Join us for #cleanslatemonth!

If you haven’t visited our Instagram feed yet, we highly recommend you come visit for all of the inspiration and motivation you will find to start this year with a clean slate.  Who doesn’t love the feeling of a fresh, clean start to a whole new year of possibilities?!

 

We are focusing on four areas during #cleanslatemonth.  Since we have covered many topics related to these four areas in previously published blog articles, we are providing an index for each of them below.

 

Goal Setting:

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A few of our favorite holiday hacks…

Everyone loves a great life hack, especially around the chaotic holidays!  Here are some that we love.

 

1.  Easily transform a chandelier in your home by hanging some favorite ornaments from it.

 

 

2.  Wrap lights around a hanger to keep them from getting tangled.

 

Photo credit: Buzzfeed.com

 

3.  Have lots of holiday ribbon?  Store it on a multi-rod hanger meant for pants.

 

Chrome Metal 4-Tier Swing-Arm Pant Hanger, photo credit: The Container Store

 

4.  Save some toilet paper rolls to help you keep your gift wrap neat and tidy.

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Cooking for Thanksgiving? Get the Project Foodie App

It’s that time of year to plan out that scrumptious turkey dinner that everyone looks forward to.  Once you have come up with your desired menu, there are so many aspects of the Thanksgiving meal that need to be considered.  Wouldn’t it be nice to somehow get some help managing it all?

While listening to KRLD News Radio 1080 in Dallas today, we discovered a wonderful app that can help in all areas related to cooking called Project Foodie.  This app may be just what you were looking for…that extra help to manage all of the nuts and bolts of making Thanksgiving dinner a great success.  It is a free app on iTunes, and it ...

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6 Clutter-Slaying Hacks for Hosting a Fabulously Spooky Halloween Bash

Image via A Beautiful Mess

What’s the best part of Halloween?

 

Some say it’s the candy. Some say it’s dressing up as something totally different for a night. And others say it’s celebrating the beginning of fall with some good, old-fashioned partying.

 

Of course, if you’re hosting your own bash, you have to think about more than what day you’ll celebrate, and which signature Halloween cocktail you’ll serve.

 

You’ll also need to think about how to set up your home so your guests have a memorable experience. Luckily,

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Simplify Your Life with Daily Chores Modified for Our Modern Times

Our great grandparents were probably brought up with a days of the week” list of chores to help break up the big jobs over the course of an entire week.  Theses days we have so many modern conveniences to make things easier, however we can still benefit from having a set schedule.  Here is our take on the modern-day details of each of these daily chores.

 

Monday ~ Wash Day

It’s much different doing the laundry now than it was back in Victorian ...
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Styled & Organized Habits for Maintaining Great Organization

Let’s say you recently spent a lot of time and energy getting one of the spaces in your home totally decluttered and organized.  You may have even hired a Professional Organizer to help you accomplish it.  It’s an amazing feeling when you walk in and take in the new surroundings.  You actually WANT to be in that space again.  If you need something, you can find it instantly.  You desperately want this new feeling to last forever.  But can it?

 

The cold, hard truth is that everything needs a maintenance routine in life.  The same kind of discipline that you used to get into shape or land that dream job is what ...
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What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?

We all procrastinate.  Even really organized people procrastinate.  Psychologist Dr. Linda Sapadin’s curiosity about why some people procrastinate more than others lead her to discover the six types of procrastination.  So which type are you?

Six Procrastination Styles

PERFECTIONIST

  • Says, “But it’s not perfect yet!”
  • Because they fear others will judge their work, the start is overwhelming.   Wanting the results perfect, their work is never done.  (This is me, but don’t tell anyone!)

DREAMER

  • Says, “I hate dealing with all those bothersome details!”
  • They are all ideas but doesn’t want to deal with details.

WORRIER

  • Says, “I’m afraid to make a change!  It’s too much work.  It might not turn out right or be too ...
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Get Organized Before Disaster Strikes

With Hurricane Harvey unleashing a jaw-dropping, record-breaking amount of rainfall in south Texas, we can’t help but wonder what we would do if it was happening to us.  What would you grab if you were told to evacuate immediately?  Are you totally prepared to make those big decisions if you had to leave?  It’s frightening to think that a life time of possessions and mementos could be washed away with a natural disaster, but it is absolutely something you should consider and make a plan for.

 

We published a blog post last year in honor of September being National Preparedness Month, and if you haven’t already… ...
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