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Back to School: A Review of 5 Awesome Products

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It’s time. Can you believe it? Buses here in parts of Georgia are going to start bringing students to and from school again next week. Yes! I said next week. In certain parts of Georgia schools are opening their doors on August 6th. Wow! I’m so excited for the students to go back to school and for the parents, too. Each school district will have a unique list of supplies they want to students to bring to school.  I have put together a list of five awesome products to organize you and your students at home. Continue reading to find…

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3 Reasons Why Kids Playtime is Important

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Kids are just as busy as we are. Gone are the days when children would come home from school, deposit their lunchbox and backpack, grab a snack, and dash back out the door to play with their friends. Something happened to our kids’ playtime. They are involved in activities from dawn to dusk in part to provide childcare because both parents work. Also, because parenting is easier when the children are involved and not left to their own devices. You never know what kids will get into. Organize your home so that kids can have free play when they are…

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Close the Loop: Honoring My Brother

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As a professional organizer, one of the things my clients will often hear me say is, “Remember to close the loop”. What I mean by this is finish the task. There is a natural cycle to tasks, and they are not finished until all the steps involved in doing the task are completed. If we are talking about laundry, that task is not done until the laundry is put away. My siblings and I are gathering to close the loop and honoring my brother this weekend. Like many families, we lost my brother during the Pandemic lockdown. He did not…

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Fourth of July

My Top 10 Ways We Are Free

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We are so very lucky here in the United States. We can express our freedom every day from the time we get up to the time we turn out the lights. It’s rare that we even think about most of them.  Every day we are free to make all sorts of choices for ourselves. I have listed some below.     1. Free to say what you want. Although sometimes saying what’s on my mind gets me into trouble. Does that ever happen to you? Do the words slip out of your mouth before you’ve had a chance to think about…

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How to Find Some Time to Do Nothing

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We are all busy. Many of us are busy with family, job, volunteer work, or a mix of everything. It’s a juggling act! As a professional organizer one of the things I juggle is how I spend my time. It’s important to find some time in our busy-ness to do nothing. What does doing nothing mean? Doing nothing means you are not doing anything on your ‘to-do’ task list. You know you are always doing something. You can be selective and find some time for something you love to do. So often when someone asks, “what are you doing?” If…

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Ideas for Organizing Clothes Without a Closet

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There are many clothing items that are just fine to fold and put away but there are others that must be hung up so they stay looking nice. What do you do when you don’t have a closet with a hanging rod? This happened to me when we moved to Singapore. The house we were renting had lovely large rooms, but the rooms had built-in shelves and drawers. There was no space to hang clothes. Here is what I did to organize my clothes without a closet as well as some new ideas. Hang your clothes in an armoire IKEA…

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3 Great Strategies for Organizing Clothes Without a Dresser

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Are your clothes randomly dropped on the bedroom floor where you were standing when you took them off? Or are they clean but still in the laundry basket? Maybe they are strewn across a chair in the corner of your room or on the other half of your bed?  There are several reasons this may happen to you. One reason is that you don’t have strategies for putting your clothes away. The other reason may be that you don’t have a dresser in which to put said clothes. Here are 3 strategies for organizing your clothes without a dresser and…

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The 3 Best Reasons to Pay Attention to Your Bed

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We spend lots of time on or in our beds, but we typically don’t pay that much attention to this piece of furniture. Admiral William H. McRaven, author of the book entitled: Make Your Bed: Little Things that can change Your Life… and Maybe the World, said that when you make your bed in the morning if you do nothing else of note during the day you can at least say you accomplished something. When you pay attention to your bed, you do more than just organize part of your bedroom you can improve your relationships and your health. Here…

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Fourth of July

Remembering & Giving Thanks For Our Frontline Warriors

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Today is Memorial Day. The day when we typically remember those who died while serving in any branch of the U.S. Military. This is an important distinction from Veteran’s Day when we celebrate all those frontline warriors who voluntarily participated in our armed services whether they died in battle or returned home safely. A different battle This year, we have been fighting a different sort of battle at home. Many of the warriors in this battle were not in the U.S. Military but they died serving this great country. These frontline warriors were medical professionals, grocery store personnel, truck drivers,…

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7 Steps To Make Your Plan A Reality

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Do you have a plan for something that you want to do or make? Is this a plan that is floating around in your head? Often, I hear clients say something like, “Someday I want to organize this room and turn it into my office.” Or “it would be great to clean out the garage so that my car can fit inside.” You can replace this wishful thinking with thoughts of your own. If you have a someday plan or idea like these pretend clients, I have a solution for you.  There are 7 steps to make your plan a…

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