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Spinning Plates: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

As women, wives and mothers we tend to have very full schedules.  We pride ourselves on being able to successfully juggle several projects (or problems) at a time.  Most days we can keep all those figurative balls in the air.  Picture the happy circus performer juggling and walking, smiling and talking.  However, there are times when one or two things…

Bag Swag

When I was younger, I changed out my purse about as often as I changed my toothbrush. Over the years, my hygiene habits transformed, as did my style. It wasn’t long before I noticed a good purse was the finishing touch to an outfit. Whether it is a bright yellow hobo bag added to an ensemble of neutrals or a…

Household Chores: The Great Divide

We have a fairly large family.  With seven people living under one roof, if we don’t stay on top of chores our house can go from tidy to tornado at the drop of a sock.  Doesn't everyone like to have a fairly clean and mostly organized house?  When my house is cluttered, my brain feels cluttered.  Aside from saving my sanity…

Quick tips for organizing your fridge and freezer

We all spend a lot of money on food, but how much of it gets thrown away because it got buried in the back of the fridge or freezer. Better yet it spoiled or we end up buying double and triple of things because we have no idea what we have. Here are 5 easy tips to help keep your…

Win a Mustang!

I know you’ve seen them . . . the commercials with the brand new car parked in the drive way with the big red bow on top.  Wouldn’t you love to have that happen to you?  Well here’s a chance for you to win a 2010 Ford Mustang in time for Christmas (and support an outstanding school in the process)!…

The Best of: Paper Clutter

Today we are going to visit the OrganizedMom.net archives and talk paper clutter.  For those of you who are new here be sure to check out "The Best of Organized Mom" and the "Categories" sections on the right hand menu. For those who are long time subscribers you'll enjoy this little reminder of how much Sarah loves HATES paper clutter.           …

Simple System to Organize Your Bills

Nobody likes to pay bills, but having a system takes a tedious task and makes it quick and easy.  Maybe you're a computer whiz and have everything automated.  Maybe you're old school and do it all by hand.  But maybe you're like many of us and fall somewhere in between.  Today I am sharing a simple filing system that will keep your bills organized and help…

Work at Home Balance

More and more women today are work at home moms. Balancing both running a household and a business can sometimes feel like a juggling act. Even as a Professional Organizer and always being good at time management. I can’t help but remember back when I started my own work at home journey how overwhelmed I felt trying to balance both…

Creating Your Own Mudroom

Early in my IT career I was working for a home builder.  It was then I first heard of something called a mudroom.  It came up again when my husband and I were looking for a house.  We found a perfect one that had this GREAT mudroom (we eventually had to give up our claim on that house as our…

The Joy of Organizing Photos

Enjoy our guest post for today by Sally J. (The Practical Archivist).... Three important things you should know about organizing photos. 1. Resist the urge to overdocument. Make digital preservation easier down the road by not keeping too much. Are you really going to re-live all 6+ hours of that birthday party? OK. Can you say yes for every party…