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How to Develop Helpful Routines

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There are many benefits of having helpful routines in place. Helpful routines reduce stress and make for a more efficient day which allows you to even work in some time for yourself. Follow these steps to develop helpful routines Start by listing all that you have to do in a day or during the week. At this point your list is just a brain dump. Don’t try to sort the tasks out. Next divide your day into time blocks. What works for many people are: Morning – from the time you get up until you head out the door to…

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Gratitude

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This is the time of year when we think about the things that are important in our lives. We offer gratitude and thanks for what is good. We learn to express thanks and gratitude at an early age. When I was teaching in primary school, every year I would put up a turkey on the bulletin board and each student would cut out a large feather for that turkey and write one thing they were thankful for. Everyone got to talk about why they picked their word. I loved this exercise. Many people keep a gratitude journal but let’s go…

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Seasonal Reorganizing Of Your Closets

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The cooler seasons are coming which means now’s the time to get out the heavier sweaters, the puffy coats, and the boots. But what do you do with all the things that are currently in your closet? It can be challenging to reorganize your closets to make room for all these bulky items. Is seasonal reorganizing of your closets something you do? Here are some tips to make seasonal reorganizing of your closets easier Put shorts, sundresses, and sandals elsewhere when reorganizing the bedroom closet to make room for those sweaters and boots. Declutter as you reorganize the closets. If…

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How to Create an Outdoor Kit for Your Summer Fun

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Summer is full of wonderful outdoor opportunities. Having an Outdoor Kit will allow you to seize these opportunities with less fuss and stress. It’s a great idea for everyone but an especially big win if you have young children. The Outdoor Kit is always ready for you and your next fun adventure. Having it already put together saves you time.  This removes the need to spend time searching your home for all the things you want to bring. And reduces the possibility of getting to your destination only to see that you left something behind and now need to repurchase…

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3 Tips for Organizing Your Gift Giving

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Gift giving is something we all do. Sometimes it’s spontaneous but more often we know ahead of time that we plan on giving a gift. There are always the expected birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, as well as weddings and graduations. And, of course, the hostess gifts. 3 tips to help you stay organized and on top of your game when it comes to gift giving. 1. Keep a list of people you give gifts to on a yearly basis and a budget amount you would like to follow.  I keep a running list of people in my journal that I give…

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Decluttering Your Child’s Schoolwork: What to Keep and Why

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As a parent, you may be all too familiar with the endless piles of school paperwork that accumulate over the course of a school year. From graded assignments to artwork and school messages, it can be overwhelming to sort through it all. However, decluttering your child’s schoolwork at the end of the school year is essential so that you don’t end up with stacks of schoolwork when your child heads off to college and beyond. Let’s look at how you will decide what to keep and what to toss. What to keep at the end of the school year As…

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Discard and Recycle Responsibly

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Do you think about how you will discard and recycle something before you bring it into your home? A while back I read that everything we buy eventually will end up in the dump. This was an eye opener to me. I thought that if I was responsibly discarding or recycling items it didn’t matter what I bought. We buy things on a whim, and we think that if we don’t want it later, we can donate it or recycle it. And, yes, we can. But eventually it will end up in the dump.  My takeaway from this is to…

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

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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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June – The Month for Celebrations and Parties

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Summer is here! Days are getting longer. June is a wonderful month for celebrations and parties. There are so many things to celebrate. June is the month for Father’s Day, weddings, family reunions, and it’s always someone’s birthday. So, let’s throw a party! I know, I know — organizing a party can cause anxiety and be stressful if you don’t have a plan. As an avid party thrower, let me help you with that plan so that you can enjoy the celebration along with your guests. Your 7 Step Celebrations and Parties Planner 1. Have a theme or reason for…

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Gifting Mom with a Closet Organization Day

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Usually when you ask a mom what they want for a gift they respond with what they really want is some time with you. While that is a wonderful thing to give, you want to give something a little more meaningful. Something you can provide. How about gifting mom with time spent helping her with a project that now may be difficult for her like organizing her closet? As we get older, and I know this firsthand, it gets more and more difficult to reach up high or low. If possible, we older adults may just ignore these areas. For…

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