Book Review: Organize Now!

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Organize NowRecently Jennifer Ford Berry asked me to review her newly revised book – Organize Now! A week-by-week guide to simplify your space and your life.

I gladly jumped on it – I love organizing books!

I have to say, first off, that I love the book itself. It’s a hard bound spiral notebook that looks like a leather bound daily planner. The pages are thick to withstand frequent use and make quick referencing easy. The pages of each section are accented with fun colors and coordinating prints and sprinkled with some great quotes. It’s just an all-around fun book to look at and use! Read more

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How to Select the BEST Planner for Your 2011

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plannerWilliam Penn, the founder of the great state of Pennsylvania, once said: “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

Does that sound like a day in your life?

One of the cheapest, easiest ways to solve your time management problems is by using a personal planner. (And just to be clear, this does not include “using” it as a coaster, doodle pad, paperweight, or otherwise unrelated purpose!)

Here’s a look at the different types of planners, and how you can pick out the best planner to suit your personality and lifestyle. Read more

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Checklist for Home Maintenance

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winter-houseNow is the Perfect Time for ‘In Home’ Maintenance Projects! The weather isn’t really good enough to do much outside and with the days getting dark early, we tend to get depressed by just sitting around. By the time we are finished eating supper at night, we feel like it is almost time to go to bed.

This is the perfect time to get some ‘in home’ projects done so that we can enjoy the good weather when it gets here.

The first tip:

Get plenty of light in the house, it will help to make the days seem longer, give you that extra boost to get something accomplished and will improve your disposition. Darkness is gloomy and lets depression take over…thus; we get the ‘Winter Blahs’. Make life brighter by adding more light to your life. Read more

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Tuesday Tip: Lose the Mothballs

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cedar blocksDo you store clothing seasonally but hate the thought of mothballs? So do I. Here are a couple of great alternatives:

Cedar:
These cedar aroma blocks are nature’s most effective way to protect and refresh fabrics. They can be used in storage chest and boxes, garment bags, drawers, sweater and shoe containers, closets and luggage. The natural cedar will absorb moisture and unpleasant odors and repel unwanted pests! Give them a light sanding to renew their scent and effectiveness. Read more

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