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Carpe Diem National Get Organized Week

Did you know the first week of October is National Get Organized Week?

You know what they say carpe diem!

Did you know that carpe actually means “pick or pluck”?

We are going to run with that definition. Pick up and pluck away all your clutter.

You have all week to work on organizing your clutter-prone areas.

Today I’m going to tell you the secret to have your areas organized.  Ready?  Ok here goes.

A place for everything and everything in its place.

That’s the secret to organization.

Easy right?

Well, it can be but you know what happens if don’t have a plan? You don’t have a space designated then stuff becomes cluttered, disorganized,  overflowing its space and taking over.

You have to make a plan.  A plan includes designating a space for all your stuff. If you have a place for everything then it is easy to put everything in its place.

Another key point to having a plan is you have to make your designated space easy to access.

If you don’t make your designated space easy to access you will not put your things back in their place.

Assignment: think about what you use on a daily basis.   Go room by room and determine what would make your life easier. Allocate a space for those things. Everything has to have a place. More details are at The Secret to Get Organized


Let’s review some of the prior tips.

Don’t put that down!

An easy tip to cut that clutter out?

You need to implement the one-touch rule.

What is the one-touch rule? Easy. If you have something in your hand ~  take it where it belongs. Don’t put it down.

When you use something ~ put it back. Touch it one time.


Another thing to keep in mind is never, ever keep anything in your home that infuriates you.

Photo Credit Jim Rohn QuoteFancy

So Carpe Diem! What did you pluck today?

Once you have organized your clutter reward your self with a cookie. If you need a great cookie try Cookie truffles from Lynn at by Lynz Real Cooking.




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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

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