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Introducing the Very Organized Person Program

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Very Organized Person Program

Organize Me!’s Loyalty Reward Program

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Week after week, month after month, year after year. We work hard together to get your home organized. Organize Me! appreciates the trust you place in its hands! You allow Organize Me! into your home and around your stuff. It’s time to repay you.

 

The program is simple, it works like this:

  • Spend $1,000 in organizing time to be welcomed into the Very Organized Person Program
  • Receive two free hours of home organizing
  • Receive 10% of free organizing for every $1,000 spent after that
    • $2,000 = 4 hours for free
    • $3,000 = 6 hours for free
    • $4,000 = 8 hours for free
    • And so on!

There are no time restrictions for how fast you must earn you hours. You could take 2 years reaching the $2,000 mark and that would be fine! This is a rolling total, so you for every time you buy home organizing, you will be adding to your total! Additionally, your free hours may to be used for any home organizing project of your choice. Hours may be added to time you have already purchased.

The Rules and boring (but important) stuff:

  • Time must be used for the future and may not refund past purchases.
  • Total dollar amounts are calculated based on actual spending. This means, money received for home organizing projects which have been completed. Refunds or discounts will be deducted from the total organizing time you have accumulated.
  • Total dollars spent does not include the purchase of products such as storage bins.
  • Free hours given through the Very Organized Person Program expire in one year of earning.

For more information, contact Organize Me!
Email: organizemefrederick@gmail.com
Phone: 240-242-7152
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Tips for Managing Busy Schedules

How to manage a busy family schedule

Article from The Organized Parent

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Between carpool, sports practices, doctor’s appointments, school meetings and family dinners, family time is being stretched to the maximum. Often there are more items on a schedule than drivers and less time available to meet commitments. Follow these suggestions from the organizational professionals for taking the stress out of scheduling a busy family.

 

Here are the tips at a glance:

  • Use a scheduling app
  • Use a grocery store app
  • Meet weekly with whole family to review schedules
  • Create a central place for permission slips or school papers
  • Plan quality family time

One of the easiest steps to take is to have each family member download a family calendar App that can be shared with the entire family. One parent will generally have access to the master calendar of all family member’s activities and commitments. For sports practices and birthday parties, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the savings offered by Groupon coupons and call an Uber driver to make some of the trips. Driving can take an enormous chunk of time out of an already busy schedule.

There are many ways technology can simplify the tasks of organizing and errand running. Download the App from your local grocery store and keep a running list of grocery items. Encourage family members to add to the list as staples run out or household products are needed. Be sure to double check the list before sending it over for the shopping service! Most grocery stores offer shopping services and drive through pick up. This is a tremendous time savings.

Consider touching base with each family member on Sunday afternoon to review the calendars for the week. Planning for parties, school trips and holiday events is much easier with advanced notice. Have a central spot for permission slips and school papers requiring signatures. Habits can be developed within a few weeks and with that stress levels can be reduced.

Make sure to plan quality family time. This occurs most often around the dinner table. If you’re not a cook and have had a busy day, plan a simple meal. The most important thing is that the entire family actually gathers around the table to share the events of their day. This is where ideas are shared, relationships cemented and memories are made.

For help getting your family organized, contact Organize Me!

Click here for the article from The Organized Parent: http://www.theorganizedparent.com/tips-for-managing-a-busy-family-schedule/organize family together

New Baby Home Organizing

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Room by Room Organizing Guide

Here’s a welcome dose of reality—trustworthy advice from organizing pros that will help you prepare your entire home for baby’s arrival.

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Bedroom 
Many  parents move their baby into their bedroom for late-night feedings. Prepare your bedroom now! Create a relaxing space and be sure to place other necessities nearby. Include a low light, a CD player, tissues, and a pad of paper or feeding log. If you’re breastfeeding, include breast pads, soothing gel packs for sore nipples, and a case of bottled water underneath the table for late-night thirst attacks. A U-shaped nursing cushion to support the baby will be helpful, too.

Bathroom
After childbirth, your doctor will probably give you several medical supplies to help with your physical recovery. The key is to keep everything together. Your supplies could be kept on the bathroom counter, a shelf, or even in a basket on the floor. Just don’t keep them in separate places, or you may be frustrated by not having necessary feminine toiletries when you need them most!

