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Back To School: Have A Home

Back To School: Have A Home

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

When you child comes home from school, does she know where her backpack and lunch box live?  These items should have a regular landing zone.  It could be a hook next to the child’s desk in her room or in a cubby by the entry door.  Having a consistent place to put these items will make them easier to find and cause fewer headaches during that mad dash out the door in the morning.

Back To School: Create Routines

Back To School: Create Routines

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Batteries

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Batteries

Tuesday 's Organizing Tip: Gather all of your batteries into one place. I use a small plastic tub in my laundry room. And please don’t keep batteries in your junk drawer. They could touch the metal of something like a paper clip and start a fire like this tragic incident in New Hampshire - http://ow.ly/n1cmX).

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Want more quick tips to get organized in a snap? Check out Good Life’s “Two Minutes to Organized” Ebook at http://www.goodlifeorganizing.net/TwoMinutestoOrganized.html .

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Simplify your social media! How do you decide who to follow on Facebook or Twitter?

Before you follow or accept that friend request, check out the posts that the business/person/group has made. Are they informative, helpful, or entertaining? If not, don't follow them or go back and unfollow them. Their posts will just be visual clutter on your newsfeed or Twitter feed.

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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Folding Sheets

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Folding Sheets

Tuesday Tip from Good Life Organizing: Easy way to store sheet - fold sheets and put inside one pillow case.  Makes grab and go easier.

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Want more quick tips to get organized in a snap? Check out Good Life’s “Two Minutes to Organized” Ebook at http://www.goodlifeorganizing.net/TwoMinutestoOrganized.html .

What Does a Professional Organizer Do?

What Does a Professional Organizer Do?

People often ask me what a Professional Organizer does. Does a PO come in and straighten all my pencils and color code my spices? Does a PO clean my house while putting all my DVDs in alphabetical order? In general, the answer to both questions is no.

Here is what a Professional Organizer generally does NOT do:

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Photographs

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Photographs

Tuesday Tip: Want to organize your printed photos? The first step is to gather them all in one place so you know what you have.
 

And please, please, please don't store them in your attic, garage or storage unit. They need to be in a safe, relatively stable temperature environment.