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.
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...
No matter how many trips I take, whether by car, air, boat, or train, my absolute favourite mode of transportation is car. Flying is great when I need to get somewhere too far to drive, or in a hurry, but nothing beats travelling by car when you have the time to do so. I love the inviting open road, the sunshine on my face, rolling down the window and rocking out to my favourite tunes. It all feels so freeing and wonderful!
The excitement of the trip can continue throughout your journey when you are prepared and organized. As much as we would like to believe that everything will go smoothly, the reality is that there will probably be a few hiccups along the way. By being organized, you can make sure these inconveniences are minimal and that they don't slow you down – literally.
All of us at Organize My Chaos are chronic list makers. It's what makes us so good at our jobs. The best way you can ensure that you don't forget something, is to make a list...
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...
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!
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...