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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'?

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...

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 18, 2016

How many times have you spontaneously started break-dancing in the middle of the night as you tiptoe into your child’s bedroom to check on them?  How about the ‘hop on one foot and hold your breath dance’?  What about the ’hand over your mouth and try not to scream’ dance? Anyone who has stepped on a piece of wayward Lego knows exactly what I am talking about.  How can such a tiny piece of plastic cause such excruciating pain?  I honestly don’t know, but I do know it hurts - a LOT!

Let’s not forget the times we’ve inadvertently stepped on the world’s most special baby doll and made her scream “Mama”.  Trust me; the doll scream is nothing compared to a four year olds scream  when she thinks you’ve just squashed the life out of her ‘baby’. 

Sound familiar?

No matter how much time we spend picking up their toys or cleaning their bedrooms, kids can completely destroy a room in a matter of minutes.  If you’re reading this blog, chances are you know exactly what I...

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...

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!

October 17, 2016

Have you noticed the beautiful fall colours outside?  The golds, browns, and spectacular crimson coloured leaves?  Aren’t they gorgeous?  They remind me of the colour of spices... warm, fragrant, and enticing spices - and spices remind me of cooking, which makes me think of the kitchen, which in turn reminds me I haven’t cleaned up my spice cabinet for quite a while!  Do you regularly check your spices for expiration dates?  

We always hear about Spring Cleaning, but what about Fall Cleaning?  It’s a perfect time to get organized for the Holidays and clean up from the good ol’ days of summer.  I’m going to start with - you guessed it - my spice cabinet.  Now is the perfect time to take out all of the spices, give them a quick wipe down, and check those expiration dates (spices do lose their potency, over time, so best to discard all those old ones!).  While I have the spices out on my counter top, I’m going to wipe down the inside of the cabinet and organize t...

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