Batteries, candles and light bulbs: the best way to store them

One side effect of getting your life organized is the feeling of freedom and success. As things become more organized, there is more space in your home and in your life. But there are those few things that no matter how you try to reduce clutter, they seem to be scattered. Batteries, candles and light […]

Managing medical records for a senior parent

Medical insurance is tricky these days. Seniors often have it harder than others, due to changes in Medicare, Medicaid and insurance laws. Keeping records straight can be challenging even for the tidiest record keepers. If some emergency situation were to happen to your elderly parent today, would you have the information you need? When your […]

Organizing large quantities of hand-me-downs for kids

It seems like kids are always outgrowing their clothing. The more kids you have, the more this becomes a difficult undertaking. A system to organize your hand-me-downs will help keep closets in order. Organize and save clothing to share with your younger children, donate them to charity, sell at a consignment store or give them […]

Senior downsizing: giving away mementos

As you downsize your parents’ living arrangements, deciding what items are given to which family members is a daunting task. Some families have traditions of passing certain items down to the daughters or sons of the family. For example, a mother may pass her engagement ring to her eldest son to use when he gets […]

Meal planning to save time and money

We all have to eat. Whether meals are for nourishment, enjoyment or a little of both, someone has to do the cooking. In order to save money and your sanity, try to plan ahead and have some meals ready to go at a moment’s notice. Going to the grocery store multiple times each week uses […]

To-Do List Got You Down?

You are not the only one who struggles with a To-Do list that’s too long. Most people write To-Do lists – but most of the people I work with either have very LONG To-Do lists OR they have dozens of slips of paper with To-Do lists from days, weeks, months and sometimes years ago. Let’s […]

End of School Year: Get Organized

For the kids, it is freedom. School is over and the summer stretches its loving arms out to envelope them. But here you are stuck with a stack of yellowing papers, well worn book bags, smelly gym gear, art projects, pens and everything else that was stuffed into their lockers all year. Before you go […]

Organizing Your Entryway

Does this scenario ever play out in your home? You walk in the door after a hard day at work, a long school day or a fun night on the town. You toss your keys, throw your coat and kick off your shoes. The entrance of your home can quickly pile up with all sorts […]

Crowded closets are not fun!

Sometimes my closets remind me of the “Shoemaker’s children” because my poor closets are often neglected. Thankfully, I was able to spend about an hour on my bedroom closet this past weekend. Here are my “takeaway” tips for you: Pretend you are working on someone else’s closet. It’s so easy to get overwhelmedwhen dealing with […]

Get digital photos organized

Just like your closets, your hard drive can become overstuffed with files. Managing them can be an intimidating job. So, like with all organizing, break it into smaller tasks and do your cataloging in increments. When most digital cameras or cell phones take photos, they assign a number-letter combination that does not help at all […]