My Organizing Blog

Divide and Conquer

Even the most efficient of us can get sidelined by a task that seems way too big.  Whether we perceive it as too complicated, too time-consuming, or too boring, we can become very creative procrastinators in an effort to avoid sinking our teeth into that elephant. How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time. To make that overwhelming task into something you can approach without dread, break it into smaller pieces.  List out all of the steps…

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So Many Books, So Little Time

One of the hardest areas to declutter is the bookcase. If you were brought up loving books, it seems disrespectful – almost sacrilegious – to dispose of them.   Nevertheless, if we don’t keep our book collections at bay, they can take over the house.  Nothing makes a room look more disorganized and unkempt than an overloaded bookcase. Luckily, there are some excellent options for getting your books into the hands of people who will appreciate them.

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Drop Before You Shop

Getting new stuff is fun.  We all love having something new, whether it is something to wear, read, display, or play with. Unfortunately, getting new stuff can lead to an excess of clutter.  The diagnosis I give most of my clients is that they have TOO MUCH STUFF! Before you go shopping, make a list of what you plan to buy.  Having a list will keep you focused and will reduce the chance that you bring home items you had…

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Mirror, Mirror On My Lips

Whenever I reapply my lipstick in public, I wait for the inevitable reaction of the people I am with. “Is that a mirror on the end of your lipstick cap?”, they ask incredulously?   Yes, it is, and here is how to get one. The Dazzle Dot is a small circular mirror with adhesive on the bottom.  Just stick it onto the top of your lipstick cap.  When you are ready to apply your lipstick, pull off the cap and look…

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