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How to Declutter Your Home Fast (But Smart) When Company is Coming

By Kim Cossette Andre | Nov 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Entertaining and opening up your home to friends and family should be a happy experience. I suspect, however, that for many wondering exactly how to declutter your home in time to be ready for company is stressful and leads to that inevitable last-minute dash to simply hide clutter in absolutely any nook and cranny you…

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Kitchen Organization Thanksgiving

4 Kitchen Organization Steps to Get Ready for Thanksgiving 

By Kim Cossette Andre | Nov 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Whether you’ll be cooking this year for two or a large group; or traveling to friends or family (and hopefully returning with some yummy leftovers), now is the perfect time to start preparing.  If you’re a huge fan of the holiday like I am, you may already have a well-seasoned Thanksgiving Planner that you follow.…

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Paper Organization Magazines

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 14: Magazines

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you a magazine junkie? If your answer is yes, I understand! I’ll openly admit right here to all of you that I am very attached to my magazines. In today’s Paper Organization Challenge we’re going to cover exactly how to organize magazines so you’ll get your money’s worth and actually enjoy these treasures! First, take…

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Paper Organization Files

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 13: How to Name Files

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s filing day! Over the last few weeks we’ve gathered all our paper, sorted it into broad categories and purged what is no longer needed. You’ve decided on a system and have shopped for supplies. Now it’s finally time to select names for our files and get them put away. If you’re the type the runs in…

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Paper Organization Filing Supplies

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 12: Filing Supplies

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s Shopping Day! It’s finally time to go shopping and stock up on all the filing supplies you’ll need to complete your file system. Notice how far we’ve progressed into our Paper Organization Challenge before I even mentioned shopping for supplies! When purchasing supplies without going through the organizing process as we have (refresh by…

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Paper Organization Filing System

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 11: What’s Your System?

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you ready to begin setting up a filing system for all those papers you sorted so many days ago? If you’ve been following along with this Paper Organization Challenge then yes, you are! You’ve gathered (Day 1), sorted (Days 2 and 3), set up an Action File System (Day 4), purged (Days 6 and…

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Paper Organization Receipts

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 10: Receipts

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s topic is receipts … those tiny scraps of paper that seem to enter our lives and multiply almost daily! Wondering what on earth to do with them? Believe it or not, there are more options than tossing them into a shoe box. Here are some simple strategies and tips to help you organize your receipts one and…

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Paper Organization Taxes

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 9: How to Organize Tax Documents

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

April 15 is less than 7 weeks away! Are your tax records in order? If not, no worries – today’s Paper Organization Challenge offers a simple solution: We’re going to set up a filing system based on the premise of keeping tax records for a period of 7 years. Note: Please check with your accountant regarding…

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Paper Organization Vital Documents

Paper Organization Challenge – Day 8: Vital Documents

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before we move forward with the next step in our Paper Organization Challenge, let’s recap our progress (If you’re a new reader, no worries … there is plenty of time to catch up). Over the last 7 days we have: Gathered all loose paper into one spot, Sorted this paper into broad categories, Pulled out…

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