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The Things We Treasure Most

Watching nonstop hurricane and wildfire coverage for the last several weeks, it’s hard not to ride a roller coaster of emotions – excruciating loss...

Swim Lessons

I’m 47 years old, and I’m taking swim lessons. And no, I don’t mean that I’m taking a master’s class or perfecting my freestyle...

5 Tricks to Keep from Losing Your Stuff

One of the primary reasons people want to get organized is because they feel they waste time looking for things they’ve lost. In fact,...

Managing the Day-to-Day During Times of Stress

I love to write about organizing. But for the past few months, I’ve had a hard time focusing. Writing about closets, pantries, garage shelving...

9 Nitty-Gritty Organizing Tasks You Can Do Right Now

Got to love snow days in the South. As long as you stocked up on essentials, and work and school are closed, there is...

Confessions of a Neat(ish) Freak: My 5 Dirty Little Secrets

A comment I hear all of the time is “wow, I bet your house is super organized.” To which I always reply “well, it’s...

A Season of Sign Ups

In many ways, September is a season of sign ups. This month inundates us with opportunities to volunteer at school, with sports and with...

Your Personal Survival Guide for Post-Vacation Reentry

There’s a reason why as many as 55% of Americans don’t use all of their vacation time … post-trip reentry is rough! We are...

5 Simple Ways to Get Organized for Summer

It’s the last week of school around here which means we’re all going to our 7th end of the year banquet, consuming our third...

4 Perks of Being Early

Much has been written about the struggles of being chronically late. Time management professionals offer loads of advice for those who hit snooze too...