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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

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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

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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 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

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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,

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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 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

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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

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Cindy Vanhoff

Organizing and Productivity Strategist

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