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The List

I have to admit, I’m a last minute resolutioner.  It happens every year.  Whether we’re driving to our friend’s house to ring in the New Year or relaxing at home with family waiting for the ball drop, it’s not usually until the last few waning hours of the day of the last day of the year that I indulge in a quick session of introspective review and make ‘The List’ – that optimistic catalogue of personal self-improvement. Of course, as i.... read more

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Camping…Check!

With fall approaching… it’s time to familiarize yourself with autumn activities. More specifically, CAMPING! Camping is one of America’s favorite outdoor activities and continues to grow each year. There are countless recreational parks that allow camping in either tents or motor homes. Simply Google those in your area! Camping requires a variety of items. I’m here to help! Use this camping checklist to ensure a good ti.... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips:It Just Doesn’t Add Up

 "I paid good money for it" or "“I know it is worth a lot of money, I don’t want to just GIVE it away".  These are two statements I hear over and over again.  The speaker could be talking about furniture, clothing, or toys but it is always the same.  The problem is not whether or not something is of value but where to find the person who will value the item as much you think they should.  There are many .... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips:It’s Time to Make Your Bed

Do you make your bed every day?  The dynamic with bed making is very interesting as some are adamant that the bed be made as soon as their feet hit the ground while others vehemently believe that making the bed is a gross waste of time and energy.  Believe it or not, there are a lot of benefits to making your bed each day and those benefits also in include helping you to live a more organized life.  Strange, but true, statis.... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips:Renovation Chaos

This week has presented a very real dilemma for me personally…bathroom renovations!  Not just any bathroom renovation, but emergency bathroom renovations.  By emergency, I mean unplanned and chaotic.  I have been telling my family that if it isn’t completed soon I might have a stroke from the constant long-term high blood pressure.  I have been living in chaos for a week.  So in honor of my chaos, I am .... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Planning Your Planner

 "I never got into using my phone's calendar. It's easier to write in my Tiffany day planner. There's something charming about having a datebook."Ali Larter We have all had one at one time or another…the daily planner.  They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and formats but one thing remains the same, it is only as good as the user.  I have tried many types of planners, including my iPhone, and none have wo.... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Wash Dry Fold Repeat

A never-ending cycle of laundry is the bane of existence for many moms. Unless they are nudists, a family of five will have at least 35 pairs of underwear, 100 pairs or so of socks, 10 pairs of jeans, and about 15 shirts, to wash each week.  Wash, dry, fold, wash, dry, iron, hang, wash, dry, it’s as if we are trapped in an eternal black vortex of laundry hell! After washing our clothes, I dry them on a clothesline, which is my .... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Back To School Basics

Back To School is big business.  The United States Census Bureau reports that 77 million students will be going back to school this fall.  Consequently, $7.4 billion is spent at family clothing stores during the month of August, second only to December in gross sales.  The first day of school is a fashion show noting who has the best sneakers or the nicest backpack.  As parents, we give our children the physical tools .... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Dorm Room Looks Cute…Now What?

We have been looking forward to this day for twelve long years and here we are…at college!  Classes will start soon and in addition to feeding ourselves and doing our laundry, we have to manage to keep up with college classes.  The biggest obstacle for most college freshmen is time management.  Without Mom and school officials to keep us in line, we are left to our devices in the midst of the most freedom we have ever .... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: To Shred or Not to Shred?

You may ask yourself, “How does preventing yourself from identity theft tie into organizing?”  As we already know, clutter is delayed decision making and the information overload we experience causes us to question what we do know.  When we question, we wait for the most current information shows up.  I have an innumerable number of clients with homes overrun by paper as they know not what to do with all of it, e.... read more

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