Eager to hear your organization questions!

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I am so excited to announce that Neatsmart is going to be a guest on the internet radio show, “At Home with Paisley” on America’s Web Radio next Thursday, December 20, 2012. We are going to be talking about ways to get and stay organized during the holidays and after, and I’d like to hear any questions you have ahead of time. This is not a dial in show so I need to get your questions quickly, by midnight tomorrow, December 11, 2012. It could be anything from “how do I best store strings of lights?” to “how do I get packages ready to be shipped?” to “how do I keep track of who gets what?” Please submit them in the comments area and I will address them on the show. I’ll also provide a link to the show if you aren’t able to listen at 3:00 EST on December 20th.

At Home With Paisley is hosted by Paisley McDonald, one of Atlanta’s most sought after interior designers, and airs weekly on Thursdays at 3:00 pm EST. Please check out her wonderful and amazing work on her website at DesignsbyPaisley.com or at her Facebook page, where you can see more of her before and after transformations.

So ask away by entering your questions in the comments section below! There is no such thing as a dumb question, just an unanswered one. I’m eager to hear what you’d like to know about organizing for the holidays and organization in general.

Happy Organizing!

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What gift do you give the person who has everything?

As we approach Halloween in the next couple of weeks, I am reminded of what comes after: Thanksgiving. Which is shortly followed by Christmas and Chanukah and then we are in a new year before we know it. Pretty soon, Santa’s helpers will be making their lists and mall traipsing with unhappy children in tow, wondering what to get, to buy, to decorate, to ship, and ultimately to open. The vicious cycle continues after with the returns, the taking down, and throwing away. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays and all of the excitement and meaning that surrounds them but it’s easy to get caught up in the things that really don’t matter.

Let’s take gifts, for example. Now, we all love gifts but what is the one thing we all want more of and yet it is rapidly slipping through our fingers? It’s TIME. Time is irreplaceable and yet we waste so much of it inadvertently. But let’s consider TIME as a GIFT and now the scene changes. Giving the gift of time to someone could be offering to run errands for a friend or bringing the mail to a neighbor. You could bake bread (or cookies) and deliver it (one of my mother’s wonderful Christmas traditions) which saves the recipient time in preparing to feed his or her family. Even sharing favorite recipes is saving time for the recipient because they don’t have to search for a tried and true dish to prepare and serve. Offering to have someone’s kids over is a wonderful gift of time that also provides the additional treasure of QUIET to a busy family.

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The gift that everybody secretly wants but nobody requests

So, have you ever considered the gift or organization services? It can be the perfect gift for most people on your list and here are a few reasons why:

  1. It always fits. There is no issue with color, style, size, or gender.
  2. It comes in an envelope so wrapping is minimal. Bow optional.
  3. Even if you are the most meticulous person on the planet, you need help from time to time clearing clutter and arranging spaces. It’s a fact.
  4. After the holidays is the calm after the storm that usually means excessive stuff lying around that either needs to be put or thrown away. Get help with this task to make it seamless.
  5. New Year = Resolutions. If you’ve got clutter in your closet, you’ve got old habits in your head, and baggage on your shoulders. Lighten your load and you’ll make room in your life for the new and improved you.

To give the gift of time, order, and peace, click on the Contact link at the top of the page or send an email to carrie@neatsmart.com. Packages start at $150 for 3 hours of consulting time and can be customized. This is a gift that is good for the recipient, great for the giver, and it gives the gift that can’t be bought: time.

Happy Organizing!