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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: 2017-07-26T04:40:14.058-07:00

 



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!

2017-04-19T14:25:17.052-07:00

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Home Owners: If Only Walls Could Talk...

2017-04-03T15:02:20.726-07:00

Clean me.Organize me.Decorate me.Take care of me.What are you doing with me?The smell never goes away!Why did you buy me, you can't afford me?You don't need another thing!Can someone take out the trash?I deserve a better family.Throw that out!You'll never use that, give it away!When will you get that fixed?It's your dwelling, what are you doing about it? [...]



Are You Organizing Your Tax Documents and Other Paperwork?

2017-03-18T18:24:58.572-07:00

 Make your important papers accessible.  You never know when you might need them again. Organizers to use: File boxPDF files in online folders or computerFile folders offlineBinders with dividersPortable drivesMemory cards and caseCDsFabric office storage organizer  [...]



Planning a Short Hotel Stay - Get Organized Now, So You Won't Be Sorry Later

2017-03-17T09:52:44.089-07:00

On organizing a hotel stay, one will need the time and dedication to search for the best deals.  Think about the season you are planning your travel.  Are there discounted hotel stays currently ongoing? Do you have a membership to a site that offers exclusive deals, coupon codes and cash back or points on your purchases? There are websites that do offer cheap hotel rates but take a moment to research the hotels listed before you book your stay.  Also, some of those bargain sites do not refund your money if you should show up and decide that the hotel is not right for you.  Be sure to check reviews.When it comes to planning a short hotel stay, you want to be sure that you have all items that you need and not necessarily what you might use or want just because.  The more belongings you have, the more likely you will forget something.  So start with your essentials (the things you can't go without) and then go down the list:1)  Prescription medicines, Vitamin supplementsCheck your refills.  Pack the vitamins that you know have a positive effect on you rather than every bottle you own.  So if B supplements you get the most benefit, be sure they are packed.  Then C, digestive supplements, etc.2)  Hair productsComb, brush, hair styling creams or gels.  Your favorite shampoo and conditioner if need be.3)  ToiletriesConsider the length of stay (3 to 5 days).  You may only need to pack trial sizes.  Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash.  Women's products (sanitary napkins, douche, pantyliner's, and body hygiene products).  Men's products (shaving supplies, aftershave, body wash, lotion...) Add tweezers, nail clippers, and a first aid kit.  Anything else like packing your own toilet paper or towels and you will have more items than you need and most likely will forget them when it is time to go.  However, if you plan on taking a swim at the hotel, you might want to bring your beach towel along with fun water items.4)  ClothingPay attention to the weather and be sure you pack the kind of items that will make you feel comfortable.  When selecting clothes, pick out the items that you can pair with other things this way you don't need to carry so many.  For instance, a three night stay with possible rain showers and a drop in temperature, bring a light jacket.  Carry items such as:  a short sleeve shirt, a long sleeve shirt, a dress shirt, jeans, casual or dress pants.  Women might bring along similar items including a short skirt, long skirt, or after 5 pm dress.  Don't forget your belt!5)  Underwear and SleepwearT-shirts, panties, bras, briefs, and lounge wear or pjs.  Depending on the occasion, men and women might include sexy apparel.  Women who have certain clothing that require additional undergarments like a stockings, slip or other items to flatter the body include those in your luggage.6)  ShoesIf you plan on doing some sight-seeing or shopping, bring your comfortable shoes.  Going to a nice restaurant or other special location, bring dress shoes.  Plan on working out?  Don't forget your sneakers and your workout clothes!  Don't like walking on the hotel floor, bring your slippers!  For the shower, water proof sandals.Additional items might include: printed directions (don't rely on GPS only), tickets to event and/or print out of reservation.  For downtime, reading materials and reading glasses, laptop, camera, work phone, etc.  Electronic chargers, batteries, and instruction manual.7)  AccessoriesWhat [...]



10 Top Container Store Items

2017-03-11T22:29:09.295-08:00

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30 Simple Ways To Organize and Declutter Your Kitchen

2017-03-11T22:28:50.295-08:00

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Organizing Items on a Flat Surface

2017-03-02T11:10:11.312-08:00

Sometimes we just don't have the bins, bags, boxes, and shelving to store all of our stuff.  So when this happens, we just might have a spare table to display items.  Use your flat surface wisely taking up as much space as you can and whatever small items you can store in a jar, can, dish or some other small container do it.  This way you are leaving room for other things to be placed on the table. Sort items based on likeness.  Place items in spaces near you if you plan to use more often.  If you were selling wares at a yard sale, you would have items easily assessable to customers and your more popular items would be within reach.    Check out http://thingstodobored.blogspot.com for a bit of creative inspiration.Use this for collectibles or display at a fair or other special events.    Novel Box Large Glass Top Black Leatherette Metal Clasp Jewelry Display Case 14.75X8.25X2.1"   Also, you can stack items using a cabinet shelf and place them underneath freeing up more space. Organized Living Large Double Cabinet Shelf - White   Jewelry, beads, small office supplies, cosmetics and more can be stored in something like this. Maymom Small Plastic Box with Hinged Lid    Take advantage of the space underneath the table.  Use items you already have to store remaining stuff.  A luggage bag, a plastic bin, a backpack, purses, even a large decorative blanket, cloth, sheet or fabric can be used to hideaway things until you have money to invest in furniture and more organizers.  Search for how to table skirt to add a bit of décor to your ambience!  Happy organizing! Nicholl McGuire is the author of What Else Can I Do on the Internet?  [...]



