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How Do We Spend Our Time?

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

February is Time Management Month. Can we really manage time? Intellectually everyone knows that we can’t control or manage time. This is what we can do. We can manage how we spend our time. We all know that time just keeps moving along. Twenty-four hours each day and we can’t change that. So, when we say time management what we are talking about is good choice management. You can’t save time – just spend your time wisely. Before I give you tips to get better control of your time the first thing to do is track how you spend your…

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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 the Pantry in 10 Minute Blocks

By How Long Will it Take to Organize X

Each October I deep clean and reorganize my kitchen. I know the holidays are right around the corner and I want my kitchen completely decluttered and ready for the extra cooking and food preparation that I do for the holidays. The first place I like to focus on is the pantry. Today I’m talking about organizing the pantry in 10 minute blocks so that it’s not overwhelming. If I can do it you can, too. The kitchen is one room that requires daily upkeep and maintenance but despite that daily care there comes a time to go beyond the wiping down…

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Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

By What is Your Reason to Get Organized?

Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do? I wonder this all the time. What drives me to do some of the things I do? Sometimes I stop in my tracks after I’ve done something, shake my head, and think to myself “why on earth did I just do that?”. We, as adults, know that for every action there is either a reaction or a consequence. This is something we learn as we grow up. As adults, we can hear in our minds our parents chiding us saying “you shouldn’t do that” or “you should hurry up…

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Organizing in 10 Minute Blocks: Chest of Drawers

By How Long Will it Take to Organize X

Springtime is a good time to organize your chest of drawers. Seasons are changing and some things you have been wearing all winter are either ready to be retired or rotated. People use their chest of drawers for different purposes. A lot of it depends on what other clothes storage options you have. It really doesn’t matter what you store in your drawers as long as you have a plan. Each drawer should have a purpose. Storing like items together makes it easier to put items away and easier to find items. Here’s an example Let me use my chest…

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3 Reasons to Turn Away from Your Screens

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

Screens call for our attention all day long. There is your phone screen, computer screen and the television all offering information and entertainment. We are so attached to our screens it can be hard to turn away from them. Our bodies tell us when we have spent too much time hunched over a screen. Our backs, wrists, shoulders all call out for us to take a break. I know it can be hard to turn away from your screen but here are some reasons to make it worth your while. Sleep better This article from the Sleep Foundation recommends removing…

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