Organizing Ideas for Nail Polish, Hair Stuff, & Bathroom Drawers

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All these little things in our bathrooms-nail polish, hair stuff, & bathroom drawers-can get out of control and messy really fast if you don't organize them! On this segment of Organize Your Life, I'll show you some easy, inexpensive and cute ideas for organizing them. All these containers can be found at stores like Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart, or even an office supply store. Be sure to check out thrift stores like GoodWill or Salvation Army for containers too. They often have great containers that have been ... [Continue Reading]

5 Tasks That Will Save Time to Live Better

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I am in the business of organizing and helping you live better.  And because of that, I'm always searching for ways to do the everyday things of life like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping and taking care of stuff, a little bit easier.  I was reminded of all this in a conversation with a friend this weekend as she talked about how much she still had to do to get ready for the next week. After a long conversation about changing how she does some of these tasks, I realized there are 5 things that I think help you save ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing and Fear

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When I started my organizing business over 8 years ago, I never anticipated how much clutter and getting organized (or lack of) were wrapped up in emotion. Sometimes the biggest barrier to getting organized is overcoming the emotional ties to things and to the outcome. I've talked a lot about perfectionism and how paralyzing it is to getting organized, but the other insidious current lurking around is fear. Fear happens for many reasons and because I'm no therapist, I won't even try to figure it out, but I do see it ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing a BBQ or Picnic

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Happy July!  With the holiday weekend quickly approaching here is a quick way to organize and put together any party or BBQ! Click here for other tips on throwing a party or get together. 1.      Make a list of everything you could possibly need- Print it off and keep a copy so that you have it to use again & again (see list from What’s Cooking America.net & Lea Schneider) 2.      Group picnic- Assign what kind of dish to bring if based on first letter of last name (see flyer) Have everyone bring ... [Continue Reading]

How to Declutter a Room

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Before you can organize you must declutter.  You know this already, but it's the number one sticking point for folks when they are trying to get organized by themselves. So, how do you start to declutter?  What are the steps you need to do to declutter and organize? Well, good news for you is that I can answer that!  Let's get started! 1.  Pick one room or one space to work on.  Do not move around trying to organize more than one room at a time because you will get overwhelmed and not get very much ... [Continue Reading]