Get Organized: T-A-X-E-S!

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In the words of Dave Barry, “It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.”

Filing taxes = huge pain in butt. We all know it. We all go through it once a year. And while there’s no way around tax season, there is a way to make the process less stressful.

P.R.E.P.A.R.A.T.I.O.N. (I’m hearing a collective sigh from all the procrastinators out there!) A little bit of preparation can make a huge difference in your tax filing experience.

Here are 5 steps to a help you file your taxes, on-time and un-frazzled… Read more

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Win a Vanity Set from Powell Furniture!

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We’ve had some amazing give-aways for our contests lately! If you haven’t won anything yet, don’t worry – you still can!

For this contest, we’d like to hear about your favorite bathroom storage solution. Is it the cute basket for your hair brushes? The drawer organizer for your makeup? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

You could be the winner of one of these fantastic prizes: Read more

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12 Ways to Plan Ahead and Save Money

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making-cardsHow early do you plan ahead for the holidays? Two months? Six?
Sara Noel of Frugal Village has an article here with some great ideas for planning ahead NOW for Christmas to save you some big bucks! Here’s an excerpt:

Christmas is over, and the tree and decorations are put away. Phew. But frugal people are already getting a jump-start on Christmas 2009. Read more

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Electronic Charging Station – So They All Have a Home

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charging-stationThis is truly the digital age. iPods, digital cameras, cell phones, PDAs, you name it! Even I, the planner-queen, have a bunch of these wonderful gadgets now. And they all need charging with a riot of charging cords that all look identical until you have to plug one in. Then it’s always the last one you try. Not anymore.

This Electronic Charging Station gives a home to each of your devices. A handsome little bed for your electronic pals to recharge for the night. Read more

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The Big O: Kids and Organizing

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VandJ-logoVicky and Jen.com is excited to release their 18th episode of The Big O: Organization with Monica Ricci, author and professional organizer. This time we covered Kids & Organizing – it was an informative and helpful topic! During the show, we announced the give-a-way of Monica’s book “Organize Your Office in No Time”.

Give it a listen, check out the companion page of resources here!
You can check out their blog here.

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Alternate Winners Chosen

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little_guyUnfortunately, even after several attempts, our Grand prize winner and our 4th prize winner in the Win a Singer contest never claimed their prizes.
So we chose two more numbers at random and here they are:
Grand Prize: 65 Stitch Function Sewing Machine from Singer goes to # 74 Reva Skie
4th Prize: Set of 2 small Volt Tote bags from Design Ideas goes to # 68 dan

Congratulations! I’ve emailed you both. Please contact me and we will get your prizes shipped to you ASAP!

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Help Make a Dream Come True

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childrens-dream-fundThe Children’s Dream Fund is an amazing organization that serves Florida’s west coast, with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. They get referrals from several hospitals in the area with a wide array of dream wishes – from trips to Disney World, meetings with celebrities, computers, play sets, cruises and shopping sprees. Read more

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National Get Organized Month

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National Get Organized MonthI would be remiss in my duties as a professional organizer if I didn’t plug Get Organized Month. It’s sponsored by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and is dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of – you guessed it – getting organized!

If you’d like to take advantage of all that GO Month has to offer, then you have a plethora of resources at your disposal. Here are just a few of those… Read more

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Finally Keep the Stuffed Animals off the Floor

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Stuffed+animal+organizerThere’s nothing better than starting your children off right in life with good habits (cuz the bad ones are so hard to break!).

Like keeping their space organized. And this is such a cute idea to help them do that!

The Stuffed Animal Vertical Toy Storage Organizer is a great solution to any child’s stuffed animal dilemma and takes up almost no room at all. You just slip the doll or stuffed animal through the elastic strap (preferably under their arms and not by their poor little necks) and, voila! 42 toys off the floor!

And when it’s full, it’s actually a pretty cute room decoration. You can get one here.

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