Preparing the Holidays

Set yourself up for success! As you pull out years of decorations and maybe buy some new ones, give yourself an early present and invest in holiday organization. There is no better time to see what you have and how to organize it all than when it is all out. Here are some amazing holiday decorations organizing that might be a gift worth giving this year… Homemade organization for ornaments (smaller cups work as well): Store-bought organization for ornaments:  Homemade organization for lights: Store-bought organization for lights:  Garland 
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Categories: Decorating, Holiday Decorating, and Organizing.

Once a Year To Do’s

There are a few tasks that are worth doing once a year (and don’t necessarily need to happen more than that)… Here are some of our suggestions (with one rule: If you haven’t used it in 2 years, seriously think of getting rid of it): Clean out your closet: go through all clothes and shoes and accessories. donate, toss, and rearrange to better fit uses. Purge your kitchen/pantry: food (expired) utensils gadgets Clean your cabinets (inside and out). Go through your storage closet. Purge your files.   “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” –
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Categories: Cleaning and Organizing.

Looking Back At Your New Years Goals

Remember our post on setting some organizing New Year’s goals? Find it here: http://www.hautemove.com/setting-new-years-goals/ ‎ Now is a great time to revisit your New Year’s goals! Don’t just look at what you did or didn’t do — that can be depressing! Think about these things: What did you set out to do? What did you accomplish? Both things on your list of goals and new items! How can you learn from this list to better set goals for yourself next year? Priority listing, realistic expectations, and smaller goals to accomplish bigger goals are all things that may help.   “The real man
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Categories: Organizing.

How to Organize Your Day

Do you find yourself flustered by the day to day and all of the to do’s to remember and do!? Check out these cool To Do Apps to help organize your days! Todoist Remember the Milk Tick Tick  Google Keep   “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ― David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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Categories: Organizing.

Staying Organized at Work

Work can be a hard place to stay on top of things. Papers, information, meetings, emails, business cards… its all coming in a million miles a minute. How do you stay organized? Here are a few tips we’ve picked up over the years… what do you do to stay organized at work? Block off time each day (or week) to organize your desk. If you take 10 minutes at the end of each day, you’ll be amazed at the space you create, physically and mentally! Toss immediately! If you have a policy that you toss things as soon as they
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Categories: Organizing.

Out of Space? Maybe not…

Small spaces can be cozy but frustrating if you feel like you don’t have enough room for your things. Here are a few tricks to help you maximize your space:   Put up shelves around your room close to the ceiling! Like a border, this can be beautiful and a great place for collections, books, or hats/purses. A quick little step stool can make getting those things (that shouldn’t be needed daily) easy. Turn furniture catty-corner. This can look visually interesting AND provide some much needed hidden space behind the chair, shelf, or dresser. Take a trip to the Container
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Categories: Bedroom, Moving Tips, and Organizing.