Category Archive for "organizing"

Overwhelm | Causes and Cures | Too Much Stuff

Christmas was here no too long ago. Or a birthday. Or a holiday. They all seem to blend together after a while, and the result? Too much stuff, and it’s stuff we often never let go of. I hate to

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Overwhelm: Causes and Cures | Too Much To Do

  Do you ever experience overwhelm? Overwhelm caused by having too much to do? I know there are days I do. It might be everything ended up happening on one day. Maybe there was procrastination involved. Or, maybe the day

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Are YOU a Creature of Habit?

[hab-it] noun 1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: We all have habits. Ones we can be proud of, and some, maybe not so proud of. One habit I am not so proud of, as far as clutter goes anyway, is leaving my shoes

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The Great Junk Drawer Debate

 junk1 jəNGk/ noun 1. informal old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value draw·er ˈdrôr/ noun 1. a boxlike storage compartment without made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece

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How You Can Build a Better Garden Next Time Around

  I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods, the garden is just about done. It’s tired and cold. Last year I planted a garden and it didn’t do well at all. This year I planted

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5 Routines to Help Simplify Your Day

As a child, I was involved in lots of activities. Hence, routines were a necessity in my life. Routines were actually calming for me. As the craziness of life whirled around me, routines were the one thing I could depend

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Laundry Got Your Goat?

Love Your Laundry… Do you love it, dislike it, or just plain hate it? Do you have tons of laundry or a manageable amount of it? Over the years I have created some systems to make laundry more palatable. I would

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Get Organized – Camping

  car camp·ing noun NORTH AMERICAN noun: car camping a type of camping which involves driving rather than walking to a campsite car/tent camp·ing noun NORTH AMERICAN by CINDY VANHOFF noun: car/tent camping a type of camping which involves driving rather than

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The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About Organizing Cats

The single most important thing you need to know about organizing cats is….YOU CAN’T ORGANIZE A CAT! Believe me, I have tried. She insists on pulling the toys out and never putting them away! .   Cat’s generally don’t own

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Book Review – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

  The Kon-Mari method, a combination of Marie’s first and last name, is a book not so much about how to organize things, but how to rid ourselves of things so we can live a life free from stuff.  And,

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