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13 Professional Tips to Stay Organized for Life - Huffington Post Canada

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13 Professional Tips to Stay Organized for Life
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Deal with the garage/attic/basement clutter issues once and for all: Do one area at a time and make the time.

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#8 - about "Hooks"is my favorite!  I hang up as many things as possible - it reduces the number of items in the drawers and make everything so much easier to see and find!  Which is your favorite tip?

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Moreen Torpy's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Here are some excellent tips to organize your space and keep it that way. Do you use any of these?

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Getting organized - ChicagoNow (blog)

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Getting organized
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I get these phone calls all the time. Someone wants me to come in and organize their home. "Just get it done!" "I don't want to participate in the process!
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There is no one size organizing!!  What works for you will not necessarily work for someone else - you have to work with your own organizing style to be able to keep things organized.  It is work - but so worth it when you get it done!!

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Color codes keep family on time - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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 Color codes keep family on time Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Color codes keep family on time. Keiara Carr | The Journal Gazette. A calendar in the kitchen helps to keep members of the household organized according to a specific color ink.


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A colour coded family calendar is a great way to see who needs to be where when and is also great even if you don't have anyone else's schedule to worry about!!  

I use different colours on my ecalendar for business meetings, personal appointments, and fun activities so I can see at a glance what I will need for my day.

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DIY LEGO Key Holder is Simple, Ingenius

Simple but hey you had to think about it...
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Still like playing with Lego? Here's an easy project that will keep you from searching for your keys and you can colour code them too!
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Smart Organizing: Keep Things Where You'll Use Them | Apartment ...

The idea behind this post sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes it can take a while to really be aware of your habits and needs. My ironing board, a simple thing, is the perfect example.
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Sometimes little things can make such a difference and you wonder why you hadn't thought of that before!

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Simple Tech: 10-Minute Organizing Challenge

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What can you do in 10 minutes? In regards to technology, a whole lot! Let’s do some quick decluttering that is as simple as clicking the mouse’s button. 10 minutes starts now. Here we go! Delete 5 ...

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Clutter doesn't always hide in a closet, if you waste time looking for files on your computer maybe it's time to declutter your desktop!  I challenge you to take 10 minutes now and start decluttering.

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Chris Carter's comment, May 26, 2013 9:14 PM
Thank you, Pat!
Pat Auchinleck's comment, May 27, 2013 3:52 PM
It should help us be more effective but just like other kinds of clutter - we have to remember to set limits! People can waste hours surfing the net, checking Facebook and responding to emails without even realizing it.
Chris Carter's comment, May 28, 2013 2:04 AM
So true! Every time I am asked how I can best be supported, I respond, "Time!"
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Angie's List Report: Organizing Your Garage - KCAU

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Angie's List Report: Organizing Your Garage
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The garage ranks as one the most disorganized rooms in the house, according to several highly rated professional organizers on Angie's List.
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The garage tends to become a dumping ground unless you have designated spots for everything that needs to be stored.  

 

Make use of wall space and overhead storage and you may even be able to get your car in there this year!!

 

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How your kitchen is making you fat - The Daily Telegraph

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How your kitchen is making you fat
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Peter Walsh, author of Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? (Free Press), says a messy ... Remove food teasers.

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Trying to lose a few pounds?  If your kitchen is organized it is far easier to cook a healthy meal for yourself and your family!!


Psychologist Meredith Fuller agrees: "If you have to clean up before you prepare a meal, you're far more likely to opt for takeaway."

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Moreen Torpy's curator insight, August 15, 2013 2:55 PM

Interesting concept: "How your kitchen is making you fat." Read it here and be surprised. Spoiler alert: it's about organizing.  :)

PracSimplicityGroup's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 PM

More great ideas from Peter Walsh!

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Organizing Trick Suggests Using A Soda Can Tab On Hangers To Keep Your ... - Huffington Post

Organizing Trick Suggests Using A Soda Can Tab On Hangers To Keep Your ... - Huffington Post | Home Organizing Solutions | Scoop.it
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Having enough closet space is not something that's easy to come by.
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This would be a grea way to keep an outfit together and make getting ready in the morning that much quicker!

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13 Professional Tips to Stay Organized for Life - Huffington Post Canada

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13 Professional Tips to Stay Organized for Life
Huffington Post Canada
Deal with the garage/attic/basement clutter issues once and for all: Do one area at a time and make the time.

Via Simple Better Solutions
Pat Auchinleck's insight:

#8 - about "Hooks"is my favorite!  I hang up as many things as possible - it reduces the number of items in the drawers and make everything so much easier to see and find!  Which is your favorite tip?

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Moreen Torpy's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Here are some excellent tips to organize your space and keep it that way. Do you use any of these?