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5 Ways To Not Get Overwhelmed When Packing For Your Vacation
15 September 2014

By Hilda

May 13th 2014

Do you find packing for vacation overwhelming?  Are those days leading up to your holiday stressful as you try to finish everything on time?

A vacation is something you look forward to, eagerly anticipate, and dream about.  But as your departure date gets closer, that to-do list grows.

Today I want to share a few strategies that I’ve found help me feel less overwhelmed when I’m packing for a vacation, which in turn helps me enjoy my time away more smile

1.  Start packing early.

I usually start at least a week ahead for clothes and several weeks ahead for non-clothing items.  And if we’re going somewhere warm when it’s cold here then I start even earlier since we’re not using a lot of our summer clothes anyway.

We usually do laundry once a week so the week before our vacation, as we’re folding laundry, I set aside clothes that I know we’ll want to pack, so they aren’t worn that week.  If we need off-season clothing, I pull it out, check to make sure everything fits, and then set it aside. There are still usually some last minute items from the laundry to add in, but it’s nice having as much as possible packed in advance, rather than packing everything at the last minute.

For non-clothing items, I set aside things as I come across them or think of them.  For example, we often stay in timeshares and find they don’t give you enough dishwasher detergent or laundry detergent, so in the weeks ahead of our vacation I set aside detergent samples to bring along.  If I do this when I’m doing a load of laundry or running the dishwasher, then I don’t have to make a separate effort to pack them later.  Simplifies the process and saves time.


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DIY Repurposed Tin Can Wall Organizer - a Junkers United Event with a Link Party and Giveaways!
08 September 2014

By Angie

April 13, 2014

I’m Angie, the author behind Knick of Time and owner of the Knick of Time online market. 
You can see all my Repurposed projects HERE and view the progress of our farm country home remodel HERE.
For this event, I created a project that is easy, very useful, and you’re likely to have the few needed supplies already available in your home.  I’ve been saving tin cans of all sizes, “just in case” I needed them for a project.  You never know when you’ll need an empty tin can, right?  Well, what I needed was a place to store some crafting supplies, like paintbrushes, screwdrivers, scissors, etc.  I use these things constantly, so I wanted to come up with a way to store them that keeps them off my counter, but easily accessible, so I came up with a wall organizer.

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

By Zachary Domes

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


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

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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