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Kitchen Cabinet Clean Up

Kitchen cabinets and drawers can end up holding all sorts of stuff.

I have seen everything from screwdrivers and books to remote control car parts and potting soil.

Whether your cabinets and drawers are used strictly for kitchen gear or if you run a maintenance shop out of there, too, hopefully you will find some of the tips and tricks I have to offer helpful in getting your space under control and working for you instead of against you.

One of the most important kitchens is utilizing space to the max, here are some:

Where do you land?

Often times when we walk into the house its in a hurry to get in, get back out, or simply let go of the outside world: we have were doing the pee-pee dance in traffic for the last 30 minutes, dropping off/picking up kids, missing items, etc, or haven’t been home for the last 12, 14, 24 hours.

This hustle and bustle can often times create additional, unnecessary chaos, clutter, and ultimately work!

Help save yourself from extra clean up time, the hassle of looking for your everyday items and make coming and going from your house flow much more… Continue reading

4 Tips to Control the Coat Closet Chaos

Are you afraid of the closet monster, that one that jumps out at you every time you open the closet in your entry way? Do you rush to meet guests at the door so they do not attempt to hang their coat in the closet? 

Have no fear here are quick tips to get your closet under wraps:

1) Sort closets by season.

      – Donate coats that you and your family have not worn or only wear once a year.

      – Coats that are completely out of season – pack away! Those vacuum… Continue reading

To Lead or Follow – How About a Little of Both?!

Day to day so many of us get caught up in the ebbs and flow of life, to the extent that we often lose track of if we are the ones leading the revolution or being carried along with the current. I too have this issue and regularly have to fight to ensue I am at least leading my own life and, hopefully, motivate others to do the same. Part of where I get my motivation is through reading Seth Godin’s blog every morning, first thing after I wake up. 

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see something… Continue reading

National Clean Off Your Desk Day

bare min desk

Do you have a messy desk? Are you regularly shuffling papers trying to find something you know you just put down a few seconds ago? Is it so bad you cannot see your keyboard or mouse?

Here are some tips to help you get on track, clear the clutter, and make your desk work for you:

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Get Organized and Become a Better Leader

Often times when people think about organization, they simply think about having all of their items in place and living without clutter. But this is just the tip of the ice berg. Getting organized opens up the possibility to a more complete and balanced life. 

Now, do not get caught up on the word balanced. Like many words in the English language the meaning of “balanced” is not finite. Balance is all relative — Balance in my life will be very different than in the life of say an Olympian. 

One of the greatest ways I opened my… Continue reading

5 Quick Ideas To Get Your Decluttering Started

We all know that many things that we want to do never get done because we have no idea where to start! There are so many things to do, worry about, or consider that finding a starting place seems impossible. How do you pick one thing or place over another? If I start here, will there be a stopping point? Will I be able to come back to it? Will it even be worth the time? I have put together some ideas on how you can start your decluttering process in quick little bits. Because half the battle is getting… Continue reading

Holiday Extras

The holidays can be a very fun time of year, but they can also be a bit overwhelming. This time of year brings in a lot of extra things into the home.

We have containers from holiday meal left overs, gift bags and boxes galore, the new round of holiday decorations, and probably a few items left behind from friends and family. But what do you do with all of these things, how do you incorporate them, get rid of them, or re-purpose them?

1) Gift bags, boxes, and tissue paper is always great to save and reuse next year… Continue reading

Taking Control and Becoming Whole

When I sat down to write this I was going to talk about how to deal with all of the extra things that come into and out of  our homes throughout this season — don’t worry if that sounds like something you are interested in, I will write that later this week. Instead, I was turned on to this amazing planner that I want to share with you and express why I think it is an important tool to have.

Now I don’t know about you, but I have had many different planners and ways of trying to best… Continue reading

Vacationing with a Carry On

When I vacation, it is hardly a vacation in the let’s sit by a beach and soak up some sun, or even lets spend 5 days on the mountain. My vacations generally consist of going home to New England to visit friends and family… the whole lot of them.

I have successfully am managing my 4th trip this year (two of which were 10 days, one 3 for a wedding, and another 2 days) with nothing but a back back (mostly because I don’t know how to put work down when I am on vacation) and a… Continue reading