Prepare for the Holidays Using a Few Organizing Pointers

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reg-1351796507-19212.jpgAs you go about the business of preparing for the holidays, remember a few of the “rules of organizing.” They can be particularly helpful at this time of year.

1) One-in one-out. To keep your home from looking cluttered, put away most of your knick knacks and accessories. Then pull out the decorations. As Robert Browning says, “Less is more.”

2) A place for everything, and everything in its place. Gather all of your holiday decorations in one place. Sort them and decide if they are still important to you. Read more

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Organize Your Purse!

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messy_purseYou see the phenomena everywhere you go: women frantically digging in their purses to find a ringing cell phone, a lipstick in hiding, or buried car keys. Chances are that if you are female, then you have been there, done that at some point!

How can you eliminate future purse excavations?

(1) Determine your purse type.

Just One Jenny? If so, you always use the same bag.

Multiple Mary? If so, you change bags often. Read more

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A Realistic Drive: Tips for Being On-Time

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babyTwo of the major parts of being organized have to do with thinking or planning ahead and being realistic about time.

What does being realistic mean?

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, realistic is

  1. Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are: She gave us a realistic appraisal of our chances.
  2. Of or relating to the representation of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are: a realistic novel about ghetto life. Read more
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The Internet Retailer’s Hot 100 for 2008

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congratsInternet Retailer announced its Hot 100 Websites for 2008 and Stacks and Stacks made the list!

“We are pleased to recognize The Hot 100 for 2008. They reflect the best of what retailers can do online,” says Kurt T. Peters, editor in chief. “Retailers in our Hot 100 represent the range of online retailing, from small to large, and include chains, catalogers, online-only merchants and brand name manufacturers. They have in common the willingness to innovate and set the standards in online retailing for what the rest of the industry should be doing.” Read more

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Accomplishing Christmas Cards While Watching TV

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card_basketI love getting Christmas cards! Each day in December I dash out to my mailbox to see if any new card awaits me. I hold my breath as I carefully open each card in anticipation of what is by far my favorite part of the Christmas card tradition. The picture.

The family pictures make the card for me. Imagine my disappointment when I open a card and no picture falls out. It is so sad and disappointing but a letter makes up for it. Yet some don’t have that either, it’s just a card with a signature. Read more

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Helpful Tips for Scrapbooking

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scrapbookI have always loved the personal touch that scrapbooks give to cherished memories. Recently I have decided to take on the project of scrapbooking all of my photos and keepsakes instead of just sticking them into a photo album. I never was interested in something like this before, mostly due to lack of time. I have always admired other people’s albums and wished that I had the time and crafting ability to take on such a project, so I decided to educate myself and learn more. Read more

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3rd Annual LA Organizing Awards: Vote for Your Favorites!

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HollywoodOn February 1, 2008, the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) will present the Third Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, Bel Air, California.

Comedian and actress, Sherri Shepherd of “The View” is hosting the Awards, which will honor the best in the organizing industry, from professional organizers and retailers to products and services. Read more

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Help for the Holidays: Karen’s Holiday Survival Guide

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guideAll I Want for Christmas Is LESS STRESS!

If that’s how you feel, I’ve got the solution for you! It’s the 2007 Holiday Guide. This guide will help you glide through the fast-paced season that begins at Thanksgiving and continues through the New Year. Karen Henke has pooled her organizational knowledge and her vast collection of resources into one great place for the holidays.

In her Holiday Survival Guide, you’ll find everything you need to keep your holiday season organized and stress-free, from budgeting and gift ideas to decorating ideas and choosing the right wine. She even includes an old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe (I’m always a sucker for a good cookie!) Read more

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