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Clutter tip of the week: Being organized is not about tidiness - OregonLive.com

Clutter tip of the week: Being organized is not about tidiness - OregonLive.com | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

Clutter tip of the week: Being organized is not about tidiness OregonLive.com The real key to organizing is: Can you find what you need?


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I subscribe to organized = tidy for myself, however realize that this doesn't necessarily work for everyone. As long as you can find what you need when you need it, you're organized. What's your organizing style?

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

13 Professional Tips to Stay Organized for Life - Huffington Post Canada | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
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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Here are some excellent tips to organize your space and keep it that way. Do you use any of these?

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Pat Auchinleck's curator insight, May 27, 2013 9:31 PM

#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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6 Essential Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

6 Essential Tips for a Successful Yard Sale | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

Wonderful for fattening up your pocketbook while decluttering your home, the yard sale is a perennial favourite among bargain hunters and suave sellers. Seasoned garage salers know it’s not just ab...


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Before deciding to hold a yard sale, be sure you have the energy to do it. This is a big job and not for the faint of heart, especially when the bargain hunters become aggressive. On the other hand, it can be fun to meet interesting people. Just sayin' "Think about it well before committing."

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De-clutter your mind - Go Forward Downsize

De-clutter your mind - Go Forward Downsize | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
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Thought clutter can take quite a toll on our health. Dump those thoughts to be able to think clearly and focu on the important things in life!

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Home Organization Manager May 2013

Home Organization Manager May 2013 | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
RT @EVMomGuide: Get #Organized in the Kitchen...it's the heart of the #home! The 1st of the Month is Home Organizational Mgmt day. http://t.co/LMZElEGm2g

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Menu planning takes a bit of time but is worth those few minutes when you save more than that later in the week. I highly recommend it. Do you?

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Organize + Energize: 10 Steps To An Organized Garage - GoLocal Worcester

Organize + Energize: 10 Steps To An Organized Garage - GoLocal Worcester | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
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Get creative. Can you utilize overhead space for seasonal items?
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Sporing has sprung and the weather is nice enough to be outside. At times you can't get into your garden, organizing your garage is the next best use of time. This article contains excellent tips on garage organizing. Have fun!

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Simplifying vs. Downsizing - Go Forward Downsize

Simplifying vs. Downsizing - Go Forward Downsize | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
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So often we can deal with the idea of simplifying, however it's not much different from downsizing your stuff. Read this to learn about both. What do you do to simplify? And what do you do to downsize?

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Organizing Tips from Peter Walsh - Declutter Your Home - Oprah.com

Organizing Tips from Peter Walsh - Declutter Your Home - Oprah.com | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
From the overflow in your bedroom closet to the mess under the stairs, Enough Already's Peter Walsh has change-just-one-thing solutions that will leave your house clutter-free.
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Here are a few ideas to organize various places in your home without stressing out. What works for you?

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Spring Cleaning: Five Simple Tips to Organize...

Stitch Fix | Blog —  <br/> Spring Cleaning: Five Simple Tips to Organize... | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
Get your own personal stylist. Hand-selected women’s fashion shipped free, straight to your door. Try on at home risk-free.
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Spring always brings to mind all those clothes in my closet that I'm not wearing. So, it's time to purge what I didn't wear last spring/summer and pass them along to someone who will love them the way I used to.

 

Here are some tips to help you do the same.

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Reasons to downsize - Go Forward Downsize

Reasons to downsize - Go Forward Downsize | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
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Have you wondered why people would ever consider downsizing their homes and belongings? Here are some of them. What would yours be?

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How to Cut Clutter with Kids...Permanently! - The Mom Writes

How to Cut Clutter with Kids...Permanently! - The Mom Writes | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

Struggling with #clutter? Here's How to #declutter with Kids...permanently! http://t.co/Ky8t4FJtNC #moms #getorganized


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Simple solutions to kids' clutter. Have you done any of these?

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Home organization: Just get started - ReminderNews

Home organization: Just get started - ReminderNews | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

ReminderNews Home organization: Just get started ReminderNews If any or all of these apply to you, then you almost certainly have grocery bags full of items that will not fit on the spare shelves in the basement and garage, much less in your pantry.


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Motivation is the biggest need for folks who want to become organized. Then commitment to keep the place that way once it is. Reading books about oarganizing isn't the answer, but it will help. What do you think?

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Before You Make A Major Purchase, Think of Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't

Before You Make A Major Purchase, Think of Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
It's easy to fall in love with an item when you're out shopping and find a way to justify purchasing it, especially during tax refund season.
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Here's some good advice==do you make snap purchase decisions? Maybe it's time to re-think that...

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7 ways to spring clean your life

7 ways to spring clean your life | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
Spring is the traditional time when we clear out the cobwebs and start afresh. This year, why not extend the spring cleaning to the rest of your life and get rid of your lifestyle clutter.

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Get rid of that lifestyle clutter for a happier, healthier life! Read this and learn how...

