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One of the biggest frustrations many people had in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was the loss of communications. In many instances, victims were scattered among several states and it took weeks to reunite families.

Now the American Red Cross has teamed up with several other agencies to create the Safe and Well website, providing a central database for disaster victims to register and their loved ones to search. However, not every disaster rises to that level, and there are steps you can take in advance to organize your communication. Read more

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Finding Hidden Storage Areas in Your Home

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109278-storage-cubeIt doesn’t make any difference if you have a small efficiency apartment or a large 2500 square foot home, we all run out of storage areas in our home. Do you know that you have a lot more room than you thought to store things and still stay organized?

The first thing that you should consider is your lifestyle. In what rooms do you use specific items, and where can you increase the storage in that area. Like in the living room – you may want a comforter handy for cold winter nights or overnight guests, tuck away magazines out of sight, or have a hidden area for toys. But unfortunately, you have no room to add a storage shelf or cabinet. These ideas may benefit you; Read more

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Repurposed Item of the Week: Sorter & Organizer

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11220-organizerWire organizers are the best! They are incredibly inexpensive and can be some of the most versatile organizers.

For the Repurposed Item of the Week, I’ve chosen the Sorter and Organizer. This is, of course, great in a cabinet for holding trays, baking sheets and dishes. But how about mounted on a wall for holding files, large books or magazines? Or even mounted to the underside of a cabinet shelf for holding boxes of plastic wrap, baggies or aluminum foil?

What would you use it for??

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10-Minute Clutter Hacks – BEDROOM

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worst-area-firstWe all need some quick and easy tasks that we can do when we have a spare 10-15 minutes.

One of the main problems many people make is they wait for a huge time block of 2 – 3 hours to organise a room. The truth is that we’ll have to wait a really long time to find such a big block of time.

So use the little bits of time that you DO have.

Let’s start in the bedroom. Read more

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Stock Your Disaster Supply Kit

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Red Cross Disaster Supply KitBeing prepared for a disaster is just as much mental work as it is physical. A mindset of preparedness is one that is less likely to panic, because obstacles have already been anticipated. However, it’s not enough to “think” your way to being Red Cross Ready – there are some significant actions you can take right now to “organize your disaster” and have that peace of mind.

The first big piece of “preparedness” is “Make a Kit.” Every family has its own unique needs in a time of crisis, but there are some constants that are recommended for every household. Your Kit should be stored someplace secure and accessible, and should provide for your household for a minimum of three days. You can buy a kit to get started, or just use this as a shopping list, adding any additional items that might pertain to you: Read more

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You Can Get Organized!

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Bathroom Before Organizing and DeclutteringI first talked to “Clara” 3 years ago on the phone.  She had heard me on the radio doing an interview on a talk show.  She was excited with what she learned on the air and called me almost instantly after the show was over.  We talked for 20 minutes and she decided that she could not afford our services.

Never one to give a hard sell, you either are ready to get help or you are not, I told her that we would be around if she decided she needed the help.  Three years later she called, “My friend told me that if I had let you come over when we first talked I would not be so frustrated now.” Read more

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Product of the Week & Repurposed Product: Moon and Stars Store & Take-along

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117888Since I forgot to post the Repurposed Item of the Week last week, I thought I’d give you a two in one this week with the Moon and Stars Store & Take-along.

It’s intended for kid’s toy storage, but wouldn’t it be great for crafts or stamping? Or maybe school supplies or toiletries? Even snacks in the pantry! And if the primary colors aren’t you style, a quick coat of paint would make it suitable for any room.

Where would you use it??

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