a car ranks high on the list things we dislike doing. There are dozens of makes and models, option lists are daunting, and haggling with the dealership is a nightmare. In spite of this, we spend a tremendous amount of time and energy pursing the best decision about the choices before us. However, we spend very little time choosing what vehicle we’ll use to communicate. Today’s defacto vehicle is email, regardless of how effective it is. Consider the following alternatives the next time you need to communicate with someone: Rolls Royce – Meet…
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  • Sweet60Success: Day 48: A new view

    Elizabeth
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I spend a lot of time in my home office. I have a great office and I love it but sometimes my mind feels stuck from being in the same place every day.  It’s then time to have a new view. If it’s a gorgeous day I sit out on my front porch.  I feel content, peaceful, and it’s amazing how challenges become solved as I let myself just ‘be’. When I work with my fantastic coaching clients I give them a new view for their business: V – I  make sure they are heading in the right direction and help them create a vision of where they can take their business. I…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 47: Right in front of my eyes

    Elizabeth
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Does your brain ever feel like it’s about to burst with all of your ideas for your business?! We definitely need a place to keep track of not only our ideas but the actions steps to take to accomplish them. I’ve tried many different methods – on paper, in my computer, on my phone, etc.  I have finally decided that they need to be right in front of my eyes. Years ago I purchased this great project organizing system from Levenger. I used it for a bit and then forgot about it.  A few days ago I pulled it out again and I am in love! The minute I think of a project I take a…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 46: Words to live by

    Elizabeth
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    My wonderful friend and colleague, Terri Langhans, sent me a surprise gift.  She had heard me speak recently on my vision and mission for my business and immediately thought of the Prayer of St. Patrick. She had a wall hanging made for me and she said “This reminds me of you. This is to help remind you the world truly needs to hear you.” Yes, I cried. Then I immediately hung it by my desk. What amazing words to live and work by. What are your words?   Related posts: Sweet60Success: Day 43: The power of your words Sweet60Success: Day 24: Why worry? 365 Days of Gratitude- Day…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 45: It truly is up to you

    Elizabeth
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Years ago I really, I mean really, thought Oprah was going to discover me and all would be well. I would be on her show, sell millions of my books, and have clients lined up for miles to work with me. I even found a picture of Oprah and inserted my picture as her guest! I would market my business, but half heartedly, because Oprah was my ticket for the future. One day my business coach said to me “Elizabeth, you will never be discovered by Oprah.”  Ouch!  But, he was right.  Okay, there is always a slight chance it could happen but by counting on this one-in-a-million chance I…
  • Sweet60Success: Day 44: Because I’m happy

    Elizabeth
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” has been playing a lot on air and videos on Facebook. Some say it’s too much.  I say it’s not. Every time I hear the song I smile. It feels great to feel happy. When you’re happy do you? Smile more Make more calls to prospects Treat others better Get your work done faster Take time for yourself Have more patience Feel more grateful   I know I do! Maybe this is your day to go outside, blow some bubbles, and laugh. Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m happy Clap along…
 
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  • 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…
  • VIDEO: I was Embarassed

    Carrie Greene
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Carrie’s Lesson From the Trail:  No need to be embarrassed. Run your business the way that makes sense for you AND be proud of where you are. (Watch this 1 minute long video below to find out more.) The post VIDEO: I was Embarassed appeared first on Carrie Greene.
  • Until You Own It

    Carrie Greene
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Can you sell something that you don’t own or don’t have the legal right to? No, of course not. Yet, I see entrepreneurs try to do it every day. Entrepreneurs sell themselves.  They sell their vision, their skills, and their products. So what’s the problem?  Of course they have the right to sell themselves in this way. The question is, do they own it? Do they fully believe in what their product or service does?  Do they really believe in themselves?  Do they really own the power of what they are selling? Until you own it, nobody can buy it. A client of mine shared her marketing…
  • Squeeze Ins

