7 secrets of the Super Organized

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PlannerWe all know people that seem to be Super Organised. They never forget birthdays, can find an email within seconds and know exactly where to find anything in their homes.The actual definition of organized is being able to find anything within a minute or two. These are items in your home to an email, document or photo on your computer.

Shhhh – I have a confession. Some people say this about me too, so I’m going to let you in on some of my own secrets and also those I’ve observed from watching fellow Born Organized people. Read more

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What’s Going On in the Kitchen?

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blomusThere are some great new kitchen items out there, designed to make your job as home chef quicker, easier and more pleasant.  Many of these new kitchen accessories are inspired by the warm weather of summer, geared toward entertaining, while others will be year-round crowd pleasers in your home!

These are the themes we are seeing this season from favorite kitchen organizers like Blomus and Interdesign.

Quality Party Gear   Elegant serveware replaces plastic and paper.  Unusual combinations like porcelain and stainless steel are as refreshing as a cool glass of water.  Serve up your favorite dips, oils and salsas in the Dip Bowl Set by Blomus.

Color!!!   Drab is out, color is in this season!  Everything from lime green colanders to ultra modern, bright, fabric bread baskets has been updated with cheerful colors to brighten up your kitchen.

Don’t forget, all Blomus items are on sale through the end of July! 

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A Legacy of “Stuff” (Part 2)

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A Legacy of This week we continue with the difficult subject of being overwhelmed with the “stuff” left behind by a loved one who has passed away.

(You can read Part 1 here.)

The struggle is that we are trying to find practical ways to survive having someone’s lifetime-of-stuff joining our own lifetime-of-stuff, while also trying to survive all the emotions that come with this deep painful loss.

Based on the huge number of emails I received after Part 1, last weeks post resonated with many of you. One woman told the story of how for seven years, all of her parents’ belongings were stacked to the ceiling in her basement – furniture, clothes, stuff. So much so that they could not even make a path through it all. Read more

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Product of the Week: For an Amazing Garage

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Ulti-MATE Garage PRO 8-piece CabinetsIf you’ve had your mind on a complete garage overhaul, I found an elegant solution for you!

The Ulti-MATE Garage PRO series modular garage kits are a fantastic solution to your messy garage! They come in a full array of over-sized cabinets – everything from on-the-ground to off-the-ground to fit almost every storage requirement. The flexible modular cabinet design allows for infinite customized designs – it’s your choice and can be changed and/or added to at anytime.

Stacks and Stacks has several kits on sale now at a whopping 30% off the retail price! Don’t miss out!

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A Legacy of “Stuff” (Part 1)

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sadEmails arrive so often describing how — in addition to all the heart-rending emotions of a death — there is the overwhelmed experience of not knowing what to do about all the “stuff” of a beloved person who has passed away.

One woman wrote that her usually uncluttered home is filled with all the items she cleared out from her mother’s house after her mom died. She said she often bursts into tears seeing paths through this new clutter in her house yet she doesn’t know what to do with any of it. She was clear that she did not want or need the stuff but she knew these were things her mother loved Read more

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