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How to Prevent Planning Pitfall #1 | Untimeliness

The last couple of Monday mornings, I found myself sitting at a nice clean desk with the realization that I had not done any in-depth planning for the last couple of weeks. As I thought about it, I realized there are several planning pitfalls to write about. Many things can, and do get in the way of planning. By in-depth planning, I mean Reviewing my


How To Make the Most of Your Tool Storage Space

I am well acquainted with tools. My dad had a boatload of them. There seemed to be a lack of tool storage space in my dad’s garage. HIs garage was kind of a scary place to be, but kind of fun at the same time. When you are little, exploring and “endangering your life” seemed like fun. Unfortunately for my husband, I no longer find either


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 on. Some people tell me routines are boring. Well, it’s all a matter of perspective. Let me tell you mine. We live in a pretty


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,


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 a lot of stuff. What they do own is toy’s, and those usually get left where they were dropped.  Let me know if you have


How to Keep Track of Tools Used for Gardening

Despite my best efforts, I sometimes find myself in the garden missing some of the tools used for gardening. This will happen when I don’t use the systems I have put in place to keep track of the tools used for gardening. Or, it happens because someone in my household borrowed them and didn’t use my system either. Luckily, I do eventually find them, in

Cindy Vanhoff

Organizing and Productivity Strategist

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