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Your Home Command Center: The Best Way to Organize Your Family

Best Organizing Tips for Mom: Part 1 Do you ever feel like your world is spinning out of control? Are you unable to keep everything straight between work commitments, PTA meetings, doctors’ appointments, your various volunteer roles and the…
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Organize Your Files for Success

The thought of filing may fill a precious few with joy: “Hooray! I’m processing that paper and finding a home for it!” But if you’re like most, the thought of filing comes with a wave of dread. If you fall into the latter category, I’m…
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Organize Your Desk for Success

What is your workspace like? Is it a sanctuary you escape to in order to focus, create and produce brilliant work? Or is it a place you run away from (or would like to run away from) because you can’t focus, aren’t able to access the items…
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Organize Your Paper for Success

What does your desk look like? Is it a blank slate, waiting for inspiration to strike, or is it strewn with a mess of papers that looks like a tornado just touched down? I’ve seen both and lived through it all! I’m a “Nothing Out”…

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Gumbo!

It’s Fat Tuesday: a perfect time to share and prepare one of my all-time favorite Southern dishes from New Orleans: gumbo! This love affair has grown stronger every year as I have tinkered with the recipe, figured out what I wanted more…
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3 Ways Lemon Water Can Enhance Your Life

Lemon water. That’s where this blog started a year ago, and I figure there’s no better way to start the blog this year than with the elixir that has been a constant for me over the past 12 months. It's the first thing I have in the morning,…
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The Recipe for Good Luck in the New Year: Black-Eyed Peas!

The New Year is almost here!  And with that comes a great reason to throw a holiday party. For this occasion however, we bypass the New Year’s Eve ruckus to focus on the New Year’s Day goodness . . . as in the Rose Bowl Parade, football…
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Labeling: May the Font Be With You

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ordinary people get together to do extraordinary things . . . sounds like your typical organizing session! It’s been a year since my first blog post “Give it a Home” and so much has been sorted, purged,…
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Tips to Make Your Holiday Party a Hit!

Holidays are wonderful for so many reasons: it’s a time to honor traditions, gather with family and celebrate with friends.  They’re called “holidays” because they aren’t “everyday” – it’s a special occasion that calls for…
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The 12 Days of Organizing: My Favorite Things

‘Tis the season for giving!  I absolutely love this time of year and as a professional organizer, I encourage my family, friends and clients to focus on experiential giving. These are gifts that are consumable (food, beverage, treats), indulgences…