10 Pack and Store Tips For Holiday Decorations

10 Pack and Store Tips For Holiday Decorations

Holiday Storage IdeasChristmas Season has come to an end and as our thoughts begin to focus on our New Year's Resolutions, we're still left with the chore of the post-holiday cleanup.

 My top 10 "Pack and Store" tips will help you pack your holiday decorations with care for easy retrieval next year.

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An Organized Plan For Back to School Shopping

An Organized Plan For Back to School Shopping

The Organizing Genie's Organized Plan For Back to School Shopping You can't miss it.  Every retail establishment you enter is having a big "Back To School Sale."  A statistic from the National Retail Federation stated that, "In summer 2010, parents spent over $20 billion on back to school items - and a further $33 billion on back to college gear!"  It's no wonder that retail establishments are pushing their "Back to School" sales early each year to cash in on this goldmine!

When such great sales abound, you need a plan of action. Here's a quick guide to help you create an organized plan to ensure your child has everything they need to start their new school year in style.

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Adventures in Organizing: The Linen Closet – From Frightful To Delightful

Adventures in Organizing: The Linen Closet – From Frightful To Delightful

Organizing Genie's Adventures in OrganizingI received a distressed call from Jill, a dear friend of mine, who was in the process of preparing to place her home on the market.  While she had made amazing strides in decluttering her home, she was concerned that her main closets were still too packed and cluttered for potential buyers to see.

So I packed up my bag and what started out as an overnight trip turned into a 4-day decluttering and organizing adventure.

I share this real life transformation with you to serve as a quick guide, so that you can follow the same steps we took while decluttering various areas in her home.

In my first organizing adventure, I transformed her coat closet from scary to airy.  My next adventure was to tackle her linen closet.

Adventure Two: The Linen Closet - From Frightful To Delightful

The following morning, my friend prepared a protein filled breakfast with coffee. She told me I would need all my energy to get me through her next decluttering project, the linen closet.

I thought to myself how bad could it really be! As we went up the stairs, she told me to prepare myself to what lay behind the linen closet door.

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Adventures in Organizing: The Scary Coat Closet

Organizing Genie's Adventures in Organizing - The Coat Closet

I received a distressed call from Jill, a dear friend of mine, who was in the process of preparing to place her home on the market.

While she had made amazing strides in decluttering her home, she was concerned that her main closets were still too packed and cluttered for potential buyers to see.

So I packed up my bag and what started out as an overnight trip turned into a 4-day decluttering and organizing adventure.

I share this real life transformation with you to serve as a quick guide, so that you can follow the same steps we took while decluttering and organizing various areas in her home.

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5 Golden Rules of Teaching Your Child Basic Organizing Skills

5 Golden Rules of Teaching Your Child Basic Organizing Skills

Teaching children basic organizational skillsOrganization is an essential life skill that all children should be taught at an early age.

Unfortunately, these lessons are not taught at school, so it's up to the parents to teach their children basic organizational principles and the mudroom provides the perfect "classroom" setting for beginners.

 

The Five Golden Rules of Teaching Your Child Basic Organizing Skills

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Organize Your Bills For Financial Success

Organize Your Bills For Financial Success

You wake up in the middle of the night screaming because you just remembered that your mortgage payment was due today.  You frantically jump out of bed, stub your toe on the corner of your bureau and stumble out of your bedroom in pain to search for the bill.

Unfortunately, you never placed the invoice in a safe place so you recklessly wrestle through piles of papers throughout your home before finally resigning to the fact, that once again you will be have to pay another late fee or even worse affect your credit rating.  Have you ever experienced this nightmare?  Unfortunately this is one that is a reality to many.

The Harris Interactive research firm reported that 23 percent of adults admitted to paying their bills late (and incur fees) simply because they misplaced them.  In our hectic world, that number continues to grow every year.  In keeping in line with Time Management month, here are 4 practical solutions to help streamline your bill paying process allowing you to master your finances once and for all.

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