Get Your Kids To Help You Organize

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Getting your family in the act of organizing can greatly cut down on stress levels. Here are some ways your kids can help you.

HOUSEHOLD JOBS A 5-YEAR-OLD CAN DO

1. Make her own bed every day. It may be a little sloppy at first, but it’ll improve with time!
2. Put clothes back in the closet or proper dresser drawer!
3.Put toys back in the toy chest!
4.Water houseplants!
5. Feed the dog, cat or goldfish (if she is reminded)!
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Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Warm weather energizes us and there is no better time to make your organizing goals a reality.
Here is a checklist of some areas to stay focused on and dig your home out of the winter doldrums.

BEDROOM:
Pick up clothes and tidying dressers and table tops.
Rearrange some furniture to create a different feel in your bedroom.
Flip and rotate your mattress, changing linens to brighter summer colors
Wash curtains and blinds.

CLOSETS:
Do an inventory ...

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SPRING CLEANING: GARAGE

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With spring on the way, time to think about cleaning out the garage.
Are you using your garage as a storage room?
Are you able to drive your car into the garage?
Here are some tips to guide you in getting things in order.

1. Start by purging what you no longer need, use or want.
2. Discard anything that is broken
3. Sell or give away what you can
4. Place everything you are keeping in the driveway, grouping items ...

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Streamlining the Morning Routine to Save Time

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Do you find that you are running out the door frantic in the mornings trying not to be late or forget anything important? Here are some ways that you can combat the morning stress.

1. Empty your bags/briefcase as soon as you walk in the door at night and prepare them for the next day. Having a landing station for mail and other items that must enter and leave the house will help.

2. Put everything you will need ...

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5 Things You Can do Right Now To Limit Distractions at Work

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1. Shut off your e-mail for short periods so you can avoid the temptation to leave your current project and rush to read the pop-up.

2. Have a screening process for your phone calls. If you don’t have caller id sign-up for it. If you have caller id, answer the phone calls you deem timely. If it is someone who you know you will talk to too long, make an appointment to talk to them or ...

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The Organized Lifestyle Celebrates At Its New Location

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GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION
Sat. March 28, 2009

Special refreshments provided by
La Rosticceria

Guilford Chamber Ribbon Cutting 12pm

Free Closet Organization Advice from Carl of Carl’s Closets

Raffle for Prizes

Free Workshop on Clearing Clutter By Feng Shui Practitioner Krista Polinsky of Soul Intent, 1 PM

SECRET SALE! All Day

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Preventing the Paper Pile from E-Mail

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Do you find that e-mail is just another way for your paper to grow each day? This could be because you are too quick to print out every e-mail or attachment that is sent to you. Here are some tips to deal with e-mail more efficiently and preventthe paper pile up.

1. Immediately delete e-mails that are junk, spam or un-important.

2. Create folders within your e-mail program for frequently used topics to get them out of your ...

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5 Things You Can Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

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1. Take a step back and take a five-minute break. This can give you increased focus and renew your patience for the projects ahead.
2. Finish the activity you are working on before you begin another one.
3. Take time to write a list and then prioritize. This will refocus you on what you should be working on first.
4. Take a break to put everything around you in simple order. By restacking papers splashed ...

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FREE Workshop on Organizing for a Kitchen Remodel

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What’s the Key To Successfully Remodeling A Kitchen? Organization!

When:Sat Mar 14 11am – Sat Mar 14 12pm
Organized Lifestyle Store: 725 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437

Description: Kim Spanier, of Everything Under the Roof will present this workshop on preparing and organizing for a kitchen remodel. Get information on how to organIze design ideas that are most helpful to the design/construction company. Also organizatonal components to consider within the design, (ex. spice racks next to the stove, multi-level ...

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5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Closet

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1. Hang items in color coded order
2. Use all of the same type of hanger (I reccommend wooden or non-slip felt hangers)
3. Maximize the shelf space above your bar with dividers, bins or extra shelving.
4. Always add a second rod to at least half your closet. Closet doublers can be an easy way to accomplish this with no tools.
5. Purge, Purge, Purge. Always make sure what you have in the closet ...

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