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Life Will Start When My To-Do List Is Done

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on July 8, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

For the last three months I have had one long to-do list. It seems like every single day I needed to work through it just to get to the next day. If I skip a day nobody did it for me. It lands right on me and my perfectionistic ways. I know exactly when it [...]

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Are We Ever Done?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 7, 2012 in Family, life, Moms |

I had a friend come up to me at the gym this week and ask me the most thought provoking question: Are we ever done? We talked about how she had left her job 8 years ago with grand plans of getting caught up on everything in life that she had to put on the [...]

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Fabulous Functional Fall

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on September 13, 2012 in Family, life, Moms |

  Fall really is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air. I love the colors that Mother Nature has on display and I love getting organized. Maybe it is because I live in the upper Midwest where we often have to hunker down for winter. It is like a nesting urge takes [...]

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Thoughts on a Cluttered Life

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on April 20, 2011 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

I recently gave a talk about breaking free of clutter once and for all. When you think about clutter I am sure you imagine those stacks of paper on your table or the pile of toys on the floor. But clutter is more than physical, it can be mental clutter as well. The physical clutter we can [...]

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Top 10 Organizing Tips For Parents

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on February 23, 2011 in Family, life, Moms |

I love giving talks to moms groups as I feel like I have been there done that.  I had three babies (pictured above) in 5 1/2 years and the fact that I came through the experience only partially damaged has a lot to say about how great my husband is! Today I was able to visit my [...]

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Favorite Organizing Tools……Lazy Susans

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 9, 2011 in Family, Moms |

Lazy Susans are one of the most overlooked organizing tools.  Usually with each one of my clients I can find uses for 2 or 3 of them in their homes.  Traditionally when you think of a lazy susan your mind goes to the lower corner cabinet in the kitchen.  I want you to use your [...]

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