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May 4, 2017

Who would have thought the humble skateboard could be used in so many innovative (ingenious?!) ways to organize?  Not us!  We were looking for new and ‘out there’ ideas to share with you and came across these unbelievable ways to use skateboards.

Male, female, teenager or adult, we are about to blow you away with the most incredible organizing ‘tools’ we’ve seen in a long time.  And trust us, we’ve seen literally thousands of ways to organize, but this is the most exciting thing we’ve seen in a long time.

Those of you who have tripped (repeatedly!!) over a skateboard will truly appreciate why we are so eager to share these ideas with you.  I mean, where do you store them?  They fall out of the closet, trip you up at the doorway and slide down the wall when you try to prop them up.  So how is the best way to store a skateboard?

Ta-da!!  Now we realize the skateboard isn’t being used as an organizational tool, but what a cool way to store your skateboard AND organize at the...

March 13, 2017

It's in the corner.  Over there.  Buried under the mountain of clutter.  The mail you innocently tossed on the table in your hallway. You meant to read it but were too busy at that moment.  No matter, you could read it later. But then dinner had to be made, laundry had to be done, lunches needed to be made for the next day.  You said you'll read it tomorrow.

Tomorrow came, and so did the mail, just like yesterday.  More junk mail, a magazine, and the newspaper.  You tossed it on yesterday's mail and said you'd read it later...maybe tomorrow.

After many tomorrows, the pile grew so high that mail was falling off and your floor became an innocent victim of clutter.  You grabbed three bags from the pile of plastic bags that had amassed in the kitchen, and told yourself you would organize the untamed mountain of paper that had accumulated on your table. One bag for garbage, one bag for items to be shredded, and one bag for mail that needed to be dealt with. Yes!  Yo...

February 10, 2017

Did you know that the average person loses an hour a day due to disorganization? How much money are you spending 'looking for things'?

February 2, 2017

Have you started trying to locate all of the necessary documents to file your taxes?  A few receipts in your desk drawer?  A few more on your dresser? What about that pile of 'stuff' on top of the fridge?  Crammed in the dash of your car?  You know the scenario.  Now is the time you realize how disorganized your important, financial documents are.
 

Filing our Income Tax Returns is generally not something we enjoy, however, if you are organized it can be a lot less painful and frustrating.  If you're starting this year without any preparation, it could take a considerable amount of time to locate all required documents.  Chances are, there will be one or two pieces of missing receipts that you can't get your hands on.  This can cost you money and time - especially if you locate them a week or two later and run them into your tax professional.  What if you miss out on a tax benefit you are entitled to but can't find have 'that piece of paper' you need? Very few of us...

January 26, 2017

Don't forget that January is officially Get Organized month!  I'm sure you've been busy cleaning and organizing lots of spaces in your home and office.  Maybe you've thought a lot about it, but haven't quite yet 'gotten around to it yet'??  Not to worry!  Today we're sharing a list of our top organizing products to help get you organized. There are numerous, wonderful items to help you get organized, however, today we are going to focus on the top products we absolutely love.

Bins & Baskets

We can't say enough about baskets and bins. They can be used in laundry rooms, kitchens, basements, kids rooms, bedrooms, living room, EVERY room!  Larger, plastic bins are great for storing seasonal items, clothing, blankets, etc.  We prefer using see-thru bins so you can tell at a glance what's in them – saving you from pulling each one down and opening it until you find what you're looking for.  Labelling your bins – which we strongly suggest – will save you lots of time and energy...

January 9, 2017

Did you know that January is National Get Organized Month? Indeed it is and what perfect timing!  As we move forward into 2017 with our resolutions fresh in our minds, it's the perfect time of year to make a promise to ourselves that THIS is the year to organize our homes, our offices, our cars, and even our little fur babies.  In fact, with determination and a little guidance from us, you will learn how to organize and prioritize, save money and time, and best of all - learn how to love the space you're living in with a lot less stress.  What a perfect and obtainable goal as we celebrate  2017 with a fresh, new outlook on life!

Let's start with a few questions that will help guide you throughout the entire process of organizing and decluttering your home.  I've referred to it many times and keep a copy on my desk next to me so I can always stay on track.  Even professional organizers need a little reminder every now and then!


We suggest you print multiple copies o...

December 8, 2016

Ever feel like you can't quite seem to find the time to write out your to-do list and, more importantly, check it off?  

I was recently going through some of my tasks, and realized that some were missing from my to-do list.  Given that I am always on the go, it's not always easy to jot down thoughts as they come to me - even with my list template which I print for the week and try to carry everywhere I go! 

So, I did what anyone in the 21st century would do - I downloaded an app for that!

If you're feeling like you need an extra hand to try and juggle your daily tasks, I highly recommend Wunderlist.  I downloaded this app on my iPhone (for free, I might add), and was instantly creating lists for different components of my life.

Wunderlist is great for building lists and creating reminders but, what I really love about it, is the ability to collaborate with others.  This takes the functionality from a standard iPhone or Android app to the next level.  I am able to create a list that...

November 10, 2016

In today's iPhone/Android age, it is no surprise that there is literally an app for everything.  Whether it's something to keep you entertained or stay organized, there is just about any type of application imaginable out there.  

Many of our clients are surprised to know that our services include office organizing - and we get a lot of customers with bustling businesses and home offices on our roster.  One key way that we can help to organize your chaos is by implementing ideas and tips/tricks to help with the paper clutter!  

While we all love a good, clean, organized filing system (really, who doesn't?!) we also understand today's business needs.  With so many people on the go - and doing business in unconventional locations (coffee shops, touch-down temporary offices, in-home consultations, etc), it's important to have a solution that can follow you and your clients almost anywhere.  This week, we are taking a look at PDF Expert - the app that lets you create, m...

October 26, 2016

For those who aren’t familiar with the word pegboard, it is often described as "that thin wood with lots of little holes that holds hooks."  It used to be found mainly in the basement where tools and small packages of screws would be hanging on it from a hook, or out in the garage with an assortment of lawn implements attached to it with bungee cords.  The days of pegboard being relegated to the depths of the basement or hidden out in the garage are over!  Pegboard has finally risen to its rightful place alongside home decor and organizational aids.

Pegboard can be used in literally any room in your house.  Craft rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and yes, basements and garages.  It is one of the most versatile and inexpensive decorating/organizing tools available.  No longer kept unadorned and plain, pegboard is now painted, stenciled, framed, and proudly displayed as home decor.  The question is no longer “Why would you use pegboard in your house?”  It is now...

October 21, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we now offer free printable lists and planners!  

As you know, we just love staying organized and on top of things here at Organize My Chaos.  We use these lists in our daily work and personal lives, and thought we'd share them with the world!  

Whether it's a meal planner or a budget and expense list, we have given you five new lists to get you started... and there are many more coming soon!  Print them and display them - or add them into a binder or an Action Items folder, and enjoy!

Have an idea for a list - or need something that you don't see here?  Drop us a line and tell us, and it may make it's way to our downloads!

Stay organized, my friends!

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