Quote for the Week: On Goals

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goalsIt is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

So true! When you make each step a goal in itself, you get small satisfacions along the entire journey that keep you motivated and going in the right direction.

Have a great weekend!

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Kid’s Two Sides Easel: Review from 3Garnetsn2Saphires

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2SidedEaselKaren over at 3garnetsn2sapphires gave our Two Sided Art Easel a glowing review!

“It is one toy that allows two children to be together, but separate at the same time.

Twins love being together, but they always have to share just about everything.

This children’s easel does not require them to take turns and each child can have his or her own space without purchasing two separate products.

How many toys can you say that about?” Read more

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Product of the Week! Magnetic Knife Holder

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magnetic-knife-rackThe benefits and many uses of these handy racks are never ending!

This new magnetic knife holder is affordable, easy to install and one of the most space efficient kitchen gadgets out there! Whether you are blessed with a huge kitchen with seemingly endless storage, or you are more like me, constantly looking to squeeze in an extra inch of storage in every nook and cranny, a magnetic knife rack is a wonderful choice for cutlery storage. Here are some of the reasons I like these handy kitchen organizers: Read more

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The Big O: Be a Guest Host!

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vandj-contestAre you the the local organizing guru in your circle of friends? Do you have a secret (or not so secret) dream of hosting a podcast? Or are you the exact opposite and just want to have a great time?

VickyandJen.com, together with Monica Ricci, are hosting a contest for a guest-host spot on the next “Big O” podcast series!

If you’ve never heard any of the podcasts from the “Big O” series (that’s “O” for Organization), have a listen – they cover a multitude of organizing dilemmas, and the three of them have a blast doing it!

What a great opportunity for a budding organizing expert, or anyone who wants to learn a few tricks and have an awesome afternoon!

Good Luck!

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Recycling Beauty Products

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Are you really going to use that lotion that you got at the office gift-swap party 2 Christmases ago? Ummm…no.

Chances are, you’ve got some beauty products that are — but really shouldn’t be — taking up some valuable real estate in your bathroom.

This week, I encourage you to go through your bathroom storage, tossing anything you no longer need, want, or use.
But don’t just put the bottles and boxes into the trash! Opt to be environmentally responsible. Read more

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Organizing Your Life on a Shoestring Budget

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organized-closet“I don’t know about every one else in the world, but when it comes to all of those fancy storage containers and cutesy little baskets for organizing, I cringe at the thought of the extra expense and the dent it is going to put into my budget.

Who can afford all of that stuff at one time? Gosh, by the time I made my list, if I didn’t pay any bills and eat, I could only afford to buy two-thirds of what was on my list. Help me; give me a clue how to organize within my budget!”

This is what a reader wrote to me last week. I understand completely, it can get expensive if you are going to purchase all of the cute little organizers and storage containers. However, who said you had to? Read more

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