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Nine good reasons to hire a professional organizer

Are you wondering if hiring a professional organizer is right for you? You know you need a professional organizer when: 1. You’re overwhelmed If you’re so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start, an organizer can be a big help. Hiring an organizer to help figure out priorities and a plan can get you mobilized …

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How do you get on top of a paper problem? Ignore it

The organization of your files, mail, and bills can get easily disheveled if you don’t keep up with it or if your system isn’t working for you. It can also be extremely overwhelming to start to organize if you’ve got a big backlog–it can seem like you’re never getting anywhere. My favorite technique to get …

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Don’t forget your environment when setting behavior goals

Want success in changing your habits? Don’t forget about your environment It’s well-known that our environment has a lot to do with how well we can stick to a habit. It’s not always easy to do, so to get you kick-started, here are some environmental suggestions for some very common resolutions.  So instead of beating yourself …

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How to keep your bobbins from unwinding

Vireo Home earns a small fee from qualifying purchases from certain linked vendors. Everything I recommend is something I would buy and use myself. Gotta earn a little money for label tape and Sharpies…. If you sew, you know my pain. Half-full bobbins unraveling in your sewing box, making everything a tangled mess. You can …

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How to Keep Your Dining Table Clear

Much like making the bed every morning, keeping your dining table surface clear is a way to create some order and peace in your home. But isn’t it easier said than done? You clean off the table, maybe even set it, and before you know it, it’s full of mail, toys, food, books, that thing …

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How to Organize Your Fabric and Yarn Stash

Photo by Karly Santiago on Unsplash I’m a poly-crafter, and I love my craft stuff. Sewing, bookmaking, calligraphy, general cobbling together of all sorts of things. The stuff tends to take over if I’m not diligent about limiting myself. Creative brains often like to hold on to things because getting rid of it stirs up …

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