Time Management Tips to Get Everything Done

Time Management Tips to Get Everything Done

We’ve all had that feeling that time is running out, that there isn’t enough of it to cover what needs to be done every day. This can be especially true for parents, who have to take care of the house, maybe make sure work projects get done, and a long list of things to do to care for the kids. It’s a struggle to organize and find a little room for self-care and relaxation. Remember that?   With back-to-school season underway, finding enough time can be even more challengi...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
August 28, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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Dorm Room Decorating and Organizing Tips

Dorm Room Decorating and Organizing Tips

You’re off to college, and the adventure of a lifetime, meeting new people and being on your own. You excitedly open the door to your dorm room for the first time, the place you’ll call home for the year ahead, only to find a bland, beige room staring back. How are you supposed to be inspired in here? And how the heck are you going to fit all your stuff in that tiny closet and desk? You’re already missing your room back home. But dorm rooms don’t have to be dull and crowd...
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August 17, 2015 at 3:26 PM
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Fridge Organization Tips to Eat Healthy

Fridge Organization Tips to Eat Healthy

You open the refrigerator door and stare into it blankly. What looks good? If it’s crowded with boxes of leftovers, long-expired dairy products and mushy veggies in the bottom drawer, it can be hard to find something worth eating. Probably easier to reach for a bag of chips in the cupboard instead, you tell yourself. If your fridge looks like it’s ready for a Hazmat team, you could be sabotaging your efforts to eat healthy even if good food is in there somewhere. But a few simple ste...
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August 10, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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Jewelry Organizers: The Art of Displays

Jewelry Organizers: The Art of Displays

It’s the morning rush. You reach for a necklace to add a little spice to your outfit but it’s all tangled with the other necklaces, the ones you haven’t worn in months and forgot about because they’re in a big knot. No time to mess with it now. Maybe some earrings. You found one. No doubt its mate is buried at the bottom of your overstuffed jewelry box. Well, maybe you have to skip that look for today and just stick with the basics, like your watch. You put it down somewh...
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July 22, 2015 at 2:24 PM
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Travel Light: How to Get Organized to Lighten Your Load

Travel Light: How to Get Organized to Lighten Your Load

If you’ve ever had to sit on your suitcase to zip it closed, or arrived at your destination only to find all of your clothes and shoes in a jumbled mess, it’s time to take the stress out of travel and get organized so you can pack light! With the summer being the heaviest travel time of the year, get yourself ready for that vacation with some proper planning. “Don’t wait until the last minute to pack,” says Erica Duran, a life coach and productivity expert who trave...
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July 10, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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Declutter Virtually With a Long Distance Pro Organizer

Declutter Virtually With a Long Distance Pro Organizer

Professional organizer Jaclyn Gross just wrapped up another successful project, this time with a busy mom in Kansas. The client had been stressed out because she could never find what she needed in her home office, causing her to waste time trying to locate misplaced information and paper. After just a couple of phone calls with Jaclyn, who by the way is located more than 1,000 miles away in New York City, the Midwesterner was able to transform her office, and by extension, her life. Papers had ...
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July 1, 2015 at 3:40 PM
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Organize Your Home to Go Green

Organize Your Home to Go Green

You may not realize it, but organizing your home can be a great way to go green with very little effort, and without the need for higher-priced “eco” products. Pro organizer and friend Nonnahs Driskill shares her environmentally friendly tips to actually save you money along the way, just in time for Earth Day, April 22! Shift Everyday Habits Try some simple changes to your daily routine to make a big impact, suggest Nonnahs of Get Organized Already. For example, eliminate the clutte...
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March 27, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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Smart Home Office Organization Tips

Smart Home Office Organization Tips

If a clear space makes for a clear mind, why not make sure your home office is organized for efficiency—so you can have more free time away from work. To start, first make sure you have the basics down: adequate lighting, a desk that’s large enough to spread out comfortably and room for storage, whether your “office” is in a dedicated room or a corner of another area of the house. So say our friends at the Container Store, who also shared savvy tips for specific office ch...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
March 16, 2015 at 10:25 AM
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How to Keep Your Pet Supplies Organized

How to Keep Your Pet Supplies Organized

We often think of organizing for our closets, paperwork and kid’s toys. But what about for our pets? If you look around the house, your furry friends have an awful lot of belongings – there are leashes for walking, bulk purchases of food, toys, grooming supplies, vitamins and medicines, and for some, the occasional outfit. Often these items are scattered in various areas of the house, tucked in cabinets with no thought to it. But adding a little organization will help you find what y...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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Closet Organization and Design Tips fit for the Stars

Closet Organization and Design Tips fit for the Stars

If the extent of your closet design entails a simple walk-in with mismatched hangars, scuffed walls and a bulb that lights up with the pull of a string, you clearly have not worked with celebrity closet expert Melanie Charlton. Over the years, star clients have turned to the founder of Clos-ette for advice on storing some of the most impressive high-end designer wardrobes in the country. Her dream dressing rooms feature custom furnishings and mood lighting, and as you might imagine, customers ha...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Organizing with Budget Storage Containers Makes Cents

Organizing with Budget Storage Containers Makes Cents

Getting organized can be a daunting task, but if one of the things holding you back is the cost of all those bins, buckets and boxes you’ll need for storage, fear no more. After hearing about the wealth of organization solutions available at discount stores where items are typically just a dollar, we decided to learn more. We always love to get it done for less! Jessica Hill, a savvy blogger with Mad in Crafts, shared tips on how to put all those colorful $1 bins to work. Jessica says her ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Photo Storage and Organization Tips

Photo Storage and Organization Tips

If every picture is worth a thousand words, we all must have plenty of nouns, adjectives and verbs stored in the photo folders of our computers and smart phones. After all, with the portability of a good camera these days, many of us are never without some way to snap a selfie or food photo. Between old printed photographs and recent digital versions, all of the images we keep can create clutter, spread across photos albums, boxes and multiple devices, compounding decades of disarray. Tryin...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

There they are, those areas of your house that haunt you – the piles of paperwork, the closet bursting with clothes and shoes you forgot you had, the garage packed so full of stuff you can’t even fit the car in anymore. Every weekend you say you’re going to clean it out but Saturday and Sunday come and go and it just never gets done – or you take a crack at it and find you barely made a dent. You need a professional organizer. Why pay someone to come in and clean out your...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

If new purchases or seasonal items are taking up valuable space, and you’re ready to move less-used things outside your home, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the need to protect everything from the elements of your chosen storage environment. Depending on where you choose to store your things, water, humidity, extreme temperatures and small animals can all cause damage to your belongings—unless you take care! We consulted with pro organizer Jessica Decker of Become Organized, ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Incorporating aspects of the Chinese feng shui philosophy at home has become increasingly popular in the West to help us relax and feel more in control of our busy lives. While the practice of channeling energy flows may seem like hocus pocus to some, the more practical benefits of minimizing clutter to reduce stress and negativity is something everyone could use, especially during the busy holiday season! We turned to Feng shui specialist, architect and interior designer Anjie Cho of Holistic S...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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