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Photo Storage Tips

-Weed out before you store- give away or toss doubles (not even very relevant anymore), toss bad or blurry pics, and don’t save excessive pics of scenery. -Get the right containers- make sure you are storing your photos properly so they will last. Shoe boxes are not a great long term option as they don’t preserve photos well. Here are …

The Real Secrets to Getting Organized Once and For All

-It takes time. Don’t think you will conquer whole house in an afternoon, especially if you are working on your own. Depending on how bad things have gotten, you want to be honest and know going into it that it doesn’t happen overnight. You can’t lose 20 pounds in a day so don’t kid yourself that you can organize and …

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8 Tips for keeping toys organized

1)Keep toys in open bins or baskets for easy clean up.  Don’t try to get too detailed here, if the kids have to sort too much, it will make cleaning up a challenge. 2) Use vertical height to your advantage.  Store toys and games that you don’t want little ones to access on higher shelves so they have to go …

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Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Attempting to get Organized:

Most of the time when I first start working with a new client it is because they have attempted to get organized on their own but made one or more of these easy-to-avoid mistakes: -Buying products first.  Please don’t do this, you really don’t need anything to start the process and if you are doing this without the assistance of …

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Why you NEED to Cancel all Magazine Subscriptions NOW

I have always had a very big problem with magazine subscriptions and here is why: they make you feel bad.  I mean, seriously, who has time to sit and read a few magazines every month? If you have lots of magazines lying around that you have the intention to read, but you never get around to reading them, that is …

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Bathroom Clutter Driving you Crazy? Try These Tips:

The medicine cabinet should be for daily-use items only, like your toothbrush and toothpaste.  Make sure there is enough space between items that you can easily reach in and grab what you need.  Use drawer dividers to keep small items corralled. Make your wall space a work of art.  Hang floating shelves for storing the aesthetically pleasing items like perfume, …

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How to Organize/Purge Your Book Collection:

Books can be really difficult to purge.  I find that most clients can’t part with old books as easily as they would old clothes or other household items.  I’m not sure entirely why this is, maybe it is because in the case of fiction you spend a lot of time getting through each one so you feel more attached. Or …

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4 Insider Tips to Keeping Your Contacts Up to Date:

Stay on top of it- Regular maintenance is key to keeping your contact up to date and in check.  No one is going to organize your contacts for you, unless of course you have an assistant, then add this to their list of things to take over ASAP. Embrace the cloud- I use iCloud for my contacts, it makes more …

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7 Creative Alternative Uses for Over the Door Shoe Organizers

Recently I had a client who needed a creative solution for the massive amount of water bottles her family had accumulated (I know what you are thinking… but the entire family used them on a very regular basis so it made sense to keep them all).  This got me thinking, what other items could these organizers store?  Here are 7 brilliant & …