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Organize All Those Papers (school or otherwise)

Take a look around the areas you spend the most time in. Are there piles of papers on your desk? Stacks of mail on the counter? School papers strewn across the dining room table? There is a reason why every organizational book, method, or guru mentions paperwork: we are overrun with it. From junk mail… Continue reading Organize All Those Papers (school or otherwise)

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It Doesn’t Have to be Pinterest Perfect

I used to be a page collector. For years, whenever I read magazines, I would carefully tear out pages of things I wanted to save. Recipes, garden tips, home decorating ideas, you name it. (Okay, I have to be honest. I still do this. I even have a file folder system that keeps them sorted.… Continue reading It Doesn’t Have to be Pinterest Perfect

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Uncovering Good Goals for the New Year

Setting goals can be overwhelming. Short term goals, long term goals, goals for your personal life, goals for your professional life, all of it. It can be hard to know where to start and it can be hard to know what to focus on. One thing that can help you in your process is to… Continue reading Uncovering Good Goals for the New Year

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Time Management: Tips and Tricks for Creating a Daily Routine

You can create the best daily routine, planned from the minute you wake up until the minute you go to bed, but if it doesn’t work with your lifestyle then you are not going to follow it. One of the first things you need to do when creating a daily routine is to capitalize on… Continue reading Time Management: Tips and Tricks for Creating a Daily Routine

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The Mid-Year Review: Organizing it All in Your Bullet Journal

This week I’ve shared with you why it’s important to perform a mid-year review, and how to go about carrying one out. But what do you do with the information you’ve acquired once your review is complete? Some people tuck it away into a drawer, or a file, and forget about it. That’s not my… Continue reading The Mid-Year Review: Organizing it All in Your Bullet Journal

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Performing a Mid-Year Review

In my last post, I shared about why it is important to evaluate where you have been and where you are going half-way through the year. As Lewis Carol said, “If  you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” It’s easy to get distracted on route to your destination, especially… Continue reading Performing a Mid-Year Review

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The KonMari Method in Action: Organizing Magazines

As I mentioned in my last post, Marie Kondo recommends tidying in a certain order, which is often referred to as the KonMari method. Of course, you are free to tidy in any order you chose, but as I am a recovering perfectionist, you know full well I have been working through the list in order.… Continue reading The KonMari Method in Action: Organizing Magazines

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A Book Review

When I first heard of Marie Kondo and her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up book it was in 2014. My oldest son had acquired the book, read it in one night, and recommended it to me. I was a little more than taken aback. What did I, the queen of “everything must have a home” and “please… Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A Book Review