Organizing Thanksgiving Dinner

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If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it's a big task! There are a gazillion details to think about, from when to put the food in the oven to setting the table. That's why I created this guideline-to help you plan out Turkey day without stress, even if you haven't done a thing before today! In this segment of Organize Your Life, I share my top tips and timelines for organizing Thanksgiving dinner without losing your mind! 1.  Start with a simple pocket folder. Use it to hold recipes, coupons, print outs, ... [Continue Reading]

Digital Paper Organizing

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In spite of all the techy things we have, we are still dealing with a lot of paper. In fact, in some ways it's worse because people are actually printing out emails and saving them in stacks! In this segment of Organize Your Life, I'll show you four solutions to your paper problem with digital paper organizing. I promise you that the less paper you have to deal with, the better your life will be!  Paper Tiger Combines computer indexing and paper management to create a organized filing system. Indexing means ... [Continue Reading]

Seriously, Go Get a Mammogram

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I don't have breast cancer and no one in my family has ever had breast cancer. But I have been affected by breast cancer. My friend, Amanda, is battling it right now. She's only 32. My friends Gisela and Teri fought and won. As did my friend Lisa, who also was tested for the BRAC-1 gene. And, my friend, Laura, at 47 years old is having her first mammogram and has turned it into a rally for all her girlfriends to get their's done too! We have all read terrible, tragic stories of young women dying from this ... [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Organize Around Your House in the Fall

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Fall is a great time to organize, but what are the BEST things to tackle as the weather cools? On this segment of Organize Your Life, I share what I think are 5 things to organize around your house in the fall that will make a big difference. Remember, you don't need to do them all. Just pick the one or two that need the most attention and go for it! Garage, attic, or shed- It’s a great time to re-think how you use your garage. If you can’t park in there because of clutter, now is the time to purge it and organize ... [Continue Reading]

Create an Entryway Drop Zone

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I don't know about you, but I got tired of walking into my house everyday with an armful of stuff from the day and dumping it onto my kitchen table! Out of frustration I created an entryway drop zone so that I have a place to actually put all that stuff in an organized way instead of it being in a pile. On this segment of The Hampton Roads Show I share how to create an entryway drop zone no matter what size your home or space may be and ways you can organize it! Every home has an entry way. Whether it’s an ... [Continue Reading]