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12 More Organizing Basics

12 More Organizing Basics

 

Organizing basics are simple, easy to follow ideas that give you a good foundation for decluttering and simplifying your daily life. We’ve talked about 9 of them before. Here are 12 more for you.

Your Pictures Are Your Stories: Tell Them

Your Pictures Are Your Stories: Tell Them

What are pictures? Sure, they are images printed on paper or bits and bytes on your computer, but when all is said and done they are the stories of your life. They capture all the moments of your life - the first moments of your daughter’s life, your grandmother’s college friends, the pride on your husband’s face as he accepts a well-deserved award, what you had for lunch.

 

9 Organizing Basics

9 Organizing Basics

Becoming more organized doesn’t have to be complicated especially when you know some organizing basics. These are simple, easy to follow ideas that give you a good foundation for decluttering and simplifying your daily life.

 

Macon-Bibb overwhelmingly asks for recycling services

Macon-Bibb County is ordering 3,400 more 65-gallon, rolling recycling cans to keep up with the overwhelming demand. They will take 4-6 weeks to deliver, and then the Solid Waste Department will put them together and begin delivering to the people that have requested one. To request a cart, people can log into SeeClickFix or call Customer Service at 751-7400.

“It’s been amazing how quickly people requested the first 1,700 cans, and it makes me proud the community is this excited to begin recycling,” says Solid Waste Director Kevin Barkley. “We’re going to get these new cans in and delivered as quickly as possible.”

Previously, the Department bought 1,700 to get the recycling program started, and it was hoped they would all be requested and delivered by May so more could be ordered. Between November 17 and January 8, more than 2,000 were asked for, and more requests continue to be made.

Three Organizing Pitfalls to Avoid

Three Organizing Pitfalls to Avoid

Even the most organized person can fall victim to a variety of organizing pitfalls. These are often mindsets that keep us from reaching our goals and making our lives a little easier. Here are three organizing pitfalls that I see a lot.

 

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The Reality of Magazine Pictures

The Reality of Magazine Pictures

Browsing through home decorating and organizing magazine pictures or scrolling around Pinterest can give you inspiration or it can give you an inferiority complex.  I mean, really, how many people really keep their closet so perfectly color coded or their pantry stocked with all matching containers? I’m sure there are some people who live this way but for most of us, we are lucky if our clothes get hung up and the groceries disappear behind the pantry door.

 

Good Life Organizing's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

Good Life Organizing's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

2015 has been a great year here at Good Life Organizing and I thought I would share my top 10 blog posts with you just one more time. It seems like there is a theme when it comes to popularity - closets and photographs - which just happen to be two of my favorite things to organize. Enjoy the post countdown and please comment and let me know what you think!

10. 10 Pieces of Paper You Can Toss Now