vision boards help you set goals

Organizing your goals

As the year is coming to an end, thoughts turn to 2019 and what you can accomplish in the new year. Setting goals can be a challenge, but there are some ways to make it easier. The first step is deciding what goals you want to achieve in the coming year before you figure out […]

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Beware of Cyber Monday

Quote of the Month “Only one shopping day left until tomorrow.” Author Unknown Tread/Shop Lightly Did you miss my “Beware of Black Friday” themed newsletter?? No worries – this year I’m picking on Cyber Monday instead! Some strategies to help you in the coming days: Try to delete retail emails and recycle catalogs. Beware of […]

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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 […]