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Why Staying in Touch is the Best Thing for Your Health & Well-Being

Staying in Touch

My mother used to say that life is not a dress rehearsal. It made me wonder how many chances do we get to get it right. It doesn’t seem so pressing when we are young, invincible and time is doomsday. Then all of a sudden, what really matters can turn your world around. That’s after your stomach does a belly …

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do When You’re Stuck at Home

at home

Sometimes what we think is the worst thing in the world turns out to be the best thing, in more ways than you can imagine. I found that to be true many times in my life. If you’re open to the possibility of a new mindset, that things change and change can create a horizon of possibilities, then you might …

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How to Organize Your Office When Working from Home

How to Organize Your Home Office

This post on How to Organize Your Office contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Years ago, just before starting my business, I had a friend who was a writer for the New York Times. She was writing a story about a group of women who were helping people …

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193 Exciting Free Educational Resources for Kids

child holding crayons

As we are all being urged to practice social distancing and self-isolation during this time of crisis, many parents are suddenly home all day with their kids. And because your children are missing school, I’m sure you’re wondering how you can both teach and entertain them during this time. Some of you may be working remotely and need to figure …

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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 fun and 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 clutter. (That …