Organization Solutions

Constructive Thoughtfulness for the Future

plan for the future, organization, de-cluttering, house cleaning, goals for the new year

As I write my last post for 2015, many thoughts flood my mind … reflections on this year, memories from prior holidays, dreams and goals for the upcoming year, and on it goes. I try not to get too far ahead of myself in setting goals for

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Hurry & Scurry

woman mind, planning, routine, hurry and scurry

Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind. King Solomon – the wisest man who ever lived Why is it that when school starts up, in many ways it feels like the start of a new year … even

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What’s your deal-breaker?

Sharing another secret today … I’m okay with a little bit of clutter around the house! I’m a firm believer that each and every one of us has a deal-breaker, that one thing that we just can’t live with in our homes. For me, it’s dirt. Walking across

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Spring & Summer Reflections

I am an avid gardener! I love it. It makes me feel good and accomplished. It helps me get outside, enjoy fresh air; get a little color in my cheeks, and you can work out lots of issues when you garden. I love the Fourth of July

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What’s in your child’s backpack?

School’s out!!! Teachers clean out classrooms, students clean out desks and lockers, and it all comes home! Did your children come home on the last day of school and drop their backpacks in a corner? Hang them on hooks? Stash them in their bedrooms? Or, did they

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The Monster Called Laundry

laundry, organization, control, schedule cleaning, pattern cleaning,, make cleaning and laundry a habit

Laundry in a house with six people is quite a job! Just one outfit per day, per person makes a large pile. Add sheets and towels, workout clothes, sports practice clothes and uniforms, swimsuits and those giant beach towels – WOW! There are, I’m sure, many laundry

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Sowing Good Seeds

sowing good seeds, planting, organization, chaos, control, decluttering, straighten your paths

How does that saying go, better late than never? When I finally had time to begin planting my garden this year, it was a little late … like 30 days late. Peas, potatoes and onions should be in the ground on Good Friday! Oh well … as

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Order in the Fort

order, delegate duties to children, organization, decluttering, straighten your paths

Have you ever said “never” or “never again” and had it come back to haunt you? Maybe more than a few times? It’s often said with the best of intentions, however, the “never” will without a doubt present itself again when old habits die hard. In the organizing

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Simply Summer

end of school year, summer break, planning activities, organizing

Oh, the end of the school year. I love my children, honestly. But, for years I have dreaded the end of the school year almost as much as I look forward to the beginning of the next school year! I am not a born organized soul. I generally

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A New Season

a new season for straighten your paths, Shine, decluttering, housekeeping, refugees

If you’re like me, you are finding a certain kind of joy as we enter a new season. The word “season” has many definitions and I like them all. I can’t imagine living anywhere outside the Midwest where the beginning of a new season holds more vividness

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