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4 Ways to Organize & Decorate With Your Collection

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If you’re a collector …. well, whatever…. maybe you have your prized possessions scattered around the house.  Whether it’s black or white rocks from the beach or vintage apple boxes – bring them together and make a huge impact!  Here’s a few ways to do that: 1. Shadow boxes: Use shadow boxes for big or […]

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NAPO LA Organizing Awards & Year In Review Video

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The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers put on an award show in Feb. 2008. At the NAPO Conference in Reno, the LA chapter was awarded the President’s Award, and three of it’s members were awarded a Shining Star Award. Well done NAPO LA! I was honored to contribute to the […]

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Redesign Your Chair

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So, you’re looking at your dining or office chairs and thinking, “Yeah, I’m not so thrilled with these.” Does this mean you need to go out and buy new ones? Well, that depends on you budget. However, if you would like to keep that budget to a minimum, why not repurpose your existing chairs? A […]

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Computer & Paper Files: Match Them Up

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Tip #1: Match Computer & Paper Files (Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips) Matching computer & paper files can make your life easier… honest!  Think about how much time is wasted, trying to remember, “where the holy blessed heck did I put that friggin document?!”  Matching files will streamline what’s in […]

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The “Hey, Smile!” Box: Remembering Your Wins

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Do you have a place to keep your notes, letters and reminders of your “wins”?  I keep a “Hey, Smile!” box for those days when I need to remember all the people that have sent me good thoughts and happiness.  You can do it too! What you’ll need: Box:  A Cargo box works well for […]

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Behind Olympic Headlines: 3 Champion Elements

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I’m glued to the TV this week and next.  It’s an Olympic year, and I am just fascinated by it all!  These talented athletes are shining and showing the world what they are made of on their day of competition.  Let’s not forget what got them there. The path to the medal podium starts with […]

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I’m Hardly Ever On Time

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I’ll admit, I hate trying to be on time.  It’s hard to do, and most times it’s downright impossible.  Now, before you get all up in arms, let me explain with I mean. Getting there on time is overrated. Let’s say you have a 3pm appointment.  So, you know it takes 30 minutes to get […]

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WashingtonPost.com Mention!

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The Washington Post?  Are you kidding me?  WashingtonPost.com mentioned an article I wrote for The Inspired Room in “Blog Watch”!  Thanks Melissa for posting my article, and washingtonpost.com for the nod.  Click here to read the article: “5 Steps to Start Organizing Your Home Office“, and HERE to see the mention on washingtonpost.com.  Woohoo!

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“Start At Home”

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Recently HGTV is touting their new marketing line: “Make life ___________, start at home!”  I LOVE this new line, and it’s such a great thought on how to really change your life from the inside out.  Think about it: home is where you rest, eat probably 2/3 of your meals, store all things which are […]

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Home Office Organizing Rule Breaker

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Come on, you know you want to – break the rules. Just because a bread basket was designed for bread, doesn’t mean you have to use it for that. Make your home office more interesting and personal with items from around the house or found objects from a flea market (like the milk crate above). […]

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