A Tale of Two Life Transitions – and How to Get Organized Again

Life Transition #1: Marie’s husband left her. Then she was hospitalized, repeatedly, for major depression. Then she spent months getting the home she and her husband had shared for 20 years ready to be sold. Now, she is faced with the prospect of having to get a full-time job to support herself. It’s easy to […]

If My Clothes Could Talk: The 3 Things They Would Tell Me

Last Saturday, it was my turn to do a closet-ectomy. (My husband had done his side a couple of weeks ago, so I was feeling the pressure.) But to be honest, I hadn’t made any “edits” of my clothes since we moved to Atlanta nearly 2 years and 20 pounds ago. It was time. Over […]

After the “After” Picture: 5 Ways a Busy Person Can Keep Things Organized

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go till you come to the end; then stop.”   ~Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) My husband, Tom, spent a hot summer afternoon yesterday organizing his side of our closet. He finally decided to donate those pants that have been a little bit too tight for […]

5 Garage Essentials & How to Keep Them Organized

Many thanks to Paige Smith, writer for sparefoot.com, for sharing this great advice for organizing our garages this spring! Katherine Trezise, president of Absolutely Organized, contributed to the article. The garage: a multi-purpose space with seemingly limitless potential for storage. But how do you keep it organized, functional, and still spacious enough to actually house […]

One Month Until Tax Day: 4 Tips for Filing On-Time This Year

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. ~Albert Einstein Just the thought of preparing income tax returns strikes a sense of dread in many people. How about you? The good news is that, because April 15 is some kind of holiday somewhere this year, we get 3 extra days before […]

Organizing the Basement: 3 Simple Tips to Get Started

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Organizing the Basement: 3 Simple Tips to Get Started In an effort to keep their living spaces organized, most people tend to store all their unused and previously loved stuff in the basement. They get so used to it that instead of disposing items that no longer serve their purpose, most homeowners keep them around […]

Organizing Your Pantry? 5 Simple Tips to Simplify Your Job

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Organizing Your Pantry? 5 Simple Tips to Simplify Your Job Most of us dream of having a super organized pantry. Unfortunately, only a few are lucky enough to have one. If you want to make your dream a reality, here are some tips that can help you turn your disorganized pantry into something that you […]

The Connection between Being Organized and Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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The Connection between Being Organized and Maintaining Healthy Relationships One of the keys to a successful relationship is to be in sync with your partner. Despite your different personalities, you need to work together to ensure that the relationship will continue to thrive and flourish. In addition, you may also need to adjust your way […]

Daily Money Manager: How to Tell If Your Aging Parents Need One

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How can you tell if your aging parents already need help in managing their finances? How do you know when it is time for you to step in and take care of their financial affairs or hire a professional to do the job? While your parents may not be physically incapacitated in any way, you […]

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It’s Time to Organize Your Bathroom: 3 Simple yet Effective Tips to Consider

Your bathroom should be your own little personal space. It should be a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day at work. Unfortunately, for most people, having a spa-like bathroom is just a dream. Worse, most people don’t even have the slightest idea on how they can keep their bathroom clean […]

The Beauty of Having a Place for Everything

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Having a place for everything and being able to locate everything you need without spending hours looking for them can make your life a lot easier. You may not realize it yet but being organized and knowing where to find your stuff does not only help you save time and money, it can also reduce […]

Getting Organized in the New Year: 5 Tips to Make It Happen

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Living a clutter-free lifestyle brings tons of benefits. It reduces your stress levels, lets you spend more time with the people you love and do the things you enjoy, keeps you motivated, and enhances your productivity. As a result, being organized can help bring more success and happiness into your life. So, how do you […]

Why Get Organized? Some Good Reasons Why You May Need To

There are a lot of benefits to being organized. You may not realize it yet but organizing your space, your finances and your time gives you the power to take more control of your life. It can also increase your ability to accomplish your goals and allow you to enjoy life to the fullest. Being […]

Organizing Your Coupons: 3 Popular Methods to Consider

Aside from helping you save money on your groceries and other purchases, couponing offers a number of additional benefits. In fact, studies indicate that a lot of people experience positive emotions after using coupons. Despite the apparent advantages of couponing, it can also be a time-consuming endeavor. You need to devote time to collecting coupon […]