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Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, let's just say many years down the road.

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink - and the pile of dirty clothes has grown all over again.

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you? Put them in the hall closet and hope the door will shut? Probably not a good choice for several reasons. First, you are unnecessarily creating clutter; second, if the item is very old and unstable, you will further the aging process; finally, and most importantly, what's the point of keeping these special items if the only time you enjoy them is when you move or get the bug to clean out a closet! This summer my grandmother passed away and I was the recipient of many beautiful things, especially table linens.

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some extra storage in the process.

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The moving truck is pulling in the driveway of your new home and soon you will be surrounded by all your stuff. You have dreamed about the additional space.

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize Getting Started Springtime is when many folks give their homes and offices a good cleaning. For every thing there is a season, and this is the season to get rid of the winter cobwebs.

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run office. 1.

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use to organize your office. In this article we will discuss what material is needed to implement that system.

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter. She shared that at times there was so much clutter around her home that she simply concluded her home was in a stage that she referred to as CHAOS or Can't Have Anyone Over Soon.

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization.

Five Simple Tips to Get Organized Today!

Take time to declutter this summer..

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

In a speech entitled "Organized Living in a Disorganized World" I made the statement "Getting organized is much like exercise and healthy eating. It is something you incorporate into your daily living.

Get Organized - Stay Organized

My mother is one of the most productive people I know. She is 78 years old and still works full-time as the personal assistant to the CEO of a bank.

The Love It Or Lose It Principle: One Simple Key to Living Clutter-Free Forever

It wasn't long ago that you spent an entire weekend "decluttering" - and now you are expecting guests in two days, and the guestroom is full of "stuff" again!According to a study by the U.S.

Secrets to Eliminating Emotional Clutter

Are you plagued by clutter in your personal or professional life? Is there someone in your family or your work who is? Based on my experience, the answer is probably "Yes!"As a professional organizing consultant for more than 20 years, I have discovered that eight out of ten people are bogged down in life with physical clutter somewhere in their lives. Ironically, most of them suffer in silence.

