Mission: Decluttering

I've really made decluttering my mission for the next few months. In fact, I set a goal for myself to get rid of as much stuff as possible before our fourth child is born in August/September. Ironically, after I mentioned my plan to my husband (to which he responded with an exaggerated eye roll...), I…

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Creating a File System that Works: Thinking Through Your Needs

As I mentioned yesterday, file systems are actually my organizing passion (all of you who are organizing junkies like me are nodding your heads, appreciating that I have a passion for this, and the rest of you are shaking your heads wondering if I'm nuts...am I right?). I realize it's kind of a mundane thing…

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All About To-Do Lists: Finding a System That Works for You

Chances are that if you're a list maker, you've seen – and perhaps drooled over – dozens of different systems for creating your daily to-do list. From fancy Franklin Covey planners to PDAs to those systems tailored for moms and everything in between, there is definitely no lack of options to consider. So how do…

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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump
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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump

Lucretia from GeekMommy recently shared her fear of forgetting something important because of her lack of organization. She said: I keep telling myself that if I could just sit down and get organized, I would sleep better - because I wouldn’t lie there thinking about what it is that isn’t organized and therefore must not…

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All About To-Do Lists: Thinking Through Your Needs

There's been one time since I became a mother that I had nothing on my to-do list – no short-term to-dos, no long-term goals. Nothing. It was kind of a bizarre feeling. As a stay-at-home mom with a tiny infant, I had no idea what to do with myself with nothing left on my to-do…

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Survival Mode: Scaling Back to the Basics

When I wrote my "Organizing as Lifestyle..." post over the weekend, I really thought I was coming out of the six weeks of fog that have characterized this pregnancy. Unfortunately, the morning sickness is not content to leave me alone yet, and I'm back to feeling pretty useless for the most part. I'm really not…

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Organizing Your Home Office: A Step-by-Step Plan

If your office is unorganized, cluttered or out-of-control, the idea of reorganizing it may be overwhelming.  Where should you start? What should you do with all of the clutter? How will you keep it organized this time? Let's look at organizing our home offices step-by-step: 1. Clear off your desk and empty drawers. The reason…

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Organize Your Home Office: Managing All of the Paper

There is no doubt that the number one source of clutter for most home offices comes from paper. Papers that need action. Papers that need to be filed. Papers that need to be sent. Papers that need to be shredded. Although we'll save file systems for another week – because I have more to share…

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Decorating to Declutter: A Picture Tour of My Home

Last week we started talking about Decorating to Declutter, and I mentioned that my husband often builds a custom piece of furniture to meet a function I'm looking for while still fitting with his modern, funky style, thereby balancing our individual preferences for form and function. What I love most is that he is able…

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Organize Your Home Office: Thinking Through Your Needs

No matter what your home office setup looks like – whether you have a dedicated office or just a file cabinet for your important papers – having a system in place to organize papers and office supplies can not only declutter the area visually but also simplify your life by making things easier to find…

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