Quote for the Week: On Organization

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butterflyMake room for the new you. You may not have totally determined who the new you is going to be, but you probably have decided that there are some things about the current you, that you want to change. Well while you are working on what the new you will be, start ‘cleaning out a room’ for the new you to live in. Get rid of the junk in your life both physical and mental that doesn’t fit you anymore. Take things out of your schedule that are taking your time away from finding out what you want to do. By making room for the new you, you will create a vacuum that the new you will rush in to fill and you will be on your way to the top.”

~Edward W. Smith, “Sixty Seconds To Success”

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Garage Organization Tip: Make Tools a Home

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pegboardIf you’re anything like me (or most households, for that matter), you’re the organized half of the total household equation. This can be frustrating. Especially with older kids who don’t have to ask you for things like tape or a screwdriver anymore. They know where is all is. Sometimes better than me, these days.

My Youngest Son loves skateboards and recently received a new deck for his birthday. For those of you who aren’t familiar, this is the actual board part. Which means the old board has to be disassembled and the new one put together and customized. This requires tools. All over his bed. Read more

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Product of the Week – Newly Designed Kids Storage Boxes

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Iris drawersIf you’ve ever stepped on a Lego, read on…

Arts, crafts, toys and even Legos are no match for this new line of kids toy storage boxes from Iris.

Why THEY will love (and actually use) them:

1. Colorful – Like a bee to a flower, your busy little ones will be attracted to the eye-pleasing primary color theme of these organizers.

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Easy to Use – Tiny tots can handle the Lego box lids, school age children will master the project case latches in no time. Read more

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Is Your Life Unbalanced?

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balancedOften times, we tend to think of clutter as “stuff” in our space: piles of paper on the desk, clusters of toys on the rug, mounds of mail on the kitchen counter, stacks of magazines on the sofa, and heaps of laundry on the bed. And while this is true, there are other types of clutter that can creep into your life.

For example:

**Do you over-commit to people, organizations, or causes? Then you have something that clutters your schedule.

**Do you have someone in your life that bleeds your energy and patience, so much so that the very mention of their name causes you great stress? Then you have something that clutters your spirit. Read more

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A Weekend of Contrasts: How Organizing Can Help Your Mood

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dress shoesSaturday morning, 7:15 am:

Hubby’s up. Dogs are up. That means I’m up. Waahhh. Get up. Fix coffee. Kitchen’s dirty. Dishes stacked up on the counter from last night and the stove is greasy. Yuck. Sit down on my sofa among the jackets and backpacks for a few quiet moment of coffee-savoring. Feeling crowded by the stuff.

Oldest Son calls to remind me that he needs a ride to his friend’s wedding soon, Read more

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What IS a Disorganized Person to Do?

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book coverI’ve been thumbing through a book called “What’s a Disorganized Person to Do?” (317 ideas, tips, projects, and lists to unclutter your home and streamline your life) by Stacey Platt. What a great book!

Its a handy-sized, go-to manual for organizing anything. It starts off with some basic principles and ideas about organizing, and then sets off room by room though the house, giving helpful tips, tricks and simple projects to organize everything! You can easily flip to the color coded section corresponding to the area of your home (or life) you’re working on and find just what you need. It even comes with two pages of project stickers in the back to help you organize what you’re working on!

Stacey’s entire premise for this book is based on “lessons from the silverware drawer”; Read more

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