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

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

    Kathi Burns
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Must Do’s for Working at Home 1. Do invest in a high quality desk, chair and filing cabinet. If you can’t afford new, check thrift and second-hand shops in your area. 2. Do find the quietest place in your house to set up your office. A corner in the den or bedroom may have to suffice if your home does not have an extra room. 3. Do keep your personal finances and records separate from your business space. This may qualify you for a home office tax write-off. 4. Do organize all files in folders and label them accordingly. Put all paperwork in the appropriate file at the end of each…
  • Use hanging file folders to seperate papers within file drawers

    Kathi Burns
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The filing question from yesterday reminds me of another common scenario. I frequently open client file drawers and find manila folders without hanging files. There is a reason that hanging files were invented. For those of you who are not enlisted in this practice, let me provide a few good reasons to use this tool. 1. Hanging file folders keep files from falling together and sliding down into the drawer. 2. Hanging folders come with tabs that stick up above the papers so you can actually see what the files contain without reaching in, pulling out and opening up the actual file. 3. Hanging…
  • File papers into hanging folders ‘heads to the right’

    Kathi Burns
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recently a client wrote to me with a very good question. I always advise that folks file their papers into hanging folders and when they do this to insert the individual papers with the top heading to the right. Here is what my client wrote: This is question that pops in my mind every time I file something . . . . what is the reason for filing papers with the tops on the right side of the folder?  I cannot remember nor figure out the benefit of it but half my papers are filed that way and half the other way.  Every time I file something I pause to think which way to put it.  Please advise!
  • Paper Shredding Services

    Kathi Burns
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    A question recently came through my InBox and I thought many of you could use this information as well, so here it is: Where can we take old paper files that we want shredded? (e.g. old tax and biz records with Soc Sec and credit card numbers). I have an office shredder but… for couple of boxes a time-consumer. a fellow coach Tom Leech   Hi Tom, Goodwill now offers shredding services at a few of their locations for only $10 per bankers box. Call 800 926 3488 to find a location near you. Other places to shred in San Diego are: All Shred 619.688.7979 The Shredders 800 222. 2044…
  • The First 30 Days, Your Guide to Any Change

    Kathi Burns
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I had the good fortune to meet a kindred spirit, Ariane de Bonvoisin at the California Women’s Conference in Long Beach. Ariane is the author of a new book entitled The First 30 Days, Your Guide to Any Change. She considers herself a change optimist! Ariane created the online organization http://www.first30days.com/ to help enable people to learn how to embrace change and now her new book provides 9 easy steps to reinventing your thoughts about change. As a fellow change agent, I know that change is good. It helps us grow and usually takes us to places beyond our best imagination. It opens…
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  • 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…
  • 6 Tips To Declutter Your Home Before A Move

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

    Margarita Ibbott
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I’ve never really been into clothes shopping.  Walking around for hours, looking for an affordable store, trying to find items that fit and are flattering, dishing out what little cash I have for a top I could only wear a few times a month because I was attending a ‘uniform school’.  Yeah…no thanks.Now, getting ready to move away I realize that I can’t get away from the clothes shopping with back to school around the corner.  Luckily for me, I have some awesome friends who have introduced me to the art of thrifting.  Perfect for my student budget and great for…
  • Travel Thursday - Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, Ontario #Travel #Vacation

    Margarita Ibbott
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Last weekend we were in Lakes of Wasaga have a fun time on the beach.  We also made a stop in Collingwood and finally in Blue Mountain.  This is a lovely area located north of Toronto on Georgian Bay.  It has spectacular sunsets, good restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities.  If you have never been make sure and take a trip to Bruce County.   We had a great time and I wanted to share a few pictures and short Instagram videos.  Enjoy! This is a picture of Collingwood Harbour taken from Sunset Point.     This was the ‘half’ picnic…
  • Wordless Wednesdays–The Perfect Lunch! #Cheese #Crackers #Fruit

    Margarita Ibbott
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Had to return to my favourite Cheese Store (read the review here) and get some yummy blue cheese and some chevre cheese.  Yummy.
  • Do you Thrift Shop? New Series for @DownshiftingPRO #GoodWillGoodIdea #FrugalFridays