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New Research: The Benefit of Developing Advanced Scheduling Skills

New Research: The Benefit of Developing Advanced Scheduling Skills | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
New research emerges showing that keeping a specific schedule of what you plan to do each day in the future is better than other options.

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Here's an interesting take on time management, or should I say self-management? Are you a "List-er" or a "Schedule-er"?

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Ensure your toiletries packaging meets airline regulations

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Airlines are very specific about the grooming materials they allowe on the aricraft. Here's a great resrouce to ensure your packing adheres to the regulations.

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Time Management Traps Where Women Struggle Most | 2Time Labs

Time Management Traps Where Women Struggle Most | 2Time Labs | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
To go back a step, we identified these gender traps after developing our breakthrough approach to time management. Through our research we realised—just like Francis in his work at 2Time Labs–that one-size doesn't fit all ...

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Multitasking--banish it! All it does is fragment our brains so we don't do anything efficiently. Learn more by reading this article.

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Design a laundry room makeover - Daily Herald

Design a laundry room makeover - Daily Herald | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

Design a laundry room makeover Daily Herald And while you're at it, re-educate yourself on stain-fighting and garment-cleaning essentials to make your work as enjoyable as your space. "There is ...


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Why do laundry rooms tend to be a mess? Here are some ideas to help "un-mess" yours.

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Clutter is an energy drain for highly sensitive people

Clutter is an energy drain for highly sensitive people | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

"For a sensitive person, clutter is an energy drain because it’s overstimulating (one of the biggest challenges for a sensitive person).

 

"It affects your energy to work in a messy room because there’s so much more to pay attention to."

 

Coach Jenna Avery, in her newsletter - see her site http://talentdevelop.com/JenAvery

 

 


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Clutter affects us more than we realize sometimes. Here's some food for thought....

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Douglas Eby's curator insight, April 15, 2013 9:38 PM

[Photo of Stephen King from my post Tolerating Chaos to Create
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/06/tolerating-chaos-to-create/

Peter Messerschmidt's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:48 PM

Clutter-- even "organized" clutter-- IS an issue for HSPs. Why? Because even when we're pretending "not to notice," there's still a small part of our bandwidth that gets used in worrying about "needing to tidy up," and it manifests further by meaning we have less bandwidth to focus on what we really NEED to focus on.

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» How To Organize Your Kitchen Now

» How To Organize Your Kitchen Now | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
As the saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. But your kitchen can also be the heap of the home if you let clutter pile up! If you want to know how to organize your kitchen now, then here are five easy, low-cost ways to just that ...

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Has your kitchen become a war zone? Reverse this by implementing these tips then share what works for you!

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Spice Up your Life: 5 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Spice Up your Life: 5 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
Spice Up your Life: 5 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen: http://t.co/H1x5iFyXCi
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On those days this spring when the weather isn't as cooperative as ;you'd like it to be, here's a project to tackle. Organized kitchen = organized life!

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31 Ways to Make Over Your Closets

31 Ways to Make Over Your Closets | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
Closets can be the bane of your existence. Take some tips from these spaces.

 

@RealSimple


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Now that Spring may have finally arrived, closet organization is right up there with letting the sun in through open windows. As you turn over your winter wear to spring/summer clothing, use these tips to organize your closet. Then enjoy the better weather!

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this time this space's curator insight, January 25, 2013 10:21 PM

These tips are all practical and actionable. I already do the basics and I picked up some new ideas too. A closet is like a small room. Lighting, paint color on walls and the flooring are important. Organizer units and strorage bins and shelves can be recycled or repurposed ones. The small step ladder is a must.

Anna SA's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:49 PM

Love the hanging bags!

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Great Article... Kevin At BioRestore24.com
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The Do-It-Yourself Dream Closet - ScoopSanDiego.com

The Do-It-Yourself Dream Closet - ScoopSanDiego.com | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

The Do-It-Yourself Dream Closet ScoopSanDiego.com Personalize your closet. Take your closet from baseline to brilliant with a design that's personalized to work with your space, lifestyle and budget.


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Personalized closets--what a wonderful dream. But it doesn't have to be a dream, Even if we don't have a closet the size of a small apartment, we can still utilize the space we do have to make it efficient. What have you done to personalize your closet?

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Health: Cut out the clutter - Hawke's Bay Today

Health: Cut out the clutter - Hawke's Bay Today | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it

Health: Cut out the clutter Hawke's Bay Today Declutter your surroundings to help you operate in the home and workplace in a more organised manner.


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Sreamline--doesn't that word bring calmness? How can you streamline your life?

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10 Houseplants For A Restful Home

10 Houseplants For A Restful Home | Organizing and Downsizing a home | Scoop.it
House plants are the ultimate in functional decorating. Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten a space but also purify the air -- and they're also helpful in creating a more relaxing, restful ambiance in any room.

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Here's an interesting way to organize your home. Add some plants for healthier air to breathe and enjoy the benefits of feeling less stressed.

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David Allen's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:28 AM

Don't over look this area of "home performance."

 

Bring nature's cleansing (purifing) qualities into your home...And beauty too.