Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Halloween Message

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A Plan For Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are fast approaching. Are you starting to panic? Don’t worry. Take a deep breath. There is still time to plan. The key is a successful holiday season is creating a comprehensive plan. Step 1 – Brainstorm Sit down … Continue reading

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How Much Paper Do You Use?

From the Environmental Protection Agency. 4 million tons of paper are used in U.S. offices each year. Yearly, 10,000 sheets of paper are used by the average worker.

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Get Organized in 2012 – Week 44

Sometimes clutter is just the “odds and ends” of life. Let’s look at some odd spots in your home where clutter may live and eliminate it. Week 44 Day 1. Go through your vases and flower pots. Day 2. Let … Continue reading

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Simple Record Keeping

Paper can pile up faster than dirty dishes. All those bills, receipts, records, statements can easily stress you out. Getting clear of the paper chaos in your life will save you time, money, energy and some say your sanity. Follow … Continue reading

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Get Your Spices Up on the Door

If you are like me, you have a collection of little tiny spice jars in your kitchen. Where do you store yours? Where is the best place? A drawer, a cabinet? For me, I’d rather not take up this much-needed … Continue reading

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My New Shoe Rack

by Basic Organization team member Tracy Wells Recently I made a trip with my mom to visit “The Container Store” in Tysons Corner. We had a great time exploring and searching for ideas to assist our latest organizing projects. Really, … Continue reading

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Free “Downsizing In Place” Booklet

Downsizing isn’t just for seniors. It’s a trend to live with less. Not todeprive yourself, but to feel in control of your life. Living simply means living with more – more time, more money and more space. Today’s give-away is … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Have Enough Space to Recycle

I try to recycle as much as possible. But I don’t have any space to store another bin in my kitchen to drop the recyclables. So I end up making a small pile on my counter and walking the pile … Continue reading

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Vacation is Time Off

Everyone needs to get away from work and relax. Now that summer is over, how many of us didn’t take a vacation this summer. With just over two months left in the calendar year, how much vacation have you accrued … Continue reading

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