Posts by Organization Lane

Back to School Readiness Tips

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019

Going back to school is the time when families re-establish routines that have gone by the way side with summer schedules. Here are some suggestions that can help prepare you and your kids for the school year ahead.   Paper Trail Brace yourself, during the first few weeks of school your child will come home with dozens of forms and reminders in their backpacks. Tackle the paper with a filing system.   Start with a hanging file for each child. Labeled with their name. Activity folders. Create manila folders for each activity that your child is involved in. Any paper related to that...

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Digital Clutter Clean Up Made Easy

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

Clutter in our life is not limited to physical spaces- we accumulate digital clutter as well. An overloaded inbox, thousands of photos and more apps than we need or use.   It’s easy to accumulate excess digital clutter simply because many of us do not have the time to clean it up. Don’t be hard on yourself- there is an easy way to get this done.   Recognize the simple fact that the collection of this clutter did not happen overnight and releasing it all will not happen overnight. Like any large project, I recommend you break it down into small steps. You only need 10 minutes to...

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Junk Mail Madness

Posted by on May 31, 2019

According to the Center for Development of Recycling at San Jose State University, each American adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year! If you are looking to reduce your junk mail, this information comes from the Federal Trade Commission website (www.ftc.gov) * I cannot guarantee the junk mail will stop completely but you will see a significant reduction.  To stop unsolicited direct mail, register your address at: www.dmachoice.org.    To stop pre-screened credit offers from filling your mailbox, register your address at: www.optoutprescreen.com .    To stop catalogs,...

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How to Set Yourself Up for a Peaceful Night of Sleep

Posted by on May 2, 2019

What does organization have to do with sleep? Plenty! According to clinical psychologist, Pamela Thatcher, her research indicated “that the more clutter you have, the more likely you were to have a sleep disorder,” It’s easy to clutter up a bedroom because it’s a private space however, this room should be treated like a sanctuary.  The bedroom needs to be maintained and arranged in a way that facilitates a restful night.   Here is what I recommend: Make your bed daily. It’s the largest piece of furniture in the room and when it’s unmade the entire room looks messy. Be selective...

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Spring into Organizing

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

It finally feels like spring is approaching.  With that season comes spring -cleaning.  This deep cleaning ritual is a fine opportunity to review which items are needed throughout the home. If you take the time to “edit” your home now you will have less to clean in the end!

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