Subscribe to my blog updates
- House Cleaning Checklist – Making Time to Clean and Declutter Your Home
- Why You Should Get Organized in 2017
- Organizing your Black Friday shopping trip to save time and money
- Howard County Community Shred Event
- The Clutter Buster Guide to Tidying Up – An Organizing Q&A Seminar
- More Maryland shredding events
Take Back Control of Your Paper!
Jacquie’s Pins on Pinterest
Join Me On Facebook!
View My LinkedIn Profile
Category Archives: Organization
After a long day at work, it’s hard to find the time to do household chores, especially when you have to make dinner and take care of other household tasks. Chores are also not that fun for most people, so it’s another task that we have a habit of procrastinating. One of the best ways to avoid procrastination is to set a goal and make a commitment to meet your goal, preferably with a deadline. This rule can help you to accomplish almost anything in your home.
When you get home from work, which area of your home bothers you the most? I know that I can’t cook in the kitchen if it’s messy, so I will spend a few minutes cleaning up before preparing a meal. The family room, or whichever room in which you relax, should also be relatively neat so that you’re not staring at clutter. A clean and clutter-free home will also Continue reading
Happy Holidays! Is 2017 going to be your year for finally getting organized? Clearing a cluttered room can have a huge impact on a person’s well being. They feel lighter, less stressed and can focus on what’s important. To help you to get started, it’s always good to be reminded of why getting organized can make a difference in your life. The following are just 10 benefits of being organized and living clutter-free – many of which I’ve mentioned before, but at the beginning of a new year, it’s always good to have a gentle reminder:
1. You will save time, freeing up more time to spend with family and friends;
2. You will feel less stressed when you are moving around your clutter-free home;
3. You won’t be in a state of panic when a friend calls to say they’re in the area and would love to stop by.. Continue reading
Black Friday is coming up in a couple of weeks. If shopping on Black Friday is a tradition for you, start planning now so that you don’t waste time, money and end up with a bunch of clutter that you hadn’t planned on purchasing! Continue reading
Get your sensitive papers together! The next shredding event is for Howard County residents and is coming up this Saturday. Please share with friends and family who may need this service and live in the area. Read more in my latest blog post. Continue reading
For local subscribers: Join me this Thursday, September 22nd at the Time Bank Social Skills Happy Hour for an Organizing Q&A at the East Columbia 50+ Center in Columbia, Md. It’s a free Organizing Seminar that will be taking place during the day (3pm), so is perfect for seniors and anyone with a flexible schedule. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. Continue reading
Unfortunately, identity theft is on the rise, and it’s more important than ever to do more than just organize your important documents. I’m also learning that what may seem obvious to some is not obvious to everyone, so I wanted to share some tips of things you can start doing today to protect your identity. Enjoy! Continue reading
It’s community shredding time! If you live in Montgomery County, Md or in the Silver Spring area, check out these two free shredding events near you. If you’re local but not near these areas (please note that the Montgomery Co event is for residents only), stay tuned for more updates as they are announced. Continue reading
Decluttering is the first step to getting organized, and although most people know this, they can be stuck with holding onto items until they know it will be used by someone who needs it and will appreciate it. The larger well-known charities will take most items in good condition, but sometimes it’s nice to give to a smaller charity or even to a school, library or hospital. Here are 10 tips and ideas for getting rid of your stuff that you may not have thought of Continue reading
Spring cleaning is underway, and for those us still accumulating paper, we also need to regularly purge old and no longer needed paperwork. If you have a large amount of sensitive paperwork due to a recent spring clean session, you … Continue reading
Many of my clients complain about not having enough time to cook, and of course, they feel that it’s easier to pick something up from a local restaurant or fast food joint, than it is to shop for ingredients and prepare a meal when they get home from work. For many busy professionals and busy families, making a weekly, or even monthly plan can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be if you know where to start. Start small by picking a favorite meal type. For example, a slow cooker meal, an oven roast or casserole can provide a good hearty and healthy meal for a family, for one or two nights, and before you know it you’ll be cooking enough for 3 or 4 nights a week. Even one home-cooked meal a week is better than no home-cooked meals.
Here are some tips to get started with a healthy meal plan: Continue reading