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Whether it's young children growing up and needing your time for activities and school or aging parents needing extra attention, the generation caught in the middle of this is being spread thin. The sandwich generation has become the norm for Canadians, bringing packed schedules and extreme stress.
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Here's where you should really stick those sticky notes.
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Already struggling to keep up with your phone storage this year? It's said that the average smartphone user will snap around 3,600 photos in one year, taking up space and overloading storage. Though it's become second nature to document our lives with photos, but not every photo needs to be kept.
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I often say that there is no magic wand to get you organized. And there isn't. But there are a few tricks you can use to maximize the space that you already have that can seem like magic (kind of). I recently reorganized a client's kitchen and we cleared out no less than eight junk drawers.
Don't put off the inevitable.
My garage is a perfect example of the benefits of labeling. I organized the shelving units so that it would fit all our excess pantry items, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, you get the idea. But I...
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Is it just me, or is all the technology that's supposedly designed to keep us more organized, really just creating more places to look when you can't remember where you've put that thing?
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Don't get me wrong, I love to do things for and with them, but I also want them to be independent and give them the confidence to know they have the capability to do these things on their own. It's not just their toys that need to be organized, other areas of your home can contribute to their autonomy as well.
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Like most of you out there, my list of what needs to be done is long. If I were to combine the tasks I would like to accomplish for work, for family and for me, I would end up sitting around writing for days. I would also lose my mind because it would be so daunting that I would never move forward. Let's look at a few ways to make your list manageable.
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Getting organized tends to make the top 10 list for New Year resolutions again and again. Being organized can help simplify your life, de-stress you and free up your time to do the things you really love.
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Call me crazy but the thought of losing my paper agenda has literally woken me up in the middle of the night. How will I know what I have to do the next day? Which client am I supposed to see? What time should I be there? The fact that I had so much valuable information in one irreplaceable place had to stop.
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Chances are you're getting in the car to drive somewhere for Christmas. Whether that trip takes thirty minutes or three days, the last thing you need is to be fumbling around the car for a snack for hangry passengers or a toy to placate a whining child.
Isn't packing for your trip the best part of vacation? Yeah, not for me either. With the holidays and winter vacation just around the corner we could all use a few tips to ease the packing process.
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Checking your email before getting out of bed, taking a Facebook lunch break, checking texts every time the phone beeps, app updates, peaking at your phone as you put the kids to bed. Does any, or all of this, sound familiar?
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Often that item of clothing they couldn't separate with yesterday is completely forgotten about tomorrow. How often do we riffle through our closets and see several items of clothes that we forgot we even had? Kids grow quickly, very quickly. Inevitably, clutter builds up. Below are a few very good tips on tackling closets for the whole family.
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As the warm weather returns the windows are being thrown open to let the fresh air in again, and with this breath of fragrant air comes the chance to put our homes and our lives in order. Here are some tips for how to utilize spring as an opportunity to de-clutter both the physical and emotional worlds.
We're two weeks away from March Break and for most families, that means two weeks away from a family vacation! The key to a stress-free vacation is being prepared and a large part of that is dependent on how successfully you pack. We've outlined some tips to help you through the packing process.
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Ecology Ottawa Executive Director Graham Saul did things backwards."Most activists I know started at the grassroots level then worked their way up to the national or international levels," he says. "I've gone the other way because I'm more and more convinced we'll make a bigger difference working locally."
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VICTORIA - There's more to cleaning a home than scrubbing floors and dusting shelves — organization is a key step too.Kyla Rozman, owner of Vancouver-based In Order To Succeed Professional Organizing...
Sick and tired of trying 10 lids just to find the one that fits the pot you’re using, or digging through all the spices in your cupboard to find the oregano? Maybe it’s time to organize your kitchen o...
There is a new wave of organizing starting to take shape in Canada's social change sector, driven in part by the successes seen in recent progressive U.S. organizations and political campaigns. What exactly is this "organizing" approach and why is it powerful?
Most parents often find themselves frustrated at the mess in their home because of their child's disorganization. To eliminate the frustration and teach children, it's time to encourage them to join in on the clean up routine! Here are four quick and easy tips to practice with your children.
I'm grateful that you see art in everything. I'm grateful that you go to a school with the time to teach art that allows you to be expressive even if I can't put it in the recycle bin because you will just take it out again.
Whether it feels like spring outside or not, we know it feels like spring on the inside. Moms all over the country are hankering to purge the winter gear and welcome spring. Here is our list of what you'll need for spring organized to get you started on this seasonal task.
It's a short week for most moms with the long weekend, so I'll be brief. There is a lot to report and reflect on -- drinking and driving, an app that tells you when to take a pee break, home organizing solutions and restaurants promoting well-behaved kids. What is the world coming to?
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As Canadian unions come under increasing attack by the Harper government (welcome to the club!), there are lessons to be learned from south of the border. A great model I'll dig into a little here is Working America.
Did you just dump your holiday photos on Facebook and call it a day? We've got nine simple and fab new tools that allow you to take those shots and share them, save them, enhance them and turn your family memories into keepsakes.
With back to school comes the inevitable onslaught of our offspring's artistic endeavours (gulp). Their creativity is irrefutable but managing the volume is at odds with our resolution to control the clutter, and we're not up for the tears induced by one-too-many garbaflage attempts last year. Here to save our sanity -- and valuable storage space -- is easy app Artkive.
Every mom who has dropped her kids off at school in her pajamas knows too well what the morning rush can bring. We can't tell you it will be easy every morning, but we can tell you about a few things that can help establish a smooth back-to-school routine. Here's our very own list of Morning Time Savers.
Most new parents will understand that it doesn't happen overnight when you have a baby. How did we get to this point? A decorated home stays intact with a newborn. It's once that babe gains some skills that you may need to rethink your home as a whole and get down to the brass tacks of baby-proofing.
Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet for your general well-being. THE EXPERT: If you...
The first item on a highly successful to-do list: Make a better to-do list. With the new year comes the urge to accomplish all the things that were meant to be done the year before, and it often start...