Monday
Jan062014

Resolve to get organized in 2014!

Getting organized IS possible and CAN be learned. Just keep these ideas in mind...

  • Baby steps are best. Just as it's taken a while to "create" a mess or to become overwhelmed, it'll take a while to improve things too. Break big projects into smaller tasks, and you'll find you can accomplish more -- a bit at a time -- rather than diving into a project with no end in sight. So, instead of trying to re-do your bedroom, for example, focus first on making your bed every morning.
  • Practice makes perfect. The common thought is that it takes 3 weeks to create a habit -- sometimes longer. Remind yourself daily about the new habit you're striving to create (such as bed-making) and make point of doing it. Pretty soon, you'll find it's automatic. Then it's time to add a new "to do" task to your routine!
  • If you don't succeed, try, try again! Yes, there are those days when you roll out of bed -- and don't bother with smoothing out the sheets. Is an unmade bed a sign of failure? No way! Simply resolve to go back to your original goal and realize that setbacks will occur now and then. Consistency counts, but 100% perfection is not expected!
Monday
Nov192012

How A Hotel Stay Can Bring You Home Sweet Home

Although I agree with the adage, “There’s no place like home,” after a recent trip out of town, I found there were several positive traits unique to hotels. But these qualities don’t have to be limited to the times when you’re on the road. Why not mirror these qualities in your own home and create a relaxing destination for yourself and your guests?

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Thursday
Nov152012

This Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for organized kitchens!

Hosting this year's fall family feast? Worry not, your kitchen can handle the job. Just take a few steps to prep the space and your supplies, and you'll be set!

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Monday
Jun252012

Summer entertaining? Make it easy with these organizing tips!

If you feel your house needs a thorough cleaning or is due for some organizing, but you’re not motivated to do it, consider throwing a party! Not only is summer a great time for entertaining, planning a party is a sure-fire way to “put on the pressure” to tackle neglected chores.

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Thursday
Jun212012

Oui... wow! Are you perhaps a "French Parent" too?

I think it's important to step out of our comfort zone and see how others manage the important job of raising our next generation. Whereas the "Tiger Mom" book focused mostly on kids in elementary school through high school – and the social and academic expectations that the mom held for her kids – Bringing Up Bebe focuses on the earliest years. Things like how to get an infant to sleep through the night or get a toddler to eat his/her vegetables. What’s this got to do with organizing? Read on, and find out!

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