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Organizing: Planning for Change

Organizing: Planning for Change

Just the other day I met with a new client who has a large bonus room. When she moved into the home 4 years ago, this was where all the extra boxes were put. She’s finally ready to clear out the space but when I asked her what how she wanted the room to function after the decluttering, she looked puzzled. “I hadn’t really thought that far,” she replied.

If you want to declutter, organize or redecorate a space in your home, you need to have a plan. Just saying you want to get organized or give a room a new look is not enough. Would you take a cross country trip with out an itinerary and some carefully plotted waypoints on Google Maps? Would you tackle an Ikea bookcase without the instructions? Some rebels and free spirits may give a resounding “Yes!” but most of us would answer no.

So if you want to make a change, take a little time to consider where you want to end up. This will help guide you in deciding how to get there. Have map, will make progress!

 

Don't Resolve to Get Organized This Year

Don't Resolve to Get Organized This Year

Did you resolve to “get organized” in 2014? Would you think I was crazy if I told you, please don’t make that your resolution? No, really. The general idea of “getting organized” can be so overwhelming that you put the brakes on your forward progress before you even begin.

Getting Organized in 2014 Workshop

Getting Organized in 2014 Workshop

 

Getting Organized in 2014 Workshop with Professional Organizer Andi Willis

Is getting organized one of your New Year’s resolutions? Would you like to get control of the chaos in your home? Join Professional Organizer Andi Willis of Good Life Organizing at the Perry Public Library, 1201 Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, January 21 at 6 PM. Ms. Willis will share useful tips and creative solutions to organize your home and simplify your life. Make the New Year the best one yet! To reserve your spot for this free workshop, contact the Perry Public Library at 987-3050 ext 21.

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Shine On In 2014

Shine On In 2014

Welcome to 2014! Did you make resolutions for the new year? Have you broken your resolutions already? Whether you have or haven’t, the new year marks a time when we often decide we want to start fresh, make changes and generally improve ourselves to be better human beings. 

For the past  few years instead of making resolutions, I've tried to set goals for myself and come up with a theme word to serve as my mantra for the rest of the year. Abundance and growth were my theme words for the past two years and both served well as focal points for my goals and aspirations.

Holiday Organizing Tip #27: Decoration Storage

Holiday Organizing Tip #27: Decoration Storage

Have a plan on how you will store your decorations. Strands of lights should be wrapped around a piece of cardboard or a store-bought light holder instead of just thrown in a box. This will save you time and headache next year.

Holiday Organizing Tip #24: Relax

Holiday Organizing Tip #24: Relax

Relax. Enjoy all your hard work and the wonderful time you get to spend with your family and friends.

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #23: Words to Ponder

Holiday Organizing Tip #23: Words to Ponder

Words to ponder – It is in the giving that we receive. ~ St. Francis of Assisi