It’s Time to Thin Out Your Closet! Ready for the Challenge?

So many people have problems thinning out their closets and have clothes hanging in there that they haven’t worn for years. “I’m going to lose weight and fit into those jeans I wore 6 years ago” or “I love that dress…I’m sure it will come back in style” are just a couple of reasons. If you are ready to start the challenge here is a simple tip: Step 1: You probably have your hangers facing in the same direction but if you don’t it’s time to start. STEP 2: Invert all the hangers so they are all facing the opposite
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Categories: Closets and Organizing.

Reality Check

Staying organized is so worth it. Check out the list below. If you do any of the following, there may be some organizing to do in your future: Frantically search for your keys when you have to leave. Your closets are full but you wear less than half of the clothes in there. Purchase things at the store/grocery store only to see later you already have it. Can’t park in the garage…too full. Have boxes filled with paperwork that you need to go through. Have 10 sets of sheets but only 2 beds in the house. Have boxes or USBs
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Categories: Organizing.

Books: Decor and Content

Books can be an awesome way to accessorize a room. A bookshelf adds warmth, interest, personality, and color. Did you know there are a number of ways to display books? Check out some ideas below! Organize by color:  Leave some empty space: Toss in some cool items that aren’t books:  Some books up, some books down helps break up the monotony: 
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Categories: Book organization and Decorating.

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.