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Getting Organized in January: Create a Plan

So it’s the start of the year and you feel pressure to get every area of your life organized, right? Social media is pushing posts about how to “Get Organized in 2017” and “Resolutions for Your Home” and “Inspiring Organization Projects to Jump Start Your New Year.” The big box stores have everything you could… Continue reading Getting Organized in January: Create a Plan

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Organized Living: Deciding Where to Begin

Once you’ve decided to live a more organized life, it can be hard to know where to begin. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. I wrote a recent post on dealing with the overwhelm when it comes to organization, but that doesn’t help with  day-to-day living. If you read my post on spring cleaning I… Continue reading Organized Living: Deciding Where to Begin

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Does Organization Have You Feeling Overwhelmed?

If you are new to organized living, or if your life circumstances have kept you from keeping organization a priority in your life (I’m looking at you college, jobs, kids, and chronic illness), you may feel overwhelmed with the whole idea. Stores dedicate entire sections to organization. Websites are devoted to the practice, as are magazines.… Continue reading Does Organization Have You Feeling Overwhelmed?

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31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

  Allie Brennan said, “Sometimes opposites attract, and find out they’re not as opposite as they thought.” Being an organized person can have a downside. You may live with people who are, let’s say, less committed to being organized than you are. They might be children who haven’t been properly trained in the ways of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

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31 Days of Organization: The Key to Good Organization is Flexibility

There’s a quote that says, “Nothing is permanent except change.” Just because you have an area or a room, or even your entire house organized a certain way doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. You are entitled to change your mind as many times as you want until you are satisfied that things… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: The Key to Good Organization is Flexibility

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31 Days of Organization: Be Prepared for Whatever Might Come

One of the aspects of organized living is thinking ahead and being prepared for whatever might come  your way. Not in a all the bad things are going to happen and I need to be prepared for each one kind of way. That’s a little extreme. Instead, you need to think about what kind of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Be Prepared for Whatever Might Come

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31 Days of Organization: Progress Not Perfection

We’re all looking for the perfect system to organize our stuff. The one solution that will solve all our problems and lead us down the path to homemaker happiness. Want to know the secret? There isn’t one. No single method or storage system or “guaranteed solution” is going to work for everyone, or even the… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Progress Not Perfection

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31 Days of Organization: Discard Things That No Longer Serve You

We’ve been talking a lot this month about how to organize the things you have, and the best ways I’ve found to store certain items. One thing we haven’t talked about is all the things that are just taking up space in your home. What about those items that you keep trying to organize but… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Discard Things That No Longer Serve You

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31 Days of Organization: Store it Out in the Open

What do you do when you have sparse kitchen storage and a pantry that is full to the brim? You get creative with your storage solutions. As I have mentioned in previous posts in this series, sometimes creative organization means thinking outside the box. Think about the items you use most often in your cooking… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Store it Out in the Open

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31 Days of Organization: Don’t Rush the Process

We all have THOSE problem areas in our house.  Rooms that don’t work the way we want them too. Areas piled high with stuff. Closets full of extra things instead of clothes or coats. Pantries that contain everything from food to cleaning supplies to extra packages of paper towels. It’s easy to catch the organization… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Don’t Rush the Process