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How to Shift Your Seasonal Clothes in 5 Simple Steps

By Kim Cossette Andre

The season is changing – so should your closet! Here’s the deal: organizing is not a one-and-done process. Systems need attention and maintenance all the time. Weekly. Monthly. And especially seasonally. The best time for a bit of closet organizing is right before the start of spring and summer and then again just before fall…

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5 Simple Steps to an Organized Pantry

By Kim Cossette Andre

Gorgeous pantries are hot right now. Just hop on Pinterest for a minute and you’ll see what I mean. Don’t let these masterpieces scare you away from believing you can have your own beautifully organized pantry. You can! Here’s the deal though – pantry organizing does not require fancy, expensive supplies. Simply apply a few…

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10 Habits to Keep an Organized Kitchen

By Kim Cossette Andre

Kitchens are one of the most difficult rooms in the house to keep organized. It’s no wonder: 3 meals a day to prepare, endless dishes to clean, daily mail and other armloads from the car dumped on the counter, plus any number of activities happening on the kitchen table. That’s a lot of activity to…

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How to Set Up a Family Command Center

By Kim Cossette Andre

Whether you’re single, a ‘party of two’ or the Brady Bunch – life is just plain busy! Details to remember, stuff to keep track of and no time to remember and look for any of it as you race out the door in the morning. A perfect recipe for overwhelm! There’s an easy solution ……

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4 Life-Changing Reasons to Make Your Bed

By Kim Cossette Andre

By now, you’ve likely heard of Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I mention it here because I love the momentum the book is giving to the concept of “tidying up” and I completely agree with her belief that “tidying up” will change your life. However … if you’ve read the book…

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The Perfect Guest Room

How to Organize the Perfect Guest Room

By Kim Cossette Andre

Overnight guests are arriving, oh my! If it’s been quite some time since you’ve opened the door to your guest room (other than to toss in another storage item), here are a few simple steps you can take to get ready: Purge If your guest room doubles as a “catch-all” storage room, the first step…

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Organizing Tip: The Most Common Organizing Mistake to Avoid

By Kim Cossette Andre

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

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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How to Organize a Small Closet

A Simple Solution for How to Organize a Small Closet

By Kim Cossette Andre

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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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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