Get Ready for Taxes 2015!

It’s Tax Season! Its time to get out all the papers you have been shoving into boxes all year out and sort through them. (Unless of course you have been following this blog, in which case you are extremely prepared J)

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Basement Organizing

With warm weather and tax season fast approaching its time to organize your basement. Organizing out of the way areas such as basement storage rooms help prepare for organization in other areas of the home. With tax season fast approaching, having an organized storage area will allow you to create useful and easily accessible storage solutions for your files that you don’t need to store in your office.  Additionally, it will allow you to review what you do have and get rid of any unnecessary clutter.

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New Year, New You: Organizing for Your New Year Goals

New Year, New You: Organizing for Your New Year Goals

A guest blog entry by Jane Blanchard

A new year brings a new resolve to keep your home neat and organized. Even though it’s already February, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make a resolution for a more organized home. Start your year off right by organizing the areas you see first when you come home.

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Office Organization

Lets talk about your office. Tax season is right around the corner – is your office ready?

Do you have all your paperwork in the right places? Can you find all of your receipts? How much time does it take you to find everything? How much time SHOULD it take you to compile your tax information?

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15-Minute Organizing Solutions to Start 2015 Off Right

The holidays are over and its time to get back to the daily grind. Start 2015 off organized with these 15-minute simple organization techniques that will save you time:

  1. Spend 15 minutes a day organizing something that drives you crazy
  2. Create a mail station – set up mailboxes on a desk, wall or bulletin board. Or, if you have space, make a separate bin for each member of your family.
  3. Stay on a schedule – get a calendar to write important events and deadlines on. Choose a different color to write in for each member of your family.
  4. Get Rid of Junk – spend 15 minutes a day removing junk from your house – your mind and house will instantly start to feel more organized.
  5. Spend 15 minutes grouping office supplies, household supplies, tools, etc. together and label them. This will make finding something SO much easier.

Start the rest of the year off right by adding 15 minutes of organizing to your life each day. Pick just one of the tasks from above and go from there. You can split it into three 5-minute sessions or go for all 15 minutes at once. Just do it!

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Holiday Gift Giving Made Simple

The Holidays are fast approaching and Holiday shopping season has begun.

Shopping for holiday presents can become overwhelming – there are often too many people to purchase gifts for, too many different types of presents to keep track of, not enough places to store the presents and always the question of: did I wrap it yet? Did I give it yet? Did I put the correct name on the correct gift?

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Guest Room Organization

The holidays are approaching and friends and family will be travelling from all over to gather together to celebrate in different cities. You may be hosting guests or be travelling as a guest at a friend or family members home this winter. It’s never easy to leave the convenience and comfort of your own home to be a guest in someone else’s house.

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Dining Organization

The holidays are just around the corner and its time to start thinking about your family gatherings around the dining table. Get set for success by organizing your dining table, linens, dishes and glassware ahead of time.

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Halloween Organizing

Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner! This year, set yourself up for Halloween storage success right from the start.

Decorating: Go ahead and get all your decorations out from previous years. Make three piles: everything you plan on using to decorate this year, halloween costumes that are still in circulation, and in the third pile put everything that you do not plan on using for decoration and old halloween costumes. Put everything in the third pile in a bag and donate it.

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Media Room

Its already October and starting to get chilly out! These tips on organizing your media room will get you ready for some cozy nights in front of the TV for the upcoming winter.

Control the Cords: Label both ends of every cord behind your media center with a tag or sticker. Bundle up excess cord length with a rubber band or hook-and-loop ties. I like to use a CableBox to hide cords in so they are out of sight completely.

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