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Garage Organization

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Garage Organizing, Organization, Organizational Products | 0 comments

Garage Organization

Garage Organization Guest blog by Stephanie Hanson of Monkey Bars Garage Storage and Organization Name the messiest room in your home. Is it the kitchen? Nope. Bathroom? Guess again. Closet in your bedroom? Not even close. For most people, the garage is by far the messiest room in their home. In fact, some people even put organizing the garage so far down on their list of things to do that it never gets done. If this sounds too familiar, then utilize these tips, tricks, and facts to get your garage tidy. Why it’s important to have a clean...

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Cord Conundrum?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Bedroom Organization, Organization | 0 comments

Cord Conundrum?

Organize your Charging Cords Is your nightstand a labyrinth of cords needed for all of your personal devices? Do you find yourself searching for the right cord, moving out the nightstand, grabbing the cord that has slid down behind or tired of seeing the eyesore of a surge protector? Or not to mention if you have a teenager, you find that the cord has been stealthily lifted, leaving only the charging block. Frustrating to say the least. A simple solution is to use a binder clip to help keep these cords accessible and organized. Use one...

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Life Saving Tips

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Organizing Tips, Tip of the day | 0 comments

Life Saving Tips

Many of us have heard about the “ICE” program, which consists of saving a contact who is named “ICE” in your contact list on your phone. This contact is an individual that has potentially life saving, medical information about you and in case of an emergency, first responders would know to contact that individual listed as “ICE”. This is a great plan and everyone should do it, however there are many situations and circumstances where this information would not be readily available to a first responder. If your phone is password...

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Organizing your Clothes: Closet or Drawers?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Closet Organization, Hang It Up, Organization, Organizing Tips, Organizing Video, Professional Organization | 2 comments

Organizing your Clothes: Closet or Drawers?

When it comes to organizing your clothes we all need a little help.  Does the item belong in the closets or drawers?  It can be a real struggle for people to fit everything they own into the space that they have so you must spend some time deciding how to organize your clothes.  Throughout my years of organizing, I have always told people they should try to hang everything.  This of course is not always possible and if you are going to fold or stack any item it’s most likely going to be your t-shirts.  I don’t mind this because it is...

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Upcycling

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Recycling, Repurpose, Reuse & Recycle, Upcycling | 0 comments

Upcycling

Have you heard about Upcycling?  It is the process of converting something that has been discarded, or is no longer useful to you, and remaking it into something useful, typically increasing the value of the original item.  There are many benefits to upcycling.  First, it is very cost effective to create something new using old or repurposed materials.  Upcycling also allows for a great deal of creativity to make something truly personal to your style and space.  Plus, there is the enormous environmental advantage of keeping items out of the...

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Tips to combat Clutter

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Clutter, Clutter Organization, Unclutter | 0 comments

Tips to combat Clutter

Combating clutter is the back bone of an organizer’s career.  Without other peoples clutter, I don’t have a job.  As a professional organizer I’m hired to clear the clutter in people homes, to put systems in place to keep people organized, and to teach ways to combat clutter with the systems I put in to place. However, not everyone needs a professional organizer.  Some people just need a few tips and some encouragement to help them start getting organized. I stumbled upon this article the other day and thought it had some easy tips and a...

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Organizing Tips For Your Tupperware

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Organizing Tips | 4 comments

Organizing Tips For Your Tupperware

Sometimes the smallest things can cause the most frustration.  For example, is it really the end of the world that you cannot find the lid for the plastic container you are putting your leftover dinner in?  No, but it can sure feel like the end of the world.  Chances are that you are not really upset specifically about the state of your Tupperware.  The frustration is a result of a bigger issue generally meaning your things are not organized properly. Here are some quick and easy organizing tips for your Tupperware and plastic containers:...

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Consignment Can Equal Cash

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Consignment, Purging | 0 comments

Through my years of organizing, I have discovered that one of the hardest things about purging, is giving away items that cost a lot of money.  People would rather leave an expensive item, that they no longer use, hanging in their closet because they feel that they will get the value of that item back if they own it longer.  This, of course, is not true.  The longer you hold onto an expensive item, the less valuable it becomes.  Not only does it clutter your space, but if you choose to consign an item, it will have more value the newer it is....

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LifeInCase, Just in Case

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Document Organization, Filing, Office Organization, Organizational Products | 2 comments

LifeInCase, Just in Case

According to some Natural Disaster Statistics more then 897,000 people are effected by natural disasters every year.  (According to PreventionWeb.com)  Do you know where all your important papers are in an emergency?  Would you be able to retrieve your important documents if you only had a few minutes to do it?  Me neither, but I recently discovered this new product that I will be using in my own home.  It’s called LifeinCase. As a professional organizer I can see the benefits of this system for my clients.  Organizing is so much easier for...

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Are You a Kitchen Gadget Junkie?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Kitchen Organization | 0 comments

Are You a Kitchen Gadget Junkie?

Are you drawn to all of those shiny new gadgets at the store?  Do you think that gadget will make the task easier or more efficient?  How many of these gadgets are sitting in your drawer that you have not used? I have to it admit, I like gadgets.  Recently I was drawn to a gadget, in the grocery store, that was next to the avocados.  “Doesn’t this look interesting?” I thought.  This gadget could easily help me scoop out the contents of an avocado.  So, of course, I fell victim to giving it a try.  I got it home and tried it right away and...

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