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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 have to say it’s not my favorite thing. Luckily, my husband and I have a system. I sort clothes, he takes up the slack when I have fallen down on the job. Then, we each

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Paper Crafting

Last week we talked about our crafting space.  Did you take any steps toward organizing your space?  Did you at least come up with a vision for your space? That is perhaps the easiest part, and yet the most important! For the next few weeks, I would like to break it down for you a little bit more.  This week we will talk about paper crafting supplies, next week, about photos. Paper crafts include but

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Are You Organized?

Hello everyone!  It’s been awhile. The last few months of 2013 brought with them some health issues that shall I say, kind of took over my life.  Luckily, I was still able to do hands-on organizing but had little energy left for much else.  Things had to go away for awhile, and one of them was this blog. 2014 is here now, and with it, still some health issues, but a new lease on life and

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Tools, Tools and More Tools…

Today I am going to talk about small tools. Things such as ratchets,  hammers, screwdrivers, routers, and large tool accessories.  Things like saw blades. Items that are generally stored in the garage/shop area. Storing tools can be confusing, as sometimes we use them in the shop and sometimes we use them in the home. So, the “store where you use them” rule may or may not apply here. I believe in having multiples of things,

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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 under the coffee table. Sometimes I might even find a couple of pairs under there. One habit I am proud of is scheduling next week the week before. This makes such a big difference in how

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Busy Mom Solution #2 – The Car

As moms, we spend a lot of time in the car.  Taking kids to and fro, from this activity to that. How can we make things easier? Garbage Cans… A place to put garbage for both kids and adults. Make sure it is easily accessible and square or rectangular. I have a round pop up garbage in my car and it falls over, rolls around, and dumps the garbage all over the floor.  How does

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Cindy Vanhoff

Organizing and Productivity Strategist

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