    Margarita Ibbott
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
      I thrift do you? I have to admit, many who know me would not believe that I do thrift shop, others would not be remotely surprised. Growing up, I don’t think my mother would have ever taken us to the Salvation Army Thrift Store, Good Will or St. Vincent de Paul Charities if my life depended on it.  It was a pride thing.   Part of it has to do with the idea that we were not in need as others.  It was always a place for those less fortunate to find clothing or household goods.  Oh how times have changed.  I find that as a professional organizer I have…
  • Wordless Wednesday–Detroit Institute of Arts #Detroit #travel #Museums

    Margarita Ibbott
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    To celebrate my birthday my husband took me to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  I have wanted to go for a while now but I have to day, I regret not going sooner.  It is spectacular.  I’ll write a longer review soon but this is just some of the beautiful art that we saw there. Enjoy. Diego Rivera - Detroit Industry – North and South Walls – Detroit Institute of Arts This is a Wordless Wednesday Linky.  Please add your link and hop around to the other blogs to see what they have to offer.   Always fun and interesting. An InLinkz Link-up
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  • Menu Planning – Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?

    Laura
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic. Menu planning is a great way to get ready for your week. On grocery day, you’ll have a list of everything you actually need to buy (and nothing you don’t). Each day, you will know exactly what to prepare and cook. […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Planning – Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ August 18/14

    Laura
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, one of my favorite things to do on Sunday nights is scroll through my Feedly account, where I follow over 100+ food blogs, looking for new recipes to try and to link to.  I absolutely love linking to other bloggers, it provides them some traffic love while at the same time it provides […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ August 18/14
  • 5 Free or Frugal Ways to Read E-Books

    Laura
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. Do you love to use your e-reader to read as much as I do? One of the best things about reading an e-book is the instant access- you hear about a good book and TA-DA!…. you can download and start reading […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 5 Free or Frugal Ways to Read E-Books
  • Organizing Favorites: Back to School Edition!

    Laura
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Happy Friday y’all!  Welcome to the back to school edition of my Friday Favorites, the post where I share my favorite organizing links of the week :) I am super excited because I have my brother and his lovely wife and three kiddos coming to visit us in a couple weeks all the way from […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Organizing Favorites: Back to School Edition!
  • How to Stay Organized Every Single Day

    Laura
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. Maybe you already have this organizing thing down to a science. Your closets are full of neatly stacked clothes, and your pantry sports all sorts of pretty chalkboard labels for baking supplies and snacks. But what about every day organization?  How do […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Stay Organized Every Single Day
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  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Get Prepared for Back to School

    Dan Loya
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It’s the end of summer, but now is the perfect time for the August 5-Minute Organizing Challenge! As usual, you can discover new ways you can get organized in just five minutes at a time. The mini-challenges this month are for parents who are preparing their children for Back to School. If you plan ahead, you will be more organized for the upcoming school year and your kids will transition to school life much more smoothly. 1. Schedule shopping time in stores or online. Start out by creating a list of clothing, supplies, and snacks that the student will need. Next, block out times in…
  • Get on With It! 3 Super Simple Tips for Procrastinators.

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer can be a big challenge when it comes to procrastination. Routines are relaxed, schedules are altered, and distractions are everywhere. The expectation is probably that we will have abundant leisure time during the summer to get everything done, but that is frequently not the case, and important projects sometimes end up collecting dust until the end of the season. The good news is that I have some easy and effective tips for procrastinators for staying on the ball with important tasks this summer, so that they don’t end up behind the eight ball come…
  • How I Quadrupled My Twitter Followers in 6 Months

    Nealey Stapleton
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Have you heard of Twitter? Maybe that’s a silly question. Okay, chances are you’ve heard of it, but do you really know what Twitter is? For a long time, I saw Twitter as a lesser version of Facebook and saw no point in using the platform…until now. This year, one of my resolutions was to really increase my followers on social media. While I had a Twitter account, I never used it and had a couple hundred followers that had trickled in throughout the years. I decided to really commit and make the most out of this thing called Twitter. Boy, am I glad I did! What is Twitter? Let’s begin…
  • Fact Friday: People Keep Busy to Surppress Negative Thoughts

