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Prevent Clutter & Save Money – Visit Your Local Library

By |2020-11-17T13:41:30-06:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Storage|Tags: , , |

What is the best way to prevent clutter & save money? As the title says, visit your local library.  They have a myriad of books, magazines, cd’s, dvd’s, & books on tape. Not sure if I missed anything, but all of these items that we buy can lead to a whole lot of clutter.  Clutter that we have to maintain in some fashion, which has associated costs. To keep them organized so you can find what you need when you need it, there is a storage component.  You may need to purchase storage if you don’t already have something you [...]

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Media Storage-How to Determine Your Needs

By |2020-11-17T13:41:31-06:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Storage|Tags: , , |

  Media storage can be challenging for many reasons.  Even though we’re living in the on-demand digital age, many of us have physical media that we still use.  Just like items that we can touch, we need to find a place for media to live and that means storage. Typically, we store our things where we use them. That makes our things easily accessible where and when we need them, and we know what we own so we don’t buy duplicates. As mentioned in previous posts, our belongings need to be proportionate to our living spaces.  With that in mind, [...]

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Life Situations That Create a Need to Declutter

By |2020-11-17T13:41:31-06:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Downsizing, Home Organization, Moving, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , , , |

Life situations that create a need to declutter are many.  These situations typically create a change to your living dynamic.  Many are resistant to change and it’s understandable, especially at those times when you feel a loss.  However, sometimes it helps to take an action to work through that sense of loss.  Decluttering is a liberating feeling and may just be the right action for you. Life situations occur whenever there is a change in your living situation.  This becomes an opportune time to declutter and organize for the new to come into your life.  The scenarios below provide some insight [...]

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Junk Drawers = Miscellaneous

By |2020-11-17T13:41:31-06:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Junk drawers are equivalent to a box marked ‘miscellaneous’.  Organizers tend to shy away from those labels.  Why you ask?  Because it’s a catchall phrase that means that the items in the junk drawer or misc box have no assigned homes.  And we don’t actually know what is inside this junk drawer or misc box. We have to dig through said drawers or boxes to find what we are looking for. Another reason could be that these items have assigned homes, but because we are busy, it’s just quicker to stash it away in a nearby drawer than to put [...]

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Behavior Based Organizing

By |2020-11-17T13:41:31-06:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: Productivity, Routines, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

What is behavior based organizing?  The answer is, organizing solutions based on natural habits and routines.  If a solution is created that requires actions radically different than you are used to, it forces you to radically change your behavior.  When you force a behavior change, you are less likely to maintain your solutions. We all have them, even the most disorganized have some established routines and habits.  These routines may, or may not work well, depending on how you organize the steps.  The key is the efficiency of the steps in the routine, in terms of behavior.  Organization equals efficiency. [...]

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Mindfulness of Organizing

By |2021-03-04T14:04:00-06:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Mindfulness is a very important component of the organizing process.  When I work with clients, we work on the concept of mindfulness as it pertains to organizing.  Organizing comes naturally to many, but not to everyone.  It’s a skill that can be learned, and being aware of some basic concepts as you go about your daily activities, is key to organizing your spaces to keep them organized. The concepts below are simple, yet effective.  Some you may have thought about already, and some may be new to you.  For those that have challenges organizing their things, I encourage you to [...]

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Minimalism – The Path to Health & Happiness

By |2020-11-17T13:41:32-06:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Downsizing, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , |

  There have been a lot of posts on the internet lately about minimalism.  It seems to be surfacing in a lot of ways everywhere.  As an organizer and Feng Shui enthusiast, I love the concept.  The idea of letting go of items that aren’t necessary is simplicity in the most basic form.  Eliminating unnecessary items, clutter, allows the energy (chi) to flow freely through your living spaces.  Good energy flow allows for health and happiness. Everyone I know tells me they have too much stuff.  I hear that from pretty much every client that I have ever worked with.  [...]

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Options For Lid Storage

By |2020-11-17T13:41:32-06:00August 14th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Do you find it difficult to organize and store all the lids that you have for pots & pans or plasticware?  I know I did, so that’s why I decided to write a post on lid storage. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are flexible, and some are not.  Nesting works great for the items the lids accompany, but storing the lids is another story.  Your cabinets can become a tangled mess of lids which makes it difficult to find the lid you need. I want to share with you how I turned my lid chaos into organized [...]

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3 Maintenance Strategies to Keep Your Spaces Organized

By |2020-11-17T13:41:34-06:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Home Organization, Maintenance, Organizing Tips|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   You read some books, maybe took a class, engaged a good friend to help, planned it out and got it done.  All of your spaces are organized!  It feels good doesn’t it?  Eliminating clutter can be liberating.  Having a home for all of your belongings breathes a breath of fresh air into your living spaces, it creates peace of mind. Now that your spaces are organized, you want to keep them that way so the peace will remain.  No matter how you created your systems, you need to take some steps to [...]

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Creating an Organized Laundry Room

By |2020-11-17T13:41:40-06:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

A very common organizing challenge for many of my clients is laundry. We all have clothes for different roles and the number of roles we have is different for everyone. More roles could mean different wardrobes for each of those roles. There could be school clothes, work clothes, play clothes, etc. Not only does your family generate dirty clothes, but there will be towels and bed linens as well. This means that you could have an overwhelming amount of laundry on a regular basis, that at some point, you will have to clean. Having a lot of clothes, and the need [...]

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