Organizing Tip of the Day: Creating Functional Files

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Loved this article from Real Simple Magazine about how to create functional files.  It addresses both paper and digital filing needs. 7 Simple Rules for Functional Files.  If you find you are swamped by paper files you should also check out our Instant Filing System available for instant download at Life’s Lists:  Instant File System.  You will get all of the tabs you need to get started to label your hanging files and an index for ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Your 2016 Clutter Clearing Plan

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I thought this was a great plan of action to get organized this year put out by writer Laura Gaskill on Houzz.com:  Click this link to view  Clutter Clearing Plan. She gives you a checklist for each month to tackle different areas of your home.  It is important to look at projects in steps that you can accomplish over time than feel that you must get it all done at once.  This plan of action will help you take the ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Clever Uses for a Hanging Shoe Organizer

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One of the best organizing tools for maximizing vertical space on the back of a door or a wall is a pocket hanging shoe organizer.  This article from faithtap.com illustrates many clever ways to use an over-the-door shoe organizer to store everything from plastic water bottles, medicines and cleaning supplies to plants, fruit, Legos and wrapping paper.  Check it out at this link: Clever Uses for A Hanging Shoe Caddy

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Organizer Mom: Create a Vision Board

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One of my favorite activities every January is making a vision board for my 2016 goals, dreams etc.  It is pretty amazing to look back at the end of the year and see how well you accomplished your intentions.

Vision boards really help the creative and linear thinking person outline what they want to achieve or improve in their lives.  Law of attraction proponents argue that if you put it out it into the world you will attract and achieve it. ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Are you Chronically Disorganized?

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Many people make jokes about being a “hoarder,” but the reality is most people do not fall into that category.  However, hoarding is a very serious disorder that can affect family members and personal relationships as well as lead to unhealthy living conditions.  One of my favorite resources as a Professional Organizer is the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, which focuses on helping people who are chronically disorganized.  On this site you can find great fact sheets and resources to identify your ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: 6 Things All Organized People Do

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I really enjoyed this article from Apartmenttherapy.com about 6 Things All Impossibly Organized People Do.  I especially liked number two, “Write Stuff Down”.  Many of my clients try to keep their calendars and to do lists in their heads.  Getting it down on a piece of paper or an electronic device can alleviate the need to replay the lists in your head constantly.  Using the the calendar and the list together to plan out how you are going to accomplish ...

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Reminder – Estimated Taxes Due Jan 15

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This is a friendly reminder from Livable Solutions Professional Organizing to postmark your estimated taxes by tomorrow, January 15, 2016.

One of our many services offered is helping our clients pay bills and remember important deadlines.  Check out a more detailed description of our services here:  Bill Paying-Bookkeeping Services

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Make Pretty Tags with Scrapbook Paper

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I saw this ad for inexpensive bins at Walmart and loved that by using a printer, glue and some scrapbook paper the bins were transformed from ordinary to pretty with clearly labeled tags.  Remember you don’t have to spend a lot to have attractive and functional storage.  Use what you already have sitting around the house and you can transform a space.

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Artkive your Children’s Artwork

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Fellow Livable Solutions Professional Organizer Heather Collins discovered this amazing app we have started using with our clients.  It is called Artkive and it will completely change the way you save your children’s artwork, school projects and other keepsakes.  Instead of keeping the physical object you download the app (Artkive App), take a picture, assign it to the child, write a description and store it.  At the end of the year you can send off the pictures you want ...

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