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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...

February 24, 2017

Can you believe that March Break is right around the corner?  If you are among the lucky ones, you will be hopping on a plane and heading to a special destination.  Maybe somewhere warm?  Visiting family and friends?  No matter where you are going, it's time to get organized for a fun-filled and stress-free vacation!

Have you ever wondered what you are allowed to pack in you carry-on baggage when you are flying somewhere?  We've spent countless hours researching exactly what is, and isn't, allowed onboard with you. Knowing what you are permitted to pack in your carry-on can avoid unnecessary delays, or worse, having to leave prized possessions behind at the security screening area.  Isn't it much better to be organized and know that everything you packed in your bag will arrive with you? We think so!

The following is a list of the most asked about items that are allowed in your carry-on baggage according to the guidelines set out by *TSA and Transport Canada*.  Pl...

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...

December 13, 2016

The holidays provide us with a wonderful opportunity to entertain our family and friends, catch up on old times, and make new memories that we will cherish for years to come.  Whether you plan on entertaining two or twenty-two guests, organization is key to a stress-free and successful gathering.

How many times do you think about having a few friends over, maybe your co-workers, or perhaps your neighbours?  Sounds like a great idea. Then you start thinking about what to serve, how to decorate, do you have enough glasses, napkins, cutlery or plates, and so on.  Chances are your thoughts go on overdrive and you become overwhelmed at the thought of getting everything done. So, you give up on your wonderful idea of hosting a holiday party.  However, by being organized you can remove that burden of stress and enjoy planning and entertaining in true holiday style.

We’ve compiled a list for you to use as a guideline to help you start planning your holiday entertaining.  By following...

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...

November 7, 2016

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November 1, 2016

Crisp fresh air, cold noses, and warm fuzzy sweaters can only mean one thing – fall is here!  This past weekend, I indeed pulled on a warm, fuzzy sweater, went outside and inhaled the crisp, fresh air.  I soon had a cold nose.  Yep, fall is upon us and so is garden clean up time. I pulled on my rubber boots, grabbed a pair of gardening gloves and off to the garage I trotted to fetch the items I needed, confident it would only take me a few seconds to locate them.  Admittedly, it took me longer than a few seconds, in fact, it took me over 10 mins of searching and digging to find everything I needed.  As I walked out of the garage trying to dodge the snake-like hoses that I swear were trying to crawl up my leg, I knew what was next on my to-do list – organizing the garage.

The garden beds were raked, bulbs were hauled up and readied for storage, and plants that had to wait until now to be divided were safely tucked in new beds.  Burlap wraps were rolled up and placed...

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Wishing all our clients and followers a Happy Halloween that is safe, fun, and filled with memories!

Wondering what you are going to do with all that leftover Halloween candy (yes, I know it's a bit too early to predict that there will actually BE any leftovers, but still...).  Keep these fun ideas in mind and you'll actually WANT to save some for later!  


Remember - this time of the year is always a little scary with goblins and ghosts - no need to try and tackle organizing on your own if you're worried it'll turn into a horror movie!  Call the pros at Organize My Chaos for a FREE consultation - get started today!


 

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...

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