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Nothing But The Best

By whitney | May 13, 2014

When making a photo album, photo book, or even storing hard copies of photos there are a few rules to follow that will make the memories much sweeter.
Let go of the following photos:

Blurry or unrecognizable photos
Landscape, buildings, scenery or people you don’t remember
Doubles, triples or octuplets of the same photo. This also applies to [...]

Stop Letting Disorganization Stress You Out

By whitney | April 8, 2014

Happy Stress Awareness Month! Spring is rolling in, and with it brings the inspiration to freshen up our lives and homes. We want to feel lighter and more awake. We want simplicity and fun. What doesn’t fit into any of this? You guessed it: stress. Stress beats us down and prevents us from living the [...]

How-To: Organize Your Taxes in a Pinch

By whitney | April 3, 2014

Ugh, the dreaded tax season is approaching. Obviously, doing your taxes is not a fun task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Just set aside an hour; grab your favorite beverage, and get it knocked out!
Begin by gathering the necessary documents, which, depending on how you file, could be located in various places. Daily Finance [...]

Product Love: Organizing From the Inside Out

By whitney | March 27, 2014

Organizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern is a game changer. In it, she explains the basic steps to take  for you to tackle all of your organizing undertakings, no matter how big or small. She also  provides room-specific plans of action for organizing your entire house.
But what really sets this book apart from [...]

Which Habit of Yours Leads to Clutter?

By whitney | March 25, 2014

Clutter overwhelms and exhausts us. Sometimes, the battle against clutter feels interminable and unwinnable. If, however, we can identify the causes of clutter, we can take steps to beat it!
Top three habits that lead to clutter:
1. Coming in the door and dropping things in random places.
Prime example: the mail.
On Monday we throw the mail [...]

Inspiring Women: Alyssa Reeves

By catherine | March 13, 2014

Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Alyssa Reeves, owner of Paradise Design Co. Alyssa and I first met 10 years ago(can it be that long!) when she was designing brilliant invitations for black tie fundraisers at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each year we had different themes for the same event, [...]

Win the Battle Against Procrastination

By whitney | March 11, 2014

We’ve all been there: procrastination station. It’s when a certain task really needs to get done, but we decide that it’s time to do EVERYTHING but that task. The worst part of it all is the longer we procrastinate, the guiltier we feel. Don’t let procrastination bring you down. It’s time to learn how to [...]

Spruce Up Your Home Office

By whitney | March 6, 2014

This week is National Organize Your Home Office week. How have you been celebrating?? If you’re in need of a little inspiration, these few quick tips should help to get you in gear:

Place your desk in the area of the room with the best natural light. This sets you up for happier atmosphere and [...]

Time at Home… How Will You Spend It?

By whitney | February 24, 2014

Finishing up our series for Time Management month, we found an awesome article on Get Organized Wizard to delve into your domestic time management. These tips will help you manage your time better by delegation and simplification. See the five easy steps below:
Step 1: List Your Tasks

Write down your usual domestic to-do’s. This may include [...]

Working with Time

By whitney | February 17, 2014

Having a handle on time management at work is crucial. It keeps you productive, moving forward, and able to have a life outside of the office (see Social Schedule post). Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your working hours:

1. Each day, acknowledge and schedule out your top [...]