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Maximize Summer Adventures with these Car Essentials

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

Summer is here. Warm weather and sunny days – a perfect time of year for adventures! Not all adventures need to be full-blown vacations. Sometimes (or in my opinion, most of the time) the most fun and memorable moments are the impromptu ones. And most important of all, adventures are not reserved for “kids only!”…

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Moving Boxes: What You Need and Where to Get Them

By Kim Cossette Andre | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

House is sold. Check. Moving day is scheduled. Check. Now it’s time to pack! If you have a professional moving company scheduled to pack A-Z – lucky you! If not, it’s overwhelming to know how to prepare. The number one question I’m asked by clients packing themselves for a move is, “how many boxes do…

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Travel Packing List: 10 Amazingly Useful Things to Pack in Your Suitcase

By Kim Cossette Andre | May 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Travel plans are made. Check. Tickets are purchased. Check. Now it’s time to pack! Whether you’re a master packer with a detailed travel packing list, or the whole idea of what to bring causes hives, here are a few amazingly useful items you may not think to pack. The best news is you can most…

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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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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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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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