Organizing Kitchen Clutter Spots

organizing kitchen clutter spotsIf you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle when it comes to organizing kitchen clutter spots, you’re not alone! And there’s good reason for it too – the kitchen is one of the most frequently used spaces in your home and has the huge responsibility of housing everything you need to prepare, store and eat your meals. Many kitchens also pull double duty, functioning as a home office, mud room and more. Because your kitchen serves so many purposes, storage for all the essentials is often at a premium and can become quickly cluttered in the course of everyday life.…

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Building your List

mailboxAs a business owner, you should always be on the hunt for new customers and this means building your list of contacts and customers. If you are not consistently looking for opportunities to build your customer base, your business could fall off of the growth track. Building your list and staying connected to those on your list is a great marketing strategy to bring in new clients and stay in touch with current or past clients.

So, how do you get started building your list?…

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Kitchen Pantry Organizing Makeover

Before and After PantryBefore we started our kitchen pantry organizing makeover, this kitchen pantry was cluttered with bulky items and inefficient storage. But with a little time, effort, and great new storage, it is now a functional home for this family’s kitchen pantry essentials.

The first step in this kitchen pantry organizing makeover was to sort through each and every item in the pantry. We were able to get rid of items the family didn’t need and find new homes for items that really didn’t belong in the space and were taking up precious real estate.…

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Kitchen Organizing in Small Steps

enkd15c_1_ 022A kitchen is more than just a room. It’s the heart of your home, your command central, a place for family and friends to meet, but sometimes it can become a dumping ground. Because this room is such a busy multi-tasker in your home, kitchen organizing can be a daunting and downright overwhelming task. But you don’t have to have an entire weekend to tear your kitchen apart and put it back together. By tackling smaller kitchen organizing projects on a consistent basis, you can make real progress, without missing a beat in the heart of your home.…

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Home Office Makeover

Home Office Makeover

This cluttered space was in desperate need of a home office makeover! You might even say it seemed hopeless. But when it comes to organizing, no space or situation is hopeless! All you need is some time, effort and a plan.

To achieve this home office makeover, we dove in and tackled one bag, box and pile at a time. The first step in any organizing project is to sort like items together – so we sorted through all of it, tossing anything obvious that the owner didn’t need or want as we went.…

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Making Your Donations Count at Tax Time

donationsGetting into the habit of making donations of your gently used clothing and household goods is a great way to keep your space clutter free! But beyond keeping your space in check, making donations has other benefits, including keeping usable items out of landfills, providing items to organizations who can do some good with them, and of course getting items to those in need. But did you know that your donations can also benefit you at tax time? That’s right – generally speaking, you can claim a tax deduction for donating clothing and household items that are in good (or better) condition.…

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Create an Organized Home Office

organized home officeAn organized home office is a key to your success! Whether it’s an entire room or a corner of your kitchen, a home office is more than just an office – it’s the command center of your home and life, and maybe even business. It might be home base for everything from bill paying to party planning to conference calls and more. And whether you’re working on organizing an existing home office or you’re creating a newly organized home office, this is the perfect time to make sure you use the right space and set it up for success.…

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Go Paperless with Neat Scanners

Neat scannersDo you dream of going paperless? Dream no more! With the right tools, going paperless can be [relatively] painless! So how do you get from piles to organized digital files? We recommend Neat scanners and organizing software. With three levels of scanners and super smart organizing software, Neat scanners can make your paper files and piles a distant memory. The downside? You might have to sell your filing cabinets on Craigslist! 🙂

Neat scanners are fast and easy to use – you can scan piles of receipts, business cards and papers in a flash. …

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QuickBooks for Professional Organizers

Quickbooks for Professional OrganizersIf you are a Professional Organizer and starting your own organizing business, you are probably raring to go and excited to get out there and start organizing the world! And while that enthusiasm will serve you well, before you get too deep into organizing your clients, you want to do some organizing of your business first.

In particular, you’ll want to organize your “books” – after all, bringing in income is probably a big reason why you’re in business and you’ll need to keep track of it.…

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NAPO Colorado Meeting on Mastering Social Media

mastering social mediaCertified Professional Organizer, Sarah Buckwalter will presenting on Mastering Social Media at the NAPO Colorado Chapter Meeting on Monday, February 2nd at 4:30pm in Denver, Colorado. Register here.

About Mastering Social Media:
For Professional Organizers, Social Media is an integral part of your marketing plan. Mastering social media can be a key factor in the success of your organizing business. We’ll cover nine of the major social media platforms, to show you how to use social media effectively and efficiently to boost your organizing business and increase your customer base.…

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