After Christmas Sales

By | December 17th, 2012|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Storage|Tags: , |

These after Christmas sales are almost as popular as Black Friday sales.  I say almost.  That is if you have any money left after Christmas.  The retailers use this day to mark down mostly holiday decorations, to get rid of the last of the current year’s inventory.  They do have other items that are significantly marked down, but most of it is pretty much picked over. I’ve seen after Christmas sales in the past that are as much as 75-80% off the regular price, or sometimes even sale prices. It’s a great time to stock up on holiday paper products, [...]

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Organizing Your Gift Closet

By | December 9th, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout the year, when I run across an item that I think would make a great gift for someone, I buy it and put it in my gift closet.The reason I do this is because, in years past when I found a unique item and I didn’t get it, and the occasion rolled around and I needed this item, I couldn’t find it again. It’s also an opportunity to be one step ahead in my holiday gift planning. Purchasing these unique items as you find them presents another thing to consider, how and where to store them until you need [...]

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Storage Solutions For Small Spaces

By | August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , |

Got a lot of stuff and not enough room to store it? That could be the situation for many of us for different reasons. It could be that you’re going to college and will be living in a dorm, moving from your parents house to an apartment with a roommate or two, you could be getting married and perhaps combining 2 households, or maybe moving to a smaller home for retirement or just because you don’t need that much space anymore since the kids grew up and moved out. Whatever the reason, you now have too much stuff to fit [...]

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Organize Your Things Using Storage Containers

By | January 4th, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , |

It’s after the festivities of the holidays and a new year has just begun.  There are so many ads for diet products and exercise equipment to support one of the top New Year’s resolutions, to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.   Another one of the top resolutions is to get organized, and part of the organizing process is to use storage containers. Getting organized actually fits in with the resolution to live a healthy lifestyle because it reduces stress.  When you can find what you need, when you need it, you get to work and appointments on time.  That [...]

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Identity Theft – Is Your Personal Data Protected?

By | May 11th, 2011|Categories: Organizing Tips, Security, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Identity theft is a serious problem that seems to be escalating. If you have been a victim of identity theft, then you know what I mean. It can be costly, time consuming and emotionally draining to get everything secured after an attack. Protecting your personal data is now more important than ever. Your personal identity information, or PII, can be taken from you in a variety of ways, from dumpster diving to computer hacking. Another form of protection to consider is in the event of a weather emergency, or house fire. Some documents can be scanned and put on a [...]

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How to Create a Greeting Cards Station

By | December 7th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips, Paper Management, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

In the fast paced world in which we live today, there is not enough time to do everything we need to do, especially during the holidays. Sending greeting cards via snail mail is a task that takes some time to complete and is becoming obsolete in this electronic age, not to mention the rising cost of postage stamps. However, if you’re like many of the older generation, and still like to send holiday greeting cards by way of the postal service, having an organized system makes this task more efficient and more enjoyable. Creating a greeting cards station can provide [...]

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Wrap Up The Holidays

By | January 3rd, 2010|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , |

It’s after the holidays, the festivities have played out and some wonderful memories were created. All the hustle and bustle of last minute shopping and preparations are but a distant memory. Things have settled down from hectic to a much slower pace. Now it’s time to wrap up the holidays. The passing of the holidays signifies the end of this year, and the beginning of a new year. It’s time to start fresh with a blank canvas to create the best year yet! It’s also time to get your home back in order so you can begin the year on the [...]

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