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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Organizing Tip of the Day: Organize the Japanese Way

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One of my favorite books of 2015 was Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.”  It was one of the most ground-breaking books about organizing that I had read in over 10 years.  As you are looking for inspiration in the New Year I would suggest finding a copy of this book to read.  You will look at the way you organize objects in a whole new way. Instead of focusing on ...

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My Theory on Why Women Love to Buy Bags

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ImageMy husband recently began making fun of me because within a week I produced a new work bag, lunch bag and decided to hunt for the perfect diaper bag to solve all of my organizational dilemmas. In the same week I began insisting on finding an acceptable camera bag after I dropped (and broke the lens) on our $500 camera when it plummeted out of the diaper bag.  He ...

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How Clutter Affects Our Relationships

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How Clutter Affects Our Relationships

How to deal with a loved one who is not “following the program” or who is very messy is one of the most common questions I hear as I speak to clients and field questions about organizing at my workshops.  I often tell people that an anecdote from my own household.  My husband could care less if the surfaces of our house are dusty or our floors ...

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3 Habits to Break in the New Year

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3 Habits to Break in the New Year

There are many statistics on how long it takes to break a habit.  Whether you look at the length of time it will take or the number of repetitions, the point is that creating a habit is a commitment that takes time.  Often, good organization hinges on breaking thought patterns and physical habits that have a root tied within us.

In an effort to inspire you this New ...

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How do I organize my recipes?

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How do I organize my recipes?

Summer means drinking long, tall strawberry daiquiris by the pool, hanging out with close friends into long hours of the day, and barbecuing with herbs and sauces. I find myself going over my recipes again and again, wondering what I should cook next. Will it be barbecue pork ribs, beans, fresh fruit salads, burgers, chicken cooked in packets with vegetables, steaks, or stuffed potatoes ...

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Tips for Cutting Summer Spending

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The slower economy has forced everyone to make different choices.  During the summer cutting costs may be even tougher because of extra expenses on vacations and entertainment for the children.  I have witnessed my clients at all economic levels having a greater awareness of what they are spending and scaling back.  Never has there been a more important time to implement a budget that can help you really understand what you are spending on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.

While ...

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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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The Unveiling: The UN-Martha Stewart Column

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November 29th, 2010 | Author: Wendy  www.lifewithwendy.com

The day has arrived.

Today I am starting the first day of a major transformation. After spending my life in a series of repetitive tasks in  search for perfection, I am going to raise the white flag and surrender to the battle.  The house has always been beautiful, the meals perfect, rarely ever would I repeat a recipe, my hair was straightened so every hair falls into place, ...

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ECOnize Your Lifestyle!

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ECOnize Your Lifestyle!

ECOnize Your Lifestyle!This month, save money, save the planet and get organized! Its Spring Cleaning time and we’re celebrating Go Green style.  Here at The Organized Lifestyle we offer a variety of Eco-Friendly products and services.

Did you know almost 40% of America’s waste is paper & could be recycled? Learn how you can cut down your paper usage ...

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