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Space savers

It doesn’t matter how much space is in your home, it never seems like enough. Never fear, there are some ways to reduce clutter and create more space. Of course, the best way to make more space is to reduce the amount of belongings you have. If you feel like you have things you just […]

thin your files organizing tips for the home

Thin out your files

Even though a lot of our paper has been eliminated by the computer, there are still a lot of pieces of paper we have to deal with. Every now and then we need to take time to go through them to avoid towers of paper. Invitations Invitations, flyers, save the date cards from events that […]

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Less = More?

Quote of the Month The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Socrates Is Less Really More? Accumulating stuff is something that happens without any effort. Saying “Yes” to the friend or relative who offers you a “cute top” or a “great container” […]

small organizing tasks can make life easier

Small organizing tasks

Working toward getting an organized home does not have to be one or two intense days of organizing. If you have limitations on how much time you can spend on organizing, try some tasks that take 10-15 minutes of your time and continuously organize a little at a time. Plastic containers and lids How many […]

mindset of clutter

Clutter and your mindset

Our homes are filled with belongings, even homes that are well organized. The way to happiness in a well-functioning home is to make sure you don’t have a bunch of stuff that serves no purpose. Obligation Do you keep things out of a sense of obligation? Cut that out today. There is no reason to […]

How to Declutter when You’re Indecisive

Quote of the Month “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt Often times people will recall the time they gave away something they later regretted parting with… or […]

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. […]