Organizer Mom: The Cost-Benefit of Delegation

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It has been quite a while since my last official blog post to Organizer Mom.  I am very excited to be back and sharing tips with all of my followers.  My son is about to turn three and we are expecting a baby girl in May 2016, so life has been busy.  Even with my best organizing skills, pregnancy fatigue, morning sickness and the holidays have added up to a real challenge in keeping up, even for a professional.

With all ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Reduce Your Wrapping Time

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Much like our tip yesterday, we loved the idea of using fabric sacks from Santa to wrap Christmas presents for each kid.  For years my mother-in-law, who is a sewer, has been giving us gifts in homemade fabric sacks.  It saves on time wrapping presents and can be reused from year to year.  If you are not a sewer we found many great versions of this idea being sold online.  Bags can be personalized for each kid and can become ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Toy Donations for Santa

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Our other team member, Professional Organizer Heather Collins, shared this tip with me she saw on a friends’ Facebook post.  Both of us our mom’s of 3 year old boys and thought it was a great idea to start now.

“Each year our kids must choose ten old toys to put in their Santa bags.  These must be toys in decent shape that other kids would actually want.  We leave the bags under our tree on Christmas Eve.  Santa takes the ...

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Tips for Moving to London

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Moving to a foreign country is probably one of the most difficult organizing challenges that you can face, especially when you are in a time crunch to get there before the school year begins. Since this is to be a temporary move for you and your family, packing the essentials is the priority.  Below, find some areas of your families life to focus on as you prepare for the move.:

1.  FAMILY FILING SYSTEM:  Your family filing system.  This will be ...

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A Crazy American Mom Moves her Family to London

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All my married life we had considered a move. We discussed moving to California. We discussed moving to Texas. We even discussed moving to Fairfield County. My husband deserves an award. He has been traveling the globe in an effort to keep his family happy and keep me close to my family. Now it is time for us to support him, so we made a family decision to temporary relocate to London so he doesn’t have to travel ...

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3 Tips to Slow You Down This Summer

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When most people think of being organized they are sure that it requires you to juggle many things at once and never drop the ball.  They believe that great time management means you have to multi-task at every turn.  But, I would argue that being able to slowdown, allow yourself to drop the ball once and a while,  not have to multi-task and to truly feel balance in your life means you are organized.  If we never have time to ...

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MARCH MADNESS

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MARCH MADNESS

MARCH MADNESSThis month come to the BIGGEST Sale in Organized Lifestyle history to get you prepared for Spring Organization! Every product in the entire store will be marked down 20%! Also, The Organized Lifestyle’s best products are competing in a March Madness tournament!  Fill out your bracket and predict the outcome!

The champion product will be marked ...

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Reorganize Your Life After the Holidays!

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You did it! Ribbons are slung everywhere and the fridge is bursting with delectable leftovers! Now what? The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to appreciate time spent with family and friends, exchange gifts and eat delicious meals!  However, it does become a bit of a whirlwind experience. Time seems to move even faster during the holiday season and we emerge in January with a feeling of disarray and sometimes discouragement. Try to avoid those feelings this year ...

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Organize Seasonal Decorations

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Organize Seasonal DecorationsBy the end of this week you’ll be wondering where the time went….and where to put all these great holiday decorations you spent days putting out!  There’s no need to put this off or dread this time of year as long as you have the right processes and tools for the job!

Follow these 4 quick tips to make storing your seasonal decorations a breeze…blowing you right into the New ...

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What’s Hiding in Your Junk Drawer?

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messy_drawerEvery home needs a dumping ground for spare keys, pins, and such, but how fast can you find those items when needed? Even the smallest changes to this drawer sized abyss of junk can make all the difference! If you’re feeling motivated to tackle that scary junk drawer, these steps may help you on your way to organized chaos!

1) Purge: Take everything out of the drawer and lay it out. Create ...

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