7 Apps to Keep Your Summer Travel Organized

7 Apps to Keep Your Summer Travel Organized

Summer vacation planning can be very overwhelming but, with the right tools at your disposal, you can stay organized and on top of the chaos. There are many apps and websites that can make your life much easier when it comes to organizing your family summer travel.

Armed with these apps, you’ll have no problem taking care of your summer trip.You might even get to enjoy some of the trip!

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Memorial Day Kickoff - 3 Ways to Get Ready for Summer

Memorial Day Kickoff - 3 Ways to Get Ready for Summer

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! For many, this signals the official start of summer when families eagerly dust off their patio furniture, light up their grills, and dig their summer whites out of the back of the closet.

For others, Memorial Day means working on a whole new to-do list specifically for summer, like cleaning outdoor equipment and figuring out what to do with the kids while they’re on summer break.

To help you kick off summer, we’ve compiled a quick guide on how to kick off your summer to-do list with some awesome tips!

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How to Keep Your Socks from Straying 

How to Keep Your Socks from Straying 

Since the day you were born, it’s been happening. It doesn’t discriminate between gender, age, race, status, or income. It’s an equal opportunity event that can happen at any time. It’s been known to frustrate and puzzle even the brightest, and often remains an unsolved mystery. It may have happened in your household this week, or may be happening right now as you read this article waiting for the next load of laundry to finish.

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5 Things to let go of this Evacuation Day

If you've lived in Boston long, you are familiar with Evacuation Day. This unique Bostonian holiday remembers the first major American military victory in the American Revolutionary War. On March 17, 1776, the British troops left or "evacuated" Boston after a battle with the Americans.  

With the history in mind, what type of “evacuation” could you do in your life?  Maybe it could be “evacuating” negative things from your life like people or even foods.  One major thing to eliminate for the season is clutter.  

We all know spring is around the corner and spring cleaning is fast approaching.  Here are 5 tips to “spring cleaning” different things in your life for the year 2017.

  1. Eliminate unhealthy relationships – We all have heard the phrase “New Year New Me”, but is that true?  Have you found yourself trying to better yourself but the people around you try to steer you in a different direction?  You may not notice it right away, but take a moment to think about who is in your life and the role they play with supporting you. Always try to surround yourself with people that encourage and support you.
  2. Eliminating clutter – Whether you need to clean an office space, your closet, or maybe even your whole house, I clean area makes things so much easier.  Have you ever come in a cluttered area and just get overwhelmed?  That feeling is the worst, but there’s only one way to solve it…..clear the clutter!  Purging can be a great stress reliever and just relaxing time to yourself.  Being in an area that is light on things can help you think clearer and get things done faster.  Now you may think that purging a large space can also be overwhelming, but just remember to go one step at a time and take breaks as needed.
  3. Eliminate your fears – This topic is the biggest of them all. Excuses can hinder you from doing things that you want/love to do and a lot of the time, this can be due to fear. Fear is the number one thing that can stop you from doing what you want to do. Will you continue to allow fear to hinder you from your dreams and aspirations?
  4. Eliminate the need to stay the same – Allow change into your life. It takes strength to accept change as it awakens the fear inside. Have you ever felt like you do the same thing over and over again and nothing seems to change?  It is time for a little change in your life and FAST! If you have the same daily routine, try switching things up. For instance, if you wake up and from then you are busy all day every day, find some time for yourself to just relax and look at the difference it makes. Start by allowing yourself to change, by eliminating some, or all, of these negative elements and opening yourself up to true happiness.
  5. Eliminate the worries of the past – This last one may simply be the easiest, “Don’t Sweat the Past”.  As easy as it may seem, things of the past constantly haunt people. This is bad because holding on the things of the past can and more than likely will affect your future.  Never allow your past to consume you and hinder you from your goals and aspirations in life. 

Whether you are evacuating the negative relationships, clutter, or fears; celebrate Evacuation Day this year with something worth getting out of your life.  By applying these tips, you can live a happier life full of motivation, encouragement, and most importantly…. happiness!

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Wallet

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Wallet

Spring clean your wallet? Your purse is your life line, but it also can get full fast. That makes every space in your purse precious and the more you can organize and slim down, the better. Your wallet is one of the easiest places to slim, and it will make your life easier if it gets lost or stolen. Not only that, you will have an easier time looking for the correct card to pay at the register, and not worry about things falling out of your wallet when you pull out cash. Here are five strategies to spring clean your wallet and having it look slim and sexy again.

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Fun Winter Crafts Without the Mess

Fun Winter Crafts Without the Mess

Fun winter crafts without the mess may seem like an impossibility and keeping children occupied during winter breaks and snow days isn't for the faint of heart. If you put on the television, your children become zombies and then come back to life in the evening. However, if you give them the run of the house, you will spend the entire day cleaning up after them. Crafts are a great go-to when the weather turns sour, and does not always have to end up a mess to clean up. Here are a few ideas for crafts that your kids can do that leave no mess behind.

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How to Cure Post Holiday Decorating Syndrome

How to Cure Post Holiday Decorating Syndrome

Are you starting to think about turning your holiday tree into a Valentine's Day tree? Maybe you want to add some pretty hearts to that green garland to make it February Festive!

Don't worry if you've procrastinated putting away all those wonderful holiday decorations. It's often a little sad to think about the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving to the holidays of December.  This is what we affectionately call PHDS, Post Holiday Decorating Syndrome. PHDS often occurs in January when we are facing taking all the decorations down with nothing to replace them with. It's the sadness of getting back to basics with our home decor. So how do you avoid the temptation to keep the tree up year round and just change out the decorations? Here's some tips.

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The Master Checklist for Getting Winter Ready

The Master Checklist for Getting Winter Ready

We're about a month into Fall, and that can only mean one thing... Winter is coming. Getting winter ready can be overwhelming when you start to think of all the different moving parts. House, clothes, car, personal care, well care etc... all can use a little prep work to make it through the winter months without a bump. A simple check list for getting winter ready in every area of your home and life will make sure you don't miss a thing.

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The 5 Step Closet Declutter & Worksheet

The 5 Step Closet Declutter & Worksheet

Is your closet swimming with random shoes, clothing that is stashed on the floor because there's no more room on the rods, purses that are so smashed you'll never use them again? Then it might be time for you to declutter your closet. 

Decluttering your closet doesn't have to be overwhelming if you follow a system. Here are tips to declutter your closet, along with a step by step worksheet! 

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Why it's Important Your Professional Organizer has Their CPO

Why it's Important Your Professional Organizer has Their CPO

"Why can't I just have my friend/sister/neighbor help me organize my space?" 

You might be familiar with the concept of a professional organizer from reality shows or popular books like "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. Contrary to how it might appear, certified professional organizers do more than just hold you accountable to throwing away your old stuff. 

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