8 Summer Organizing Project Ideas

Project Reminder List

There are some organizing projects that are perfect for checking off your list during the summer. This article offers eight ideas to consider as warmer weather approaches and our hectic schedules slow down a bit. Have any of these been on your list for a while?

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Expose Monthly Expenses and Save

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Every now and then it’s important to inventory monthly recurring expenses. They can really add up. By exposing what you spend each month forces you to evaluate if the value you receive is worth it. It’s fairly simple to do. Read on…

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Tame Manual Mania

I’ve discovered over the years that the vast majority of my residential organizing clients don’t have a system for storing manuals and warranty information for their appliances or electronics. We often find manuals scattered throughout their homes. So, when I notice this, I encourage them …

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Declutter Your Time And Prioritize

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I never have. Probably because typically by the middle of February I forget all about them. We’re one month into 2019 and I’m asking how many of you made New Year’s resolutions and are still focused on them? A few years back, I adopted a different approach.

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Backup, Backup, Backup, Clone and Protect

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Last month, while out of town, I fell victim to a cyber attack. I received a ransomware email that felt very threatening. It was just the wake-up call I needed. I took the threat seriously but didn’t pay the ransom. Instead, I enhanced my backup procedures and once again installed software to proactively protect my laptop.

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A Refresher on Recycling

Foam that can be recycled

I love listening to podcasts and what I learned recently during a podcast on recycling I share in this post. The fact is, new recycling challenges are facing our local communities. Learn about these new restrictions and what you can do to become better at recycling at home and in the office. Changes are coming soon, so be ready.

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Tips To Minimize Food Waste

I came across an article recently that really got me thinking about how our priorities around food have changed. It’s rare that people store fresh veggies to enjoy during the winter months like my grandparents did. And since we have easy access to groceries and grocery stores these days, I don’t think we place the same value on food that our ancestors did.

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Taking the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Project 333

Do you think you could wear only 33 items of clothing for three months? How many pieces of clothing, necklaces, jackets, pairs of shoes, or earrings do you think you actually wear each season?

You probably don’t know. I had no idea, so I participated in an experiment recently that I found quite enlightening.

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Make Memories This Holiday Season

The annual gift-giving season is right around the corner. How about making memories instead this year? Included here are some suggestions that offer you more time to enjoy those you love, while reducing the stress of the hunt at the shopping mall.

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De-clutter: Don’t Postpone Joy

About a dozen readers of my monthly e-newsletter took me up on my 30-Day Minimalism Challenge. Read all about what we learn, how we de-clutter, and the surprises we find along the way.

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