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Monica Friel
Works at Chaos To Order
Attended Northern Illinois University
Lives in Park Ridge IL
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Have you seen the Chaos To Order eBay store lately? Always new things popping up–check it out!
http://stores.ebay.com/chaostoorder
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Heading on Spring Break this week? Here's a good checklist:
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There’s something about fresh air and sunshine that makes us want to purge our closets, scrub our bathroom sinks and make those laminate floors shine. But sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Procrastination sets in and suddenly you’re swaddled in a blanket, five episodes deep in “Fuller House.” We turned to Chicago design and organization experts to get you moving on spring cleaning. Here are their tried-and-true secrets for success.
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Repurpose a wine rack for water bottle storage: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/206321226657864092/
Repurpose a wine rack for water bottles.
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Focus on what you can give rather than what you can get. https://www.chaostoorder.com/resources/donations/
The professional organizers at Chaos to Order have compiled this list of charities in Chicago that will accept donations of household goods, clothing, and furniture.
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Do you have a nagging project that just keeps getting put off? Schedule time on the calendar to dig in. Better to get started than to never even begin.
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Make use of a wire rack on the back of a door to organize gift wrap and supplies. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/206321226657749770/
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Toy clutter? Limiting the options will limit the clean up time.
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Chief Executive Organizer at Chaos To Order
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  • Chaos To Order
    President, 1990 - present
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Organizing Expert President of Chaos To Order Inc.
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Organizing Expert, CEO of Chaos To Order Blogger on everything organized at: chaostoorder.com/blog. Media spokesperson, speaker, wife and mother of 3. Learn more at MonicaFriel.com
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Learn more about Monica's media appearances at: ChaosToOrder.com/media
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    1987
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