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How To Organize

Time Management

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At the beginning of this calendar year I made a quiet little promise to myself that I would write a new blog post every week. As you can tell, since it is now the second week in March and my most recent blog post was the second week in January, I did not keep my promise. I got really busy and something had to fall by the wayside – I let that something be this blog.  One of the things I teach my clients is better time management. So, how is it that I didn’t have time for this? Honestly? I…

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Gardens

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I love to play in the dirt. I get a real kick out of seeing my garden flourish. There’s nothing like harvesting your own vegetables, picking berries from your own plants, and cutting flowers from your garden to display in your home. Gardens need tender loving care – as does your home. To stay as lovely as you would like it to be a garden needs regular maintenance. As a professional organizer, this is right up my alley. I am all about scheduling time to get things done. I like to think about certain garden tasks in the same way…

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Organizing for a Picnic

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Now that we are about half way through the month of June it’s time to start planning a picnic to celebrate the Fourth of July!Do you start to panic when you begin to think of all the things you need to prepare to take a picnic to a park? No need to panic, just follow these easy steps. First of all keep things simple. Sit down and plan your meal. If there is a part of the meal you can make a day or two in advance put that on your calendar! After you plan your meal think about the accessories…

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Organizing Outside

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One of the things I love most about summer and the warm temperatures is being outside as much as possible. I spend my time in the garden and in the pool. If being outside and poolside are things you enjoy also here are a few organizing tips for you while you are outside. 1. Remember to stay hydrated – if you are really thirsty; you are already showing signs of dehydration. Bring water with you and make a point of drinking it before you have that really thirsty feeling! 2. Never, ever swim alone. Just as children can have accidents near…

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Get Organized Month – January

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Many people make a New Years Resolution to be more organized. I think we all want to be more organized, to accomplish more in a day. Maybe just to get more of our ‘to do’ list done. Do you just sit back and think, if I were more organized I would … (fill in the blank)? If so, why not make today the day you get started; instead of just sitting there thinking about it. You can work on just one thing. What is bothering you the most? Start there. Even if it is one drawer – the junk drawer in the kitchen…

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Organizing for the Holidays

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How do you get organized for the holiday blitz? First set your priorities. There are so many things to take care of and it is easy to feel overloaded. Start by making a list of all the things you have to do, followed by all the things you want to do. There is a difference so be sure to make two separate and distinct lists. Next, prioritize the list of things you HAVE to do. Start with the most important thing on the list and begin scheduling. If shopping (buying presents) is one of your items, try and break it…

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As a professional organizer I am all about making the best use of my time. I like to think I practice what I preach in that I try not to overload myself with commitments. It can be really stressful when you overload yourself with commitments. I really wanted to sign up to be a volunteer maintenance gardener at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I even went so far as to go for training. Then I totally stressed myself out because I realized that the only day I could confidently give the garden 3 hours is a day that I have a…

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Saving Time

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How often do you, when you come home, put things(like the mail or your briefcase, or a jacket) down and think ‘I’ll get to that later..’ ?  Maybe you need to empty your briefcase or tote bag. Do you ever ‘loose’ the keys because they are in the pocket of your jacket or the bottom of your bag? The things you put down stay where you put them until you take the time to go back, pick them up, and put them where they belong.  You can save time by completing the tasks. It takes longer to remember what it is…

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Your First Home

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What did your first home look like?  Was moving easy?  Did you know where to put your things?  My first home – away from my parents – was a small apartment.  I was able to find some furniture in my parents storage unit that they no longer wanted so I didn’t have to buy as much stuff to furnish it.  I hung some pictures on the wall but it did not have to homey feeling I was looking to create.  I’d love to hear some stories about how you went about creating your first home.

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