15 Habits of Organized People

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After organizing homes and offices for over 8 years now, I have come to believe that there are certain habits that organized people have in common.  Rather than focus on what UNorganized people do to be UNorganized, it's far better for us to learn what organized people do to get and stay organized. This isn't for weirdos like me who were born organizing their stuffed animals.  It's for normal people like you. Organized people... 1.  Put things away after using them 2.  Open the mail everyday 3.  Throw ... [Continue Reading]

Summer Chore Charts

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I've gotten several requests lately about how to create a summer schedule for kids.  What parents want to know is, is there a chore chart I like, a reward system that works, and a summer agenda framework that actually helps?  In other words, how do I keep my kids from laying around all summer and to be responsible? There are so many great resources online and Money Saving Mom has some free printable charts that are super cute. And Pinterest has no shortage of DIY charts from simple to complicated and elaborate.  But, ... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Organize Jewelry

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There are dozens of ways of organizing jewelry, but these are my favorite 5 ways to organize jewelry!  I love these because they work best if you are limited on space and want to see all your jewelry and not spend a ton of money doing it. In this segment of Organize Your Life, you'll see how I made a jewelry tree out of wine corks, a vase, and a tree branch plus 4 other simple ways to display your jewelry! Hanging pocket organizer- Similar to a shoe pocket organizer, but made with small pocket for earrings, ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing and Cleaning Challenge Day 30

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You did it!! You made it all the way through the month for the spring organizing and cleaning challenge! Way to go! Great job:) I know how hard it can be to get organized and keep the momentum going so even if you didn't do all the daily challenges, you still made progress and you can always go back to the list and do them. As we wrap up the challenge I actually have TWO things for you to focus on: Continue purging ALL paperwork including newspapers and magazines. AND Everyday in May, purge and fill up ONE bag ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing & Cleaning Challenge Day 29

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How has your paper purging been going? Truth be told, you will probably work on paper for a few weeks, if not months, to get it exactly the way you want. Paper always take 4 times longer than you think it will! But one of the most common things I see with my clients are late bills, not because they don't have money, but because they can't find the bills to pay them. There is not set place to stash bills until they are paid and so they end up in piles around the house. So as we near the end of the spring organizing ... [Continue Reading]