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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 & …

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Why You Should Never Clean Your House Again

I’m serious, this is one of those chores that is so painful for most people I have truly come to believe in most instances your time is better spent doing something else. Anything else in fact; working and making money, or taking time for yourself to unwind, spending precious time with family .  Even if you don’t make a lot of …

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How to Free up Time by Saying “no”

I’m really proud to say that I don’t spend much time anymore doing things I don’t want to do.  Now I’m not talking about the things that have to be done that you don’t always feel like doing (like work or folding laundry). I’m talking about the things that you say yes to because you feel guilty or obligated.  It …

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How to Waste Less Time on Social Media

Sure they can be fun but they are also a lot like junk food, too much can make you sick. Sometimes when you spend too much time looking at what everyone else is posting, it can leave you feeling like a worthless bump on a log or make you feel down because it looks like everyone else you know is …

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How to Organize Your Files When You Don’t Work in an Office

As a professional organizer I work mostly in my clients’ homes and offices, but there is a lot of other work behind the scenes that has to happen to run a business. It is a great idea to rent a workspace (especially a co-working space, with other like-minded people), but when your work is done outside of an office it …

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Simplifying Everyday Life: The Dishwasher

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to household chores, you probably enjoy some marginally more than others and you probably have some that you just all together hate. For myself the thing I dislike most is emptying the clean dishes from the dishwasher.  I used to say I could fold laundry all day long, load after load, just …

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Why Keeping Things You Don’t Like is a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that everything in your space is affecting you in one way or another?  Even items that aren’t in plain sight can negatively affect your overall well-being. For example, that hideous key chain your Aunt Sue gave you, which you think is innocently hiding in your junk drawer, is actually brining you down every time you open it …