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08/01/2019 07:28 PM
Everyone Needs PIA Days
One recent day I had to -- I didn't really want to -- but felt I needed to -- complete a bunch of tasks/To Do's/chores that weren't exactly exciting. Truth be told, the thought of doing these To Do's annoyed me but I understood they should be done. Additionally, I felt I would feel better when I could get them off my brain.
05/13/2019 02:00 PM
August Challenge: Simplify... Organize
The first week in August is 'Simplify Your Life' week. Hum.. Seems like a good time to set your priorities straight. Are you searching for the simpler life with more space, more time, more money, more energy, less chaos, less stress? Are there too many choices that make life hectic? Read on for more information as I break down this statement and see how it all comes together.
01/21/2019 12:15 PM
Self-Nurturing - Does Your Workspace Fill the Bill?
Nurturing spaces don't just enhance the quality of your life. They also have a concrete impact on your productivity and, ultimately, on your success.
12/19/2018 02:10 PM
Ready to DeClutter? You Can Change How Your Stuff Impacts You, Your Space, and Your Time
For many, clutter is a chronic challenge - and its causes, as well as its impact, extend far beyond mere 'messiness.' So, what does the word clutter conjure for you?
11/12/2018 12:20 PM
Organizing and Decluttering Electronics
Do you have a drawer full of used phones and adapters? Do you hide old computers and cords in a closet? Are you afraid to get rid of these cords, adapters and old phones for fear that you "might need them"? Or, is it a matter of just not knowing what to do with them? Should they be recycled, donated or thrown in the trash?
09/20/2018 01:03 PM
Boxes and Bags, Why We Love and Keep Them
Why do we love to keep all those boxes and bags? It is all about possibly needing them in the future which rarely happens and then we forget about them. You can get rid of them and get your space free of clutter.
07/19/2018 12:37 PM
10 Ways to Declutter Your Home Like KonMari
There is a Japanese way of decluttering that boils down to finding a specific place "for the leftover" stuff once you've completed all other home decluttering methods. This is a tried-and-proven method according to the Japanese cleaning professional, Marie Kondo. It's named after her and is called the KonMari Method.
07/10/2018 08:16 AM
Your Stuff and How to Deal With It
If you're like me, you have a lot of possessions. And when you move away or move on, someone will need to take care of this. Why not take some simple steps now to enjoy what you own and know it will be appropriately handled when you're done with it? Here are some practical tips that don't involve a massive purge.
06/14/2018 10:08 AM
Closet Organization Systems - Tips for Making More Storage Space
Keeping your clothes closet neat, clean and organized can be overwhelming. How many times have you not been able to find your favorite article of clothing or spent forever digging around for that rarely used seasonal item? What about shoes?
06/13/2018 10:10 PM
Organizing a Client Case Study
Clients come with different situations every day. Learn how a busy professional is helped in her home office, kitchen, living area, and many other areas of her home.
06/06/2018 08:16 AM
How to Declutter
Do you find yourself chasing more stuff and not looking at what you already have or recycling what you already have to make room for more space in your life? Clutter is all around us. We live in a consumer culture that propels us to buy more and more stuff every day. We are always lacking something. And the advertisers convince us that it is not only okay to purchase more and more stuff but it is encouraged. After all, we wouldn't want to miss out on what our neighbours have, would we? And ideally, we would like to be first in purchasing the prized possession. That way, we could be in with the crowd of consumers. But is this really important?
06/05/2018 09:09 AM
How To Be A More Productive Variant Of Yourself
A productive person has things going for him/her, has more time for himself/herself, and the rewards are disproportionate to the efforts put in. Life becomes easier and smoother, and everything falls into place.
06/05/2018 08:57 AM
Getting Organized Is Very Green
There are many things you can do when organizing and decluttering to "be green" and help our planet too. I've compiled a list of things you can easily do and incorporate into your daily routine...
05/07/2018 08:12 AM
Are Piles of Paper Threatening to Bury You? This Helps
Finding time to deal with clutter is a challenge we all face. And paper clutter, for many, presents its own unique challenges. Indeed. "How do I deal with all the paper?" is a perennial question for lots and lots of folks. The good news? Help is on the way!.
03/17/2018 10:24 AM
3 Steps to an Organized Purse
When choosing a purse, you will want to consider a few factors that will make it easier to keep it organized. Find out what these factors are that will help you organize the purse you have and affect your purse selections in the future.
02/14/2018 02:30 PM
Simplify Your Home Like A Yacht Stewardess
Techniques used by private yacht stewardess that you can use at home for a clean and organized home. Get organized this New Year and save time, money, and energy.
