Get Ready for the Holidays!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018

Get Ready for the Holidays! Much of the holiday anxiety that comes with planning for Christmas can be eliminated with an early start. Begin by thinking of ways to simplify your efforts without skimping on traditions. What do you think you can give up doing this holiday season to lighten your load and enjoy your time with family more? My top 5 list for holiday readiness also includes thoughts on simplifying.  Still send cards? Take your picture at Thanksgiving and order them asap. Ordering them early also gives you a few weeks to get them addressed. Another option to lighten your load is skip...

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Making Self-Care a Priority

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

Any time you are preparing for lift off on a plane, the flight attendant will remind you to: “Put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.” I suggest we apply this mindset to self-care. When you take the time to care for yourself, you improve your overall well-being and do everything you need to do, better. Steps towards self-care does not have to be time consuming. Think of simple adjustments in how you live. Here are a few ideas: * Keep negative people out of your life. * Deep breathing exercises and 5-minute meditations can do a world of good. * Schedule a date night with your...

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Packing Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

Happy Summer!! A time for travel and family excursions. Here is Organization Lane’s top 10 tips that will give you an edge while you’re away from home. Check out my website for this free vacation checklist of what to do before you leave. If you think you’ll be bringing home more stuff than when you left, pack a small suitcase and place your packed suitcase inside a larger suitcase. This way you only have to pay for one checked bag, at least on the way out.  Don’t fold, roll your clothes. You can also use packing cubes to organize and compress your clothes. Use your packed shoes...

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3 Reasons to Declutter, Once and for All!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

Spring is a time we usually think about performing a deep cleaning regimen of our home. Open up windows and wash everything down. It’s also a great time to edit our home of belongings that have migrated into our space but are no longer necessary. I hope these 3 reasons to declutter will prompt you to take some steps towards releasing any excess in your living space. 1.)  Clutter can cost you time. Think of the time spent looking for misplaced items, prepping meals in a disorganized kitchen, packing or getting dressed when we are faced with an overstuffed closet. We all have 24 hours in...

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They’re coming… Preparing for Overnight Guests

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

This is the time of year when many of us will be hosting family and friends from out of town. With a little advance preparation, you can make your overnight guests feel welcome while maintaining a stress-free holiday for yourself. Whether your guests are spending one night or having an extended stay, here are a few tips to help you get ready: 1.) Stock up on their favorite snacks and beverages. Do a little bit of recon work and find out what your guests like to drink in their coffee or if there is a picky eater in the bunch be sure to have something they enjoy.  In general, a complete...

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College Bound!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

It’s that time of year- when many of us (present company included) are sending our kids off to college. Small spaces can be difficult to organize and a dorm room is an even greater challenge. Here’s my Top 10 List that will help keep the clutter under control and help your student make the most of their room: Get more space out of your closet with slim line hangers and/or Wonder Hangers which allow you to hang up to 5 garments while using up the space of only one hanger (available at Target) Bed risers are an easy way to get some extra storage space under your bed. A plastic tote...

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