mastering lists is important to getting organized

Mastering lists

Everyone makes lists. There are shopping lists, honey do lists for your spouse, to-do lists for the kids. Whatever type of lists you make – there is a method to the madness. Defining tasks Be sure to be specific when defining each item on the list. If it’s too vague you might not get the […]

common organizing mistakes can lead to clutter

Common organizing mistakes

Some people believe if their home is clean, it’s organized. That is not necessarily true. Clutter can be hidden in closets or under beds. People may have trouble finding things because they don’t have storage containers clearly labeled. How do you make sure you don’t take these organizing missteps? Kitchen counters You don’t have to […]

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Starve Your Distractions

AUGUST 2018 “You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.”  – Tom Kite, Professional Golfer & Golf Course Architect Getting Distracted is Easy. Keeping yourself focused is easier said than done. Tales from the Trenches Has this ever happened to you? There’s an unexpected window of ‘free’ time – enough time that you […]

ready for the new school year

Organizing for the new school year

School time is here. Getting the kids squared away is a challenge even for the most organized person. Here are some tips to help. Drop Zone Create a backpack drop zone so you know exactly where everyone’s backpack is after school. No more searching for the backpack when you are running late in the morning. […]

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School clothes

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end, but the kids will be back in school soon, if not already. It’s time to evaluate their clothes to get ready for the new school year. August is the second-largest sales month for clothing retailers. They know you will be buying clothing for your […]

organize your footwear

Organize your footwear

When you come home from work and kick off your shoes, they tend to accumulate right there in the entryway. Having a good place to put your shoes away is a positive step in getting your home organized. Footwear Too much footwear can become a problem, but even a few pairs of shoes can create […]

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Wishful Thinking verses Clutter

Quote of the Month “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein, Physicist This quote resonates with all of us who struggle with clutter build up. Our intentions are honorable and sincere when we introduce new items into our homes…..but often times, these new items end […]

new pet in the household

A new pet doesn’t have to add clutter

You’ve decided to get a new dog or cat and you’re wondering if it will create chaos in your home. Pets can be wonderful additions to your family and won’t create clutter if you stay on top of it. Puppies do like to chew and kittens like to scratch. Keeping the new pet in line […]

journaling and writing to do lists help you get organized

Journaling and to do lists

Journaling is a big thing right now. It’s not like the old school diaries we kept as kids. Journaling is writing brief statements or paragraphs on how you are feeling and/or what you are doing. How does journaling help with organizing? Your mind gets as cluttered as your home. By writing down your thoughts and […]

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Learn How the Swedish Handle Clutter

Quote of the Month “I often ask myself, Will anyone I know be happier if I save this?” -Margareta Magnusson, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter   What is Death Cleaning? Death Cleaning is a Swedish tradition where people declutter their homes, […]