Helpful time-saving websites and apps

March 19, 2013
Helpful time-saving websites and apps

Here are a few of my favorite websites and apps for de-cluttering, donating and time saving:

Websites and Apps:

Donations: www.donationtown.org

Recycling: www.georgiarecycles.org

E-mail:Unroll.me (unsubscribe to all sites or get one e-mail per day)

Back-Up files: Carbonite.com (back up computer)

Apps: Hoot Suite (all social media in one place)

For more organizing tips, visit my blog: www.simplyorganizedyou.com/blog

Organizing photos site:https://pinterest.com/simplyorgyou

 

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Time Management

March 19, 2013
Time Management

With our increasingly busy lives, I wanted to take a moment to try to simplify them for you. I have listed several tips below that should help you add more time and less stress to your life. As always, if you need help, please contact me at 404-825-2105 or heather@simplyorganizedyou.com.

Time Management

  • Focus on one thing at a time and complete that task
  • Multi-task only one physical (ex. On phone and fold laundry)
  • Set reasonable and attainable goals (only a few per day)
  • Block off time on calendar (include drive time)
  • Do not procrastinate (set a 20 minute timer)
  • Do not over-commit = it’s o.k. to say “NO”

Have a Routine

  • Set dinner time
  • Set homework, bath and bed times (prep clothes night before)
  • Set up carpool = 2-3 days per week (school, sports, parties)

Errands

  • Try to get a couple done on your way to work, school or on your way home
  • Get your prescriptions where you buy your groceries
  • Keep your lists in your car so you can check them off each day

Cooking

  • Weekly meal plan and grocery list
  • Cook several meals at once and freeze
  • Use the crock pot for cooking while you’re away
  • Let kids prep b-fast and lunches the night before

 

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Sites with great organizing and storage ideas (and photos)

February 15, 2013

craft armoirEvery time I speak to a group, they ask for before and after photos. There are a couple of reasons I do not have many of those to show: 1. I forget to take them 2. My clients do not want anyone to see their “before” photos 3. The quality of the photo is awful. What I do instead is show bad, fuzzy, blown – up copies of photos from my Pintrest and Houzz sites. Let’s remedy this issue by going to my site links and seeing the good versions of these great organizing and storage ideas.

http://pinterest.com/simplyorgyou/unique-storage-ideas/
http://pinterest.com/simplyorgyou/organized/
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6383602/thumbs/simplyorganizedyou-s-ideas

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Creative Use of Space

February 12, 2013
Great use of space inside kitchen cabinet.

Great use of space inside kitchen cabinet.

I am speaking at Alta (Independent Living for Seniors) in Johns Creek this Thursday about utilizing their space most effectively. There are thousands of great products and organizational tools out there but here are a few of my favorites:

1. Think outside the box by using the spaces inside your doors. Most of us do not utilize the space inside our cabinet doors or behind our bedroom and closet doors. In the kitchen, the inside of your cabinets can hold spice racks or hooks for items like measuring cups and spoons. Buy the Real Simple multi-pocket hanging storage and put it inside your office closet door for office supplies like paper clips, scissors and envelopes. Behind your bathroom door, it can hold cotton balls, q-tips and hair accessories. In your kids room it can be used for their toys, shoes and games or on your bedroom door for shoes, socks or the loose change your husband pulls out of his pants each evening.

2. Under your bed: Buy bed lifts for extra space and then use under-the-bed bags or bins for out of season clothes, shoes, books, memorabilia, etc.

3. Vertical space: Use bookshelves, built-ins or single shelving to take advantage of that extra wall space above the furniture. This is especially useful in an office, kitchen or kids room.

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Simplify Your Life speech at IKEA March 9th at 12pm

February 5, 2013

Heather Rogers, owner of Simply Organized, speaks at IKEA about Home Office Organization.

Heather Rogers, owner of Simply Organized, speaks at IKEA about Home Office Organization.

IKEA is having a BYOF (Bring Your Own Friend) day on March 9th. I will be speaking about organizing your home and life at 12pm in their Work Department. Come in for a chance to win 5 $200 gift cards and lots of other prizes. http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/img/local_store_info/atlanta/AtlantaBYOFAgenda2013.pdf

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Simply Organized Speaks at IKEA

January 20, 2013

Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking at IKEA with Jonda Beattie about Home Office Organization.  It was a 20 minute presentation which included topics such as: Creating a Vision for your office, Arranging your desk, chair, lighting and storage, Filing systems, Controling your e-mail inbox and more.  If you would like help with your home office,or any other room in your home, call me for a free assessment 404-825-2105.

Heather Rogers, owner of Simply Organized, speaks at IKEA about Home Office Organization.

Heather Rogers, owner of Simply Organized, speaks at IKEA about Home Office Organization.

 

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GO MONTH

January 9, 2013

Get Organized
January is GO Month which stands for Get Organized! I know, January is the start new routines, better habits and can you say the word GOALS? I know blah, blah and yada yada but it’s also a great time to declutter, get a new calendar and start fresh!

Baby steps: start by donating some old clothes, toys or anything you have not used in a year. Shred your old bills, recycle some old magazines. If you do a room each week, you can tackle it in no time.

If you can’t face it alone, call Simply Organized and I will help you with no judgement, just alot of support and patience. 404-825-2105

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Thanksgiving Planning

January 4, 2013

Turkey Day time-saving tip: Only 10 days until Thanksgiving. If you are hosting, plan your menu today, know your total head count by Friday the 16th and start shopping and cooking this weekend. You can prepare many side dishes ahead (mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese, stuffing, broccoli casserole, etc.) and freeze them so all you have to do is reheat on Turkey Day instead of cooking for 12 hours.

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