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Organizing starts with the heart

February is a month where we think about hearts. Valentine’s Day focuses on those who are special to us, and American Heart Month raises awareness about women and heart disease. But what does organizing have to do with the heart? Organizing is a process that involves using your heart, your…

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Organizing your Garage

Ga-rage Noun a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles     Is it really? A US Department of Energy study shows that 25 percent of people with 2 car garages do not park cars in the garage while 32 percent only have room for 1 car…

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The Home Office

We all know that the home office can present an organizing challenge. No matter how hard you might try, it seems like there are always obstacles. Several of the common trouble spots are the piles of paper, the accumulation of receipts, the disappearance of usable desk surface and the never…

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Getting a New Perspective

When does a dresser stop being a dresser?  Or a coffee table, a coffee table?  The answer: when it becomes a hallway storage chest or an entertainment center.   Moving away from the traditional use of an item or space is referred to as repurposing, and it enables you to…

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D is for Den

Whether you call it the den or the family room, this area of your home is a great place to relax, enjoy downtime and hang out with family and friends.  This multipurpose room is more than just a gathering place for people. It can also be a gathering place for…

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SIMPLIFY your Downsize

Downsizing often gets a bad rap. However downsize simply means to economize or rationalize. It is being thoughtful or intentional about what we have or do.   The downsizing process can feel overwhelming. You can feel uncertain as to where to start or how to accomplish it, jumping from item…

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Organizing starts with the heart

February is a month where we think about hearts. Valentine’s Day focuses on those who are special to us, and American Heart Month raises awareness about women and heart disease. But what does organizing have to do with the heart? Organizing is a process that involves using your heart, your…

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What’s your 2018 resolution?

Getting organized is one of the top five New Year’s resolutions.  Why?  It is because organization eliminates chaos and stress.  We are able to save money, and we have more time to enjoy life.  Getting organized is a great resolution…but how do you follow through on it?   Every month…

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Settling into your New Home

Moving day is over and you are standing amid the many unpacked boxes.  You feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next.  Everything is new and unfamiliar – your floor plan, your appliances, your neighborhood, and even your shopping and dining spots. What should you do next? Where will…

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Giving Clutter Free Gifts

It’s that time of year when we begin to consider what gifts we will give to the people in our lives. Giving gifts is a great way we show them that we care. We put a lot of effort into these gifts, but it is still often a challenge to…

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Bedrooms Require Intentional Organizing

All rooms require planning and deliberate actions when organizing, but the bedroom requires special attention if it is going to fulfill its true purpose: serenity. Most people want their bedroom to be a sanctuary, a peaceful place they can escape at the end of the day. It is their retreat…

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From Here to There

Moving your household goods involves more than just getting them from one place to another. There are details to consider and many decisions to make along the way. One important decision is whether you are going to hire movers, do the moving yourself, or a combination of the two. Below…

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Organizing your Garage

Ga-rage Noun a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles     Is it really? A US Department of Energy study shows that 25 percent of people with 2 car garages do not park cars in the garage while 32 percent only have room for 1 car…

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Keeping the Memories

Downsizing a home and the possessions we have accumulated involves many difficult decisions.  Our homes are where we keep the things that are most important to us. As you sort through your possessions, some are easy to part with. Others are harder but it is still obvious that you should…

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Vacation Time!

Vacation is a time to escape the stress…or is it? Isn’t a vacation supposed to be a time to unwind and to flee the stress we have every day? While it may be true that vacations take us away from the routines and schedules that control our lives we forget…

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