Garage Organization


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I was hired last year by a doctor who lives very near my Utah home. Dave knew he needed professional  help with garage organization. He realized that clutter is a stress creator and the condition of his garage was affecting the quality of his life. At our first meeting I asked him what pushed him to call me and he said, “I feel real frustration when I drive into my garage each day.” Dave realized that letting go of the excess and organizing what was left would allow him to feel more positive about his daily return home.

Because the garage is one of a few home spaces where we place our “I might need this someday stuff”, garage organization is quite simple. When I work with clients I bring with me a list of all the possible garage organization categories and we start sorting their items into categories purging and deleting as we go. You can organize your garage by looking at your gathered items and decide on these main categories.

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BALANCING work and family

Balancing Work and Family   As part of January 2010 National Get Organized Month I am pleased to offer you this FREE downloadable form focusing on balancing work and family. By investing 10 minutes each week YOU will become a life balance pro. Click here to download your quick and easy Life Balance Worksheet.

Balancing work and family is not an easy job. But if you want to feel you are investing your time and efforts in your priorities, this life balance worksheet is just what you need to begin. I wish you great success! Thanks for droping by.

Please share with other visitors your favorite life balance tip(s) by leaving a comment. You can do this by clicking on the green numeral next to the word “comments” above.

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Blended Family Tips


2011 Vegas Family Reunion

2011 Vegas Family Reunion

  If you are expecting marital success, then this article about blended family tips AND some consistent planning are necessary:

  • Set up open lines of communication for all family members
  • Plan and practice verbal and non-verbal love affirmations  of  love – Actually say the words “I love you” and mean them
  • Plan and reward good behavior with positive reinforcement – this applies to your children and to your spouse
  • Establish clear house rules – everyone should be aware of what the house rules are and that they will be consistently enforced
  • Organize a  few hours a week of  “whole family” time to bring everyone together to build family memories. Do this as early on as is possible.

Remember to:

  • Be realistic
  • Be patient AND
  • Limit your expectations  

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Home Organizing Workshops

home organizing workshopHome Organizing Workshops

Join Utah professional organizer, Vicki Winterton, at any of the 3 home organizing workshops she offers during the month of January in conjunction with National Get Organized Month. The class information is listed below. If you have any questions about the classes listed below, please contact Vicki.

Home Organizing Workshops Offered

Class Information

Get Organized Now!

  • Thrusday, Jan. 21, 2010 at 1 p.m.
  • Orem City Library

With Time to Spare!

  • Thrusday, Jan.21, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • Provo City Library

Business Office/Home Office Organizing Tips

Offered through UVU Community Education

  • Jan. 28, 2010 from 7-9 p.m.
  • Mtn. View High School, Orem
  • $30 Class Fee (bring with you)
  • Call 801-863-8012 to register

How to Organize your Home Office

OR Workplace Office

I just wanted to say thank you for your time in teaching me about time management. As you promised, the “Action File” has changed my life. I’m able to stay on top of the paper mess that comes into my home. I knew the importance of daily maintenance prior to your class (I only learned this in the last year!), but you’ve taught me how to perform daily maintenance on the paper mess, not just tidying the house. Wow! What a great thing!” –Diane, 2009 UVUcommunity education class

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Christmas Storage

Christmas storage For many years, I stored my own Christmas decorations in any one of  the 14 holiday boxes lining my garage shelves.  I often felt overwhelmed at the prospect of getting all those Christmas storage boxes emptied before Christmas and restocked after the holidays. Then I developed a better system that now makes holiday decorating and take-down much simpler. My Christmas storage has become manageable.

I was an invited guest writer for my local newspaper, The Daily Herald, last year and wrote a full article containing my formula for boxing up ANY holiday.

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