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How to Organize Your Life: 10 Habits of Really Organized People
01 September 2014

By Zachary Domes


http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/how-organize-your-life-10-habits-really-organized-people.html



Really organized people are not born organized people. They have to cultivate healthy habits, which then help them to stay organized. Here are the essential ten habits they use to keep their lives in order:


1. Write Things Down


We all know someone that remembers every birthday and sends cards for every holiday . It’s not magic and they don’t use memorization. Trying to remember things will not help you to stay organized. You should try writing things down.
A pen and some paper is our way of remembering things externally, and it’s much more permanent. You can also use a computer or a smart phone. You will only further complicate your life by trying to contain important dates and reminders in your head. Write down everything: shopping lists for groceries, holiday gifts, home decor, and important dates like meetings and birthdays.
As an experiment, try writing down people’s names shortly after you meet them (when they’re not looking). I’ll bet you remember a lot more names that way.


2. Make Schedules and Deadlines



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Back to school organizing tips
25 August 2014

By Kelly Potter


http://www.styleathome.com/organizing/organizing-ideas/back-to-school-organizing-tips/a/43215

 


































Get your kids and your home ready for the hectic back to school season with these easy organizing tips.


As the summer comes to an end, the fall brings a season filled with packed lunches, rushed mornings and a house in disarray. It’s that time of year again, when the kids head back to school.

Wendy Hollick is a proud recipient of the 2011 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS in Canada Ambassador Award and owner of Neat Spaces where she offers clients PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING help. Wendy is also a mom of three kids, so she knows a thing or two about the back to school rush!


Keeping the house organized once the kids are back in school can be difficult. According to Wendy, keeping things simple, getting the kids involved and organizing one room at time are helpful approaches to organizing during the back to school months. “Rooms that need the most attention are the bedrooms, bathrooms, HOMEWORK area and the kitchen,” says Wendy. Here are some practical back to school organizing tips for each of these rooms:


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11 Ways to Organize with Magnets!
18 August 2014

May 5th, 2014


By Becky


http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.ca/2014/05/11-ways-to-organize-with-magnets.html


Everytime I look around my house, I notice that there are more and more ways I’ve been organizing with magnets! Yes, magnets! Think I’m crazy? Well, I’ve found 11 ways and you can try this inexpensive, easy way to organize, too!


1. In the office, I use magnets on my magnetic bulletin board to organize my calendars, to do lists, and other important things.



2. Here is a clever idea - a cereal box, covered in fabric/scrapbook paper and magnetic clips to hold it on the fridge to organize mail {or other things}!   




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11 Ways to Organize Flip Flops
11 August 2014

By Organizing made fun


Thursday, June 12, 2014


http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.ca/2014/06/11-ways-to-organize-flip-flops.html#_a5y_p=1822502


It’s summer. Your feet are hot, they want to wear SANDALS AND FLIP FLOPS , right? But your CLOSET may not be handling all the mess of FLIP FLOPS so well…













































1.  So, I told you JUST this week how I organize my flip flops. Square basket in my closet. Holds about ten pairs of FLIP FLOPS ! Super duper easy!


















































2. If you have a door in your CLOSET , you can hang them on the back {or even front} of the door using a pocket organizer.



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Paper Organization
04 August 2014

By Toni


February 14, 2014


http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2014/02/paper-organization.html


Last week, I showed you how to set up a “Tax Organization” area in your home. This week, we are working on paper clutter. Do you have mountains of paper piles on your desk or counter top?  If so, try creating a system for organizing paper clutter, before it gets out of control.  It’s plain. It’s simple, and it’s a “must have” if you want to get your life in order. I challenge you to create a similar system in your home!  Keep reading to learn how I organize the paper that’s coming into my home, on a daily basis.  Its super easy. You can do it too!



YOUR CHALLENGE:


Create a area in your home or office, devoted entirely to incoming paper.
 Mail
 Keepsakes
 School Related Paper
 Magazines & Newspapers
 Action & to file



DESIGNATE A SPACE:


The first thing you need to do is designate a space for your “paper organization”.  It could be in your kitchen, office, or bedroom.  Think about where you normally open your mail and where your paper piles end up.


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