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Monica Friel
Works at Chaos To Order
Attended Northern Illinois University
Lives in Park Ridge IL
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Why not take a little time out today on World Book Day to consider the condition of your collection. If you’re a reader, chances are your also a book collector. Books hold great memories of the journey you were on during the read. Sometimes, when you’re collection begins to overwhelm you, you need to pare...
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Don't just consume ideas & tips for getting organized. Use them to help create an action plan & get it on your schedule!
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NOW is a great time to start planning for a yard sale. Select a date and start the sorting process. It's a great motivator to help you simplify and organize.
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Moving into your new pad can be such a headache and we don't envy you. Packing all your stuff, scheduling movers and unpacking all your belongings is quite the hassle.
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The season is changing, and so should your closet.
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  Spring is in the air and if you’re motivated to do some spring cleaning, your closet is a great place to start! When the season changes, so should the arrangement of clothes in your closet. Whether you store seasonally or not, heavy sweaters and winter fabrics should get moved out of prime real estate...
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Made this story easily on Google+. Great way to keep events organized. Photos from our spring break trip to Punta Cana.
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According to a survey done by the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in them, and 32% only have room for one car! The main complaint of our clients who call for help organizing their garage is the feeling of being overwhelmed and not knowing where to...
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It's ‪#‎TaxDay‬. How organized were you w/your paperwork? What can you do now to be more organized in 2015?
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Moving is a daunting task. It’s considered one of the most stressful events we endure next to sickness and death of loved ones. So  what can we do to alleviate the chaos? Here are some suggestions: Create a Plan: Once you know your moving day, put together a list of all the tasks that need to...
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How many extra towels and linens do you keep on hand? Many people struggle with linen chaos because they hang on to linens and keep too much. Do a thorough weed through of your linens and set some boundaries on how much you keep. Here are some parameters: Bed Linens: Keep one full set of...
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Planning a home renovation project? Spend some time organizing your space first, there are so many benefits to performing a pre-construction purge.
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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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