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Which Comes First? Cleaning or Organizing

Cleaning vs DeCluttering/Organizing Question:  Is it better to clean and then organize or organize first and then clean? Answer: Cleaning first and during. Here’s an example:  You want to organize your master closet.  I suggest removing EVERYTHING and cleaning – wiping off the shelves, vacuuming the floor, repairing rods if needed, changing lights (LEDs are …

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Ownership of a VRBO rental/Lessons Learned

Ownership of a VRBO rental—Lessons Learned our First Year Updated on April 24, 2020 Background story:  Location, location, location Jim and I purchased a condo in Navarre Beach, FL in January 2017 planning to use for our vacation home and to rent it for weekly visitors.  We picked the particular unit based on its amazing …

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Holiday Planning: Menus, Rooms, Entertainment Ideas

Only ONE week until Thanksgiving, so let’s put a plan together! Full Disclosure: This blog post is from several Facebook posts I did last year. I pulled them all together into one article to save us both time! Enjoy! Food & Beverages: Step 1: Plan the menu. Whether you are doing all the cooking or …

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How I became a Professional Organizer

How I became a Professional Organizer and what is unique about Organized Occasions Updated June 2020 Experience: Most Professional Organizers start off doing something else as a career-event planning, sales, management, catering or food service, teaching, or training, at least that is my list of past career forays!  There are aspects of each of these …

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