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The Most Complete Guide to Affordable Organizing Hacks

Organizing Hacks

When it comes right down to it, you might choose to do things the way you’ve always done them and there’s nothing wrong with that. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. Staying with what’s familiar and comfortable, so comfortable that it becomes seem-less, should just stay that way. In that case, you may not need organizing hacks. Unless there’s the …

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The Best Ideas for Organizing Your Closet

Clothes on hangers

Closets are tough because we never have enough of them. It then becomes daunting when we can’t find what we’re looking for, especially when we want to get to an appointment on time. A beautifully organized closet isn’t merely a Red Carpet luxury. It’s for the everyday woman who needs to streamline her morning routine. Being able to see what …

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How to Teach Children to be Organized

Teach Children with playdough

Organizing is in my DNA. I’ve been organized ever since I can remember. As a child, it never dawned on me that people weren’t organized. I thought everybody knew where everything was. I had it all worked out. My 10-year-old self would pack up her backpack the night before and leave it by the front door for an easy exit …

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Why Do We Love To Collect Things?

Collect Things

I’ve never met a teapot that I didn’t like. And that’s almost it right there. We collect things for the fun and the enjoyment. We also collect things because it strikes a sentimental cord; it reflects our interests and style. The bonus is that we learn a lot about history and the economy over the decades. I’m not talking about …

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Why is it so Hard to Get Organized?

Why is it so hard to get organized

Getting organized is not exactly the stairway to heaven. It’s not winning the lottery and it’s not a once in a lifetime opportunity. Yet, the benefits are beyond anything you can possibly imagine. It’s freedom. Get organized and find freedom. Freedom and relief from the daily stress and challenges that rob your time, drown you in heaping clutter and spin …

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What’s New & Exciting in Organizing for 2020?

new and exciting in organizing

Before I can say “in a flash”, I will be celebrating an unconventional pilgrimage of 42 years as a Professional Organizer. The business of organization was not common back then; I was a frontierswoman in this unheard-of field, along with a dozen other smart and caring leap-of-faithers around the country aiming to bestow the magic of organization. Now, you will find …

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How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

A frantic young woman called me today driven to the point of meltdown. Juggling parenthood, a full workload, responsibilities, and activities created unmanageable stress. You know the kind of stress that heart palpitations are made of. We met at a conference for working women not too long ago. As we chatted, I was drawn to the pace of her daily …

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What are the Habits of Super Moms & Dads?

What are the Habits of Super Moms & Dads?

If you want your children to know how much you love them, does your face light up when they walk into the room? As a mother, I cannot think of anything more important than loving your child and letting them know that you accept them just the way they are.  I understand the challenges of parenthood as I raised three …

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Why We Love to Talk About Clutter

coffee-creative-desk-pen

In full disclosure, I thought my husband had gone wacky 27 years ago after my twins were born. It was a bitterly cold day in mid-December and we were heading back home from the hospital. With my husband, babies, and older daughter in tow, I couldn’t wait to settle into my warm surroundings. Walking into our apartment, I was horrified …

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Habits of Super Disorganized People

Habits of Super Disorganized People

I once heard that every woman needs five kinds of friends in her life. There is a childhood friend who knows absolutely everything about you. Then there is the friend who mirrors your life. You get married, have children and reach major milestones at the same time. You have that fabulous friend who stretches you beyond anything you believed was …