Half Hour Organizing Project #19-Piles of Paper!

This is episode #19 of the Half Hour Organizing Project and it all about piles of paper.  We all have it, but some of us keep it in piles on the desk, the countertop, the floor, and the kitchen table.  Purging paper takes time and it can take a long time. Never fear, I'll show you what to do. This Half Hour Organizing Project is all about those piles of paper!  Ready, set, go! ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project #18-Create an Emergency Weather Kit


This is a recap from last year, but with all the horrible weather across the country these past few days, I thought we should re-visit this! Be prepared and stay safe, ya'll! I've talked about being prepared for emergencies before in other posts, but this Half Hour Organizing Project happened when we recently cleaned out our garage and I realized that we did not have all of our hurricane supplies in one place.  They were in various places throughout the garage and even the attic!  Not great when the lights go out and a ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project #1:Organizing Tax Files

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Most of you have done your taxes already, but there are a few stragglers like me that are still pulling it together! In 2013 I did a series of Half Hour Organizing Projects and the very first one was on taxes! Since April is almost here and that always means tax time, I thought we would revisit the idea of organizing for taxes! This short video will show you how to get it together now so you can get your taxes done and that next years taxes will be a snap! Click here if Video not displaying ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project #41-Holiday Planning {The Christmas Card}


With Christmas just 19 days away now, it's easy to start feeling overwhelmed with all the details left to do! In this Half Hour Organizing Project we start talking about holiday planning and Christmas cards.  I share my tips for getting them done, addressed, stamped, and mailed without being stressed! Click here to view how to make your holiday binder. Once you have done that, start filling it up with all the things related to your holiday planning.  One thing in my planner is my Christmas card address list ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project #40-A Fire Safe Box with Important Documents

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This Half Hour Organizing Project is about getting a fire safe box for important documents.  It comes to you because of the recent death of someone near me.  He was 45, married, with one 12 year-old-son.  He didn't feel good one night and went to bed.  Never woke up. Today, his family is dealing with not only his loss, but the financial impact, the lifestyle impact, and all the legal things that go along with a death. I've talked about preparing for emergencies before and I'm including some of those features here ... [Continue Reading]