Everyone is Home! Making it Work.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020

Our Lead Organizer at Organization Lane, has some first-hand insights to share with those of you who are working from home with young kids. She is deep in the trenches too and these strategies have been useful to her family.   Get dressed every morning. Walk around the block to get in the mind set of “going to work” Have an official start and end of workday time. Communicate those to your employer. Prioritize your work day by what is most important to get done. Do those tasks early and when your children are most predictably occupied; perhaps nap time or during a scheduled...

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Life Simplified

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020

In my organized opinion, living a simple life means less. Owning less stuff. Scheduling less on the calendar. Having less debt.   When you have less to distract you, your life and space become more open to the opportunity to focus on what matters most to you.   In last 5 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Certified Life Coach, Maripat Abbott. She is the founder of More Peace Life Coaching and shares a consistent message of living a life with more peace, clarity and simplicity. She regularly inspires me to maintain a peaceful stance even when unpredictable issues may be...

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Operation Holiday Clean Up

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

While the holiday season has come to an end. With a promising New Year just around the bend. Cleaning up the holiday clutter Can get one into a dizzy flutter. Here is your guide to end one year And start another with organized cheer!!   Now that the holidays are over, you may be thinking about how to clean up and clear out.  This process can be a great opportunity to lighten up any excess clutter and get your new year off to an organized start.   Un-Decking the Halls When packing up your decorations think about how you prefer to deck-the-halls.  If you enjoy decorations in the same...

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Gift Giving with Intention

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

A few years ago, my husband and I were ready to make some changes to our gift giving traditions. We were interested in giving our kids experiences instead of things so we skipped the gifts under the tree and instead we took a family trip. We went on a 3-day cruise to the Bahamas. My kids tell us “it was the best Christmas ever!” The memories we made on that trip will last us a lifetime. So far, we’ve had the blessing of traveling to Las Vegas, Universal Studios, and we’ve even kept it local with a hotel stay in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve. However, we found that the trips can be expensive...

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Holiday Greeting Cards- to send or not to send?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

What does your holiday to-do list look like? If it’s long and strong, capturing that perfect picture and sending out greeting cards to family members and friends can seem like a daunting task on that list. If this tradition makes you happy then by all means- now would be a good time to get started. To send…. Pictures can be taken at Thanksgiving or you can use any photo from your 2019 collection. The sooner you choose your photo, the sooner you can get the printing process started. Order prints 3-4 weeks in advance of your mail date. Grab a glass of wine and play some holiday music while you...

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Junk Drawer S.O.S.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

We all have one, two or three. In the kitchen, office, garage, anywhere. The proverbial junk drawer.   That drawer which can store everything from measuring tape to chewing gum and lots of other miscellaneous necessities that never seem to go together but are critical to helping you accomplish tasks in that particular room where the junk drawer is located.     Let’s take a closer look at cleaning out and setting up a successful office junk drawer.   Empty the Contents Random items can get tossed into junk drawer which do not belong but somehow find their way in this...

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