Quick Guide to Completing Summer Projects

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summer-vacationAre you beating yourself up because you haven’t accomplished enough this summer? If so, here’s a quick guide to finishing up your summer projects.

1. Pick one or two projects that are really important to you. You may want to decide based on what’s seasonally appropriate, like keeping your garden or yard well maintained. You can also choose based on things that shouldn’t wait, like fixing a leak. Or, best of all, you can choose based on what you actually like to do, or are looking forward to doing. Read more

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A Warm Welcome to Jennifer Koretsky!

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Jennifer Koretsky is a Senior Certified AD/HD Coach and specializes in working with overachieving adults with AD/HD who are chronically overwhelmed.

She is the founder of ADDmanagement.com, has authored the book “Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD”, and runs the experiencingaddvantages blog.

Jennifer will be contributing her wisdom and unique outlooks on organizing to Clutter Control Freak.

Welcome Jennifer!

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Take the Guilt Out of Organizing

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rocksI think the most overwhelming and frustrating part of organizing my messy home is that I can’t seem to stay focused on one space.

Oh, I’ll tell myself that I’m not going to overwhelm myself this time and I’m going to stick to just the desk. Well, as I’m clearing off the random CD’s and taking them to the bedroom, I notice my CD collection is all over the place and it makes me feel the need to straighten that as well. No, stick to the desk. Read more

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Do Your Bad Organizing Habits Follow You to Work?

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messy-deskGenerally, the organizing methods you use at home are the same ones you use to take care of your office, and probably every other area of your life.

Look at all of the things that upset your life such as not being able to find things when you need them, never having room to store things or having a closet that is packed so full that everything is wrinkled when you put it on. Now take a look at your office setting and I bet that you have the same problems. Read more

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Cut the Clutter

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hoarderI was born to a ‘hoarder’. My mom still saves stuff from when I was one year old – and earlier!

I married a ‘hoarder’ – though a constant struggle is ‘reforming’ her a bit! (don’t tell her I said it, though)

I gave birth to a ‘hoarder’. Age for age, her collection of ‘valuables’ would rival my mom’s – and even make her acknowledge her match! Read more

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Tweaking Your Organising Systems

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daisyOne of the most important parts of organising is tweaking your systems.

It’s perfectly normal to organise a space and find that it’s not quite working the way you envisioned.

That doesn’t mean you throw out the whole thing! Please don’t do that.

All you need to do is a little tweak here and there.

Like this:
The other night I was doing my whole face routine and realised that I was slightly irritated by a tiny cabinet above my basin. Remember, I have the dubious honour of having the smallest bathroom in the world. My Private Platinum Clients actually love seeing it – I should charge admission. 🙂 Read more

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When Gifts Become Clutter

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oh-you-shouldnt-haveIf you are surrounded by stuff, especially stuff you don’t need or use (sometimes referred to as “clutter”), start with figuring out how it comes into your life. Can you put a boundary on it?

We’re not just talking about putting limits on charge cards or waiting three days before making a purchase. To stop the flow of clutter into your life calls for some serious creative problem solving. Read more

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Favourite Organising Tools #9 – Baskets (1)

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17006-basketsBaskets make really good organising tools for containing items. When you’re organising, you always want to keep like items together and this is a great way to do just that.

It’s much easier to pull a basket off a shelf, remove something and then put it back instead of feeling your way on the shelf, messing up everything. When the basket has a handle, it’s also very easy to carry from room to room (like in the case of cleaning supplies).

They’re cheap and you can easily re-purpose if you outgrow the basket or it no longer suits the original purpose. Read more

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