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Annie

If I’m honest, I’ve always thought setting up a birthday gift closet was a pretty unrealistic and over-the-top idea (as evidence by probably the most popular thing I’ve ever written). But then my son started elementary school and I quickly realized that the number of birthday party invites that come once your child becomes a […]

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I’ve been meaning to post this video for quite a while (we’re talking months) but – you know – life.  Now, however, the warm weather is coming and I’m not putting it off anymore. A neatly stored disposable bag or two in the car is a must have during summer – perfect for harnessing wet […]

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As I start the process of unpacking my haphazardly stored holiday decor each year, I always think to myself that there must be a better way. So this year I decided to do something about it as part of our Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life series. What did I do exactly? I turned to a […]

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Our resident professional organizer, Annie, is here today with our latest Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life post. She’s going to help you tackle your kitchen in 5 manageable steps. Do one a day and by the end of the week you’ll have the organized kitchen of your dreams! Every project seems daunting until you break […]

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There are lots of great reasons to treat your children (even your youngest kiddos) as accountable, active participants at home by giving them both family jobs and money earning jobs. Here are a few of our favorites: It gives them a sense of respect and awareness for their surroundings It instills in them a healthy relationship with “stuff” and stops entitlement […]

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I recently mentioned my newly rekindled desire to set up a tinkering/creation station in our new house for the kids. So – of course – I had to put our resident professional organizer on the job to make sure I had all the resources I needed to get it done right. Here’s Annie with her ideas […]

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Is your car road trip ready? If not, don’t fret. Our resident professional organizer, Annie, is back with a summer-themed post for Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life today that will get you there in no time. She’s got lots of great tips as well as some handy product recommendations. (I’ve been meaning to buy the […]

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Ugh, laundry – why does this one chore seem to take up my entire life?! And if I thought it was bad before, now that we’re a family of five I feel like I’m swimming in dirty clothes. Luckily our resident professional organizer, Annie, is here today with 8 ideas on how to finally get […]

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Our post on How to Store Your Digital Photos Like a Professional Photographer was so popular that we decided to follow it up with another Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life post on how to organize print photos from our resident professional organizer, Annie.   She’s got a fool-proof 5 part process you’re sure to love! […]

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 (photo by …love Megan, text added by MPMK)   We’re continuing our month-long pursuit of a better 2014 with another Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life post and more design tips from our in-house professional organizer, Annie.     Last week she shared her Principles of an Organized Playroom and today she’s divulging her three must-haves […]

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Now that Christmas is over, the inevitable question lingers – what to do with all those new toys?  Never fear, our in-house professional organizer Annie has us covered with some pro tips and she’s here today to help us launch our month-long mission to make 2014 our best year yet. Here are her pearls of […]

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Hi friends, I know I promised you a big eBook reveal today but, alas, technical difficulties have arisen.  Hopefully all will be well and back on track soon. Until then – here’s Annie with a new POYEL project! We know it can be difficult for many people (read: parents) to part with treasured children’s books, […]

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Annie’s with us today and she’s got an especially timely Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life post for us: do-able homework stations. My kiddo aren’t in full time school yet but I’m eyeing these setups never-the-less.  After all, it’s never too early to give you littles a quiet space to practice reading, writing, or just being […]

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MPMK’s own professional organizer, Annie, is back today with our latest Project Organize Your Entire Life installment.  Creating an orderly sewing repair kit probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s to-do list but it sure does come in handy when the button pops of your favorite fall coat. I’m loving Annie’s clever tricks for keeping […]

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Summer is the time of travel, which can be great, but also a bit trying.  So over the next week or two, we’ll be featuring ways to increase the fun, decrease the stress.  Kicking us off today is Annie with tips for getting your home and life set for your return before you leave.  Plus, […]

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