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5 Tips to Keep Your Sanity For the Holidays

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Holiday Organization, Planning, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The holidays sometimes seem to creep up on us before we know it.  We have so much to do on a regular basis that we don’t always realize a holiday is quickly approaching.  I know that has happened to me more than once. So much to do and so little time! Things like figuring out gifts for everyone on our lists, cleaning, decorating, cooking, etc.  We want our holidays to be memorable and that can cause us to put more on ourselves that we can possibly do.  It can quickly become overwhelming and [...]

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Dining Rooms Are Not Just For Dining Anymore

By | October 19th, 2014|Categories: Holiday Organization, Home Organization|Tags: , , |

Fall is in the air with crisp cool air and the leaves beginning their beautiful color transformations. It’s a season of preparation for holidays and winter weather. Fall festivals provide us with the opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature before it gets too cold. Preparations on our homes interiors include getting ready to receive guests for holiday celebrations. The rooms to focus on are those that will be used for these gala events. Organizing the kitchen is important to create wonderful holiday meals, but the dining room is also an important component to serve the meals. Dining rooms can be formal, informal, and [...]

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Organizing For Halloween

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: Holiday Organization, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Boo! Did I scare you? We are approaching the Halloween season, just having past the Autumnal Equinox a couple of weeks ago. It’s getting cooler outside and the leaves are beginning to turn colors. There’s definitely a shift in the air. And if you have kids they may already be thinking about what they’re going to wear for Halloween. This is the time to begin the planning process if you haven’t already started. Having a plan will take the guesswork out of knowing what you should do, when organizing for Halloween. Developing a plan also reduces the stress of the last minute running [...]

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Yikes! Only 79 days ‘til the Christmas Holiday – Will you be ready?

By | October 7th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Do you flinch at the very thought of the coming holidays? Are you afraid you won’t select the perfect gifts? Or forget to prepare a favorite dish? Or maybe miss sending a card to someone you have not seen for a long time? Are you so busy rushing around performing tasks that you don’t get a chance to visit with your guests? Holidays can be very stressful events for a variety of reasons. The most popular main holidays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are probably the most stressful, but they don’t have to be. It should be a festive time for families [...]

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Managing Email Clutter

By | August 26th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips|

Sending electronic mail or email messages is a quick and effective form of communication, for both personal and business use. It’s fascinating to me that I can send a message to someone in another country and get a response within seconds. Messages can include file attachments such as documents, pictures and even videos. Keeping in touch with family, friends and business contacts couldn’t be easier! Just about everyone I know has a computer, laptop, iPad, smart phone or other communication device, and at least one email account, some have multiple accounts. The more email accounts you have, the bigger the challenge is [...]

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Think About Your Acquiring Habits

By | July 3rd, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips|

We need to take a proactive approach in developing a strategy to keep from accumulating too much stuff. The best way to keep our spaces clear and to keep from accumulating so much stuff is to really think about our acquiring habits. Think about what prompts you to go online, go to the store to make a purchase, or any other form of acquiring. We all have needs that require us to make purchases. We also have a certain amount of space to store those purchases. If you continue to purchase, and fail to discard some of your existing things, that’s [...]

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What is Flag Day?

By | June 4th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips|

June 14th was proclaimed as a national Flag Day on May 30th 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. In August of 1949, National Flag Day was established as an official Act of Congress. However, it is not an official federal holiday. It’s considered a day of observance. Many homes and businesses throughout the USAdisplay our national flag proudly as a symbol of their patriotism to our great land. We fly our flags on poles attached to our homes, trees or mounted in the ground. Our flags are subjected to year round inclement weather and after awhile can become faded and tattered. So what should [...]

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What it Means to be Chronically Disorganized

By | May 21st, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips|

My work in professional organizing extends to clients that are chronically disorganized. I am a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization(ICD) and this is where I get the majority of my training. My training not only includes help for chronically disorganized clients, but also for clients in other areas that present challenges with disorganization. There are many reasons for disorganization, and from time to time all of us have experienced this feeling. As we go through the stages of life, our situations change which can throw us out of balance and cause disorganization. Typically, once we adapt to the change, we [...]

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There’s No Place Like Home…Or Is There?

By | May 8th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips|

Now that the warmer weather is here in the Midwest, it’s time to start thinking about getting away from it all, to spend some time relaxing, to plan a vacation! When planning a vacation, there are many things to consider. For me, thinking about where I want to go, how I will get there and where I will stay, are probably my top 3 most important points to consider. Whether I’m going to a place I’ve never been before, or when I revisit my favorite places, I look for a place to stay that has the feel of a home away from my [...]

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FREE Shred Day in St. Louis with American Eagle Credit Union

By | April 29th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips|

FREE Secure destruction of sensitive materials will be performed on-site by a qualified shredding service on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon. Please be sure your paper is free of all metal clips. Shredding Participating at these American Eagle Credit Union locations: Florissant: 1075 N. Lindbergh O’Fallon, MO: 2531 Highway K St. Louis/South City: 1001 Lynch Street West County: 2175 Barrett Station Rd South County: 3805 Union Rd Arnold: 1334 Jeffco Blvd

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