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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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5 tips for keeping clutter out of your house

by respaced on May 17, 2013

  It’s hard to find the energy/time/interest to organize. So when that inspiration to organize finally hits and you are able to clean out that black hole in your home, you probably feel ecstatic! Yay! Time to post a brag picture to Pinterest! But how often have you kicked clutter to the curb only to […]

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