15 minute organizing challenge to straighten up your home

The 15 minute organizing challenge

Instead of trying to organize your entire home in one afternoon, break bigger tasks into smaller ones and start organizing little by little. The clutter didn’t happen in a day and reducing it doesn’t either. Take the challenge and try to do 15 minutes of organizing every day for a week. Here are some thing […]

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Picking Favorites

JULY 2017 “It’s not about making the right choice. It’s about making a choice and making it right.” – J.R. Rim Let’s review some strategies to encourage decision making, which will ultimately reduce clutter in your home: SHOES When you see piles of shoes across a room, in baskets, boxes, falling off racks… how do you decide […]

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Spring decluttering around the house

Here are some things found in most homes that can be unloaded. Once you get rid of the clutter, you’ll feel better, have a sense of accomplishment and open up some of your living space. Kitchen Expired food Expired condiments and spices – yes, they expire! Canned food expires too Old stuff in the freezer […]

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What to do with greeting cards

APRIL 2017 “I squirrel away sealed greeting cards that people give me so I can open them later when I’m having a bad day.” – Emily Procter, Actress “Don’t send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals, when their cheery effect is needed. “ – P.J. O’Rourke Why do you […]

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8 steps to reduce clutter

Everyday habits can drastically reduce clutter if you stick to it. By doing some simple tasks that take only a few minutes each day you will be able to get rid of the piles of laundry, stacks of dishes and towers of mail. Let go of the idea that everything needs to be perfect. A […]

organizing for spring holidays

Spring holiday organizing

Passover and Easter, our favorite spring holidays, are right around the corner. For many, that means houseguests and cooking. Of course, a lot of cleaning has to happen beforehand. Getting yourself organized for the deluge of people can be as stressful as the event itself. Organize busy spots High traffic areas, like the entryway, bathrooms and the […]

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Clearing Clutter

February 2017 “Clear clutter – make space for you.”       – Magdelena Vandenberg   Space for you – doesn’t that sound like a dream come true?! Give it a try this week and see how you do. Got Clutter? Delayed decision making increases clutter. When you get interrupted or can’t make a decision, […]

power cord organizing

Untangling power cords

There is no escape from the technology these days. We all have a lot of electronics in our homes. Keeping the power cords from becoming a tangled mess can be a challenge. A television with a cable box and DVR or Blu-ray can have a mass of intertwined wires coming from the back of it. […]

get motivated and organized in 2017

Time to get motivated and organized!

Motivated and organized in the new year At the beginning of each year many of us make resolutions. You say you are going to go to the gym, you are going to eat more healthy, you are going to get organized. By the end of a few weeks, those resolutions tend to go right out […]

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Organized Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping woes ’Tis the season to start wrapping gifts, and the stress of that chore can wreck your good mood. Unless you have things gift wrapped at the store, it’s something you’ll have to do. Here are some tips to organize your gift wrapping. Getting Started Doing all of your wrapping at once rather […]