Day Four: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day four of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  Are you keeping on track?  Is it surprising how much longer some areas take than others?

I am excited to share one of our participant’s accomplishments.  On the first day she sent me photos of her kids craft supply cupboard.  It was two shelves but what an impact cleaning out the area had.  Everything is so much more accessible.

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Day Three: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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Today is day three of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  What is your goal for the day?  If this is your first time reading about our challenge it is not too late to sign-up.  Click here to sign-up

One of our 70+ participants wrote me last night frustrated that they feel like they are spending more time sorting and organizing than purging.  I assured her that is exactly what you are supposed to be doing!

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Organizer Mom: Organization Plan for 2016?

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January is National Get Organized Month.  Do you know what your organizing goals are for this year?  Most people don’t even know how to begin making a plan, but there is something about this month that gets everyone thinking organization.  Maybe it is all of the ads and magazine articles hailing the latest organizing gadgets and ways to recharge your home spaces and time management skills.  I will happily admit it is one of my favorite times of year because ...

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Happy New Year – Let’s Make an Organizing Plan!

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All of us here at Livable Solutions Professional Organizing hope you have a happy and safe holiday.  We also wanted to remind you that we are hear to help you with all of you organization resolutions in 2016.

We offer an affordable on-site assessment that lasts from 1-2 hours at which we complete the following steps:

  1. We will tour your rooms and offer suggestions to make each space more efficient, orderly and in-line with your true vision for the space
  2. We will talk ...
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Tips for Organizing Your Recipes

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Tips for Organizing Your Recipes

Organizing and collecting recipes can be a full time job for those who love to cook.  When you have a love for food and a desire to constantly try new dishes, the piles of cookbooks, cut out recipes, boxes, binders and folders can get so overwhelming that finding a recipe becomes ...

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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.

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How to stay on a Summer Budget

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As part of my series “The Imperfect Perfectionist,” I am redefining perfection by making room for the imperfections that go hand in hand with being a parent. I am uncovering the secrets to doing less, rather than doing more, so we can find balance and peace. This week I am reaching out to partner Kristin Mastromarino, a professional organizer, to help me stay with a summer budget while entertaining four kids.She can be reached at Kristin@livablesolutions.com.

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PACK FOR A BUSINESS TRIP IN 5 EASY STEPS

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1. Keep a checklist of things to pack which can be started weeks before your trip. Add to it as you think of things. Check off items as you pack and keep it by the door for last minute items as you leave.

2. To avoid wasting time at the luggage terminal, carry a briefcase & one carry on or garment bag.

3. Use a small suitcase with wheels and a place for your laptop to get through security with ease and ...

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON EARTH DAY

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5 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET A HANDLE ON RECYCLING & REUSING:

1. Find out what is recyclable or compostable in your city via website or phone.

2. Put a list on the refrigerator, wall or inside cabinet door of what can and cannot be recycled. Also list which items need to be disposed of properly such as paints, batteries, motor oil, etc.

3. Purchase sturdy stand up recycle bags (found at The Organized Lifestyle
Store) to store these items before ...

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Workshops at the Organized Lifestyle Store in April 2009

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BOOK SIGNING WITH LISA LELAS
Join Professional Organizer and Life Coach Lisa Lelas at a discussion and book signing for her new children’s organizing book. ORGANIZING A TO Z: A Children’s Organizing Alphabet & Guide to Getting Organized…with exclusive dictionary of organizing words and phrases! Kids welcome.

4/18/09, 11am-12pm @
The Organized Lifestyle
Cost: Free

MONEY SAVING MEAL PLANNING
In this interactive workshop by Wendy Battles, owner of Healthy Endeavors, you will learn why meal planning is essential to our health ...

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