The Risks of Buying Homes by the Water

2017-03-01T19:04:18.781-08:00

There are many benefits of buying and owning property by a river, lake, or the sea. However, there are also many risks to consider. Before you go ahead and get yourself an awesome new waterfront property, you should take the time to evaluate the risk vs. reward and figure out if the purchase is a genuinely wise decision for you. Oceanfronthhi.com recommends that you check out the common risks listed below and determine if this is the right fit.Your Taxes Might be Higher When you buy a home or property located near a body of water, you’re investing in a place with gorgeous views. It is a place for you to escape to from busy life in the city. Who doesn’t want to be able to wake up on a summer morning and go for a swim right outside their door? The problem here is that most tax analysts and assessment specialists keep raising the value of waterfront homes. After a few years of ownership, there is a chance that your next evaluation will be so high you just sell your home to get rid of the drain on your resources.This rise in the assessment can be even higher if the general neighborhood is also becoming more popular, or if you have built more structures on the property like a boathouse or pool. With possible increases in assessment values of about 50% a year, you stand to lose a lot of money in the long run unless you fight the assessment. While many people say that this is just one of the costs of living in a gorgeous home like this, it is something to think long and hard about. The Danger of Water Damage Most waterfront properties are located near lakes and rivers. Depending on the terrain and the climate, there is a another threat presenting itself to you. There is a high chance that you will face severe flooding at least once during your ownership period. Since flood damage isn't a clause in most home insurance policies today, you may have to pay out of your own pocket to repair the damages caused by the flooding. If you live in an area with a history of floods, it is best to get this damage covered by your insurance when you buy the home, just in case.Some people buy waterfront properties in areas where there have never been floods in the past. This doesn’t mean that water damage won’t be a problem. Water from the nearby lake can seep through the ground and to your foundations over time. In the course of a few years, there could be significant damage caused to the foundations and structures of your home. Before you buy a property, make sure you have a damage expert analyze the foundations to determine their integrity.While it is true that homes by the water are exquisite properties with a lot of potential for a family home, they aren't without their own set of risks. Be sure that you are okay with all of these and more before purchasing your home. [...]



33 Organizing small things ideas - jewelry, hair decor, nail polish...

2017-04-23T20:37:26.241-07:00

allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3KDMf6Fs4OM" width="480">More info related to our small thing organization ideas video:1. Keep bobby pins in a magnetic paper clip holder.http://www.trusper.com/tips/Paperclip...2. Corral your hair ties using a carabiner.http://hippie-hugger.blogspot.com/201...Limited access3. Pair your earrings up in an ice cube tray.http://nickandcaeli.blogspot.com/2013...Limited access:4. Pack jewelry in a daily pill organizer.http://www.howtohaveitall.net/inexpen...5. Cover a corkboard in linen.http://www.hellobeautyblog.com/2010/0...6. Group nail polish by color in a shoe organizer.http://imgur.com/a/2aYhp7. Secure your makeup brushes in a toothbrush holder.http://saecca.wordpress.com/2012/02/0...8. Paint PVC pipe to separate your underwear.http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/un...9. Loop shower curtain rings on an over-the-door towel rackhttp://www.pinterest.com/pin/24213891...10. Give everyone their own jar for their toothpaste and toothbrush.http://www.agirlandagluegun.com/2013/...11. Stack spaghetti boxes in a magazine holder.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26669760...12. Scrapbook paper organizer.http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/06/15/...13. Keep your Keurig cup drawer in check with egg cartons.http://thejoyfulorganizer.com/2014/03...14. Organizing baking supplieshttp://smallorganizedhome.blogspot.co...15. Build a big jar shelf to decorate with your beans, snacks and pasta.http://www.ellaclaireinspired.com/diy...16. Customize drawer organizers for all of your kitchen utensils.http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsne...17. Sort plastic lids by size in a dish drying rack.http://naturalhomemadeliving.blogspot...18. Line a vintage tea tin with scrapbook paper, and make small dividers labeled with types of tea.http://www.hi-and-hello.com/tutorial/...19. Hang a tiered fruit basket with an s-hook. http://8footsix.com/2011/07/bathroom-...20. Fill a bean bag cover with stuffed animals.http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2012/...21. Separate colored pencils, markers or crayons by color...22. Pull out that serving plate stand you never use and turn it ... http://scrappinusmc.blogspot.com/2011...23. Label toy drawers with photos of the toys so you can organize it easilyhttp://www.familyeverafterblog.com/20...24. Transform an ordinary LACK table into a lego table. http://kojo-designs.com/2012/12/the-u...25. Stash game pieces in plastic bags behind the game board.http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/ga...26. Save your scrap yarn on clothespins.http://cozymemories.squarespace.com/27. Group your yarn by color on an unused wall-mounted wine rack.http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/0...28. Sort small office supplies into muffin cups.http://tatteredstyle.blogspot.com/201...29. Screw peanut butter jars to the bottom of your garage shelves to http://www.chezlarsson.com/myblog/200...30. String up a rainbow of ribbon spools with some http://inmyownstyle.com/2010/06/how-t...31. Dedicate a drawer to spices.http://itsthelife.typepad.com/my_webl...32. File circular needles away in a binder full of 4-pocket organizers.http://tausigma-kes.tumblr.com/day/20...33. Re-pot your glitter into salt and pepper shakers.http://organizethings.blogspot.com/20... [...]



How to Organize like a Professional Organizer

2017-02-08T08:29:03.073-08:00

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Money Wisdom Series - Orchestrating a Plan for Your Finances

2017-02-06T05:45:28.812-08:00

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13 Amazing Kitchen Organization Ideas! (Cheap and Easy)

2017-02-01T08:10:48.734-08:00

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