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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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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 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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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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