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Posts Tagged: getting organized

Fear Stinks: or Why I Prefer The Statue With More Clothes On

I believe that I am in the "personal change" business, and organizing is my topic. Organizing is a change in itself, and it's also a means to make other, bigger changes. Organizing yourself makes room for new things to come into your life and space. Our biggest enemy in personal change of all kinds is… Read more »

7 Sticky Tips for Using Velcro in Organizing Projects

Here's another set of tips inspired by our recent Good Housekeeping clutter makeover contest winner's projects. (See before & afters and get an overview of the contest winner's bounty here…garage and home office) We use Velcro┬« quite a bit in our work as organizers, you'd be surprised! Here's how: Just like we did for our… Read more »

Neat Does NOT Equal Organized!

I had an incident with my wonderful husband Friday, whom I will try to embarrass as little as necessary in this post… let's just say it involved a lost car registration sticker. (I love you, honey!) But it was very time-consuming and annoying for both of us. He is someone who fortunately is very neat… Read more »

Talking Trash: Quick Video Tip!

Here's a quick trash tip from day one of our Good Housekeeping clutter makeover contest winner's garage… read more about this project and see before & after shots here. Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded video player, and if you are a Kindle subscriber, scroll down to the bottom… Read more »

Mo-o-o-om! What’s my Password?

It’s about that time of the summer… the novelty of being out of school has worn off, the kids might have returned from summer camp, and they are… (GASP)… BORED! If they are on the computer and logging in to their favorite (safe) websites to pass the time, they might be starting to grapple with… Read more »

Good Riddance: 7 Reasons It’s Great to Let Go

When we part with something and we realize we're better off, we often say, "Good Riddance!" So what are reasons and circumstances in which we might say this?  If you're afraid to let go of things, maybe some of these reasons will reframe your thinking: Make room for the new & useful: How can you… Read more »

Don’t Agonize, Modularize! The Cure for Big Bags

Yes, the cure for big bags… but not those under one’s eyes, unfortunately! Just the cure for organizing the bulky baggage we are all hauling around, like giant purses, backpacks, and suitcases. This post was inspired by a friend (L.L.– you know who you are!) who digs around in her very large purse. When you… Read more »

Be a Force of Nature!

I collect quotes, and I just ran into this one that I couldn't wait to share with you: "This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown out on the scrap heap; the being a… Read more »

Summerize the House for Kids

It's summertime again, and that means for many of you, the kids are out of school and probably underfoot a little more than usual– in a good way! It's wonderful to spend more time together as a family, but there are challenges that come with the togetherness, usually related to the common areas of the… Read more »

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