02/06/2018 09:12 AM
February Fever
Welcome to the February top 5 organizing projects. Did you know there are only 48 days until Spring? A 2013 survey says that 72% of households do some kind of spring cleaning.
02/06/2018 09:12 AM
January Jumble
How ready are you for the new year? What chores await you this year? Does starting all over again excite you?
12/17/2017 09:42 AM
2017, How Have You Treated Me?
ANNUS horribilis: the horrible year. That was 2016 apparently, given the amount of celebrities who died. Queen Elizabeth II hailed 1992 as annus horribilis.
10/11/2017 08:13 AM
Personal Environment Vs Peace of Mind
Alchemy is the process of changing lead into gold. Inner alchemy (personal transformation) occurs when we clear our clutter - internal and external - and let go of things that no longer serve us well. This creates balance and space, a place that nurtures contentment, which I believe is true success.
08/17/2017 03:41 PM
Problems Clutter Causes in Your Life
Clutter is more than just a pile of clothes or paper, it is also a cause of many unhealthy items in your life. Clear the clutter, clear more then just your space.
07/31/2017 10:18 AM
O Is For Organized
Society views an organized person as one who is successful or at least has their act together. We tend to think of messy people as lazy, sloppy, or even ill. I watched for the first time a show on hoarders and I do have to admit that there were some scary things depicted in that show.
07/16/2017 09:38 AM
Organize Your Life and Your Estate
Everyone needs to be organized in case of an emergency. Whether it's a fire, a medical emergency or the death of a loved one. Knowing where all of your important papers are located and how to find the information you need quickly is crucial in every families life. During an emergency you are not thinking straight. Get organized before an emergency happens so that you are prepared to deal with whatever happens.
06/20/2017 08:43 AM
Divorce and Organizing
During and after a divorce, getting organized can be difficult. An extreme amount of paperwork is required during and after the new spaces need to be established and organized. Divorce is overwhelming and emotional but getting organized during any phase is helpful.
06/06/2017 08:50 AM
Learn 4 Ways You Can Declutter Your Home For Less Stress
A new season is in full bloom and it's time to declutter. Learn ways to declutter your life and home and how decluttering can reduce stress.
05/08/2017 10:16 PM
Solutions for the Challenge of Clearing Clutter
While there are people who maintain a sterile environment at work and at home, most of us do not. Whether the clutter is at home, your office, or in your car, the problem - just the visual - can rob you of time, effort, and peace of mind. It can be a simply overwhelming challenge, especially if you are a perfectionist.
05/01/2017 10:13 AM
6 Tips to Being Clutter Free in 2017
Cleaning out clutter can be a great way to get a fresh start. If you're ready to start your clutter cleaning for the year, here are some easy tips to get your home ready.
04/18/2017 01:01 PM
Task Saturation From a Student's Perspective
There are ways to effectively combat task saturation. There are also common mistakes made.
04/17/2017 03:31 PM
How to Keep Your Life Organized Easily
There's a wise reason behind a wish to be more organized: you spend less time worrying on trifles and get a chance for self-improvement. Yet things are never as easy as they seem to be at first. Many rules are to be followed and tips - to be learned. Nevertheless, if at least little efforts are applied, success is just around the corner.
03/30/2017 03:09 PM
Mindset = Being Organized
This article gives you 5 simple tips that will help you alter your mindset which can help you become more organized. These tips are easy to incorporate in your life and with time and persistence, you will change.
03/29/2017 12:28 PM
Suggestions for a More Organized and Productive Year
It's the start of another year and an attempt to stick with our chosen new year resolutions. Many of us end up not following through but some are determined to make their resolutions a reality. Here are some suggestions for a more organized and productive year or lifestyle.
03/06/2017 02:36 PM
Getting Off The Fast Moving Train To Get Organized
Are you often so busy that you feel as if you are on a train and the landscape and attractions are going by so fast that you can't get off? You have so much to do that tasks keep coming in and there is no break. The feeling is described by many as overwhelmed, stressed, or defeated.
03/02/2017 08:07 AM
Work/Life Balance - Is There Really Such a Thing?
Do you really have a balanced life? Do you have enough time to do the things that you want to do? What about the things that you need to do? Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Work/life balance is a myth. Something has to give. What's it going to be?
03/01/2017 08:29 AM
Organizing On A Budget
Being Organized does not have to be expensive. It's not all about gadgets. Organizing on a budget is about being creative and using whatever you have available.
02/24/2017 12:29 PM
Jury Duty and Being Prepared
The unexpected can occur. It's good to be prepared!
02/14/2017 11:06 AM
Why You Should Organize Your Closet
