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The Organizer: How To Become More Organized



Need a gifted interior decorator for your home? Do-it-yourself with this blog for organizers! With great tips on how to organize home, bathroom, closets, office, drawers, and more. Begin organizing messy rooms today! Plenty of videos, articles and other i



Updated: 2017-11-14T07:22:24.885-08:00

 



CHEAP ORGANIZING | Tips to re-organize any space

2017-11-03T07:35:52.352-07:00

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5 Ways to Organize Your Phone to Unhijack Your Mind

2017-10-24T10:28:24.197-07:00

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20 Organization ideas How to Make Small Room look Bigger

2017-10-24T10:27:56.798-07:00

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How to renovate an old house

2017-10-24T10:27:32.486-07:00

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Lazy - No Desire to Clean and Organize

2017-10-09T12:08:48.141-07:00

They admit, "We're lazy."  These are the people who don't enjoy putting things back, cleaning after making messes, placing items in convenient locations where others can find them and more.  Lazy people create havoc for a household whether they choose to admit it or not.  Their failure to make life easier causes grief for those who are organized.  This is one of many reasons why some people don't get invited back for family events, are not welcome to live with family members, and are rejected by friends.  Where there is laziness, there is also irresponsibility lingering too.  They don't much care that they broke items and refused to replace them.  They can't seem to remember where they left items they borrowed from others.  So if this describes you or someone that you know, think about some things to combat laziness:1.  Don't expect others to welcome or accept your unwillingness to be orderly no matter how much you reason it.  They will debate with you.  Hurt feelings will result.2.  Don't make excuses for not doing little things like cleaning a dish or putting belongings away.  Those offended will eventually set up consequences like no longer cooking meals.3.  Train yourself to put items back where they belong, clean, etc.  You can do this by implementing rules or yourself and following them.4.  Self-talk why it is important to be organized and research the benefits.5.  Create reminders online or offline to clean and organize. Set aside certain days and times.6.  Avoid the trap of keeping things you really don't need including trash like bags, boxes and other packaging.7.  Motivate yourself to stay clean and organized when you think of things like: rats, roaches, bed bugs, dust mites, and more.  If you don't tidy up your place, no worries, in time the insects will.Bedroom is simple, functional and clean. [...]



Apartment Shopping, Leasing, Rental Tips: 10 Things You Can Do When You Have a Limited Budge...

2017-09-22T10:45:09.872-07:00

Apartment Shopping, Leasing, Rental Tips: 10 Things You Can Do When You Have a Limited Budge...: So you're having trouble furnishing and decorating your place due to limited finances?  Well you are not alone.  Many people on the stre...(image)



21 Wall decoration ideas and Creative Displays - shadow boxes, picture frames, wall decorating

2017-09-16T12:24:26.191-07:00

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Moving from Single Room to Shared Space

2017-09-16T12:11:55.535-07:00

It happens, for whatever reason you end up having to share a space with someone after spending years living in a room or dwelling alone.  So what to do to make things comfortable for you while respecting your roommate's space?1)  Spend time checking out how much room you have and how might you best organize your stuff so that it doesn't get in your roommate's way.Think like this, "I have a lot of books..." so most likely you will need book shelf space.  "I have a lot of health and beauty items..." so you will need plenty of cabinet or drawer space.  Take a look at what you have and what you know you will be using on a daily basis and be sure those items are accessible.  However, don't go overboard with organizers when you know your area is limited.2)  Do not post any wall hangings or display keepsakes that are offensive such as political, religious, intolerant, or racist.This seems like an obvious point, but you will be surprised at what you might think is "okay, alright" while someone else thinks your interests are highly offensive.  Keep your odd interests out of view until you get your own place.3)  Avoid asking to use or borrow your roommate's stuff and don't volunteer your items.If you want to avoid future arguments, establish boundaries and not free for alls.  The items that you enjoy the most will be used and your kindness taken advantage of when you have that "mi casa, su casa" attitude.  If you don't sincerely mind someone touching your things, don't allow it and don't use theirs either.4)  Unpack items immediately and don't leave your belongings in disarray.Cardboard boxes are magnets for spiders and other insects, so do away with them.  If you must store items, use plastic bins.  Avoid bulky, whimsical and bright furniture especially if you have no plans on utilizing and living in the space for long.  Choose items that go well with existing furnishings.5)  Be sure your area is neat and smells appealing at all times.Odor lingers in carpeting, bedding, and laundry, so do be sure you are aware of your body odor and clean linen, carpeting, etc. and spray deodorizer.Before moving from your single room or dwelling into the shared space, be sure you have already donated, sold, threw away, and kept necessary items.  Do not bring along things that you know you just don't need.  The more you keep, the more clutter and also the more headaches for your roommate.  Give yourself a self-talk on why it is important to rid yourself of some things or pay for storage elsewhere before someone has to later sit you down and explain why you simply have too much stuff and why it would be better for you to move.Nicholl McGuire is the author of What Else Can I Do on the Internet? [...]



