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How To Organize Your Bathroom Closet

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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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How To Organize A Small House With No Storage

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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

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

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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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5 Tips To Get Organized Without Losing It

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Almost everyone wants to be more organized than they are in one or more areas of their home or life. Sometimes people postpone, delay, or procrastinate organizing an area because it brings up too many emotions. They feel overwhelmed. We know that organizing can be an emotional and difficult process. Is it possible to get organized without losing it and becoming a complete wreck? As a professional organizer, I’m here to tell you that, yes, it is possible to get organized without throwing a tantrum, dissolving in tears, or becoming so filled with emotion that you can’t do anything. Think…

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Celebrating the 4th of July

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Are you celebrating the 4th of July? There are lots of different ways to celebrate when we are gifted with a 4-day weekend. Some people will travel and spend the weekend with friends and/or family. Others will participate in local parades or celebrations. Then there are those who will enjoy a quiet weekend alone. I was talking with a friend recently she said her husband and son are going on a fishing trip this weekend. My friend went on to say that she is going to celebrate and enjoy the holiday weekend by doing things around the house that she…

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7 Tips for How to Be a Good House Guest

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Recently I wrote about how to get your home organized so that when house guests arrive you can enjoy them. I’m following that post up with 7 tips on how to be a good house guest. When you are staying in someone else’s house it is different from staying in a hotel where you can set yourself up the way you want to. Some things to think about In someone else’s home everyone may be sharing one or two bathrooms. You may be traveling up or downstairs to get to the bathroom. Remember to pack pjs. The place you are…

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How to Avoid Having Anxiety Over House Guests

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Summer is here and with it comes a sense of freedom and desire to go out visiting friends and family. The news is full of information about the best days to book airline tickets, the price of gasoline, and the fact that as many people are traveling as were pre-pandemic. As a professional organizer in Atlanta, I am often teaching how to organize your home so that it’s ready for guests. Does the thought of having house guests make you anxious?  When you take the time to organize and prepare in advance you can avoid having anxiety over house guests….

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The Best Way to Conscientiously Organize Your Stuff

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If you follow me, you may have noticed that I have been absent from posting for the last few weeks. It feels like a long time to me. Have you missed me? While I would like to say I have missed writing and posting my thoughts here, the truth is I have been so busy I haven’t given posting my blog a second thought. I have been unpacking and spending time to conscientiously organize what I intend to be my forever home. Even though I am a professional organizer, setting up my home, unpacking boxes, and finding new homes for…

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Thinking of organizing that file drawer?

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I have a two-drawer lateral file cabinet in my office near my desk that I am thinking of organizing soon. I like to plan time in either December or January to make new files for the coming year. The ones I tackle first are the ones I like to label with the current year. For me, they are files for your bank statements, investment statements, and anything tax related.  Typically I never get around to it in December. January comes along and the file drawer calls me. Do you have a sense of urgency about this, too or do you…

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