Tag Archives: Professional Organizer

Lost and Found Basket helps organize your home and teach a lesson

  “Everything should have a home.”  You hear that from professional organizers all the time, but the reality is things don’t always get placed in their “home”. If that sounds familiar, a lost and found basket may help your home. At my house there always seems to be a few items that just don’t make […]

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It’s not too late to make this school year an organized one!

It’s hard to believe, but most schools have been in session a full month now and students will be receiving mid-term reports soon. If your child seems to be struggling with managing homework, it might be time to help them get organized (or reorganized) for a successful school year. Minimize Distractions.  A huge obstacle to […]

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Tips for a successful college search

The college search is a real opportunity for children to exert their independence.  But when a child starts their quest for the perfect college they may go into information overload.  There will be information about each college they are considering, the different degrees available, scholarships, financial aid, application processes and much more.  So much information […]

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Kids’ art: Do you save or toss?

Do you live with a budding artist?  You know, the one who always has a picture for you to hang on the refrigerator?  The art (and the artists) are mighty cute, but you can’t keep all the art so what do you do with it? Let’s begin with the end in mind.  What is your […]

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Organizing the Garage

The garage can be a very useful space, but sometimes it becomes a family dumping ground. Since we don’t live in the garage, it’s pretty easy to let  garage organization get away from us. The first step to organizing any garage is always to clean out the things you don’t want or need. If you […]

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Medicine cabinets need spring-cleaning too

As you tackle all of your spring cleaning, it’s good time to clean out the the medicine cabinet and stock up items you’ll need for summer. 1. Sort through all your medicines. 2. Dispose of any medicine that has expired or is no longer needed.  The question comes up quite a bit about the proper way […]

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Simplify For More Time

Sometimes in all the hustle and bustle of family life, we forget to make time for what is really important.  Here are a few ideas on how to simplify and get back some time for your family. Have the family help with the chores. If you have all hands on deck the work will get […]

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Ask the Pros: How do you organize your laundry room & system?

Each month we like to choose one room that we can offer followers advice on how to organize. This month it’s the laundry room. One of our professional organizers, Kimberly Mercure, had a ton of great advice and practical tips.  Q:   What’s the first step you should take when you decide to tackle your laundry room […]

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Make a Summer Bucket List

Simplify for Balance is the theme for spring and the Freshly Organized team has been working hard to help you and your family simplify and plan better. And, we are here to tell you that the month of May is the perfect time to make a summer bucket list. Chances are you’ve been doing a lot […]

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Graduation Planning Checklist

If you have a graduate in your family this spring, your head might be spinning with party-planning details. Here’s a basic checklist to help keep you on track. Determine when and where to have the graduation party. Keep in mind any school-scheduled graduation activities. Set a budget. Choose a theme (if you want one). Send […]

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