9 Genius Ways to Finally Organize Pot Lids

2017-08-22T09:19:38.934-07:00

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Absolutely one of those great videos to help you with organizing pot and pan lids in a way where you aren't in the kitchen banging your tools around.  Someone will be happy when you finally organize those things right!  Enjoy!(image)



How To Organize Your Life For Back To School

2017-08-21T22:34:50.806-07:00

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How To Pack For College: Move In Day!

2017-08-21T21:00:36.610-07:00

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Teach Children to Organize - Tips on How to Organize Children’s Belongings

2017-07-26T04:40:14.075-07:00

When it comes to training children on things like good hygiene, being polite, and caring for others, many parents are doing quite well. However when it comes to teaching children how to organize their things, some parents are dropping the ball. Educators, family members, friends, and strangers look upon these helpless children with pity, eye-rolls, or frustration. Poor Johnny or Jill is dropping items, can’t find things, and is having his or her share of fits because they just don’t know what to do with all their stuff.  So what to do?1)  Start by getting organized yourself.  Then teach children how you keep up with your items.2) Give a child a task to organize. From a bookshelf to a table top, show them not only how to organize, but why it is important.3) Walk through their environment and point out the things they could organize better.4) Reward the child for his or her effort.5) Be consistent and remind him or her to stay organized everyday. Ask, “Did you put your items back after you used them?”  If they continuously forget, you will have to remove favorite items from area or other distractions until he or she improves.6) Communicate what you are teaching your child to others so that they too will help your child learn good organizational skills.Things to start teaching children to organize in their room and elsewhere:1) Video games and accessories2) School work3) Clothes 4) Bedding5) Small toys6) Edibles in the kitchen7)  Bathroom itemsOnce they have shown that they are doing well organizing their items, remember to reward them and encourage them to keep up the good work!Nicholl McGuire is the owner and manager of this blog. [...]



Amazing Room Makeover for Teenagers | Small Bedroom Makeover!

2017-06-29T10:27:05.012-07:00

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36 Dollar Store Tricks Every Smart Person Should Know

2017-06-29T10:26:48.548-07:00

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Feeling Unproductive at Your Workspace?

2017-06-21T12:54:40.294-07:00

Time to clean the desk.  Only essentials on the top, please.


If you're not using it everyday, store it away, give it away, or throw it away!


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Apartment Shopping, Leasing, Rental Tips: Tenant Inspections: 5 Things Tenants Never Clean W...

