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A Simple Way to Organize Files at Home

When organizing a home office or household command center, it's important to have a very organized filing system. Papers and important documents need to be organized in such a way that every family member can use it. Unfortunately, most file systems only make sense to the person who does the filing. That, my friends, is not smart! [...]

Home Office Space Organization

  Since I've been Spring Cleaning all year, I decided to take a different approach for the 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Challenge. In fact, the Spring Cleaning Challenge and the Organizing My Entire Home series are colliding today! And thank goodness, because I NEEDED the push to get my office in order! My life has been [...]

It’s time to Clean Out that Email In-box

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As I take time to enjoy our new baby and the holiday season, I've re-purposed some old (but still very useful) content for you. I hope you enjoy! As we near the end of the year, you may be pleasantly surprised to find yourself receiving fewer emails. Take this down time to zero out your [...]

Organizing Office Space

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Have you ever been so overwhelmed with something that you don't know where to start? That's exactly how I've been feeling every time I walk into my office. It's become a "catch all" type of room, and anything that doesn't have a better home somehow finds a way into my office. Although, the accumulation of [...]

Paralyzed by Paper

Photo Credit There are days when I just can't think straight. It's usually when piles and piles of paper begin to stack up. When that happens, it is my desire for it to all be eliminated. But, I often just don't know where to begin. I can't seem to move on and be productive in [...]

Do One Thing: Don’t Let Your Email Hold You Hostage

Some people rave about only having a few emails in their in-box at any given time. They are always organized and under control. Others can't seem to get ahead of the never ending string of emails. They might need to reference those informational emails from their coworkers. Those online coupon codes might be useful in [...]

Do One Thing: Use Your Calendar

Do One Thing is a new series on iDreamofClean that will hopefully inspire you to accomplish one thing each week that you've been postponing. Last week we talked briefly about being overwhelmed. And boy have I been there! Have you? When you're feeling overwhelmed it's often difficult to even know where to begin! So, today [...]

Remove Yourself From Junk Mail Lists

One way to keep our home clean and organized is to simplify our possessions. We can do this by living in a small home and/or finding ways to sell or donate items we don't need. We can also try going paperless, although there are some ways paper buildup happens that are beyond our control -- [...]

Organizing Your Google Reader

As you get immersed into social media, it's sometimes difficult to stay on top of things without getting sucked into the web abyss. You go to answer a few emails but you end up checking twitter, facebook, and reading a few blogs in the process. There are a few things you can do to organize [...]

Manuals: Going Paperless

TV's, DVD players, cell phones, iPads, iPods, coffee pots, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, mixers, ovens, stoves, computers, printers.... What do these things have in common? Technology? Yes. They're expensive? Yes. They all have manuals. Yes! I don't know about you, but I feel like I'm constantly overwhelmed with paperwork. Excessive, bulky manuals don't help the situation. [...]