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Everyday Orgnaizing

Upon returning home from getting my hair cut, I realized how many little things I organized. I can name 10 steps I took: 1. Hung up my keys 2. Hung up my coat 3. Put my gloves and hat away … Continue reading

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Value of Labeling

by Janine Cavanaugh, CPO® While on vacation I read an article on the plane about David Beckham.  Did you know he’s really into Legos?  While reading, I was reminded of a client of mine.  I helped her organize her son’s … Continue reading

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The Simpler the Better

Receiving a thank you note in the mail is pleasant. It’s even more pleasant when you’re being thanked for something you didn’t realize would make an impact on the other person. This happened to me when I offered a simple … Continue reading

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Yard Sales

Selling what you no longer want or need is one way of bringing in a bit of extra cash, so long as you know what you’re in for. Yard Sales are a lot of work. If you want to give … Continue reading

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The Reach Ability Factor

Reach Ability Factor by Janine Cavanaugh, CPO® In organizing, just like real estate, it’s all about location, location, location.  Where we permanently and temporarily place our belongings, papers, projects and information, is important because it helps us find what we … Continue reading

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Resources to Reduce Paper Mail

I was at the National Association of Professional Organizers Conference for 5 days and guess how many pieces of mail I received? Only 9! In addition, I did receive one local newspaper and one packet of flyers. Out of those … Continue reading

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Spring Organizing Tips

Happy Spring! The calendar tells us it’s upon us, even though there’s still a bit of snow on the ground. However, I did spotted a robin on my walk the other day. I get inspired by spring, the bright yellow … Continue reading

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What is the Cost of Ownership of Your Stuff?

September brings colder nights, and soon we’ll be turning on the heat.  My family received the depressing news from our plumber that our furnace should be replaced this year or next.  Oh, the joys of home ownership.  What about the … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorations Organizing- Video Tip

Janine Cavinaugh, Certified Professional Organizer and NAPO-NE member, offers three of her favorite tips for keeping holiday decorations organized. Learn  more about Janine at www.helpfulorganizer.com. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Staying Organized

Staying Organized by Janine Cavanaugh As a Professional Organizer I’m often asked by the homeowners I work with, “How can I stay organized?” They explain that they spend time creating order and buying cool organizing products to help them stay … Continue reading

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