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Sometimes you just need a few organizing tips to kick start your organizing project. I made a list below of many of the tips I tell my clients.  Kitchen 1. Store kitchen utensils and equipment near where they get used in the kitchen. For example, store your pots and pans near the stove. Store your […]

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This time of year we are all so busy, which means we tend to stop taking the time to do a little bit of clean-up each day. We fall into bed way past our normal bedtime, too tired to clear off the table, do the dishes and tell the kids to put their toys away. […]

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One of the most stressful things about the holidays is getting everything DONE! There are so many tasks to be done, errands to run, things to remember — how does a mere mortal manage to get it all done, especially when Christmas is less than 10 days away? Here is the secret to Getting Crap […]

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Have you ever gone shopping, brought your packages home and just left them on the floor, telling yourself, “I’ll get to them later”? Then a week later, the bags are still on the floor with the contents still inside? Have you ever finished up a project and left all the tools and extra pieces out, telling […]

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THE organizing secret you need to know

by respaced on September 30, 2013

Here’s a pretty important secret about organizing: Often in a person’s home, piles build and stuff doesn’t get put away because there are tasks associated with that stuff that need to be done. The clutter isn’t so much a space management issue as it is a time management issue. When I work with clients, I […]

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If you are a parent to a school-age child or children, Back to School Week is a huge week for you. It’s exciting, scary, expensive, stressful and thrilling all at once. And it completely tests your organization skills. If you are a parent who struggles with organization, starting a new school year can be really […]

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Most of us are pretty pressed for time most days. At least, that’s the most common reason people give me for their disorganization — they have no time to sort through their things! It’s understandable. It’s hard to carve out four hours or more to do a major organizational overhaul of a room. That’s why […]

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Before I begin any organizing project with a client, I always conduct an organizing assessment at his or her house first. Often, a client will sheepishly show me around a partially organized room, explaining that she had started organizing it, only to have given up after the first day. You know what? I tell her, […]

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  I get asked all the time about how to keep track of all of the family’s to-do’s, their various schedules, the chores — all of those essential tasks for running a household. That’s why this DIY kitchen command center from Girl Loves Glam is so brilliant! She has separately framed a calendar, a chore […]

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So here is Step 1 to having an organized summer with children at home: Have THEM make a list of activities they can do when they are bored and post it someplace hugely OBVIOUS so it serves as a reminder that they are now living in a boredom-free, whine-free zone the rest of the summer. […]

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