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Home Management Tips from an Expert

Do you need a command center? A home command center is where the business of running a home is executed and should be located in the central hub of the home. This is almost always the kitchen. What do you need in your command center? In Box: this can be a flat basket, an upright […]

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Don’t Carry a Purse? You Might Be Interested in This…

My friend, Rachel, is always on the go and rarely carries a purse. But she always has her phone and you gotta have a drivers license and some money.  So her brother found her this cool phone case that holds your license and credit card, too. Check it out.   The company that sells this […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle (Part I)

Set Up Good Systems & Embrace Imperfection I was a student of organization during the last two decades of the twentieth century. I struggled as many of you do with clutter and chaos. I read books, tried new techniques, enjoyed a few successes and learned how NOT to do things. I declared myself to be […]

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How to Capture Your Kids’ Growth Over Time

There are days when my kids get up in the morning and I know they grew while they were sleeping. A while back I stumbled onto this frog growth chart at a store I love (Bobby Todd in Sweetwater, TN). I got it for decorative purposes, but eventually decided to measure the kids and actually […]

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An Easy Way to Collect Money for a Teacher Gift (Or Any Gift From a Group!)

So, it’s time to organize a gift for your child’s teacher and we all know gift cards are greatly appreciated. I recently learned about a fantastic website called FrumUs.com. The site provides a way to collect money online from a group of people for a gift. To use the site, you establish an account and […]

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Sign Up Genius

Do your kids play sports or participate in group activities where the parents are responsible for bringing things like snacks? If so, you should check out this site that my friend Victoria told me about. It’s called Sign Up Genius, and it’s a free web site that helps parents organize duties by signing up electronically to […]

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Clever Storage Solutions: Reusing Sturdy Boxes

Did you know sturdy produce and other boxes make excellent storage options and are available for FREE upon request at some stores? Milk Crate Boxes Some companies transport milk to grocery stores in thick cardboard boxes with handles called milk crate boxes. Organizing expert Karen Sprinkle has re-used these square containers that she got for […]

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How to Have a Worry-Free Christmas Eve

This is the year! (I totally hear Oprah when I say that to myself).  I am finally going to get it together, Friends. I am not building anything or doing any after-the-kids-are-in-bed projects this year. EVERYTHING will be done in advance so I can relax and enjoy it. I don’t know if any of this […]

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Tech Tuesday: Tips for Going Paperless

I totally open my mail over the garbage can. And I should probably shred more than I do, but here’s what the fine folks at Digitwirl suggest as far as going paperless… How do you control paper clutter at your house?

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Tech Tuesday: How to Organize Your Grocery Shopping

I am a seriously disorganized cook and an equally disorganized grocery shopper. And if I have the kids with me, what I usually end up with when I get home is one meal and a bunch of other stuff that adds up to a huge grocery bill. So this week’s Tech Tuesday tip is from […]

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