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Wouldn’t it be great if you could get answers to your organizing questions, see products and meet people who can assist you and hear a presentation on how to dig in and dig out all in one place? Well, you can at the annual Pacific Northwest Organizing Expo on Saturday, January 29. Once again, it will be […]

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Question: I’m dreading all of the toys my kids will get at Christmas, because we can barely contain the ones they have already. How can we keep the toy clutter from exploding after Christmas? Answer: The younger your kids are, the more toys they seem to get at Christmas. To keep the toys from taking […]

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Question: How do I handle all of the paper that comes into my house each day? Between the mail and the kids’ schoolwork and school forms, the paper piles have gotten out of control!  Answer: This is probably the most common organization problem I see in people’s homes. It is so hard to keep up with […]

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Question: I have a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. I am concerned about the 1-year-old getting into the toys of the 3-year-old and possibly swallowing a small toy or part of a toy. But at the same time, I want the 3-year-old to be able to play with his toys. How do I organize their playroom […]

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I’m going to be starting a new feature called “Ask the Organizer,” where I will post responses to your home organizing questions. Ask me anything you want to know about kids’ rooms, living rooms, kitchens, garages, attics, closets, collectibles and memorabilia, to-do lists, time management and more. What’s on your mind? What challenges you the […]

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