Entries for November, 2012



An Organized Gift List Makes for Happy Shopping
Posted Under Holiday Tips

I have no idea how people do it, but to get ALL of your Christmas shopping done on Black Friday is beyond me. I guess I say that because I for one have never exactly emphasized the biggest shopping day of the year like my mom does. I just tag ...


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Organized Holiday Chaos
Posted Under Holiday Tips

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Now that Thanksgiving is over with, it’s time to anticipate the gift giving and excitement of Christmas and the New Year. Besides spreading what people call “Christmas cheer,” there is also lots of chaos that is spread throughout, between the gift giving ideas you need to come up with, decorating ...


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Surprising Things a Professional Organizer Does at Home

Because I’m a Certified Professional Organizer® I get asked all the time whether my house is perfectly organized. To be honest, it’s pretty organized, but not freakishly so. I got to wondering if there were certain things that we do in our household that differ from the norm. Here’s are ...


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Five Ways to Work an Ottoman

Oh, sure, those little ottomans look cute on paper, but they are really the workhorse of the house. The best ottomans do three jobs, as a table, a bench, and a spot to stash stuff. Here are five storage ideas to work into your footstool or ottoman.

1. Clothes donations. An ...


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Last Minute Thanksgiving Prep
Posted Under Holiday Tips

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and really kicks off the holiday season. During the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day is when I start to anticipate the upcoming short work week, lots of family and friend time, and preparing myself for all of the delicious food I’ll be ...


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I Have 500 Photos in my Cell Phone. Now What?

Every morning when my alarm goes off and every night before I go to bed, the first thing I do is turn on the TV and check my cell phone. On the TV I’ve got the news, and on my cell phone I typically go right to Twitter. I guess ...


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DIY Photo Frame Ideas

Photos are the way we capture our most memorable moments throughout life. From the day we are born the snap shot story of our lives begins as we become the star of our very first photo album, our baby book. Throughout the years of growing up, from graduation to marriage, ...


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The ABC’s of Photo Organizing
Posted Under Office Organization

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When you think of photo organizing, do you see in your mind’s eye an image of boxes of family photos stored somewhere in the back of your closets or down in the basement? Or do you get itchy thinking about all those precious baby photos and what you would ever ...


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Using Labels to Teach and Organize Kids Rooms
Posted Under Room Organization

Labels are the one of the easiest and cleanest ways to stay organized. Labels can have other uses though; uses that take the organization aspect of their use to another level that is also helpful. Take a minute to think about how you can use labels for something other than ...


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5 Ways to Make a Label and Organize
Posted Under Room Organization

People think that all professional organizers must have a portable label machine attached to them. I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t actually like to use my label machine. Truth is, it takes a lot of time to set up a label machine just to make a label or two. ...


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