Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, let's just... Read More

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink ? and the pile of dirty clothes has grown all over again. Laundry is a fact of life, but approaching the task in an organized way can make it more manageable. Preparation is Half the Battle If you have a... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you? Put them in the hall closet and hope the door will shut? Probably not a good choice for several reasons. First, you are unnecessarily creating clutter; second, if the item is very old and unstable,... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The moving truck is pulling in the driveway of your new home and soon you will be surrounded by all your stuff. You have dreamed about the additional have agonized over paint and furniture choices...and... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize Getting Started Springtime is when many folks give their homes and offices a good cleaning. For every thing there is a season, and this is the season to get rid of the winter cobwebs. The... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run office. 1. Have a daily To Do sheet. This is made up at the end of the day. You might have items left over from the previous day, put those items first and work from there. If you make deposits... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use to organize your office. In this article we will discuss what material is needed to implement that system. You will need the following items for your office system. Calendar/Daily Planner; Accordion File (1-31); Manila Files with the Months of... Read More

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter. She shared that at times there was so much clutter around her home that she simply concluded her home was in a stage that she referred to as CHAOS or Can't Have Anyone Over Soon. We talked further and what... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization. In addition, being organized will help your time management skills. The two are very much intertwined. Planning out your day is very important. What... Read More

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Tips for spring cleaning and organizing
A key to organizing your house is finding a system that work for your family -- this means communicating about what does or doesn't work, and knowing that you may need to compromise. If you're worried about getting your partner or children involved ...

“It helps people:” How students could win scholarship money for organizing ...
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — When you're trying to pay your way through college, every little bit counts. If you know a local high school student up for organizing a blood drive, he or she could win a scholarship. When Amanda MacArthur turned 16, she wanted to ...

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Battle Creek Enquirer

Families Against Narcotics organizing in Calhoun
Battle Creek Enquirer
Now Angelo, a Michigan State Police trooper, is helping to organize a Calhoun County chapter of Families Against Narcotics. The first monthly meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Crossroads Church and Ministries, 717 Old 27 North in ...

Lubbock Veteran Organizing Pot Luck Event to Benefit Other Veterans
LUBBOCK, TX – Lennis Fareed of Lubbock is organizing a pot luck event for veterans on May 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Mae Simmons Center, 2004 Oak Avenue. The purpose of the event is for socializing, remembrance and to establish long-lasting ...

Brown, Ryan urge voting, organizing to fight unfair TPP trade agreement
Youngstown Vindicator
Members of United Auto Workers Local 1112 crowded into their union hall Saturday to hear their congressional representatives blast a trade agreement they say is unfair and on a fast track for passage. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, argue U.S. Sen ...

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The State Journal-Register

Churches organizing big makeover at Feitshans Elementary
The State Journal-Register
Sharefest, organized by West Side Christian Church with help from Hope Church this year, brings together more than 1,000 volunteers and more than 100 businesses to remodel one of the city's public schools every two years. Past recipients have been ...

KTVU San Francisco

Past allegations against deputy accused of organizing 'fight club' for inmates
KTVU San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - The San Francisco Sheriff's Department told KTVU Friday its investigators have scheduled interviews on allegations that deputies forced inmates to fight each other at County Jail #4 under threats of beatings or sexual assault.

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Good Housekeeping (blog)

6 Organizing Tricks to Steal From This Teeny Office
Good Housekeeping (blog)
Aimee, the blogger behind The Crazy Craft Lady pulled off a particularly impressive makeover — she made one of her bedroom closets a fully equipped office. We're taking note of her clever organizing ideas, which can help declutter workspaces both big ...

The Detroit News

Solutions: Home organizing can offer confidence boost
The Detroit News
Organizing our homes is like managing our waistlines; it's easier to add to what you have than subtract. With the arrival of spring, comes the incentive for many of us to trim both categories. It helps that getting your house in order burns more ...

Professors to hold organizing meeting Saturday at UNCG
Greensboro News & Record
The event also will have sessions on faculty organizing and coalition building. Representatives from national AAUP, Scholars for North Carolina's Future, UNCG Student Power and Faculty Forward, an advocate for adjunct professors and full-time lecturers ...

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Time for a Clean Out

Time has flown. It's been six months since you came... Read More

Mental Clutter- Is It Taking Over Your Life?

Chances are, most of you have a lot you need... Read More

Keep, Get Rid Of, Or Not Sure?

Cleaning out can seem overwhelming -- especially if it's been... Read More

Files vs Piles

I recently read an article that had some interesting but... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Commit Your Time

Decide When And Where To StartDecide when and where to... Read More

Clutter Crisis?

Clutter costs you time, money, space, and peace of mind.... Read More

Common Clutter Culprits- How to Bust Through Clutter

Paper1. You may already be in the habit of filing... Read More

Spring Cleaning

Spring is such a refreshing time- we are filled with... Read More

Stress Management: 10 Universal Laws to Get and Stay Organized

1. The Law of the 1st StepA good first step... Read More

Organizing Solutions for the Disorganized Entrepreneur

After more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a... Read More

How Clutter Affects Your Love Life

Clutter in any area of your home is a sign... Read More

Organize (and Decorate) Your Home on a Budget with Baskets

What's an item that can help you organize every room... Read More

Spring Clean Your Life

Spring is here and its time to sweep away the... Read More

Words That Inspire - SIMPLIFY

What do you gain if you SIMPLIFY?Dictionary* says:to reduce to... Read More

Without a Plan, You?re Doomed to Failure

"My job is an endless series of deadlines, I am... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or... Read More

Get Organized - Stay Organized

My mother is one of the most productive people I... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from... Read More

10 Minute Tricks to Help You Get Organized

Whoever thought you'd be able to get organized in just... Read More

Ending The Morning Madness

Back-to-school time ? what does that mean to you? For... Read More

8 Signs Your Home is Out of Control -- and What to Do About It

It happens without warning. One day you notice your home... Read More

Be More Productive - Books to Help You Be More and Do More!

How many of us have enough time to do everything... Read More

Feng Shui Guidlines for Storage Spaces

Professional organizers and helpful-hint sources often recommend storage solutions such... Read More

Organisation - Getting Back To Basics

If you look at any major organisation, there is this... Read More

Lightening The Load

When I tell people what a FREEING experience moving is,... Read More