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Organized Hair & Makeup Station
21 July 2014

By Sarah Spain

May 13, 2014


 


http://www.formosaspain.com/2014/05/organized-hair-makeup-station.html


Almost a year ago I bought a shelving unit from IKEA to better organize the master bathroom and I’ve been loving it since then.  A few months ago, I decided to spring clean the bathroom and got rid of a bunch of stuff I no longer used.  This started the organization process all over again… you know, because it was a day ending in “y”.



I’d been eyeing up a few organizational ideas on Pinterest, namely, the Makeup Magnet Board and the Beauty Supply Ledge that I’d already incorporated in Chad’s bathroom.  I put together my supplies and slowly got to work as they arrived.  I definitely love the result…


I needed a little extra lighting so I added the lamp.  I was hoping


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Five organizing myths
14 July 2014

By Jacki Hollywood Brown

October 21, 2013


http://unclutterer.com/2013/10/21/five-organizing-myths/




Myths abound in the organizing world. Don’t let yourself fall for these five common tales:


1. Sticking to a rigid meal plan for the whole week will save time.


What if you’ve planned a 5-course meal on Wednesday then have an emergency orthodontist appointment at 4:00pm? Generally a meal plan will save time but keep the ingredients for a few healthy, easy-to-prepare meals in your pantry at all times. This way, you can eat what you want, when you want.





2. I only need to touch it once when I am organizing something.



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Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners
07 July 2014

By Cynthia Ewer

http://organizedhome.com/clean-house/speed-clean-tips-from-cleaning-pros


Paid cleaning help can be a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home—if the household budget can stand the cost.
But what do you do if the Prize Patrol bypassed your door this year?
Take a speed-cleaning lesson from the pros!
Paid cleaning services are masters of the art of speedy, efficient cleaning. Watch professional cleaners at work: they don’t waste time, cut corners or dawdle over the job—and they know how to clean fast, clean right.
To speed cleaning chores in your organized home, take a tip from their copybook. Try these tips from professional cleaners.


Schedule Cleaning as A Job


Professional cleaners schedule every job, right down to the minute. Nobody hires a cleaning service that promises to arrive “some Saturday when nothing else is happening.” Take a tip from the pros, and set up a regular weekly cleaning schedule.
There’s nothing like the feeling of a completely clean home—but you won’t get it by cleaning in fits and starts! The pros don’t quit until the job is done, and neither should you. Schedule the job and stick to it to get the work done in record time.


Dress for Success


 


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Summertime Organizing: Routines & Schedules
30 June 2014

By Toni


May 22, 2014


http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2014/05/summertime-organizing-routines-schedules.html



Summer break is creeping up on us and with that comes a whole new set of routines & schedules.  During the school year, dinner becomes impossible many nights of the week, the chores “might” get done on Saturday and family time consists of a high five on the way to another soccer practice, piano lesson or basketball game. Sound familiar?  For our family, summer schedules are so much more enjoyable. By creating a daily family routine, you are setting yourself up for a successful (and low stress) summer.  Create a daily routine that your family can follow on a regular basis.



DAILY ROUTINE


 Morning Routine
 Menu Planning
 Daily Chores
 Fun Time
 Family Dinner Time
 Bed Time Routine


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Living Room Organization Ideas
23 June 2014

5 Ideas to Declutter & Organize the Living Room


By Elizabeth Larkin


http://personalorganizing.about.com/od/HomeOrganizing/tp/Living-Room-Ideas.htm


There’s nothing utilitarian about a living room: it’s for relaxing. Maybe you use it to curl up in a corner and read, maybe you use it to watch TV after a long day at the office, or maybe you like to sit on the couch and blast opera until your neighbors complain. Whatever your pleasure, the key to keeping this space nice and relaxing is to contain and then clear clutter regularly. Clutter, after all, induces stress (See: The Cost of Clutter By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide to Stress) which is the enemy of relaxation.


Here are the top living room organization ideas to clear clutter and keep that chill vibe going strong.


1. Do a quick, weekly clutter sweep


The number one key to controlling clutter is to start small. Focus on one task or area you can declutter a day. Here are some ideas:


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