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The Organizette!, Issue #83 -- Show house to chaos
September 09, 2015

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Table of Contents

-Monthly Mission – Kids Stuff
-Check Out These Pages! – Relevant pages and new site additions
-From Show House to Chaos


Just a quick stop in as I’m up to my ears in boxes, literally. If nothing else, this move has made me wish I had been more of a minimalist prior to this. We have a lot of stuff. We’re still donating things as we’re packing, but it’s not enough to make a huge difference. Do we really need and use all this stuff? I say “no”, but I might have resistance from the rest of the family about some of the stuff. I plan to be very thoughtful in future acquisitions of stuff, that’s for sure!

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The Monthly Mission – Kids Stuff

Kids have a lot of stuff. What’s the best way to deal with it all? After packing up my daughter’s bedroom, I’d say number one is to limit it!! To read about September’s monthly mission, click here.

I Can't Wait!

If you’re in a hurry to put some order back into your home, perhaps Mimi Tanner's unique method will give you that jumpstart. Check out her method at Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately.

Check Out These Pages!

Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.

Home Filing System - Keep all your paperwork in order so you can find what you need at a moments notice, and learn what to keep and what to toss.

Declutter Home and Life - Getting organized involves a lot more than just tossing some extra possessions. Read more about organizing beyond just your home.

Closet Organizing Ideas - If you're looking for some ideas to help organize your closets, check out this page.

Travel Planning Tips - Are you taking a vacation this summer? Here are some helpful tips to organize and plan that trip.

Organizing Kids Rooms Stuff - If you have kids, they have a lot of stuff. Here are some helpful ideas to get them better organized.

Time Savers - To help streamline your life, here are some daily time savers.

Organize It Kitchen

From Show House to Chaos

Literally, on the day we no longer had to keep the house spotless and began packing, the house went from relaxing, spacious and pristine to absolute chaos! That big of a change in such a short period of time drastically showed me the difference about how I feel in each situation. Once the house was filled with boxes, and stuff was lying around on the floors and counters, I felt stressed out. It is hard to think, cook or relax when there are piles of things obstructing your space. Now, I know that this is due to packing, but it has the same affect when living in a messy house on a regular basis. Lesson learned. It’s worth the bit of extra energy to keep the house decluttered. Although, I would not go as far back to the other extreme as to live in a show house! I’m truly hoping that the family as a whole can take some of our daily tidying habits along with us to the new house so it can feel tidy and relaxing. I'll check in next month and let you know how it's going!

Until next time, happy organizing!

Tracy Greene

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