Most of us are forced to tackle with our cabinets every day, at home and even at work. If you have one that is full of items you don't have a place for, then it could be a daily routine you have come to dread.
02/13/2017 08:53 AM
The Strange Myth of Multitasking
I have been pondering a delicate question this week. Why is it I can only do one thing at a time? If only I could do several things at a time, I could get more accomplished. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is an expert when it comes to multitasking. Although I have lived with her for over 45 years, I still do not know how she does it. She is better than a circus juggler and can juggle a dozen tasks at the same time. Not me, that is for sure!
02/01/2017 11:56 AM
Write It, Then Nail It - Easy Step for Planning Your Success
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Many people live their life based on circumstances happened with and around them. That leaves them live an average life with no major achievements, though they feel satisfied but they regret in later part of the life. Here I have tried to brief the possibilities on how to put a planned effort and achieve desirable success in life
01/30/2017 03:41 PM
Some Organizing Tricks And Storage Ideas You Can Implement At Home
It is not easy to store and organize your items at home, most especially when you have limited amount of space. Good thing experts have shared some tips and tricks.
01/18/2017 09:05 AM
First Steps Towards a Happy Life As a Minimalist
As the new year approached I focused my mental faculties on how we'd survive as a new family, a stay at home mom with a dad still finishing college. My mind arrived at the notion that life seems so expensive, but could that be because we are conditioned to believe that we require more than we really do?
01/16/2017 11:35 AM
The Art Of Maximum Efficiency (Producing Quantum Growth Through The Power Of Self Discipline)
Do you want to become the highly productive and efficient machine you were meant to become? Do you want to learn how to produce record breaking growth in your business? In this powerful article I am going to give you 4 incredible tips that will greatly multiply your productivity.
01/16/2017 11:35 AM
4 Compelling Tips That Will Allow You To Become 10 Times More Productive Than Your Competition
In the competitive business world you need any edge you can get. One of those edges is becoming more efficient and productive than your competition. In this groundbreaking article, I will give you 4 potent tips that will allow you to do this and beyond.
01/10/2017 08:41 AM
5 Steps to Being More Organized in 2017
Make a fresh start in 2017 and begin with your home, because you know that an organized house means a more relaxed you. Create a cleaning schedule, make a meal plan, and clear the clutter. These five steps will help your abode run like a well-oiled machine.
11/09/2016 09:16 AM
Get Your Bedroom Organised With Ease
Fitted wardrobes allow you to transform your bedroom and to get it organised. While it can be fun to have plenty of clothing and shoes for any occasion, you need a way to keep them neat and clutter free. The home you live in may not offer you enough closet space, and that is frustrating. Moving doesn't have to be the answer and neither does expensive remodelling.
11/08/2016 09:57 AM
See It, Like It, Buy It! But Wait, the Organizer Exclaims!
We all know the holidays will be here shortly and that means shopping. I know you will be shopping for others, but let's be honest and admit that we also see things we would like for ourselves -- which reminds me of a client story I'd like to share...
10/18/2016 08:57 AM
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men - I'm Only Human!
Through the narration of a true story, this demonstrates the importance of planning and that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Even if you think you have planned for every eventuality, unless you have a plan b, you probably have not!
10/13/2016 03:47 PM
Is Clutter Creating Obstacle Courses in Your Life?
Clutter can create obstacle courses in your life. Applying good daily habits and routines can fight clutter, and, hopefully, slow down the gathering of too much stuff. Here are 5 ways to tame the clutter.
09/01/2016 10:30 AM
Get Rid Of Your Clutter Forever
Is your wardrobe overflowing? Does your house look like a museum? Have you got cartons and bags full of stuff you plan to look into "someday", but the day just refuses to arrive? Don't worry you are not the only one! You can either move the clutter around or you can cut it off at the source. Instead of buying new storage containers just step back and take a look at your shopping habits. Imagine how much more you can enjoy your weekends and paychecks when you break the cycle of excess consumption. Take a look at these strategies for bringing less clutter into your life.
08/12/2016 02:44 PM
3 Tips on Getting Your To Do List Completed
Get that to do list completed with these 3 tips. You need to schedule, prioritize, and get it done in a timely manner.
08/08/2016 07:57 AM
Elegant Tips for Learning How to Be More Organized
Are you an organized person or the opposite? Whatever category you fall in, this article gives you tips on how to get more organized both at home and office. Look inside to find out.

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