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Organizing Ideas for Your Whole House. You’re probably in organizing mode after the holidays. If not, you’re starting to think about it. A few organizing friends and I got together to share some ideas on how to organize your spaces. So if you are catching some mommy alone time with your computer…check out some of the awesome organization posts we’re sharing with you this month. Kristin from Organizing Life with Less shares 8 reasons why bigger is not always better. Susan from Achieving Creative Order completely redid her food pantry. Leslie from Goodbye House, Hello Home created a heavenly food pantry too! Hilda from Overwhelmed to Organized shares tips to help you keep papers and schedules organized with a Family Command Center. Is your office full of clutter and you have no idea how to organize it? Clean Mama has a simplified filing station for the new year and a free printable.Want to tackle paper clutter in the new year? Kids’ rooms can be a challenge to organize and keep organized.

Not enough organizing eye candy? Test Your GTD-Q. How to use Outlook as a time and project management tool? Microsoft's Outlook has continued to develop and now offers a myriad of features, but most business users still only use the application for email and perhaps to keep track of their calendar. If your business does a lot of project scheduling, or you need to better manage your time, Outlook can become an essential companion.

There are 86,400 seconds in each day. Making the most of each of them in your business is where Outlook can come in very handy, but you also need to develop a new approach to managing your time and projects and email can be a huge drain on your time. Use the two-minute rule for email Try and set one or two fixed times in the day to check your email, and turn off the desktop alerts that pings every time a new message comes in. This will allow you to concentrate more on whatever project you are working on and when you do check your email, try and be as critical as possible. Use the two-minute rule: If you can deal with the email in two minutes then do so.

Thrifty and Chic - DIY Projects and Home Decor. My husband is notorious for springing people on me the last minute. Like, "Hey babe, Joe Schmo is coming over in 20 minutes. " My first reaction is to freak out. Which I do. And then probably mumble a few certain words. And then I look around my house. My house is quite open so there's no way to just shut the door to the living room or kitchen or dining room. So, these little tips apply to a semi-'contained chaos' home.

So, this is how I get my house from this: To this.... in 20 or so minutes. And yes. The main thing is to pick up the clutter in only the rooms that people are going to see. Hide the obvious. Clean only the rooms that people are going to see and trash the others. Hide shoes in a cute basket/bin behind the door. I like to hide toys behind the couch. I also hide toys behind the arm of one of the couches in my front room...and sometimes I hide things behind that big chalkboard...

Dirty dishes..ugh. Hiding the DirtyIf it's day outside, open the curtains and let the sun shine in. The Sunday Basket: Week 1 - Organize 365. I could not do nearly the amount of work I do if I did not have a weekly paper organization and planning system. The Sunday Basket has increased my productivity, reduced our late fees and generally created sanity in our home. If this is the first time you’ve hear of the term “Sunday Basket,” well, that’s because I made it up!

You can read all about how the Sunday Basket came to be here. I learn best by watching what works for others, so this year, I am going to share my weekly planning with you with one caveat. These posts will be on a one week delay. Here’s why… #1 Most importantly, I LOVE my Sunday evening routine. . #2 I really want these posts on Sundays so that you, too, can get in a Sunday planning routine.

. #3 I am going to share with you my family’s week and my week. So today, I will share with you my Sunday Basket Process. I use a medium Longaberger Market Basket as my Sunday Basket. When I am really ambitious – and in the summer – I make a colorful calendar for the fridge. Organize Your Personal Files Simply Fabulous Living. If you’re new to the site, WELCOME and thanks so much for stopping by!

The Weekend Organizer is a series of projects that I post on Thursdays. These projects are small and easy to accomplish over a weekend. They also relate to each particular month’s organizing topic. Paper organization can be an overwhelming issue. So today, we’re going to tackle the paper clutter of our Personal Reference Files with a simple strategy that is sure to get them fabulously organized! Personal Reference Files are hard copy files that we can refer to for important–and sometimes vital– information related to major aspects of our lives.

There’s also another set of files that are often called Active Files, which I’ve discussed HERE. Before we go into detail, I just want to say that this is just one way to do this, not the ONLY way to organize personal files. Let’s talk STRATEGY. 1. {BEFORE organizing the files} Get a tablet of paper and a pen and do an assessment of your files. One more thing. Continuing on… 2. 3. Pile of Index Cards | as a cultural genetic code. How to Be the Most Organized Person in the World (Infographic) Chrissy @ Organise My House is organisemyhouse on Pinterest. The Clutter Cure: 31 days to organize your home. Ask Unclutterer: Organizing electronic accessories and conquering Mount Techmore. Reader Katie submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: How do you handle tech clutter? I have an underbed storage box full of old wires, chargers, manuals and remote controls I’ve never used.

First, I need some guidance about how to sort through Mount Techmore: I don’t want to throw out adapters for gadgets I’m still using, but I can’t always tell what goes with what. Then I need a strategy for handling new gadget clutter as it comes in. I like to keep the old device around for a bit until the new one is running smoothly. Unfortunately, I think everyone reading this post has a Mount Techmore. New products. If we plan to regularly use the cord that comes with a device, we’ll adhere a cable identification tag to it. All manuals for items we plan to sell or donate go inside a plastic sheet protector of a three-ring binder. Old products. Storing. I’ve seen people use over-the-door shoe storage organizers and put a printed label on the pocket, which seems to work very well. Ask Unclutterer: Organizing and uncluttering strategies for people with ADHD and visual processors.

