Copy your Wallet

If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to have lost your wallet, or heaven forbid have it stollen, you know how stressful the process of cancelling all your credit cards and reording new ones can be.  Do yourself a favor and make a photocopy of the front and backs of all your vital cards in your […]

Making Something out of Something Else

You’ve probably head the saying “making something out of nothing.” Usually, this sentiment is offered when someone is making a bigger deal out of something than necessary.  However, when it comes to organizing, I say, “make something out of something else.”  It can be a very effective creative philosophy to hold when attempting to organize […]

Treat Your Car As You Do Your Home

I feel it is important to keep your car as clean as you do your home.  For many of us, our car is an extension of our home because we spend so much time in it.   Take the time to keep it orderly by removing trash daily and maintaining a schedule for cleaning and […]

Family Organizer- Living Peace Tuesday Tip Video

Amanda Darlack, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers you tips on using online family organizers. Web-Based Family Organizers   Cozi Online Family Calendar To-Do Lists Shopping Lists Family Journal Can send reminders and messages iPhone app available Synchronizes with Outlook and other online calendars… …and more Free   HomeConvenience.com Online Family Calendar To-Do Lists Shopping Lists […]

Grandma’s Got The Idea!

My grandmother has the right idea.  She is currently cleaning out her attic and determining what she wants to keep and what she would like to offer to family before it goes to the yard sale.   After collecting a category of items (games, books, holiday decorations), she sends in invitation to her family to […]

One Size Does Not Fit All

Let’s face it, kids come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.  Their personalities, interests, and schedules are as varied as their appearances – although for a couple years there, it seemed like everyone was wearing Uggs and Northface, but I digress. It is important to keep this truth in mind when deciding on the perfect […]

A New Coat of Paint

Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. -Irene Peter I was riding in the car with my friend and her four year old daughter recently when the car started making a screeching type sound.  Not being a car-savvy person, I could offer little to no assistance on the matter; however, my friend’s daughter […]

Structure and Organization

Many “creative types” latch onto the idea that to be a true artist, one must be care-free, free spirited, and unencumbered by rules or structure.  I have heard more than one such person say that structure of any kind impedes the creative process.  I disagree. And so do Drs. Hallowell and Ratey.  In their book, […]