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Gratitude

By Ask the Organizer How to Organize

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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Make A Difference Day

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

I think we all know that we make differences in people’s lives and in our world but Make a Difference Day is a day to think about what else we might add into our lives to make a difference on this planet. Make a Difference Day was created by “USA Weekend” magazine in 1992 to offer community support and encourage volunteerism across the country. This year the official day is October 28. The idea behind Make a Difference Day is to remind us that each and every one of us can make a difference in our world. As we read…

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Plan To Enjoy Your Holidays

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

What can you do now that you’re an adult to enjoy your holidays? Remember when as children how we all looked forward to enjoying the upcoming holidays? First there was Halloween with all spooky decorations, planning what we wanted to dress up as, and the anticipation of oodles of candy made it a great October holiday. Then came Thanksgiving. We looked forward to the wonderful Thanksgiving feast and the influx of family members. In my family there was an adult table and a children’s table. The older children looked forward to graduating to the adult table. My family celebrated Christmas….

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Seasonal Reorganizing Of Your Closets

By Ask the Organizer How to Organize

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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Does Your Home Still Suit You?

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

I feel that I have lived many lives. I was a child. Then I was a young married adult. Before I knew it, I was a mother. I was a divorcee. Then I was a widow. I was a retiree. Now, I am an older married woman and entrepreneur. Just as the role I played in my life has changed so has my wardrobe, hairstyles, and my home. The home that suited me at one point does not still suit me. Does your home still suit you? My different homes   Sometimes your home just happens when you are on…

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It’s Time To Wrap Up The Year

By How Long Will it Take to Organize X

As we enter the final three months of 2023, we need to acknowledge the year is winding down. Do you have projects remaining to wrap up? Take a breath and evaluate where you are with the intentions you set for 2023. Before you begin to think about the projects to finish, make a list of all the things you have accomplished. Celebrate your wins. Go back and review your calendar. I am a member of a goals group that meets monthly. Each month we review our wins and set our goals for the upcoming month. I have notes related to…

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Four Tips To Help You Focus

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

Do you often come to the end of your day and wonder where the day went? Are the items on your “to do” list barely touched? Maybe instead of staying focused and moving forward on your priorities, you drift from one thing to another, never finishing anything. You float through the day distracted by thoughts that pop into your brain with no sense of focus. You spend time looking for items you just used like your phone, your scissors, or even your cup of coffee. If this sounds like you, help is at hand. I have four tips to help…

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Reasons To Create Personal Boundaries

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

Most everyone knows that a fence or a wall set around a building is a boundary. It lets people know that when they enter, they are entering someone else’s property.  Why does someone want to have personal boundaries? According to Oxford Languages a boundary is a line that marks the limits of an area. When thinking about personal boundaries, I like to think of it as having an invisible fence that protects us and that has a gate we control. Everyone has boundaries but not everyone has the same boundaries. It is important that your boundaries work for you rather…

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How to Create an Outdoor Kit for Your Summer Fun

By Ask the Organizer How to Organize

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

By Ask the Organizer How to Organize

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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