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New Year’s resolutions…

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Have you achieved your New Year’s resolutions yet?
Do you often make a list of things that you are going to change, start doing or stop doing every January?
What happens – usually by the time February comes, that resolution list is nowhere to be found, right?
Well, that used to be me. I was the “queen” of making lists.
I thought that because it was a new year I was going to be able to change overnight and miraculously accomplish all of my goals. I learned over time that it’s just not that easy to change or start doing something new.
In order to accomplish your goals, you must be clear on the why, why do you want to achieve this goal and what your end result will look like. If you are clear on both of these things then you are ready to start making change in your life. It takes the will, a strong commitment and the inner desire to change. That is the key – to have the inner desire to change habits and behaviors in order to achieve your goals.
So, let’s start this month with a goal of clearing all the clutter in our environment so that we can live a more abundant and authentic life.
You’re probably thinking right now, well how do I do that? I can help you through this process, no problem!
5 Steps to rid your home of physical clutter:
  • Start with one room at a time
  • Get a small to medium size box and start filling it with items that you no longer want, need or make you happy
  • Set a timer for 30 minutes and only work for that amount of time
  • Book a donation pick-up ahead of time, that way you feel obligated to work on getting donations in order
  • Work on the same room for one week
If you begin to feel stuck on a particular item ask yourself these questions:
– Do I really need this?
– When was the last time I used this?
– Does this make me feel happy?
If you haven’t used the item for more than one year and answered “No” to the other two questions, then it’s time to release it.
Don’t know which room to start with? Start with the one that makes you feel the most uncomfortable and stressed.
I hope you have enjoyed my tips. Please email me with any questions and until next time…
Happy Organizing ☺
” Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want ”
B-Organized B-Inspired!
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Back-to-School Organizing

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Back-to-School Organizing
It’s that time of year once again! A fun time for some…and not so much fun for others, as it means you have to do some work before you can ship them onto that bus prepared to succeed another school year. Not to fear – I am going to help you make this a FUN time with these easy tips to help you and your kids get ready for school!

Back-to-School Tips

Create a Command Center (a.k.a. School-Paper Home base)
This is where all of the incoming and outgoing paper is going to live. I find that creating a space in the kitchen for this center is ideal since everything happens in the kitchen. First get a wall calendar so that you can write down all of the important dates coming up: birthdays, parties, outings, doctors’ appointments and so forth. Finding a calendar that you can peel off and stick on the wall will make it easier for you. Have hanging folders on the wall, which you can label incoming and outgoing or you can label one for each child so everybody knows where the papers belong. You can have your child put all the papers that you need to go thru in the designated folder making it easier for both of you. Another thing that I am really enjoying are the decals that you can stick on the wall to write down messages, and you can choose one that uses either chalk or dry erase pen.

Snacks

Clean out your cabinets and get baskets for their snacks. Keep it simple and label one for each child or by categories – this makes everything so much easier and quicker to pack lunches on the fly. This method also helps your child with independence and responsibility. If you would like to take it up a notch I found these really cool meal planner pads by “Mom Agenda” they are great and will save you so much time in figuring out what to cook and food shopping as well. You’ll have packing lunches down to an art – other moms will be so jealous that you’re essentially adding time to your day!

Clothes

Go through their clothes before school starts – this is good for you and them. Make it fun and have a fashion show! What kid doesn’t like playing dress up?! They will just love it and you get to spend quality time with them (even if you are secretly just avoiding future headaches of MOM, I HATE MY CLOTHES!! But you’re a strategist, so everyone wins!) If you are saving clothes for a younger sibling, store in a clear bin and label with the size, otherwise donate gently used clothes to a good cause. I also recommend picking the clothes for the week on Sunday night. Pick 6 outfits, have one just in case, and this will save you many headaches in the morning trying to figure out what to wear. I would also put everything that they will need for that particular day all together i.e. items for sports or any afterschool activity.

Designate a shelf in your closet for “Outfits for the Week” or get a hanging shelve that you can attach to your clothes rod and designate a shelf for each day of the week. Now sit back, grab a cup of coffee and relax – you have just organized the next 9 months! I hope these tips will make going back to school much easier for you!

Click on the link below to see me demonstrate all of these tips ☺

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Closets, Closets and more Closets

Closets, Closets and more Closets

Closets, Closets and more Closets

De-clutter your closets for an easy and stress free morning!

Imagine waking up in the morning opening your closet door and everything inside is organized by color, category and every piece of clothing in the closet fits you great. Yes, it is possible and it can happen to you! I know that keeping an organized closet and knowing what to keep or throw out can be very overwhelming. I am here to help and give you tips on how to get your closet in order.

You want to give yourself a designated amount of time. Set a timer for 1 or 2 hours, this way it is manageable and you won’t get overwhelmed
Get 2 large bags one for items that you are throwing out and one for donations. This is a good opportunity to pick an organization of your choice to donate your gently used clothes.
Now, go thru every piece of clothing in your closet and decide, do I keep, toss or donate
If you have nice designer pieces that you no longer want you can consign them and make some money ☺
Rule of thumb in re: to classic pieces, they will always be classic so keep them.
If you have any wire hangars from the cleaners please toss or take them back to the cleaners.
I don’t recommend plastic hangars they are bulky and don’t keep the clothes in good conditions. I love the thin ones and they are space savers.
If you haven’t worn a piece in the last 2-3 years (I am being very generous here) please donate. Chances are you are never going to wear it.
Only keep the clothes that truly fit you and that make you feel good.
Pieces that have special meaning to you store in an acid free box, which will preserve them.

Good luck de-cluttering your closet! If you followed all of the steps above your closet should be more spacious and only have the items that you love and make you feel and look great.

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