A Plethora of Household Organizing Tips

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Photo by www.beazy.co from Unsplash In our daily life, we all might experience stress from our jobs, finances, parenting, and other areas of our lives. Our home should be our refuge, a place where we feel safe and relaxed. Living in a messy, chaotic, and cluttered home can be stressful. When your home is cluttered,…

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Work From Home – Office Tidying Tips

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I have organized hundreds of home offices over the past 18 years, working as a Professional Organizer.  Read on to learn what I have discovered to be the typical problems, tips for tidying and organizing the office, how to create zones to keep your office uncluttered, some product solutions to help contain it all, and…

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7 Habits to Return Several Hours to Every Day

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#1 Stop Multitasking It has been proven that multitasking significantly reduces brain power and focus.  By multitasking, I mean the apparent simultaneous performance of two or more tasks. It takes your brain 4x longer to recognize and process each thing you are working on when you switch back and forth. Research has confirmed that it is…

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10 Organizing Practices to Keep You Organized in the New Year

Getting organized is often the easy part. Staying organized is challenging for many people because it requires a change in your behaviors to create new habits that support your organizing systems.  Here are our top 10 organizing practices to keep you organized. 1.  One in—one out When something new comes into your home, something must leave.…

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New Year’s Resolutions – 5 Ways to Make Them Stick

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New Year’s Resolutions How to Make Them Stick It’s a New Year and a new day breaking and getting organized is one of the top three New Year’s resolutions people make.  Is it one you made?  Did you resolve to get organized everywhere in your life?  Or, did you select one small change towards organization?  If…

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Garage Organization Demystified

Does the thought of organizing your garage seem too daunting?  Do you wonder where to begin when you can’t even walk in there?  When was the last time you were able to park your car(s) in your garage? Let me help you get started–because sometimes that’s the hardest part!  Here’s how: Preparation Set aside an…

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5 Steps to Organizing With Kids

5 Steps to Organizing with Kids   Step 1 Strategize –Involve your child in the organizing process. Guide your child to make decisions about what to keep.  Focus on the present rather than the past (keeping something because it represents a memory) or the future (holding on to something because they might need it ‘someday’).  When…

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A tale from the trenches

With my client’s permission, I’m sharing her organizing story… Last week, as part of my training program client practicum, a team of new professional organizers and I worked with a client of mine to declutter and organize her home office. This was not the first time.Sometimes, it takes repeated work to find what is truly going on with someone’s…

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Why is organizing so hard?

Why is organizing so hard? Over the years, I have heard this question from many clients. Until recently I couldn’t think of an illustration to explain why it is hard for them and not for me. I think I now have a personal story that illustrates why we all have something that is exceptionally hard…

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