TIP OF THE WEEK! Secret to Successful Food Shopping Keep a wipe-off board on the refrigerator or pantry door for everyone to write down what grocery items need to be purchased. Take a photo of it with your phone before shopping. Plus, take a peek inside the refrigerator and open all drawers tossing any old produce and quickly check dates prior to shopping. ... See more
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ORGANIZING TIP OF THE WEEK! Label, Label, Label! When you label a drawer or container, you're not only telling yourself what goes in there. You're telling your entire family.
TIP OF THE WEEK! Keep only the things that have function and bring joy. Keep only the things you love and need. Just because someone gave it to you doesn't mean you have to keep it, after all, whose mantle is it anyway? Regift it, donate it, or give to a friend who admired the item in the past. I've done this with a collection of figurines that meant more to a friend than me. Pick at least 5 of those things and put them directly into a donation box. ... See more
TIP OF THE WEEK! Staying Organized The hardest part of organizing is maintaining your hard work. So try not to make it seem like work. I suggest a regular time of day when you spend 10 minutes straightening up, and get the whole family involved. Create a "declutter playlist" and pump it while you all put away your things. Working as a team will make the work go faster and is good blast of exercise. ... See more
TIP OF THE WEEK! Clear Storage Containers Will Help You Save Money When you can't find what you want when you want it, you may find yourself making unnecessary purchases. That costs money you can't afford to waste. Clear containers with clear labels make it as easy as possible to see what you have, which makes items easier to find. When items are easy to find, they get used more often and get circulated more freely. On the other hand, items hidden in opaque containers, like shopping bags, cardboard boxes, and baskets, tend to stay there because one is more inclined to forget what one can't see. ... See more
Hiring an organizer reduces stress! Read the results of a recent study from Fordham University. It works, just ask my clients!
Fordham University Research Study Recently, students at Fordham University conducted a study to identify the perceived value of hiring a Professional Organizer. This study identified reasons for h…
TIP OF THE WEEK! Daily Mail Sorting - Top Organizing Habit Nothing is more relentless than the daily mail. Fight back with the divide-and-conquer approach. Mail stops being mail the second it comes out of the mailbox. It's now bills, statements, magazines, and loads of junk mail. Sorting this should take no more than 3 minutes, otherwise it becomes a burden to be avoided. You can pay, file, and read later, but toss the junk immediately. ... See more
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New shelving and bins purchased for my Monday & Tuesday project in Barrington organizing a basement in need.
Tip of the Week: Do you have designer clothing that you don't want with the tags still intact? ThredUp.com will send you a bag with a prepaid shipping label; fill it with CURRENT good-condition clothing and accessories, then ship it back. ThredUp lists items for you, and you earn a percentage of the sale price. Release your clutter and free your mind, it works! ... See more
Tip of the Week: Looking to make a little cash from your used phone? Gazelle.com, the site will send you a prepaid shipping label, inspect the gadget, and pay you for your device. At the end of last year, an iPhone 6s in good condition fetched an average of $245. It's worth a little time and effort to free your clutter and make a little cash on the side. ... See more
Tip of the Week: Are product warranty's weighing down your file drawer? For big-ticket items (like electronics or appliances) with a warranty, we recommend keeping receipts and related paperwork for at least the term of the warranty, which is usually one to two years. After that, they can go in the trash. ... See more
Teachers and other professionals who need to organize the home during the Summer: BOOK YOUR CONSULTATIONS TODAY! Take advantage of our May 2017 FREE consultation promo now so we can create solutions and start the organizational process as soon as summer begins. Call us at (508) 505-7978 or visit www.affordableorganization.com to book sessions. ... See more
Tip of the Week: Quick answer on how long to keep tax returns and supporting documents. If you don't operate your own business, the IRS says most of us can discard tax paperwork three years after the date filed. Uncle Sam's time frame for an audit generally expires after that. (Keep digital scans if you want to be extra careful, plus double check with your accountant). ... See more
We Can Make Organization Happen in Your Home! Call Affordable Organization today at (508) 505-7978 or visit us online at www.affordableorganization.com. PROMO: FREE CONSULTATIONS FOR MAY 2017 - Call Hope for details ... See more
Tip of the Week: Looking to cut down on your paper trail? Depending upon where you shop, you might not need a receipt for a return. Target, BJ's, Nordstrom, Macy's and other stores allow returns of many items without a receipt if they can track the purchase using your credit card, or by an email order confirmation for online purchases. Check the store policy before ditching your paperwork. ... See more
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful women out there who make our lives better every day. Thank you for all you do!
