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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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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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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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How to Plan Celebrations in an Almost Post-Covid Season

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Our country is opening up and, in many places, (like here in Atlanta) it feels almost back to normal. People are eager to get together and plan celebrations! This month of May offers many opportunities. There are so many reasons to get together: Beginning with the Kentucky Derby and ending with Memorial Day. While it is tempting to dive in and plan these celebratory parties, we still need to take the global pandemic into account for we are quite out of the woods. It is true that many of us have been vaccinated and that the United States is beginning…

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Are You Getting Organized to Clean Your Home Spring-Cleaning Style?

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Every year about this time people start talking about doing their spring cleaning. For some people that means washing windows, window screens, and getting outside furniture ready. For other people, it means moving furniture, cleaning the dust bunnies, and reorganizing the furniture placement. This year, however, we’ve all been doing so much cleaning. Constantly wiping down counters and packages, washing hands, and being organized to clean at a moment’s notice. Why would we want to engage in spring cleaning? Is there a difference? Looking back Last year around this time is when we all hunkered down in our homes. Can…

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Incorporate Your Personality into the Organization of Your Home

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A house becomes a home when someone infuses it with their personality. When someone walks into my home, they know right away that my decorating taste tends toward the traditional. If they look a little more closely, they will notice that I have a sense of humor because I mix the traditional with accents of things that make me laugh. You may notice that I wrote the word “accents” above. Too much of anything becomes clutter. I love to needlepoint and have many needlepoint pillows in my home. If they were all in the same room on one piece of…

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Organize Your Pantry with these 5 Tips

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The pantry is one of the places in the home that quickly becomes messy and disorganized. It’s so easy, if you’re in a rush, to just stash the non-perishable items on the pantry shelves when emptying the grocery bags. Instead, take the time to methodically put the non-perishable pantry items where they belong. When you take the time to maintain the organization in your pantry it doesn’t become messy and disorganized. Use these 5 tips to organize your pantry and then maintain the organization so that you save money on food and time on meal preparation. Everyone has a pantry…

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The Top 3 Benefits of Organizing Your Closet Plus Tips & Tools to Use

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Whether you have a large walk-in closet or a small reach-in closet it’s important to keep it organized. The benefits of organizing your closet are many. The most obvious is that you can find the item of clothing or accessory easily. Another benefit is that you save money. Benefit #1: Save money Yes. You save money when you keep your closet organized because you know what you have so you don’t go out and buy duplicates or triplicates. And, because you are keeping your clothes tidy, they last longer. Benefit #2: Save time An obvious benefit to organizing your closet…

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