Getting The Family Organized In The Car!

If you have or are responsible for children you know how much comes along with them in a car! Having an organized car helps to ensure you have the essentials you need on a daily basis – no matter where you are or how long you are stuck in traffic.

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By |2021-02-25T13:18:43-05:00December 11, 2014|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Home and Garden|0 Comments

Toy Storage Organization Tips

The holiday season is almost upon us. Having a home that is welcoming, clutter-free, and comfortable can be quite a challenge when you have young children because of all the toys, dolls and playthings scattered around the house. So today I wanted to focus on how to get a handle on all your toys before guests start to arrive and with them, even more toys.

There is so much to choose from organizationally, but the most common mistake parents make buying storage solutions, is purchasing before they know what exactly they will be storing, how much of it there is, and the actual size of the space you are working […]

By |2021-02-25T14:24:15-05:00November 19, 2014|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Home and Garden|0 Comments

Moving, Packing, and Moving again!… part 5 – laundry

Two weeks into my minimalist life – four to go. And I am noticing some things that I miss and forgot to pack for this temporary move. I wish I had my ironing board and iron. I didn’t think I ironed much. I don’t. But… and this is just plain dumb on my part. The clothes I put aside for me to wear for 6 weeks? Well, a good few of them need to be ironed.

The other thing is that when you only bring a limited amount of clothes with you… well you end up doing laundry more often. And guess what? Yep, no washing machine where I am. […]

By |2020-11-17T11:04:18-05:00January 30, 2013|Decluttering, Home and Garden, Moving and Packing|0 Comments

Moving, Packing, and Moving again… Part 4 Storage Lockers

I had never put anything in a storage locker before. A few friends said I could store stuff at their places. Which was so kind and generous of them. I am not sure why but I think because I am single most people assume I don’t have much stuff. Even my father asked why I needed to find storage “Sure, you only have a few belongings, why would you need to rent a storage unit?” I have to say I was dumb with amazement. “But Da, I’m 50 years old! I have lived in Canada almost 20 years, I’ve a lot more than a few things – I have […]

By |2020-11-17T11:04:06-05:00January 28, 2013|Decluttering, Home and Garden, Moving and Packing|0 Comments

Moving, Packing, and Moving Again… part 3 Packing

Yesterday, I spoke about categorizing and putting like with like. My move is very different to a normal move because I will be putting everything into storage for 6 weeks and living on the bare minimum. Today I am going to talk about packing. So as I saw it I had two challenges to solve:

1. Deciding what I would need for my 6 week zen experience

2. Making sure what I needed for the 6 weeks did not get mixed up with my other stuff and packed away.

I will interject here and explain why I had started the packing process so early. Firstly I […]

By |2020-11-17T11:03:53-05:00January 26, 2013|Decluttering, Home and Garden, Moving and Packing|0 Comments

Moving, packing and moving again!!! Purging

 

Organizing a double move!

I sold my home and my new home awaited me. I was so happy and so looking forward to moving to my new home.  Just about everything about it was making me do a happy dance every morning in anticipation. Then I got the news…. the move-in date had to change!!! I had to be out of my place on the 1st of February and I couldn’t move into my new home until the 1st of March!!!  As luck would have it a friend of mine just moved into a new condo and her old one was still hers for […]

By |2021-03-09T16:24:50-05:00January 24, 2013|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Home and Garden|0 Comments

Organizing your children for the summer

I wrote an article recently for Help We’ve Got Kids e-magazine (a great resource for working parents). With summer just around the corner this article is about organizing your children for the summer holiday. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.helpwevegotkids.com/articles/organization/savvysummerorganizing

And here’s the article:

 

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Summer… ahhh… there’s a palpable change in the air – a feeling of lightness, fun, relaxation, and freedom from worry. For me, summer starts when school ends. The end of the school year, projects and sports press us for time resulting in a start to summer that is fraught with stress and anxiety. This year, get it together before […]

By |2020-11-17T11:03:07-05:00April 4, 2012|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Home and Garden|0 Comments

“SEEING” THE SOLUTION… de-cluttering – not so easy – or is it?

 

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De-cluttering a space is difficult because it’s not just about purging what you don’t need it is how to make what you do need “look” clutter free. With all the best of intentions, even buying the latest “organizing” gadget… You even purge everything you no longer want. And there you stand looking at your desk and no matter where you position the new paper tray … well it just doesn’t fit nicely and your desk looks even worse. It doesn’t even make it look organized! So you rearrange your lamp, move the pen, paper clip, and business card […]

Perspective

 

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Really it’s all about perspective; how we see or experience something is not necessarily the only way or even, at times (like for me yesterday), vaguely realistic. It can be very frustrating not to mention alarmingly confusing when we find ourselves not being able to figure out how to organize our home when we seem to be able to have a perfectly organized office. Or when we were single somehow everything found a place but now that we are sharing our life with someone we find it almost impossible to even find a place for our tooth brush! […]

Fear and expectations and asking for help

 

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I passed my driving test! First attempt too. When I reversed the car into the parking space at the end of my test I was almost sick with dread and shame. I dreaded being told “You seem like a nice person but you and driving? Yea not a good mix. You failed – but that’s a good thing as the world is now a safer place. All the best with being a passenger!” And I was full of shame because here I am a mature somewhat intelligent woman in my 40’s only learning to drive now. Particularly in North America […]

By |2020-11-17T10:30:44-05:00February 14, 2010|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Home and Garden|1 Comment
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