.ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE

Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — System #5: Clutter Flow

By Hazel Thornton | November 27, 2017 |

How well are your organizing systems working for you? In the introduction to this series I shared the following: What is a system? What 6 organizing systems do I think everyone needs? What 5 questions can you ask yourself to see if your systems are still working for you, or if they need tweaking? Now…

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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — System #4: Paper Flow

By Hazel Thornton | November 27, 2017 |

How well are your organizing systems working for you? In the introduction to this series I shared the following: What is a system? What 6 organizing systems do I think everyone needs? What 5 questions can you ask yourself to see if your systems are still working for you, or if they need tweaking? Now…

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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — System #3: Launch Pad

By Hazel Thornton | November 27, 2017 |

How well are your organizing systems working for you? In the introduction to this series I shared the following: What is a system? What 6 organizing systems do I think everyone needs? What 5 questions can you ask yourself to see if your systems are still working for you, or if they need tweaking? Now…

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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — System #2: Doing Dishes

By Hazel Thornton | November 27, 2017 |

How well are your organizing systems working for you? In the introduction to this series I shared the following: What is a system? What 6 organizing systems do I think everyone needs? What 5 questions can you ask yourself to see if your systems are still working for you, or if they need tweaking? Now…

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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — System #1: Doing Laundry

By Hazel Thornton | November 27, 2017 |

How well are your organizing systems working for you? In the introduction to this series I shared the following: What is a system? What 6 organizing systems do I think everyone needs? What 5 questions can you ask yourself to see if your systems are still working for you, or if they need tweaking? Now let’s take…

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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — Intro

By Hazel Thornton | November 27, 2017 |

As a former engineer I’m all about systems and problem-solving. And, as a student of fine arts, and a certified home stager and interior re-designer, I’m all about making things look nice. But as a professional organizer, function takes precedence over form. Who cares how pretty your laundry hamper is, if your dirty clothes are…

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Are you too busy to live your life?

By Hazel Thornton | October 17, 2017 |

Once upon a time I was taught the Transcendental Meditation technique. It’s a mantra-based meditation that is done for 20 minutes twice a day, but that is not my point. The thing about the training that keeps coming back to me is this frequent admonishment: If you are too busy to meditate, then you are…

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Are You Prepared for Identity Theft?

By Hazel Thornton | October 1, 2017 |

A friend was recently robbed of his wallet, keys, and cell phone. That would be disconcerting enough for anyone, but it created even more problems than you might imagine. It also put him at risk for identity theft.

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Car caddy

The Self-Cleaning Organized Car

By Hazel Thornton | April 10, 2017 |

  How is it possible to keep the inside of your car clutter-free at all times with almost no effort? Introducing… the organized car caddy! It’s not a special gadget with lots of pockets. And it doesn’t live full-time in your car, either. It’s a bin, or bag, or box, or basket that you take out to the…

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Every YES is a NO to Something Else

By Hazel Thornton | March 20, 2017 |

Do you have trouble saying no? How about trouble saying yes? I just read The Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes, creator of Gray’s Anatomy and Scandal, among other popular TV shows. I found it to be both entertaining and inspiring. The basic story is that Shonda realized she was saying NO to most invitations and…

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