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Tip of the Week: Embrace online banking! To minimize financial paperwork and bills, sign up for electronic bank statements. Not only does this reduce waste and save you time sorting the mail, but some banks and credit unions offer incentives like decreased account fees, when you go green. ... See more
Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14th! If you are looking for a unique gift that keeps on giving, consider the gift of organization. Affordable Organization will help the special woman in your life de-clutter and pull together a space in no time. It's the gift she wants, but won't ask for. 😉 Our online and printable gift certificates are available here: http://affordableorganization.com/gifts/ ... See more
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SPRING IS HERE! The page of the calendar has turned to May and regardless of the temperatures outside, we know Spring has arrived and flowers are popping up in search of light. The start to Spring often gives us all the urge to clean up, clean out and clear the clutter. Something about sunshine-filled blue skies is inspiring. For organizing professionals and clients alike, the notion of Spring improves our outlook, inspires a new start and the opportunity for growth. Just as warmer temperatures inspire a lighter and brighter outlook decluttering and organizing can often provide clients with that same sense of relief or of a weight being lifted. If you are searching to declutter your home this Spring, take the first step and book your FREE consultation for the month of May with Affordable Organization. We promise to help brighten your day and space. Contact Hope at 508-505-7978 to book your FREE consultation. ... See more
Labeling young children's toy bins with the word and photo are important factors to successful organization. These labels will be put into action tomorrow!
May 13th- free shredding-check out link. 2-box limit. Share with your friends because everyone has a box of shredding they never get to.
Swansea area residents can take advantage of a free shredding offer to dispose of documents.
Tip of the Week: Did you know that living with less can help us resist the urge to splurge? A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that being in cluttered environments decreases self-control, resulting in greater likelihood of impulsive spending. Hire a professional organizer today to help cut through your clutter and save money in the long run. Consultations are complimentary the month of April 2017 with Affordable Organization - call us at 508-505-7978. ... See more
I will admit that this still happens to me!
Tip of the Week: A great article written for Boston.com that includes some quotes by local National Association of Professional organizers. Includes NO-FUSS organizing tips. Check it out!
Small and simple tweaks to help organize your space without turning the task into a dangerous obsession.
Tip of the Week: The Simple Guide to a Clutter-Free Home - From Becoming a Minimalist http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-simple-guide-to-a-clutter-free-home/
And I am perfectly confident you can do the same... no matter how far away from clutter-free your home may seem. Consider implementing the four steps found in this Simple Guide to Keeping Your Home Clutter-Free. ... See more
GARAGE TRANSFORMATION TIME! Check out the transformation of a client's garage on our website by clicking on the photos below. The results are amazing! Is it time that we tackled your space for a Spring cleanout? ... See more
Some organizing humor for the day. Enjoy your day!
In case you needed a laugh today.
Tip of the week: The 10 Commandments of a Clutter-Free Life - check out this great article and try a few in your space. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-10-commandments-of-a-clutterfree-life-211599
Freeing your space from overwhelmingly huge amounts of stuff doesn't take superhuman effort. All you need is a little commitment to some basic principles.
Minimalist Stats: A very interesting read.
Here are 21 surprising statistics about our clutter that help us understand how big of a problem our accumulation of stuff has become.
Organizing your broom closet is simple when you install a horizontal rack. It gets the brooms and mops off the floor so pet hair and dust don't gather around them. Try it!
If you live in Rhode Island and are looking to find local FREE RECYCLING events in your area? Go to this link and you'll find everything you need to know! http://www.rirrc.org/resident/upcoming-events/ ... See more
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