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According to a survey from StatisticBrain, 58% of New Years Resolutions make it to today. That number drops to 44% on July 1. So, where are YOU in that mix? I'm proposing a do-over to those of you whose motivation and determination trickled away, or to those of you...read more
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of Clever Girl Nation for such a great 2016, and wish you a wonderful 2017! I loved the activity of the 2016 Clever Girl Organizing Challenge that started last January, and so many of you joined in again in the Let's...read more
It shouldn't surprise you that a Professional Organizer is going to tell you that one of the secrets to getting and staying organized is in creating lists. It's not rocket surgery. We're all overwhelmed (and aging) and it's just harder to remember things that we need...read more
As the end of 2016 nears, we're all a bit overwhelmed, aren't we? And we're looking around our homes and saying, "Ugh! I have to get this place more organized! Next year! That's the year I conquer clutter and chaos, once and for all!" I can hear the resolutions in...read more
There are a lot of people who are struggling with the outcome of the Presidential Election this week. I can't tell you how many conversations I had the day after Election Day about people focusing on organizing their home, or thinking about decluttering or even just...read more
Day 30 of the Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, and it is our wrap-up post! Twenty-one posts this month were designed to help you make improvements in your home and your readiness for disasters and emergencies. From planning to preparing to dealing with repercussions,...read more
Day 29 of the Let's Get Prepared! Challenge has us rounding out our skills lists. We've already discussed health and safety, and food and water. Today, we are focusing on how to be resourceful and be handy as you maintain your home. Be Resourceful: ...read more
It's Day 28 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, and we're in Phase 5: Build Your Skills. We'll list and discuss skills within specific areas this week, as a source for you to consider what you already know, what you think you'd like to or should know, and for you to...read more
It's Day 27 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, and we're in Phase 5: Build Your Skills. We'll list and discuss skills within specific areas this week, as a source for you to consider what you already know, what you think you'd like to or should know, and for you to...read more
It's our last Phase of the Let's Get Prepared! Challenge! In our last week, we're going to be looking at how we can improve our own knowledge and skills to help us in the event we need them, for a temporary or a longer-term situation created by an emergency or...read more
For Day 22 of the Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're going to spend time talking about how to bring the idea of getting prepared to others... how you talk about it, how you get your community involved, and how you can get more involved in your community to make a...read more
On Day 21 of our Let's Get Prepared! Challenge, we're going to talk about how to invest in getting prepared, without making a big investment. you don't have to go into debt just to be prepared! The first point to remember when thinking about how to get...read more