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© 2017 by Organize My Chaos ®

 

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September 8, 2017

Shoes.  We all have them.  We may not be shoe crazy and have dozens of pairs, or even hundreds of pairs, but we all have them.  Heels or flats?  Sneakers or loafers?  Flip flops or sandals?  Let’s face it, regardless of what your preference is, we all need shoes.


One of the most common sources of frustration for our clients is the growing, unorganized pile of shoes in their hall closet, the bedroom closet, the spare room closet, and…..you get the point.  Shoes have a tendency to pile up all over the place.  The worst thing about shoes is that you can pile them on top of each other so you end up cramming them in every nook and cranny.  How many times have you opened a closet door only to find a pile of  shoes on the floor?  Have you ever had to shove your shoes back into the closet so you could shut the door?!

Not only is it damaging to your shoes to continue shoving them here and there in a disorganized fashion, it is beyond frustrating whe...

August 29, 2017

Do those three words make you jump for joy, sigh with sadness, or bring on an overwhelming sense of panic?! It's hard to believe that the start of a new school year is just around the corner.  Whatever emotion those words evoke, the reality is that there is a lot to get done in a very short period of time.  Time to think of school clothes, healthy lunches, back packs, school supplies, and so much more.  But don't worry – we at Organize My Chaos have donned our super hero capes and are here to save the day!  We have scoured the globe looking for the best solutions to bring calm to the chaos of 'back to school'.  Plus, there are a few of us with kids who have added our own best practices to the list when it comes to preparing for that big day.

Basics

  • Make sure you have the correct date for the first day of school.  Full day or half day? Have you arranged after school care for the children if needed?

  • Ensure children are up to date on all immunizations.  If required, mak...

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 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 18, 2017


We all do it.  We collect something.  Pretty pillows?  Anything with a cat picture on it?  Cozy blankets? Mugs?  Vases?  Table cloths? Napkin rings? You name it, one of us collects it.  Chances are, we've been collecting our whole lives without being aware of it.  Personally, I was obsessed with Barbie Dolls and had to have each new one as it was available; and their matching outfits; and shoes; and purses.  My brother loved toy cars.  Didn't matter the style, colour, or model.  The more the better. There were boxes and boxes of toy cars in his bedroom. However,  I can't say too much about his collection considering I had my Barbie collection in a suitcase. There was no way on earth it would fit into one of those teeny, tiny doll cases!

The point is, most of us collect without even being aware of it.  More often than not, the things we collect become clutter.  They generally don't serve a real purpose, we don't use them, we like...

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...

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