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The Amazing Power of the To-Do List

To-Do List

Everyone has a relationship with their to-do lists. With the best of intentions, it helps you to remember all the dribs and drabs of your responsibilities that suddenly multiply as you’re committing it to paper. I admit I’ve gone for stretches of time trying to improve my senior moments by signaling my brain waves to recall everything I need to …

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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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How to Change Your State of Mind

State of Mind

This guest post was written by Amra Saby (@followthecoco) and originally published on 2 February 2020 on Herparade. How to stay confident when everything around you seems to be falling apart… Amra Saby shares her story of dealing with difficult experiences in a foreign country with The Organizing Confessions readers in order to help them change their state of mind …

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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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Funny Valentine’s Day Stories & A Giveaway

Funny Valentine's Day Stories & A Giveaway

I’m starting to get that heartfelt feeling. New Year’s resolutions, now long forgotten, have moved over. Romance is hitting the stores and Valentine’s Day is everywhere. It’s much bigger than a Hallmark moment. It’s a collection of the funniest experiences, stored in our mind like a “Jack in the Box” ready to boast. It was the best of Valentine’s Day …

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How to Be Successful & Achieve Your Goals

Be Successful & Achieve your goals

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien Talks. Trust me I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life. When I look back at my days of working in retail, I remember feeling so stuck and not knowing how I could get to where I wanted to be. I knew I wanted more from life and that …

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Mother of the Bride Musings on How to Plan a Wedding

Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride

And so it happens, from pigtails to wedding veils. Your daughter becomes a bride. Just like that; you’re the mother of the bride. And in the moments before she says: “I do” – in those few moments when your heart swells as she takes that majestic walk down the aisle, you see the treasures of your lives together in a …