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Get Ready for the Holidays!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Get Ready for the Holidays!

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...

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Making Self-Care a Priority

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Making Self-Care a Priority

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...

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Packing Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Packing Hacks for Your Next Vacation

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...

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3 Reasons to Declutter, Once and for All!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Business, General, Newsletter, Residential | 0 comments

3 Reasons to Declutter, Once and for All!

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...

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See Sandra on KDKA Live

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Business, Events, General, Residential, Speaking | 0 comments

See Sandra on KDKA Live

Start your new year off by watching Sandra’s appearance, January 2nd, on KDKA’s morning show. This short (6:38) video gives great tips about home and paperwork organization and information and the upcoming NAPO conference in Pittsburgh on January 11th,...

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They’re coming… Preparing for Overnight Guests

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in General, Newsletter, Residential | 0 comments

They’re coming… Preparing for Overnight Guests

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...

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College Bound!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in General, Newsletter, Students | 0 comments

College Bound!

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...

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Spring Cleaning… is more than just extra dusting.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Spring Cleaning… is more than just extra dusting.

When it comes to spring cleaning or any kind of cleaning, …the more stuff we own, the more there is to clean. A spring clean out or edit of our possessions can be so paralyzing to some that nothing gets done. Years will pass and we can be faced with an overwhelming accumulation of stuff making it difficult to clean and/or enjoy our living space.  In order to take some steps forward, perhaps all we need is a change in mindset. Here are some common reasons why we cling to items longer than we should and how we can re-frame our thinking so...

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20 Clutter-Free Gift ideas Ahead!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in General, Newsletter | 0 comments

20 Clutter-Free Gift ideas Ahead!

Gift giving is a tradition enjoyed by nearly everyone this time of year. I like to encourage folks to consider gifts that are thoughtful yet sensible and more importantly, do not not clutter a home. Here are a few ideas to help you be a clutter-free gift giver: A year-long subscription to the zoo, museum, aviary or science center. A good wine or a special micro-brew beer. Consider a year-long sampling for a larger gift or just a bottle or 6-pack for a smaller gift. For the coffee drinker – a specialty coffee, gift card or free-refill...

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In Case of Emergency

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in General, Newsletter, Residential | 0 comments

In Case of Emergency

. After news of the flooding in Louisiana, it makes you think…How prepared would you be for a disaster? Help may not arrive right away… Being organized and knowing what to do during an emergency  (man-made or natural) is an important part of being prepared for your family.  Here are some tips to get you started: -Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit- The following items are recommended: Water. One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. Food. At least a three-day supply of non-perishable...

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