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Tidy Drawers?

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Are your drawers tidy? Don’t you wish that there was an easy way to fold your t-shirts and keep them folded – even after you’ve rummaged through the drawer looking for the shirt you want to wear? Alison Tringale has created a product that is so simple to use even her little girls use it. Want to know what it is? It’s called Tidy Snap. I’ve included the link to the product here. www.tidysnap.com In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not being paid to write this review. Alison read some of my recent blogs about children and chores and…

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Limits?

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  Happy New Year! I’m so happy to be starting this New Year by writing a blog to share with you. I’ve been thinking a lot about limits recently and why it’s important to know what your personal limits are. This has come up because some of my clients have had trouble determining how much is enough. We all have physical limits that are pre-determined by the home in which we live. The closets and cupboards can create limits for us if we let them. However, we sometimes (and yes – I am including myself in this discussion) cram things…

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Is It Spring?

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Is it feeling like Spring where you live? Here in Atlanta it’s looking a lot like Spring is just around the corner. We’ve had a couple of beautiful sunny days. It was even warm enough over the weekend to enjoy a picnic in the park! The days are longer, the sunshine brighter and all that makes me long to get out in the garden and play in the dirt. However, it’s not quite time to do that so I’m going to use the brighter light and longer days to my advantage inside the house. In other words, it’s time for…

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Now What? Packing and repacking

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Are you planning to take a vacation soon? The end of August – Labor Day weekend – is a popular time for many people to get away. We often talk about packing your suitcase. You begin with: 1. Thinking about where you’re going 2. Checking the weather forecast 3. Thinking about the kinds of activities you’ll probably engage in while you’re away so that you bring appropriate clothes 4. Making a list Well, what about when you pack up to come home? I just came home from a week away. Thankfully I remembered to check and double check everywhere I had stashed my belongings. I…

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Now What? How Much Is Enough?

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I’d like to start a conversation about what enough means to you. How do you know when there is enough of something? Well, sometimes the container defines enough. Take a glass, for instance. When you go to fill it with water you know you have poured enough water as the level of the water reaches the rim of the glass. If you get all the way to the very tippy top of the glass you know you won’t be able to lift the glass to drink out of it. It’s too full, there’s too much water. A bowl, a plate,…

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Think Replacement…

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I often get asked how to organize a closet. Something to remember is that we generally wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the tIme! You know which clothes are your favorites. Since this is true, why are closets so full to over-flowing? My suspicion is that garments are not replaced. By that I mean when shopping for yourself, are you replacing something that is worn or that is either too big or too small or are you shopping because you’d like a new outfit? If you have children, this is something you do already – I hope. First, you sort through their clothes. As…

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Make a Change

By | accomplish, behavior, catalog, change, Closets, mail, Organizing Strategies, paper, Piles, prepare, stadium file | No Comments

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could snap your fingers or wiggle your nose like either Samantha on Bewitched or Jeanne on I Dream of Jeanne and have something be changed? The problem is nothing changes if nothing changes. Think about that. It’s tax season. We all have to locate the documents so that we can find the numbers to fill out the forms for our taxes. Some documents may be filed in the cloud, some may be in a pile on the floor, some may be in a file cabinet in multiple files. What if you changed the way…

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Stuck at Home?

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Here we go again. I’m in Atlanta and listening to the news reports of the catastrophic storm that is hitting this area. I’m so thankful that the media has given us ample warning this time and that most everyone has followed their advice to stay off the roads. I’m sure you remember the pictures and stories of just a few weeks ago when so many were trapped on the highways around Atlanta. So, what to do… I’m at home as are many. Are you wondering how to occupy your time? I have some suggestions. 1. Catch up on your paperwork…

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What To Do At Home When You Can’t Go Out

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Does this cold weather have you staying home wondering what to do? I have a few suggestions for you which will also help you organize your home. Take a look in your closet. Are there a few pieces of clothing that are: 1. too small 2. too big 3. in need of repair or alterations 4. haven’t been worn in the past season 5. when you put it on, you decide not to wear it and then put it back in the closet Take these items out of your closet and make some decisions. Either schedule a day and time…

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Getting Organized?

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It’s almost the New Year and time to begin again. Is one of your resolutions to finally get organized? If it is, you’re not alone. Many people say they want to get organized. January is National Get Organized month – a perfect time to start. How should you begin? The first thing many people do is go shopping for organizing supplies. Now, if you’re organizing a filing system I would say ‘great’! Go ahead and get manila files, hanging folders, a shredder and perhaps extra tabs for the hanging files and a few sharpie pens. You absolutely need those supplies when…

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