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Organizing

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

May is National Move Month Are you, or do you know someone, who is moving to a new home?  Do you know that moving is considered by many to be more stressful than experiencing the death of a loved one?  It doesn’t have to be!  I have three tips to reduce the stress: #1 Make…

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Morning Routine

With the change to daylight savings time, I have heard from many clients they are having a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning.  As a result, they are rushing to get out the door on time.  Are you looking to save time in the morning, so you can steal a few more winks…

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Donation, Recycling, and Shredding Events and Resources

It is Spring Break in Portland and while many of you have escaped our grey and rainy weather some of you may be having a staycation and spending time spring cleaning and decluttering your home.   Once you have decluttered you probably have lots of stuff that needs to get out of your home.  Here are…

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Organizing Basics: The Only 3 Paper Categories You Need

The A.R.T. of Paper Managment   Information comes to us in many forms but most predominately in paper form.  It arrives from snail mail, e-mail, children’s backpacks, spouse’s briefcases, and many other avenues.  We know how we obtain paper information, it’s what we do with it after it arrives that many of us struggle with. Let’s Spring clean…

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5 Ways to Get Organized for Tax Season – We Make It Easy!

It happens every year, whether we want it to or not, tax time.  Nearly every day I receive something by email or snail mail reminding me, tax time is coming. Are you dreading the task of gathering up receipts to prepare your tax filing?  Don’t know what to do with your financial records? Do you…

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10 Organizing Basic Principles

Why don’t I know how to organize? During sessions with clients I often hear them say to me, “Anne, I feel like I should know how to organize.  Why do other people know how and I don’t?”  A simple and often complete answer is, “You don’t know what you don’t know because you haven’t been taught.”…

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

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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Summer – A Time for Transition

Summer is a time of transitions.  Children are transitioning from school to the slower, warmer days of summer filled with daydreaming, play, and friendships.  Summer is also the most popular time for families and individuals to transition to new nests. Americans have moved to an average of 6 different homes throughout their life (source: Sparefoot).  The last…

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Spring – A Time for Renewal

Spring is a time for renewal, growth, and expansion; we feel it in the air.  Even though we can do this at any time during the year, it feels just right to do it during Spring.  We seem to have that extra energy and focus to get physically active, take action, and create change.   …

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Fall – A Time for Letting Go

October 14, 2016 The season has shifted and we are “officially” in fall.  When I think about the seasons and how they relate to organizing activities fall is about letting go.  Take a look outside, the leaves have turned to shades of golden and red hues and little by little each one is letting go. …

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