Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, let's just... Read More

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink ? and the pile of dirty clothes has grown all over again. Laundry is a fact of life, but approaching the task in an organized way can make it more manageable. Preparation is Half the Battle If you have a... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you? Put them in the hall closet and hope the door will shut? Probably not a good choice for several reasons. First, you are unnecessarily creating clutter; second, if the item is very old and unstable,... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The moving truck is pulling in the driveway of your new home and soon you will be surrounded by all your stuff. You have dreamed about the additional space...you have agonized over paint and furniture choices...and... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize Getting Started Springtime is when many folks give their homes and offices a good cleaning. For every thing there is a season, and this is the season to get rid of the winter cobwebs. The... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run office. 1. Have a daily To Do sheet. This is made up at the end of the day. You might have items left over from the previous day, put those items first and work from there. If you make deposits... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use to organize your office. In this article we will discuss what material is needed to implement that system. You will need the following items for your office system. Calendar/Daily Planner; Accordion File (1-31); Manila Files with the Months of... Read More

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter. She shared that at times there was so much clutter around her home that she simply concluded her home was in a stage that she referred to as CHAOS or Can't Have Anyone Over Soon. We talked further and what... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization. In addition, being organized will help your time management skills. The two are very much intertwined. Planning out your day is very important. What... Read More

In The News:

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully released a small capsule on Saturday and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet, the country’s space agency said.
A New Mexico artist collective is taking responsibility for the stainless steel monoliths mysteriously cropping up around the world. 
Two classified reports from the Pentagon's task force used to "detect, analyze and catalog" UFOs have been leaked, one of which includes a photo of an unidentified silver “cube-shaped” object.
After years of extensive research and not understanding why coho salmon were dying after heavy rains, scientists believe it's linked to a chemical found in automotive tires.
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday its latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon’s surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the first time such a mission has been attempted by any country in more than 40 years.
A fireball that rattled windows and was felt from southern Ontario to Virginia midday Wednesday is widely thought to be an asteroid, experts believe.
Life does not exist on Mars, but a new study suggests that if there were aliens on the Red Planet in its past, they may have lived "far below" the surface.
The space object that was captured by Earth's orbit is indeed a rocket booster from the 1960s, NASA confirmed.
The third strange monolith, possibly made of stainless steel, to appear out of nowhere all across the world was found Wednesday in California.
Scientists have discovered a new blob-like species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, off Puerto Rico.
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A Personal Action Plan for Change

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9 Simple Strategies for Home Organization

Home organization means being able to find your stuff when... Read More

Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

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Improve Your Workplace to Make Your Life Better

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How Clutter Chases Money Away

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Control Your Childrens Clutter!!

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Creative Storage Solutions

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Three Effortless Ways to Win the Paperwork Battle

Buried under mountains of paperwork from your company? Do the... Read More

10 Myths of Clutter Clearing

1) It's easy to have a good clear out: Not... Read More

What Momma Never Told Me About Housekeeping

A lot of us grew up with Mom taking care... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run... Read More

Balance - And Other Things

The Mexican VillagerThe American investment banker was at the pier... Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Housework More Manageable

Sometimes the task of keeping a clean, tidy house just... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

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Spring Clean Your Life

Spring is here and its time to sweep away the... Read More

Basic Organizing Principles

So you've decided to get organized, but you just don't... Read More

Organizing Your Day

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Clutter is Postponed Decisions?

Do you ever sit down at your desk buried in... Read More

Give Up Control to Get Control

For some reason, Americans think they have something to prove... Read More

Until We Go Paperless

From time to time I hear this question from an... Read More

Words That Inspire - SIMPLIFY

What do you gain if you SIMPLIFY?Dictionary* says:to reduce to... Read More

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink ?... Read More

Clutters Side Effects: How the State of Your Home Affects Your Life

Each area of your home has a symbolic meaning with... Read More

Organize Your Desk ? Live Longer!

It may seem far-fetched, but by organizing your desk, your... Read More