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Clutter

by Laurie Martin “We need much less than we think we need.” -Maya Angelou What is Clutter? Anything that is unused or unloved Anything that is untidy or disorganized Anything that overwhelms the space available Anything that can’t be fixed Anything that is unfinished  How does clutter impact you? Clutter impacts you in almost every […]
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7 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Trash Day

T’was the night before trash day And all through the house The family worked together To throw it all out.. 1. Get your family involved.  Brainstorm and create a list with your family of what they think should  be done the night before trash day.  Weekly maintenance will significantly decrease the amount of clutter and stress in your […]
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10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to get Organized

Organizing does not need to feel like a chore. There is a lot of creative thinking involved in finding a system that works and discovering the impact of organization will keep you motivated! Organizing is not just about making a space look pretty, the focus should be creating a functional system that works for you. Organizing […]
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Organizing Your Command Center

The Command Center is the hub of all activity.  This is where schedules are planned, bills are paid, schoolwork is reviewed, coupons are clipped, and magazines are stacked.  With so many tasks taking place in one small area, piles can grow quickly. It is vital that your command center work efficiently in order for you […]
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The Intentionality Shift

Hop on the bandwagon to limit the source of waste! The elephant in the room is that there needs to be a shift in the thinking on consumption. We are consumer nation and have been for a while and so we now are in a bit of a catch-22. The economic health of the nation […]
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Summer Organizing Suggestions

1. Write it down!  Don’t try to keep all those camp dates, doctor appointments and overnight packing lists straight in you head – get them out and write them down!  We like to call this a brain dump.  Plan your entire summer as early as you can-adding important dates and reminders to your master calendar.   […]
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Read a Book, Give a Book 2019

It all started with an idea to celebrate my mom’s birthday in 2014. My mom has a passion for teaching and has served as a reading teacher for Title I schools for the past 20 years in Greensboro, NC, including Vandalia Elementary. I knew the gift that would mean the most to her would be […]
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