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Schools Out, Clean Out

By whitney | May 22, 2014

Through out the year, the kiddos school papers start to pile up. Although when you received the artwork and school work it all seemed  important, the end of year is a good time to look at it with a new set of eyes. Find a time for you and your child to sit down and [...]

Inspiring Women: Laurie Grace

By catherine | May 18, 2014

Searching for the right business coach is like looking for the golden egg on an Easter egg hunt. For the partnership, you have to have a strong connection, mutual respect, a desire to learn, and a willingness to trust.  After several unsuccessful attempts on my end to find a right fit, I was delighted and [...]

Organized Gardening

By whitney | April 24, 2014

Repurpose on old dresser or decorative shelving.

Use a peg board to get items organized and in sight for quick access.

An old mail box is great place to tuck the most used supplies in a convenient and discrete way.

Keep your tools in a pot filled with sand and a pinch of mineral oil or linseed; the [...]

Be Here Now.

By whitney | April 22, 2014

While browsing through Tiny Buddha today, I found 3 quotes followed by stories that struck my attention.
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” ~Eckhart Tolle
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, guilt, or possessions—we cannot be free.”  [...]

Essential Organizing

By whitney | April 15, 2014

If you’ve read last week’s post, Stop Letting Disorganization Stress You Out, then you know that in order to alleviate stress, you need to be able to access your items. This goes for everything you own but, most importantly, for the items you use most often.  Looking for things should not be what holds you [...]

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 [...]

Spring Has Sprung

By whitney | March 18, 2014

It’s that time of year again: SPRING CLEANING! Although these words may bring a sense of dread, the benefits make it completely worth while. For inspiration, motivation and tips on getting started check out the following:
Closet Spring Cleaning Week
How-To: Store Winter Items
Keep Your one Healthy
How-To: Mentally Prepare for Your Spring Cleaning Project

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, [...]