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The Powerful Ways Our Pets Help Us to be Better People

our pets

Do you believe in love at first sight? It’s the moment where you completely melt and resistance is futile. Your heart may flutter and your stomach becomes weak. And, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. It was a cold day in January, a day that would change my life forever. I received a phone call. A friend of …

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5 of the Most Delicious Fall Recipes That You Need to Make This Halloween

Fall Recipes

Halloween is the beginning of everything beautiful and magical about this time of year. Growing up in Michigan, it was spellbinding. Beginning in October, the nights were bitterly cold; so my costume creativity went as far as dressing in warm clothing and throwing a sheet over my head, emerging as a ghost. I was committed to my childhood rite of passage; …

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The Most Exhausting Mistakes of Disorganized People

Disorganized People

Amy is many friends wrapped into one. She’s been the world’s best confidant, since the time we were girls. Loyal, trustworthy, and the keeper of my secrets. All of them. My gutsy and lovable friend can do no wrong. Except for one itty bitty flaw, that either sends me to my knees, belly laughing, or crying for mercy. Amy can be …

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All You Need to Know about How to Stage Your House for Sale

How to stage your house

There is a real strategy behind how to stage your house for sale. The idea is to get your house in picture-perfect condition, both inside and out. Ideally, you want buyers to walk in and imagine themselves living there. It’s natural to get emotional about our homes, especially if we’ve lived there for many years. I recall, once, a homeowner …

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20 of the Best Inspiring Organization Quotes That You’ll Love

Organization Quotes

Regardless of whether you’re deep into an organizing project or just need the motivation to start getting organized, it can be helpful to have some words of wisdom that inspire you. As an Organizing Professional, I know how difficult organization can be for some people. There will be times when you just don’t feel like picking up after the kids …

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How to Create an Emergency Plan That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

It’s 2020 and we’ve been on high alert for months since the COVID-19 outbreak. With a threat to our health and safety being the defining point of the year, it can feel like everything is an emergency. If you’re losing sleep at night because you’re hyper-vigilant of threats to you and your family’s health, such as the Coronavirus, then it’s …

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Easy Mini Organizing Tasks That Will Take You No Time At All

Organizing Tasks

For most people, organizing can seem like such a daunting and momentous job. Before you’ve even started, your mind has convinced you of how difficult it will be and how long it will take you to complete. If organization doesn’t come naturally to you, it can feel like a painstakingly tedious task to approach. Soon, your mind runs wild turning …

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The Truth about Life Transitions & How to Cope

Life Transitions

The Empty Nest & More Sobbing; that’s what I was doing. Standing smack in the middle of my son’s room so I’d have a perfect view of everything that reminded me of him. I promised myself that I’d wait before I went in. I broke my promise. Life transitions are messy after all. It’s been 10 years since I broke …

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35 Money-Saving Tips that will Change Your Life

Money Saving Tips

Can you plan for an emergency with money-saving tips? For those times when things go wrong and our lives take a belly flop? The upshot can be unforgiving because it can happen so quickly, just before we come to realize the devastating perils that take us hostage. We can’t always forecast with accuracy. Yet, there are ways we can prepare …

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One Remarkable Motivation Lesson Learned from a Dog

Motivation Lesson

This guest post was written by Linda Samuels, CPO-CD®, CVPOTM of Oh, So Organized. One of my favorite things to do is walk along the lovely path next to the Hudson River. Especially in the summer, the area is filled with people jogging, conversing, reading, picnicking, bicycling, kite flying, fishing, and dog walking. On one recent walk, I noticed a …