Winterize your Home – Part 1

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winterize your gardenWinterizing your home, whether you rent or own, is as important (if not more so) than spring cleaning. As we all know, winter storms in any part of the country can cause damage to the home, and frankly much of it is preventable with the right plan of action. However, since fall has just begun, I thought it would be nice to ease into things, starting with what I think of as “the fun stuff” when it comes to taking care of the home in preparation for winter.

So let’s just start in my favorite place, the garden! Read more

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Everyone Needs a File Cabinet

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file cabinetIn my last post I wrote about how moms need desks. Now I’m imploring moms, dads, students, seniors, space aliens–anyone who will listen…

BUY A FILE CABINET.

When a prospective client tells me of their paper challenges, one of the first questions I ask is, “Do you own a file cabinet?”

They often reply…

“File cabinets are really ugly.”
“I have a plastic one that broke.”
“File cabinets are just expensive boxes.”

These statements bring a tear to my eye. Read more

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Trash Bags: They’re Not Just For Garbage…

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colored trash bagsPlease join me in welcoming our newest “Freak” – Stacey Murray!

My organizing supply tote is filled with bags of all shapes and sizes. But, when I go to a client’s home, I make sure my tote bag is filled with one specific type of bag: trash bags. Trash bags are the workhorse of a Professional Organizer’s supply stash. Read more

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Baby Steps to De-Cluttering Your Office

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office organization suppliesIt happens to everybody: one day you look around your office and you wonder, “How did this get so disorganized?”

An untidy office and a messy desk can make you feel overwhelmed. It can even make you feel insecure about yourself because you’ll wonder how you can get back on top of the clutter.

First of all, don’t beat yourself up, and start taking small steps to get organized. Don’t feel compelled to clean it all in one go, after all – your desk didn’t get messy in one hour, so it will take time to get it de-cluttered and organized. Make a plan to get back on track, and start thinking about what office organization supplies you’ll need. Read more

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Inexpensive Decor Ideas for Any Budget

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toilet paper holderIf your home is in desperate need of a decor-update, but the wallet just won’t allow for that costly remodel right now, never fear. We’ve got tips for decorating on any budget (yes, even if the budget is zero.) With a little creativity and a little elbow-grease, you can improve the look of any space in your home to meet your needs and brighten up your outlook instantly!

Here are some tips and rules to guide you on your affordable decorating journey: Read more

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Quick Tip: Getting Ready For Christmas

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Holiday Card KeeperWhen I wanted to write about Christmas this week, I wondered if it was too early.Then I saw two Christmas posts on a couple of my favorite “intentional living” blogs and I felt like I was in good company. So… onwards and upwards.

When you think about Christmas, what are the aspects that overwhelm you and stress you out?

For me, it’s not knowing what’s happening.

I’m a girl who loves a plan and I like to know who’s hosting the lunch and what I have to bring.

I also like to have clear in my mind what we’re doing about gifts and cards. Read more

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Tackling Photo Clutter

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photo casesAre you saving photos of people you don’t know so you can pass them on to your kids…who also don’t know them?Are you keeping photos of places or events you have no clue about, so you can pass them on to family or friends…who also don’t have a clue?

Important Thought #1: OK, let’s start here. You are telling yourself that these old photos of people you don’t know are very important.
No, they are not. They are people you don’t know. NOBODY values those photos. Do you know why?

BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW THE PEOPLE. Read more

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