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Organizing Tip: The Most Common Organizing Mistake to Avoid

By Kim Cossette Andre | Apr 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the organizing bug hits – it’s common to want to run right out to the store to go shopping for containers. There is the mistake! Why? Getting organized is about creating systems that will help you find what you need, when you need it, with minimal stress (if any at all). Determining and implementing the right…

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time But First: 5 Things to Do Before Cleaning

By Kim Cossette Andre | Apr 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is here. Warm weather and sunny days – what better motivation for giving your home a clean, clutter-free makeover. In other words, it’s time for spring cleaning! My best spring cleaning tip: Plan, prepare and declutter before you ever begin to clean. All successful projects take a bit of planning and preparation on the…

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A Headache-Free Strategy for Sorting an Overwhelming Amount of Paper Clutter

By Kim Cossette Andre | Mar 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

Mail. Bills. Bank statements. Filing. Paper clutter everywhere you turn. Every surface is covered. Bags and bins of paper are stuffed in closets and hidden away (sometimes for years). Sound familiar? The thought of sorting through this much paper can definitely produce a giant headache. I get it. What’s needed at this point is a different approach. Here is an effective strategy…

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How to Organize a Small Closet

A Simple Solution for How to Organize a Small Closet

By Kim Cossette Andre | Feb 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over my years of helping overwhelmed clients transform their closets, I’ve noticed a common theme: no matter how big, small, custom or bare-boned a closet space is, many of us covet just a bit (or a lot!) more space. Sound familiar? If so, before throwing up your hands and deciding you need to start from…

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Project Notes: How to Declutter Before Moving

By Kim Cossette Andre | Feb 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was recently contacted by a client looking for help with a large moving project. Her goals: Get her current home decluttered and presentable for listing as quickly as possible. Help identify and pack belongings that won’t be needed for several months – which can then be moved over to the family’s new home (the…

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Quick Home Organization Ideas: 10 Mini Projects In 10 Minutes Or Less

By Kim Cossette Andre | Jan 15, 2018 | 4 Comments

For many, the thought of getting organized is overwhelming. After all, in a typical busy life who has time to give up an entire day or even an hour, for any reason, right?! There’s certainly a time and place for rolling up your sleeves, digging in deep and just getting it done. But … there’s…

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Declutter Your Home FAST – 75 Easy Things to Get Rid of Today

By Kim Cossette Andre | Jan 1, 2018 | 4 Comments

As a new year begins, so does the ever-popular resolve to Get Organized! If getting organized is at the top of your own resolution list – as you’re cleaning up from the holidays and putting decorations away, what better time to go through your things, do a deep purge and start off the New Year…

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Word of the Year

How to Simplify Your New Year’s Resolution: Choose a Single Word of the Year

By Kim Cossette Andre | Dec 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the year comes to a close, it’s that time again – time to make a New Year’s Resolution (or more like a big long list of resolutions). I love making resolutions! For the most part, I’m a motivated, focused, organized person and love following an action plan and checking things off my list. But…

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Clutter Free Gift Ideas

By Kim Cossette Andre | Dec 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you looking for gift ideas for someone special but find yourself a bit stuck over what to buy? It’s likely no surprise I’m not a fan of giving (nor receiving) a lot of “stuff” just because a gift is in order. I a client struggling far too often with guilt over what to do…

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Hi, I’m Kim Cossette Andre, owner of The Organized Approach. I work with busy, overwhelmed women, just like you who strive to be organized, but simply need a helping hand to get there.


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