Kitchen
Outside of the bathroom and bedroom, the kitchen is probably the most important place in the house. And the best thing for postpartum moms is to stay out of there as much as possible. To do this, ask your friends for help.Stock up on meals – It’s a great way to focus that nesting impulse that happens in the third trimester. A well-stocked pantry should also have simple foods like snacks.

The kitchen is also a good place to keep important contact information such as phone numbers of the hospital, your cell phone, your obstetrician and pediatrician, your lactation consultant, and your closest relatives and friends.

Family room
The family room is an ideal place to welcome guests, as long as you have a way to cut visits short when you feel overwhelmed! This could be as simple as keeping a robe nearby and putting in on before guests visit. Also, keep a mini-changing station in the family room to eliminate the need to trek to the nursery to change dirty diapers.  A portable diaper caddy can help you easily move belongings from room to room, while keeping your supplies within arm’s reach.

Laundry room
You have to do the laundry, and this chore is only going to get bigger when you add a new member to the household. Try not to tackle multiple piles of clothing at once. Try keeping soiled clothes in the laundry room, instead of spread throughout the house. It will eliminate the overwhelming feeling of having dirty laundry in several rooms. If your clothing piles stack up too high, ask for help.  The local laundromat probably offers a wash-dry-fold service for about the same price as having a few suits dry cleaned.

Home office
Even if your office is just a corner of a room, create a file system now for handling insurance information, hospital records, and manuals. Use baskets to organize incoming mail, plug in a baby-safe shredder, and collect junk mail and newspapers for recycling. Keep a large trash can there for tossing it all out. The items that you are not going to toss should be kept in a safe, dry place.

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Using your last burst of nesting energy for practical organization and planning is a much smarter alternative to impulse shopping or over-decorating the nursery. If you take steps now to get your home ready, when the big day comes, you won’t have to worry about anything but getting to know your new bundle of joy. And when you forget a few things? No worries—your first few days at home with baby will be wonderful and exciting, no matter how scattered you feel.

To view the full article by Pregnancy Magazine, Click here: https://www.pregnancymagazine.com/baby/your-room-by-room-guide-to-organizing-for-babys-arrival

For help organizing your home or for gifting home organizing for a friend with a new arrival, contact Organize Me!

Organize Me! offers a “Baby Bundle” package for four hours of organizing time focusing on arranging your life around a new baby!

10 Secrets for Selling Your Home

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10 Secrets for Selling Your Home

Design & Decorating Ideas from HGTV

Getting ready to sell your home? It seems like the housing market is finally on the rise again.Most of us don’t know the ins and outs for selling a house or those tips that can make all the difference. Many years of stuff has accumulated and now we are left with the overwhelming task of sorting it out and presenting it to sell. We might consider how we think a house should look for buyers to be interested or if we need to get costly upgrades.

HGTV has some tips that can help your house look it’s best. Here are some useful tips to help get your home sold faster.

  • Pricing it right
  • Half empty closets
  • Light it up
  • Play the agent field
  • Conceal the critters
  • Don’t over upgrade
  • Take your home out of your house
  • The kitchen comes first
  • Always be ready to show
  • The first impression is the only impression

In the full article, HGTV explains just what they mean by all these tips. For the full review, follow this link:

http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/10-best-kept-secrets-for-selling-your-home

When it comes time to sell your home, contact Organize Me! to help you sort through your clutter and get your home looking its best.

Outdoor & Indoor Storage Shelf

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Attractive shelf to get your outdoor items organized

If you have tools, watering cans, bug spray, toys and other items laying around outside, this shelf will help!

Once that warm weather hits, we all love to be outside. The lawn gets taken care of and we also get out and have fun! However, items left behind in the yard or stacked up outside the house can be an eyesore. When it will get used again soon, why not create a storage system right outside for it?!

While there are hundreds of products out there to keep your outdoor space organized, most are unattractive. If you are looking for a product to leave outside all seasons, then an industrial looking product may be best. However, if you are prepared to clear off your shelf at the end of fall then this product is for you. It’s cute and functional. It may not be best for all seasons so bringing it inside once cold weather hits is a good choice.

outdoor indoor shelf outdoor shelf collapsedWith excellent reviews and a decent price, this is one product we should all consider! Get outside, get stuff done and enjoy the weather. Keep your yard easily tidy when your done by utilizing the various shelves. The best part is that it has holes so water isn’t a problem and it easy collapses, too!

Check out the product & reviews here:

https://www.hayneedle.com/product/brixtonindooroutdoorfoldingbakersrack.cfm?ltype=child&tid=PSM224-1