    Deb Lee
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “It’s like we’re all in this addicted family where all this busyness seems normal when it’s really harmful,” said Stephanie Brown, a psychologist in Silicon Valley and the author of “Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster — and Overcoming Our Fear of Slowing Down.” There’s this widespread belief that thinking and feeling will only slow you down and get in your way, but it’s the opposite. Suppressing negative feelings only gives them more power, she said, leading to intrusive thoughts, which makes people get even busier to keep them at bay. The constant…
  • Family Organizing: How to Limit Toys and Clothing in 3 Steps

    Ellen Delap
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Original Image Credit: Houzz.com Are toys and clothes are everywhere in your home?  Sometimes it might feel like there’s no containing them! Toys and clothes might arrive regularly from well-intentioned family members, friends and neighbors who share, and during holiday and birthday celebrations (here’s how one mom handled an influx of birthday gifts). In fact, a study done in 2012 stated that families in the Unites States have reached “material saturation.” The chaos and abundance of kids stuff in your home can be completely overwhelming . So, what are parents to…
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-19-2014

    Ramona
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    A man is whatever room he's in. (Japanese saying) The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-19-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-18-2014

    Ramona
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    I've never learned anything from any man who agreed with me. (D. Malone) — Fortunately, I've got lots of teachers! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-18-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-17-2014

    Ramona
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization! (E. Hoffer) — The enlightened are never victims. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-17-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-16-2014

    Ramona
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    To have a right to do a thing isn't the same as to be right in doing it. (G.K. Chesterton) — Can doesn't mean should. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-16-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-15-2014

    Ramona
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become. (Z. Ziglar) — Or who you meet along the way. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-15-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-19-2014

    Ramona
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    A man is whatever room he's in. (Japanese saying) The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-19-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-18-2014

    Ramona
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    I've never learned anything from any man who agreed with me. (D. Malone) — Fortunately, I've got lots of teachers! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-18-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-17-2014

    Ramona
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization! (E. Hoffer) — The enlightened are never victims. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-17-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-16-2014

    Ramona
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    To have a right to do a thing isn't the same as to be right in doing it. (G.K. Chesterton) — Can doesn't mean should. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-16-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-15-2014

    Ramona
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become. (Z. Ziglar) — Or who you meet along the way. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-15-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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    Simple Life Together

  • SLT 070: Voluntary Simplicity with Miriam Ortiz y Pino

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

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

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

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

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

  • Clutter Video Tip: Cool Ways to Use Your Freezer to Get Organized

    Lorie Marrero
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Kitchen organizing can leave you feeling Frozen. But, if you take that fear and let it go, let it go- you will find that your freezer is a very efficient tool for home organization. I can’t hold it back anymore, don’t turn away and slam the door! Watch this video, it’s time to see what you can do and make your freezer work for you. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdfreeze.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot…
  • Clutter Video Tip: Getting Organized: Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

    Lorie Marrero
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Eddie Haskell knew the value of a good compliment. But a backhanded compliment like “bless this mess” can do more harm than good. When you are overcome with clutter and poor habits, don’t add insult to injury by putting yourself down. Watch this video to find out how defeatist language may be sabotaging your organizational accomplishments. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded player. Or watch the video at http://bit.ly/tcdenemy.) >  PLEASE HELP: "LIKE"-ing, sharing, and commenting on these Clutter Video Tip videos on YouTube really helps me a lot to get…
  • Clutter Video Tip: How to Organize Kid's Rooms, Closets, and Toys

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

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

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

  • Vacations: My Best Practices for Leaving & Returning Easily

    Sue West
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    I used to “freak out” before and after vacations, exhausting myself on both ends of my time away. Sort of defeats the “refresh, relax, retreat” point of it all though,don’t you think? Now, though, each time I go away for vacation or business, I’ve become more thoughtful and mindful about how I can make all of this more pleasant and part of the trip’s enjoyment … and I’m doing this not just for myself but for everyone around me, too! I used to walk around in so many circles that my dog, following me, would get as exhausted as I would.
  • Back to School as an Adult: Three Ways to Create Time

