Picture Perfect

Don’t let your Kodak moments turn into clutter—after all, boxes of old photos stored around the house are no way to preserve your precious memories. Proper organization can help you easily access and enjoy your photos any time you want to take a trip down memory lane. Not sure where to start? No need to…

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getting organized for the holidays

Picture all those beautiful, shiny wrapped gift boxes, just waiting to be opened. It’s an inviting image—except, for many, the flip side is the many boxes hidden from sight that are overflowing with decorations and other holiday “stuff.” (Do broken ornaments and endless gift-wrap odds and ends ring a bell?) Luckily, with a few quick…

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top secret: the get-organized files

Forget Halloween—an overstuffed filing cabinet can be even scarier. Luckily, October isn’t just about celebrating our favorite spooky holiday…it’s also National Clean Out Your Files Month! And chances are you’re among the many who could use some renewed filing finesse. After all, when was the last time you looked through all of those files collecting…

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are you ready?

September represents something you don’t want to miss: National Preparedness Month. In the wake of recent disasters like the Colorado floods and California wildfires, one can never be too careful—no matter where you live. This month, we’re focusing on easy, effective ways you and your family can be ready for anything. Allison’s Get-Ready Tips: 

“ICE,”…

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back to school

School days are here again, but that doesn’t have to mean school daze. A new school year means another opportunity to get your family in gear. Before those homework papers pile up and the backpack contents get strewn, find out how your family can make the grade with some easy organizational tips. You’ll feel awesome…

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streamlined for summer

Summer is here! June 21st is the first official day of summer, and chances are you’ll be staying cool by hitting the beach and/or the pool. (Or maybe even taking a well-deserved vacation…yes, please.) Just remember: summertime doesn’t have to equal clutter time. With a few simple best practices, your beach bag will be ready to…

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on the move

When your house is on the market, nothing sounds better than that magic word: “Sold!” If you’re starting to feel antsy about selling your home, here’s the good news—real estate experts say May is the most popular month for buyers. After all, spring is in the air, school’s out for summer, and people are ready…

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so fresh and so clean

Are you one of those people who cleans before the housecleaners come? Well, consider spring cleaning your cabinets the same thing—getting your cleaning supplies streamlined and ready to take on the task! Here’s how to get it done. Before After Allison’s Spring Cabinet Cleaning Tips:
  Do a total wipeout. The first step toward cleaner cabinets…

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paper trail

The #1 problem I see when working with clients is an overabundance of paper and no efficient way to handle it. It usually stems from not wanting to pitch something you might “need” later or thinking you’ll just put in a pile “for now”—a bill, a receipt, a magazine, a business document, a child’s drawing.…

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closet case

Spring cleaning time is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to start than in your closet. Just a few simple changes can make a substantial difference! (And I’m here to give you the push you need to pitch those old fraying jeans or scuffed-up sneakers.  “Who could ever forget the [major life…

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