Unpacking Your Decorations and Re-Storing After the Holidays

Unpacking Your Decorations and Re-Storing After the Holidays

As you approach the holiday decorating this year, keep in mind all of the neglected decorations that have not been used in prior years that you skim over as you are pulling out all of your twinkly treasures. Make a point to pull them all out and set aside what you are not planning to use again. Once all of your decorations have been put in place, determine why you are not using the forgotten items and ask yourself these questions…

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The Art of Using "Target Zoning"

The Art of Using "Target Zoning"

Most of us organizing and productivity consultants have heard of the Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule by now and maybe even use it with our clients to make them understand how so much of what we have, we don’t use. What was once created by an economist, Vilfredo Pareto, as a mathematical formula in 1906 to describe unequal distribution of wealth in Italy, has actually become a universal principle and an effective tool for management. The 80/20 Rule means that in anything, a few (20 percent) are vital, and many (80 percent) are trivial.

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The 5 P's for Having an Effective Garage Sale

The 5 P's for Having an Effective Garage Sale

It’s that time of year again, spring is sprung and the cleaning out has begun. Households across the nation are taking advantage of the warmer weather and opening their driveways to the influx of bargain shoppers looking for that perfect find that you once thought yourself was an item you couldn’t live without. You’ve seen all the shows on tv about organization and hoarding and think to yourself, wouldn’t it be great to clear out my excess and make some money? But where to start…. Following the 5P’s for basic guidelines to having a successful garage sale will help you to get started. Garage sales not only help you to eliminate your excess clutter but will help you to recoup some of the cost from those purchased items while also helping the community by reducing, reusing, recycling or re-purposing.

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