Decluttering Your Home – What NOT To Do

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Decluttering Your Home - What NOT To DoThere are so many rookie mistakes made when decluttering your home that can discourage the process.  That’s why I loved this article from Apartment Therapy outlining the most common ones.  https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pro-organizer-tips-what-not-to-do-when-decluttering-your-home-168836.

  • Buying containers before you know what you need to contain
  • Planning a project to big for the time and stamina you need
  • Moving on to new tasks before the ...
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Organized Pantry or Organized Failure?

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Have you ever looked at a picture of an organized pantry online or in magazines and thought, “Wow, I wish I could have that?”  Pretty does look and feel more organized but it is not always realistic.  As a professional organizer, I look at pictures like these and have to laugh a little.  Can the average family actually keep up with color coding their food on the shelves, especially in rainbow order?

We can still have #pa

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Purging the Procrastination Rooms

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I really enjoyed this motivational article from LifeHack.org: 9 Things to Declutter from Your Life to Be Happier  New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner and this article gives you ideas for both emotional and physical clutter in your life.

One of my favorite lines in the article was , “Some people have closets or entire rooms written off as “storage”, but you know what it really is.”  How many of you have that “storage” room which is really the ...

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How to Use up Extra Halloween Candy

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Did you end up with too much candy in your house after Halloween?  Are you afraid you are going to eat it all? One of my friends was asking me what we do with all of our candy afterwards and I thought it would be a great post to share. Here are some ideas for how to use it up or get rid of it quickly

Bring it to a Halloween Candy buy back event

In my hometown a local Dentist sponsors ...

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Organizing Tip of Day: Easy Meal Planning

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I have always been a big fan of recipes from Real Simple magazine.  They require few ingredients, take little time, and are usually full of flavor.  Today I stumbled upon this great service they provide to help plan dinners each week.  For $10/yr or $6/6 months you get a weekly meal plan and grocery list emailed to you. How easy is that?  Real Simple Meal Planner.

It won’t work for me because I have too many food allergies.  It could be wasteful ...

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Organizing Tip of The Day: What happens to our old clothes?

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Did you ever wonder what happens to all of the old clothes they can’t sell at Goodwill? This article goes through the process from donation to recycling of the fabric.  Did you know that most clothes can be recycled?  If they aren’t they can leave a huge footprint in our landfills.  Think about this next time you are shopping for cheap “disposable” clothing or figure it is better to just throw the clothing in the trash. Here is the link ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: What the Healthiest People Do on their Lunch Breaks

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Meal planning and weekly planning is always top of mind for most families.  This article What the Healthiest People Do on Their Lunch Breaks outlines some great time management tips to prepare healthy meals throughout the week.  Many of us are chained to desks each day.  This article reminds all of us that it is good to take time for a break away from your desk, take time to move your joints and fuel yourself with healthy food to be ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Time Management and Self-Care while Parenting

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As a parent myself, I know how draining the daily routine of balancing work and family can be each day.  The days when I am an all day stay-at-home mom can be even more tiring than the going work!  I really liked this article encouraging parents to take more time for themselves.  Parenting is an important job, but It is essential in any time management strategy to take time for self-care, even when you feel like the weight of the world ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: 10 Apps to Organize Your Life

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If you are like me, I am always researching and looking for the newest apps to make my life a little easier since I love using technology to organize data, thoughts and reduce paper.  This article 10 Apps to Organize Your Life gave a great outline and links to some of the popular ones.  There are apps for organizing your finances, keeping business records on the road, storing passwords, cooking instructions and recipe storage as well as organizing your wardrobe.  Whatever ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Kondo your Phone to Declutter Your Electronics & Mind

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For all of you fans of the book by Marie Kondo “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,”  I thought I would share this article on how to apply her methods to declutter your electronics like phones, tablets and computers : Get the link here – How to Kondo Your Phone.  Basically the same principle applies to leaving apps on your phone that spark joy and cataloging other’s in groups so they ...

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