2017-06-21T09:11:06.476-07:00

Apartment Shopping, Leasing, Rental Tips: Tenant Inspections: 5 Things Tenants Never Clean W...: The following are some more things that go unnoticed when cleaning left by commenters on YouTube: Top of door frames Doors with square ...(image)



Need to Switch Rooms in Your Home with Someone? How to Prepare

2017-06-14T12:00:02.056-07:00

Sometimes we think that a space is right for us, but then later we discover it isn't. When this occurs, you will need to take a look around your home, finding a new spot. Better bring out the measuring tape and be in agreement with the one you plan on switching rooms with or rearranging their treasured stuff. Now one way to approach a relative or friend with your request to trade rooms is to be polite and express to the person why you need a change as well as what are the benefits to him or her if they should agree to the trade.  Be sure to disclose any problems or make arrangements to fix them prior to the conversation, because if you don't he or she may bring up those issues and will deny your request.  Also, find out from the individual if he or she has had any problems with the room you would like to move into beforehand.When moving from a larger room to a smaller room, you most likely will need to purge some things if there isn't enough closet space or your bed is too large to fit. When moving from a smaller room to a larger one, you will need to think in advance what exactly is your reason for upgrading.  In addition, what do you plan to buy to take up that space and will the purchase fit?Other things to think about when you are ready to trade a room with someone:1) Remove at least one large item from the small or large room first. Then take that piece and set it aside until the other large items from the room you are moving into have been removed. Once clear, place your large bed, for instance, in that spot. It is easier to move large items when you haven't filled up the hall area, for example, with a bunch of stuff.  So take beds out first then other furniture.2) Take items out of big cabinets, dressers, and other things before moving.  By doing this the items are less heavy and easier to move around. Use large furniture sliders for bigger or heavier items. The last thing you want is to damage the carpet or your furniture.3) Be sure loose items are out of the way of doorways and also the items you removed out of the furniture is arranged neatly away from other items (like in a corner, along a wall, etc.) that have yet to be moved out of the room.  Otherwise your stuff might be tripped over or worse broken during the transition.4) Take time to vacuum an area once items has been removed and possibly shampoo carpet using light water not too much, or use shampoo that dries rapidly.  Place a fan in room while you and others are on break aiming at carpet. The last thing you want to do is move into a room and smell someone else's body odor.5) Check over your old room and be sure your items have been removed out of closets.  You can use your bed to hold your clothing until the other person has taken clothes out and placed in your old closet. Be sure the area within closet has also been vacuumed and/or shampooed too.6) If you plan on removing carpeting, upholstery, painting, or upgrading the room, then you will want to pack items and store away until all those things are done.  This way you are not inconveniencing the person who you are trading rooms with by keeping your items in your old location longer than you need to. Young people and the elderly can become easily irritated especially if they didn't want to trade rooms in the first place.Hope these tips help, happy moving!Nicholl [...]



25 Sneaky Ways to Organize Your Whole House

2017-05-20T21:36:14.292-07:00

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Stop Struggling to Remember Everything

2017-05-16T10:22:07.265-07:00

Nowadays the "To Do List" is on apps, websites, voice recorders and other electronics, but also still posted on refrigerators, traditional calendars, white or chalkboards, and other interesting places.  But when one awakens to no list, then what?  He or she forgets important tasks, arrives late or not at all to appointments, and upsets those who are relying on him or her to tend to a task for the umpteenth time.  As much as we all want to stay on point each day, it can be quite difficult when we forsake or don't bother creating a list to remind us of all the things we need to do.  So if you have been slacking on performing your duties, today might be a good day to start getting things done.  It feels so good when you can cross off or delete a task from your list.Wish you well!Nicholl McGuire blog owner and author of What Else Can I Do on the Internet? available in print and eBook [...]



SIMPLE CAR ORGANIZATION - FAMILY OF THREE

2017-04-29T19:06:02.423-07:00

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How to organize food storage containers

2017-04-24T13:58:55.188-07:00

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Garden Hobbyists - Compost Tumbler Review

2017-04-23T20:45:23.738-07:00

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Simple and Beauty Front Garden Ideas and Planning

2017-04-22T06:30:14.222-07:00

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How to Organize a Vegetable Garden : Vegetable Gardening

2017-04-20T09:35:37.798-07:00

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How To Fold Bath Towels - Quick, Simple, and Easy!

2017-10-09T07:31:12.654-07:00

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