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Take a pass on these 7 dumb tips people try to follow to get organized. The # 1 culprit here is "enlist a friend to help you declutter". Do you have a friend who wants to shift through your old crap? No!

Read on for more dumb organizing ideas. #springcleaning   #springcleaningtips  
Do you follow these dumb organizing ideas? Stop making these mistakes.
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I love this article from Danielle Gunraj about using a scanner to organize and store her family's files. 

1. She admits she's terrible about filing
2. She talks about who can really benefit from storing files in the cloud instead of the old-fashioned way.
3. She offers a solution in the ScanSnap which sounds like a it's easy enough for anyone to use.

I might borrow this scanner from her and scan all of my can't-lose files into  in my Archive file in +Evernote  #springcleaning   #evernote   #googledocs  
http://goo.gl/17JrVV
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So you want to start using a new personal planner but you're not happy with your options... Here's a step-by-step guide to designing your own unique personal planner. ow.ly/K6T5J 
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Minimalism is a very popular topic right now and rightly so--people want pare down, live more simply and have less junk lying around. As part of her series on minimalist lifestyle, +Johnna Kaplan  wrote this step-by-step guide to organizing a minimalist wardrobe. This is a great place to start if you're trying simplify. #babysteps   #homeorganization   #minimalist   http://personalorganizing.about.com/od/Minimalism/ss/How-to-Organize-a-Minimalist-Wardrobe.htm 
So you want to cut down on closet clutter? Here's how to organize a neat and tidy minimalist wardrobe in 5 steps.
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Are you interested in paring down your wardrobe? Here are 4 tips to help you embrace a more minimalist wardrobe: http://goo.gl/NH3cF5 #minimalist  
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Have you set a new goal this year? Learn how to set goals so you achieve them more quickly and more efficiently.

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Have you set a new goal to achieve this year? Learn how to set goals so you achieve them more quickly and more efficiently.
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Everyone loves the idea of #delcuttering  but the actual act? I get it. It's not the most fun thing in the world. Here's my personal trick:

I listen to podcasts wile I declutter. I find that music is not distracting enough for me. Podcasts--my favorites are "Serial" and "Gilmore Guys"--offer just enough distraction that I can still declutter and be engrossed in the episode.

Podcasts might work for you, too. Here are 6 MORE ways to make decluttering easier: http://goo.gl/PSmlpI from +Johnna Kaplan  #springcleaning  
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Are you deep into Spring Cleaning your home? Here are 6 new ways to make decluttering easier. http://personalorganizing.about.com/od/Clutter/ss/6-Ways-to-Make-Decluttering-Fun.htm #declutter   #decluttering   #springcleaning  
Decluttering your home and space may be a drag, but there are ways to make it more tolerable and even fun. You know you have to do it, so why not make it more enjoyable?
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18 Pinterest-worthy closets to inspire you: http://goo.gl/F18PyY
A closet with a mirrored vanity and lots of modern touches.
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If you are interested in downsizing, paring down and decluttering your belongings, here's a primer on how to set up a minimalist home--the right way. 
Are you ready to pare down your home for good? Is clutter-creep a concern? Here's how to organize a minimalist home in 5 steps.
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NEW! After the holidays is the absolute best time to organize and store your toy collection. Here are 7 common mistakes people make when storing toys (and how to avoid them) http://ow.ly/GHYO3
Storing and organizing your kids' toys? Avoid these 7 mistakes.
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House is a mess? Imagine what it’d be like to have it neat + tidy. Here's how to get it clutter-free in just 31 days. http://goo.gl/gKliFy by +Johnna Kaplan 
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