    Sue West
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    You’re taking a course or courses in subjects that interest you for the first time in awhile. Back to School: Great Courses (dot) com Or perhaps you’re attending school part-time to create a new career. … or one of the “boot camp” programs designed for the self-employed  business owner. … or a certification program for your current profession.   And you were already busy to start with! But this is so important to you. You want … You need … to make the time to do this well, to own this, to show yourself and those around you what…
  • When You’ll Want to Rethink Your Organizational Strategies

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • How Customers Use C-Line Products: Part 2

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

  • 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…
  • Time Management is You Management

    Claire
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    by Originally posted 2008-06-27 15:20:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time, courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks, which has some fab organizing products). These hints are especially helpful for those of you who have a hard time saying no. This means scheduling things during lunch so that you have no break time (not to mention no lunch) and otherwise feeling compelled to fill up your entire schedule with requests from others. Remind yourself that others need not be in charge of your…
  • Kipple is Clutter

    Claire
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    by Originally posted 2007-02-26 17:50:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter“Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there’s twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.”“I see.”“There’s the First Law of Kipple, ‘Kipple drives out nonkipple.’ Like Gresham’s law about bad money. And in these apartments…
  • The Seven Deadly Organizing Sins: Wrath

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

    Claire
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    by Wouldn’t it be delightful to walk into a serene, welcoming bedroom after a hard day’s work? It would invite you to relax and nothing else; nothing to put away, nothing to distract you from chilling out. The way it is now: The bed is unmade, clothes are slung over chairs and doorknobs, newspapers and magazine are on the floor, the bureau and nightstand are littered with stuff. People, this is not a room conducive to relaxation! The good news: I’m going to give you three quick and dirty tips to get that fancy hotel room feel in your bedroom. This isn’t the full-on,…
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  • Back 2 School Check List!

    Elizabeth
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Back to school shopping has begun and in case you’re running a little behind, we’ve already created the back to school list for you! Organize-It has all of your back to school essentials. Print this check list and use it while shopping this year. Online shopping? Start here! Shopping for college? Print this list and start shopping Organize-It!
  • Drab to Fab Lockers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Create Flow : Organizing Kids Papers and Stuff

    3 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    {want it? click it.} Organizing kids school work starts by creating flow. Flow is a simple series of actions that keep paper moving in and out of your life for a lifetime. Flow is sustained in a busy home by helping kids understand their responsibilities and teaching them good organizational skills. Flow will help you find peace with  ever-growing collection of kids papers. How to Create After School FlowDesign a simple paper management system both you and your kids can follow. Outline basic after school responsibilities. Give your children easy instructions follow. Use the After School…
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    Value of Simple

  • 4 “C”s of Gross National Happiness and Study Circles with Cecile Andrews – SASM 055

    Joel Zaslofsky
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you remember Cecile Andrews from Smart and Simple Matters episode 052? Probably not … but that’s not her fault. She was only speaking for about a minute during our simple living roundtable chat due to some technical issues. But now? Now you’re going to hear a ton of great stuff from Cecile. She’s back with me for a one-on-one conversation about where we harness happiness, how simplicity study circles work, and a whole lotta laughter. She’s a joyful person building joyful communities for a joyful world. In other words, Cecile – a community leader who has been featured on CBS,…
  • Why World Domination Summit Has More Magic than 100 Unicorns (#WDS2014 Recap) – SASM054

    Joel Zaslofsky
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Insult World Domination Summit (WDS) in front of 99% of past attendees and you’re in for a battle. Back in 2012, I didn’t understand why WDS had a cult-like following. My friends who had attended absolutely raved about their experience. Bloggers and podcasters I respected implored me to go experience the magic myself. I was intrigued, but skeptical. “This WDS thing can’t possibly be that awesome … can it?” I needed to find out for myself. So I scored a ticket to WDS 2013: one of the top ten experiences of my life. After landing in Portland, Oregon on July 4, 2013, I almost…
  • The Collision of Tech and (Human) Nature with Robert Scoble – SASM053

