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Off to College – Strategies for a Smoother Transition

Off to College – Strategies for a Smoother Transition

This is a 2-part blog post written by In Order team member, Hannah. Part 1 – Getting a Handle on All the Details! Congratulations – your child is ready to begin the college experience. Now that he or she has…

Staying Organized Through the Transition of Divorce

Staying Organized Through the Transition of Divorce

Surprise, it’s pop quiz time! Choose one answer. Change is: a) stressful b) exciting c) overwhelming d) an opportunity for growth e) all of the above The good news is that there’s no one “right” answer; it depends on you,…

Don’t Wait to Lessen the Load!

Don’t Wait to Lessen the Load!

This month’s blog post is guest-written by In Order, Inc.’s organizing assistant, Hannah Shaber. This past weekend, I read Margareta Magnusson’s short, anecdotal book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning in two sittings. I love organizing, but I’m not…

How to be Ready for the Unexpected Emergency

How to be Ready for the Unexpected Emergency

I’m writing this month’s blog post from a hospital cardiac care waiting room while my husband undergoes open heart surgery. This was a totally unplanned, unexpected event. As John Lennon profoundly wrote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re…

Three KEYS to Avoid Misplacing Your Stuff

Three KEYS to Avoid Misplacing Your Stuff

Last Saturday I lost my keys. As I was leaving a meeting and walking to my car, I reached into the zippered pouch of my purse, where I always put them, only to find…no keys. Next, I reached into my…

Minimize Holiday Stress at the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Minimize Holiday Stress at the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” according to the song lyrics…but is it? Every year it seems that the holidays sneak up on us. This year, they seem to be approaching faster than ever. A week ago, one…

How to (Calmly) Survive Trouble on Your Vacation

How to (Calmly) Survive Trouble on Your Vacation

If you know me, you know that my favorite thing in the world to do is to travel. In fact, I have a sign in my kitchen that reads “Travel: the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” In…

What If Your Home Were as Relaxing as a Hotel Room?

What If Your Home Were as Relaxing as a Hotel Room?

Summer is a popular time to take vacation. Over the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to ask a number of people how they enjoyed their vacation. Without fail, almost all of them replied that they wished they could…

5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals Without Going Anywhere

5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals Without Going Anywhere

Whether you know me personally, have hired me to organize your home or paperwork, have heard me speak about organizing or time management, or are just a frequent reader of this blog, you know I’m all about streamlining, simplifying, and…

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect…Just Get It Done!

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect…Just Get It Done!

I recently attended a Leadership/Strategic Planning retreat. The facilitator asked us which we considered more important: A) Good enough and on time or B) perfect and late. As you might imagine, this elicited an interesting discussion. I have always loved…