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Hand-me-down organizing made simple – with free download

Kids grow so quickly that it is difficult to keep up with their changing sizes. All moms inevitably end up with hand-me-downs. Kids are messy and many moms struggle to keep their belongings organized. Whether you are giving or receiving hand-me-downs, you want to try to make sense of them. Begin by washing all of […]

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Tips & Tricks, February 2016

“Better Late Than Never.” Author Unknown Are your Holiday decorations still up? No worries – that just means you’re in good company. Many of my clients still have their decorations up for a variety of reasons. Some say that it makes them happy to see them. Some say that they don’t have the energy to […]

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Tracking tax related expenses

It’s that time of year again. Turning that messy box of receipts into your tax return might seem like a magic trick, but there is a way to accomplish this feat. You can start now for next year’s taxes or take what you have for your 2015 taxes and go from there. There is software […]

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Craft organizing 101

People who are into crafting are usually not dabblers, they go all the way. And when people are heavily into anything, there can be an accumulation of supplies which leads to clutter. Pieces of fabric, yarn, beads, embroidery thread, patterns, knitting needles, sewing needles, crochet hooks, scrapbooking paper, paint, ink, brushes, or other supplies can […]

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Tips & Tricks: January 2016

“Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For.”  Author Unknown Of all the things looming on your “To Do” list, what one thing will your future self thank you for? How much of your To Do list is “should do’s” rather than “have to’s?” Don’t cause greater stress on yourself. Just do […]

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Organize a pantry or food storage area

Having enough space in the kitchen is always a problem. It doesn’t matter how large or small your kitchen is, there never seems to be enough room. We can figure out some ways to make the most of what you have. The first thing you need to do is get motivated for this challenge. Take […]

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Organizing a playroom

Keeping a playroom straightened is usually harder than organizing almost any room in the home. Most playrooms are filled with a huge array of toys with little pieces and multiple parts. And, to make things even more challenging, most kids are not anxious to “tidy up” when they’re finished playing. But teaching kids when they […]

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Tips & Tricks: December 2015

Quote of the Month “Each morning see some task begin Each evening see it close. Something attempted, something done Has earned a night’s repose.” Longfellow  I like the idea of setting minimum standards rather than being overly optimistic. This is especially true of “TO DO” lists. How about thinking of ONE thing to do each […]

Your garage: how to organize it and what belongs there

Making the decision to organize your garage is a great first step, but it can be a daunting task. Lots of houses in the Baltimore area have garages. Depending upon the size of your garage and the amount of clutter, this job could easily take a couple days. If your garage is packed tightly with […]

Do I need to build a shed?

Building a shed can be handy for storing lawn and sports equipment, especially if you need easy access to the items. Several types of storage sheds are available, and they all have their good and bad points. Consider why you think you need the shed. Are you moving clutter out of your house to make […]