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Make Space to Showcase Your Holiday Decor

By How to Declutter: Use Simple Strategies 4 Comments

Most holidays I do not do a lot of decorating, but I do love to decorate for Christmas and showcase my holiday decor. It is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s so enticing when we are out shopping to pick up another unique and pretty ornament for our home. I also receive a lot of lovely ornaments from friends. My attic already holds boxes and boxes of holiday décor that I would love to showcase. Too Much Stuff and Too Little Space To Display My Holiday Decor But my house is small, and I do not have a lot of…

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How To Get Almost Everything Done & Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed During The Holidays

By Ask the Organizer How to Organize

It is impossible to get everything done, particularly during this busy holiday season. Plus, when you pile one task on top of another it is easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious during the holidays. You know there’s always one more thing to do. We, at Release Repurpose Reorganize are experts at time management. We have tips to share with you so that you can get almost everything done and avoid feeling overwhelmed at any time of the year and especially during the holidays. Tips to get almost everything done & avoid feeling overwhelmed Wake up an hour earlier Even…

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Organizing Your Refrigerator and Freezer in 10 Minute Blocks

By How Long Will it Take to Organize X

The holidays are rapidly approaching. Soon you are likely to be up to your elbows in preparing special meals and treats. It’s time to make room in your refrigerator and freezer to store these goodies. That means that right now you will want to clean out and reorganize your refrigerator and freezer. This is a task that we often put off as long as possible because it is so overwhelming. We are pretty sure that there are containers in the back that would qualify for science fair exhibits on mold and mildew growth. How long is that pickle relish that…

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How To Create A New Habit With 5 Simple Steps

By How to Declutter: Use Simple Strategies, Uncategorized

Do you want to create a new habit? It can be truly challenging to first decide what habit you want to create and then to make the habit stick. The author, James Clear, advises readers of his book, Atomic Habits to use the technique of habit stacking when creating a new habit. Do you know about habit stacking? It is when you link two habits together. This sounds simple, right? Well, it is and it isn’t. How to create a new habit There are several steps to take when undertaking this task. Step #1: Identify the habit you want to…

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Use Backwards Planning to Enjoy Your Holidays!

By How Long Will it Take to Organize X

As we turn the page to October things begin to get a bit scary – and I don’t mean Halloween! We are entering the Holiday Season. It can be quite a hectic time between now and the end of this year. To keep events under control, try something we call backwards planning. Most of our clients celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or Hanukkah and New Year’s. Most of these holidays have deep family traditions. And as our families grow, new traditions are added. It is easy to overcommit, overspend, and overeat at this time of year. To avoid overdoing, use backwards…

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The Best Motivator for Getting Organized

By What is Your Reason to Get Organized?

Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to get organized. Logically, we know that it’s easier to find what we’re looking for when we are organized. We also know that everything runs more smoothly when the systems are organized and when there are good strategies in place. If we know all these things (and we do) why is it so hard to get motivated to organize? I’m going to tell you how to figure out the very best motivator for getting organized. One of the first things to do is to define the purpose of each space in your home…

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Remember, You Are The Expert On You When Hiring A Professional Organizer

By It's All About You: A Personalized Approach to Achieving Your Organizing Goals

We at Release Repurpose Reorganize are organizing experts. We started this jointly owned organizing business in 2020, we also own our individual organizing businesses and have been working as professional organizers since 2005. Even before that Jonda and I were organizing things here and there. While we are organizing experts, we are not the expert when it comes to knowing you, our clients. You are the expert in the subject of you. We firmly believe that the best way to create personalized organizing systems for you is to work with your strengths and preferences. Most professional organizers feel the same…

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Organizing in 10-Minute Blocks: Household Toolbox

By How Long Will it Take to Organize X

Somewhere in most homes there is a place where you store your household tools. These are usually the tools you keep handy for those easy jobs like tightening a screw or hanging a picture. I keep mine in a household toolbox. If you are someone who does a lot of repairs or enjoys woodworking you will probably have a serious stash of tools somewhere else as well. This would most likely not be in your main living area. I store my toolbox on a shelf in my laundry room. Once a year when I deep clean and reorganize my laundry room…

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5 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

By It's All About You: A Personalized Approach to Achieving Your Organizing Goals

School starts in just 3 weeks for many children here in Georgia. Can you believe it? Did you make your children some promises when school let out for the summer that have not been fulfilled? Even if school starts after Labor Day where you live, now’s the time to schedule these things to do before summer ends. Here are 5 Things to Do Before Summer Ends Go Local Be a tourist in your hometown. What are the local attractions, historical sights, museums, recreation centers in your hometown? Have you visited all of them? In these last few weeks of summer…

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Personal Freedom: Here are 4 Important Ways to be Free

By It's All About You: A Personalized Approach to Achieving Your Organizing Goals, Uncategorized

As we are approaching July 4th, I have been thinking of our freedoms. I think of the freedoms given to us in America as the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition. Together these freedoms make us in the USA one of the freest countries in the world. There is another freedom we have. It is personal freedom. I also think that we don’t allow ourselves to become free and be the best that we can be. Let’s look at our personal freedoms. Personal freedom allows us to live our lives on our own terms and…

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