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How To Organize Your Bathroom Closet

By How To Organize 10 Comments

Bathroom closets can be wonderful storage places for all the things you need in your bedroom and bathroom, if the closet is large enough. Some of the closets have shelves that are long and narrow. Other closets have great shelves, but also have large caverns of empty space at the top or the bottom. It’s important to make the most of the space in your bathroom closet available so you can store the necessary items and find them quickly when you need them. Here are my best tips to organize your bathroom closet Gather your supplies You will need a…

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Thanksgiving

How To Avoid Difficult Conversations At Thanksgiving

By Be A Better Version Of You 6 Comments

I come from a very large extended family. Growing up Thanksgiving Day always involved lots and lots of family members. There were tables of people here there and everywhere at my Great-Uncle John’s apartment in New York City. Loud and often boisterous conversations filled the air. As a little girl, I was never one to join in. Listening, observing, and melting into the background was where I felt most comfortable. There was an understanding that this was a day of peace and harmony. A day to give thanks. No one dared raise topics which may provoke difficult conversations. When I…

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How To Organize A Small House With No Storage

By How To Organize

Organizing a small house is a challenging project. It can sometimes feel almost impossible to organize a small house when there is no storage. That is when you need to be creative and think outside the box. As a professional organizer I am often asked how best to store things when there is no obvious or apparent place to store them. Here are my tips. Tips to organize a small house with no storage Evaluate what you own Be critical as you decide what you are keeping. Here are some questions to ask yourself. Do you use it? If you…

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How To Organize Your Socks

By How To Organize

I love socks. There’s nothing my feet like better than a pair of comfy socks to cushion my feet unless it’s a fabulous foot massage and pedicure. Even though I love my socks they sometimes present problems. They get lost easily and it can be difficult to find the pair you want unless you know how to organize your socks. Looking for the right pair of socks can make you take extra time getting ready in the morning. Time is already tight in the morning, there’s no need to waste it looking for just the right pair of socks. It’s…

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5 Tips To Staying On Task When Working From Home

By Rightsize Your Life

Working from home can be a curse as well as a blessing. You know you can stay focused and be productive but there are all sorts of distractions at home. Everything from basic household chores to your partner, children, and pets can distract you from staying on task. How are you supposed to manage these distractions and your work? 5 Tips to staying on task 1. Clearly Define Your Workday Since you’re working from home your workday could begin as soon as you roll out of bed. You have no commute, and your email is easily accessible and answerable on…

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The Best Way To Declutter Holiday Photo Cards

By Control Clutter

Recently I wrote about decluttering Christmas decorations and shared some tips to undertake this task without getting lost in sentiment or guilt.  A reader posted a comment asking what to do about the holiday photo cards. Here are my best strategies to help you declutter holiday photo cards. Let’s admit up front that decluttering photos is a difficult process under any circumstance. These holiday photo cards are sometimes even more difficult. Typically, it is a photo of the family. In recent years, I’ve received cards that have a collage of pictures documenting the family’s highlights for the year. It’s so…

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How To Declutter Your Christmas Decorations Without Getting Lost In Sentiment Or Guilt

By Control Clutter

Decluttering Christmas decorations can truly difficult. Some decorations were probably gifted, some made by your children, and still others may represent a vacation you took. Having said this, most of your Christmas decorations are probably connected to a memory in some way. When you go to pull out these decorations instead of seeing them as they are we almost always view them through rose-colored lenses. We look past the flaws of their age and see them in the light of the memory they bring to the surface. It is a challenging task to declutter your Christmas decorations without traveling down…

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3 Steps To Purge Decorations You No Longer Use For The Holidays (Any Holiday)

By How To Organize

We are about to enter that time of year when some people decorate the inside and outside of their homes with seasonal decor. It seems we hit the pause button on seasonal decorations during the summer but once the temperature starts to drop it’s time to decorate again. Like everything else in your house it’s a good idea to only keep the decorations that you truly love and to purge decorations that you don’t use. Here are 3 steps to take to purge decorations you no longer want to use 1. Find the decorations Find all the holiday decorations you…

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Holiday

6 Gifts For The Organized Person In Your Life That They Will Truly Appreciate

By How to Organize Your Life Blog

Have you started your holiday shopping? No? With the holidays looming (as of the writing of this post there are 98 days until Christmas) it’s a good idea to begin now. Some people are harder to buy for than others. I did a little searching online and came up with these 6 gifts that the organized person in your life may truly appreciate. I bet you will like one or more of them. Here are 6 gift ideas for the organized person in your life that they will use and truly appreciate. 1. Keep your car organized There’s little worse…

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Help Diane, Why Can’t I Stay Organized?

By Control Clutter, How to Organize Your Life Blog

I often have clients reach out to me with this question. They say that they know how to organize. Sorting, recycling, tossing, and even putting things away is not a problem for them. Organizing skills are not a problem for them and so they ask, “why can’t I stay organized?” The answer is simple. Organized is not a destination, it is a state of being. People think that they can organize a space once and that it is done. The fact is that it is never done for more than a day. That is unless you don’t use the space,…

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