Reader Shannon submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: Do you have any tips for people with ADHD that go beyond the stuff you see or hear all the time in other publications? Work is pretty okay except for the whole “getting started” part, but my home is the tough area. I am one of those people who has to see something to remember I have it but that keeps things cluttered. Based on the information you provided in your email, it is very likely that you’re a visual processor. I’m one, so I empathize with your need to see your belongings. After years of working with students who have different forms and ranges of severity of ADHD, I’ve come to realize that there will never be a one-size-fits-all solution for staying organized. Less is best. Thank you, Shannon, for submitting your question for our Ask Unclutterer column. Do you have a question relating to organizing, cleaning, home and office projects, productivity, or any problems you think the Unclutterer team could help you solve?

The Step-by-Step Guide to Digitizing Your Life. I Am Organized? Get Your Home Clean and Organized This Weekend. I started going through my house room by room. I have a 3 bedroom house with a 2 car garage. The garage went first so that I could make room for the crap I needed to get rid of. When I started on a room, I picked a corner and worked in a clockwise manner around the room. If I found an item that didn't belong in that room, it got put into the proper room, but not put away until I cleaned that room. When I filled a box of things to get rid of, the box went to the newly cleaned garage. Every room that I have finished so far has had at least 1 piece of furniture removed and countless crap that we never even thought about. How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get Started. There's a good way to figure out how to get organized -- use printables and checklists to keep you on track. Each person, family and home is unique so lists will only get you so far, but they are a great way to get started, to reference when you need ideas, and to get you back on track if you start to get disorganized.

The printables and checklists I've provided will also help you brainstorm ideas for how to use various spaces in your home, and where to store certain items to get the most use out of the space you've got. Many of these printables can be combined into one book, called a "household notebook," which I suggest you personalize to fit your family's routines, schedules, wants and needs. It can be a working manual to keep your house organized and your family life on track. Here are the printables I've added so far (check back often because more are added all the time!). Daily And Weekly Challenges & Missions On The Site Contact Information, Address Book & Password Forms.

How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get Started. 100+ Ideas to Help Organize Your Home and Your Life - Harvard Homemaker. 665.5K Flares Twitter 57 Facebook 2.1K Pin It Share 663.2K Google+ 70 Email -- Email to a friend 665.5K Flares × I love to organize!! Okay, that may be overstating things a bit. Let’s rephrase: I love to be organized. I think all of us love to be organized, whether we admit it or not. Sometimes I really have my act together on that front, and other times–not so much. With four kids, I always seem to have a hard time getting out the door. Anyhow, if this time of year also makes you feel the need to get more organized, this post is for you! This post is massive–there are over 110 ideas here–and it took me almost two months to write it.

May 2013 be your best–and most organized–year yet! (And as always, please share any of your own favorite tips in the comments below… I’d love to know what works for you!) Please note that Organize-It, a company whose products I often mention in this post, is currently extending an exclusive offer to my readers to save 10% on your entire order–woohoo! Assignment planning calculator - OWLL - Massey University. Stealthy & Stylish Tech Disguises Roundup. How Do I Organize My Piles of Paper Into Something Manageable? How to Declutter - Decluttering Tips at WomansDay. The more mountainous those piles of mail become and the more crowded your countertops get, the more exhausting decluttering your home can seem. But if you divide it into pieces, it won't be nearly as daunting.

Here, your week-by-week plan for a clutter-free home—minus all the hassle. Week 1: Attack the ObviousBegin with the area that’s motivated you to declutter in the first place. It’s likely that something has pushed you over the edge: that pile of unopened mail or the heap of clothes in the laundry room. “Whatever you do, don’t start with family heirlooms,” says Barry Izsak, an Austin-based certified professional organizer. “Go for items that you’ll feel good about cleaning out.” It will give you an immediate sense of accomplishment. Week 2: BathroomWhy? Week 5: KitchenThis is one of the trickiest spots because it tends to be packed full of items that you could use, like that bagel cutter or extra plastic containers.

Week 12: Throw yourself a party! Organize My Home – Professional Home Organizers for You. Do any of these scenarios sound like you? · Clean laundry doesn’t get put away because your drawers or closet are too stuffed or chaotic. · You can barely see the surface of your dining table because it’s where everything goes that doesn't have a home. · You have a collection of photos, DVDs or CDs you can't enjoy because they're in too much of a jumble. · You've missed or made a late payment because you couldn't find the bill. · You save your receipts, warranties and manuals for major purchases but then youcan't remember where they are when you need them. · You can’t park your car in the garage because the garage is too full of stuff. · You don't like having people over to your house—it’s never neat enough. If any of these sound familiar or if you struggle with your own clutter challenges, WD wants to help!

Interested? · Your first and last name, occupation, city and state in which you live, email address and phone number. . · Up to 500 words about why you need this organizing assistance. Downloads- organization templates.