Have you ever heard about the one-touch rule? Initially created by productivity consultant Ann Gomez, the one-touch rule is the action of putting things away or completing a task before you start a new one.
So why is that rule so attractive and efficient to organized people? Well, touching an item once, by not putting an object down but putting it away instead, will save you time, and your space won’t have clutter everywhere.
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Did you know that a successful day starts the night before? Establishing a bedtime routine that keeps you worry-free and well-rested can make all the difference.
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Organizing a bookshelf is intimidating for many people because they don’t know where to start, how to position the decor to have a good balance, or arrange the books.
I always say to my clients that organizing is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Bookshelves can display decor items and books, a few books with much white space for the eyes to rest, or most books with a few decor items, depending on their location and the person’s lifestyle.
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Sometimes we keep putting off organizing or updating a particular area of our homes until we can’t do it anymore. After using the same food containers, we got when we married ten years ago; I was tired of dealing with containers that were either missing lids or with very poorly conditioned covers.
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Have you ever thought about creating masks bags for kids? With the kids going back to in-person school next week, I figured they would need extra masks to change throughout the day (especially after recess).
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Creating solutions for small spaces has been one of my expertise since most of the houses I organize for our clients are in Baltimore City. This weekend makeover of a small bedroom for boys. This setup can easily be recreated in a dorm room or any other small space when you need to make the most of the area available.
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Getting the kids ready for their first semester in college sounds like a daunting task when you don’t know where to start or are not a very organized person. An organized space is essential in every phase of our lives, especially for small-space living, like a dorm room.
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Many people believe that making the bed every morning seems like a waste of time, so what is the point of arranging all those blankets, sheets, and pillows? The actual benefit of making the bed every morning goes beyond just making the room look neater and cleaner, and it is not just for neat freaks and homemakers.
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Our kids inevitably grow, and their rooms should grow and evolve with them. Updating, styling, and organizing their rooms shouldn’t be a daunting task. With a clear vision of the space, a plan in hand, and motivation, you can do it yourself. That is exactly what I am doing to update my little girl’s bedroom, and I will be sharing the six steps I use for a styled and organized bedroom.
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I am so excited about the possibility of a family gathering again. We usually don’t have big parties in our house in a “normal situation,” but we have always loved to have our family over for dinners. Now I ask, are we ready for this next step coming out of a pandemic? Many people might still be concerned about big gatherings indoors, but the outdoors might still be the solution for us this Summer.
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