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GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER!

GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER!

Create a detailed list of all passwords and user names, including company name, account number and contact information, secret questions and URL address for every single account you use on and offline. This list, which is way more comprehensive than your average password manager, should be No.1 on everyone’s list of things to do. I

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RIGHT-SIZING IS AN ONGOING PROCESS

RIGHT-SIZING IS AN ONGOING PROCESS

When the time comes, and trust me, everyone’s time will come, I’d like to think my house is “death ready,” meaning, quite literally, that all of my ducks are in a row, including my paperwork, and that there’s no financial or physical clutter anywhere, which is exactly...

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SHOPPING CAN LEAD TO DISORGANIZATION

SHOPPING CAN LEAD TO DISORGANIZATION

As a professional organizer, I’ve seen it all. So, when I say, shopping can – and in far too many cases does – lead to disorganization, I know what I’m talking about. The theory is pretty simple: the more you shop, the more you own. The more you own, the less space...

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HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

No matter what your age, it is important your medical records are current, accurate and easily accessible at all times. Here are a few simple ideas to help you get organized: In Case of Emergency Card: Having an I.C.E. Card can save your life! Besides listing...

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GET ORGANIZED: THEME PARK SURVIVAL

Finally, make sure all children have identification, including the name and contact telephone of an adult, safely pinned into the inside of a pants pocket or on a lanyard. (Note: checkout State of Florida issued state ID.)

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PHOTO ORGANIZATION MADE EASY

PHOTO ORGANIZATION MADE EASY

No one cares about the bins of photos you’ve been saving since your parents saddled you with those same bins 40, 50, 60 years ago, especially not your children who will throw them all out when you’re dead and gone.

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THE QUINTESSENTIAL TOILETRY CHECKLIST

THE QUINTESSENTIAL TOILETRY CHECKLIST

Packing for a trip, no matter how long or short, comes down to two things, anticipation and preparation. If you know packing your toiletries is something you hate to do, why not put together a toiletry kit that’s grab-it-and-go-trip-ready way in advance?

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR HOME OFFICE

July 2020 | GULFSHORE BUSINESS

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THE ULTIMATE
HURRICANE CHECKLIST

June 2020 | MARLA OTTENSTEIN

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THE ORGANIZERS CLOSET

January 2020 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

Naples Daily News

GET ORGANIZED

March 2019 | USA TODAY NETWORK

Naples Daily News

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

July 2018 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Florida Weekly

BEST OF 2018

May 2018 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

Naples Illustrated Article

AN ORGANIZED OFFICE

April 2018 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Gulfshore Life

ON THE GO
MS. ADVENTURE

March 2018 | GULFSHORE LIFE

Gulfshore Business

PRODUCTIVITY
BEGINS AT HOME

March 2018 | GULFSHORE BUSINESS

Naples Daily News

DOWNSIZING MADE EASY

February 2018 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Gulfshore Life

CREATING SPACE

September 2017 | GULFSHORE LIFE

Naples Illustrated Article

ORDER UP

March 2017 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

It's A Picnic

IT’S A PICNIC

June 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

THE RIGHT WAY TO RECYCLE

THE RIGHT WAY TO RECYCLE

Oct 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Gulfshore Life

WHAT’S A SINGLE
WOMAN TO DO?

June 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

READIED FOR THE STORM

READIED FOR THE STORM

May 2014 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

THE ORGANIZER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

THE ORGANIZER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

July 2014 | GULFSHORE LIFE

5Q SERVICE/BIZ PROFILE

5Q SERVICE/BIZ PROFILE

June 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

BALANCE/CLOSET LIBERATION

BALANCE/CLOSET LIBERATION

June 2013 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

BEST OF 2012

BEST OF 2012

May 2012 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

THE A-LIST

THE A-LIST

September 2010 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

TRAVEL LIGHT/LOOK FAB

TRAVEL LIGHT/LOOK FAB

April 2012 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

CLOSET CASE

CLOSET CASE

September 2010 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

RESOURCEFUL SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS

RESOURCEFUL SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS

September 2009 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

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