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

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

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

  • Summer Interview Series — Professional Business Organizers – Casey Moore

    Geralin Thomas
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 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 – Casey Moore appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Summer Interview Series — Professional Business Organizers – Sue Becker

    Geralin Thomas
    14 Aug 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 – Sue Becker appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Summer Interview Series — Professional Business Organizers — Melissa Schmalenberger

    Geralin Thomas
    12 Aug 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 — Melissa Schmalenberger appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • Financial Basics For New Professional Organizers

    Geralin Thomas
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas Do you struggle to keep professional organizing business' finances organized? Geralin Thomas shares her advice on how to best manage your finances and brings in an expert to give you tips on where to start. Click on the headlines of this post to continue reading. The post Financial Basics For New Professional Organizers appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
  • 12 Important To-Dos Before Heading To College

    Geralin Thomas
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Geralin Thomas How To Prepare For College There’s a lot to do before you head off to college. To help you and your family prepare, I’ve created a master to-do list. Below you’ll find the 12 most important tasks to complete for you make the trip to move into your college dorm room this fall. Download Your […] The post 12 Important To-Dos Before Heading To College appeared first on Metropolitan Organizing.
 
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  • Feng Shui & Travel

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Enjoy the post Feng Shui & Travel As a lover of Feng Shui, I believe in the Chinese saying that “wherever you go you bring good luck with you.” This summer whether you’re glamping, boutique-hoteling or Airbnb-ing, these Feng Shui practices can help you have the best trip ever. Before You Travel + Personal Protection If possible, choose an auspicious travel day and/or auspicious day for your Chinese Zodiac animal from the Chinese Almanac to begin your travels. Before leaving, take a metal bell and face east to ring the bell 9 times. Turn in a clockwise direction to face…
  • 4 Tips to Make Back-to-School a Breeze

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post 4 Tips to Make Back-to-School a Breeze Do Your Back to School the Smart Way! Back-to-school season can be a challenging time for every family. A little organizing goes a long way toward making this school year your best yet! To save time and money, prepare for back-to-school shopping ahead of time. Here are four tips to help you get organized. 1. Prepare for Back-to-School Shopping First, make a master school supply checklist for the entire family. Combine the supply lists provided by your kids’ schools and check off the items you already own. Check your kids’…
  • 9 Creative Ways to Store and Organize Your Shoes

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the post 9 Creative Ways to Store and Organize Your Shoes Shoe Organizing Ideas Every woman loves shoes. In fact, if we had our way, we’d probably have more shoes than clothes! Still, our collections of glamorous heels and ballerina flats can become unmanageable. Traditional Closet by Santa Monica Interior Designers & Decorators Tim Clarke Design   Many bedrooms and closets have one thing in common: every space available is filled with shoes. If you’ve got shoes stored under your bed, placed in baskets throughout the house and stacked in large, teetering piles in your…
  • 4 Steps To Organizing Your Finances

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Enjoy the post 4 Steps To Organizing Your Finances Organize Your Finances And Get Money Into Your Savings Finance specialists tell us that we should have about six months of expenses tucked away in savings, yet fifty percent of Americans have less than one month worth of savings. This lack of rainy day foresight can be dangerous. Unemployment, illness, or even something as mundane as a misaddressed paycheck can send a person down the path of crushing debt and homelessness. Getting your finances into order is the first step to creating a solid foundation of fiscal safety. You may be surprised…
  • 8 Tips To Save on School Supply Shopping

    helenaalkhas@gmail.com (Helena Alkhas)
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Enjoy the post 8 Tips To Save on School Supply Shopping School Supply Shopping Made Easy Pencils, crayons, pens, and notebooks mean it’s that time again! All parents know that back-to-school supply shopping can add up quickly. However, there are things you can do to minimize the cost. Most schools will have a list of supplies your child will need. If you’re lucky enough to get that list well in advance, you can skip the crowds and go early. You may even get some great sales if you shop early enough. Before you head out, let’s take a look at a few ideas that could save you some steps,…
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    Assured Self Storage - Self Storage in Dallas, DFW, Austin, Plano and North Texas » Blog

  • 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…
  • Famous Hoarders in History

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

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

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

  • 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 […]
  • NAPO2014: Organizing Photographs for the Future: Forever and Legacy Box

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

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

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

  • Easy Loom Band Storage – for home and away!

    Chrissy Halton
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    If you have a child then you are likely to have been hit with the loom band craze that's sweeping the country at the moment. They are everywhere, and while they are fantastic at keeping kids... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • Is the grass ever greener?

    Chrissy Halton
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Do you ever feel like you are more stressed/disorganised/overloaded than ever, and start comparing your present life with your past, or with the lives of others, only to come out firmly at the bottom... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • How to use the space under your stairs effectively

    Chrissy Halton
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    A reader asked me recently whether I had some ideas for how best to use the space under the stairs as they were struggling with the angled ceiling and wanted to make the most of it by using the space... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • How to get your wardrobe organised – Printable Guide

    Chrissy Halton
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Following on from the "How to get your wardrobe organised" series on the blog, I wanted to give you a printable that you could use when organising your own wardrobe so that you can more easily follow... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
  • How to get your wardrobe organised – Part 2

    Chrissy Halton
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Welcome to the second part of the "How to Organise your Wardrobe" series of posts. In the first part we looked at the ASSESS and DECLUTTER stages of the A.D.O.R.E process, and now it's time to tackle... {Please click on the title of the post to read it in full....}
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    Her organized and inspired life

  • In Love With This Moment

    Carrie Powell
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    My beloved readers, fellow freedom seekers in this life,   I picture every one of you, as women just like me, on a mission to be free from the constraints of disorganization and all the other traps that hold us back from living our true purpose. Sitting at my desk, which is strategically positioned directly in front of the picture window that looks out onto our front yard, computer screen staring back at me for the last distracted hour or so, I’m struggling to decide what you need. I’ve been gazing out this lovely window, with an open heart, entranced, ready for direction…
  • Stealthy Tips for Getting Things Done

    Carrie Powell
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Blast your productivity level sky high!   You heard about the amazing power of using time blocking to finally get things done in the last post, but you may need more meat on the bone to fully grasp how this technique can change your life. I came clean about how I often don’t get all the tasks done that I need to and how my recent discovery of time blocking had already shown great promise. Well it’s been a couple weeks and I’m still killing it with this new time management strategy. It really works!  Try these Time Blocking tips: Schedule the most important tasks for…
  • Time Management Reform

    Carrie Powell
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    I have a confession to make… Gulp. There are certain tasks in my regular work schedule that I frequently don’t get around to doing. There, I said it. I bet you can guess what a big one of those is. Yes, that would be writing. It’s true! As much as I love writing to you and consider Her Organized Inspired Life an important part of my plan to help you become better organized, writing always seems to get pushed to the back burner along with a few other important tasks I should be doing. I know you’re probably disappointed in me as you’re reading this right now, but…
  • How Chaos Has Invaded My Life This Year

    Carrie Powell
    27 Feb 2014 | 5:08 pm
    This is the current state of my previously gorgeous dining room!   No, this is not a joke. I, Carrie Powell, the girl that thrives on order and beauty, a woman who organizes other people’s homes for a living, has a dining room that is nearing hoarder status! Can you believe this? I’ll tell you how it all happened, the roller coaster of problems that I’ve experienced as a result, and what I’m trying to take away from it. I can assure you it has not been a positive way to start out the new year. There must be a great life lesson in here somewhere. {Sheesh!} My rough…
  • Stop Delaying The Pursuit Of Your Dreams

    Carrie Powell
    10 Nov 2013 | 8:11 am
    Life is too short to ignore what’s calling to you   Whether that calling is to start a non-profit, spend a year in Europe, or change your career, most people only dream about it. Far too few of us are working towards making our dreams a real possibility, and that equates to a life only half fulfilled if you ask me. As impossible as your dream may seem in the beginning; some planning, removing the barriers one by one, and carving out a little time each day to work towards it, will amazingly change your perspective on how possible achieving it really is! Find great sources of…
 
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