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Spring 2015


Spring is the time of plans and projects..       

- Leo Tolstoy  


Have you noticed that the sun is a little brighter and that it stays lighter a little longer? Have you also noticed the bits of dust and cobwebs that this brighter sunlight is helping to illuminate? There is a reason that the saying 'Spring Cleaning' came about.

This spring sunshine energizes us. It helps us to come out of our winter hibernation and to revisit the projects that we planned to tackle last year. So, what projects do you have lingering - possibly started projects, perhaps half-way completed projects?

Maybe this winter has prompted you to think of a new project to start? Take advantage of the energizing spring sunshine to tackle this project.

Here are some tips to get you started or possibly to get you restarted on the way to completion of a project already in progress.
  1. Think about the end result - how do you want it to look when you're done?
  2. When do you want to be finished? Do you have a deadline?
  3. Schedule that done by date in your calendar.
  4. On a separate piece of paper, write down all the steps you can think of that will take you from the beginning of your project to being done.
  5. Think about how long each step will take to do - are there multiple steps that can be tackled in one working session. In other words, if you're giving this project an hour, how many steps can you complete in that hour?
  6. Now that you know when you want to be finished with the project, and you know what you have to do, when do you start in order to have the project completed by your done date?
  7. Schedule your start date in your calendar.
  8. Plot the steps in your calendar also - make appointments with yourself and keep them.

What about making plans? Do you have plans to travel this summer? Use this spring to solidify your plans. Figure out where you want to go, where you will stay and what you will see while you're there? Maybe you want to make an appointment with a travel agent?

Spring is a wonderful time to take advantage of the renewed energy we can feel with the advent of longer days and brighter sunshine.

I'd love to know what projects you're tackling or the plans you're making. Write me back and let me know!
"Now What? A Simple Organizing Guide"
I'm very proud to announce that the my book, "Now What? A Simple Organizing Guide" is available for you online! Click here
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About the book

You think you have things pretty well-organized and then something happens, which upsets the balance in your life. You think to yourself, "Now what?" 

"Now What? A Simple Organizing Guide" provides straight-forward practical organizing tips to help you regain that balance. This is your guide to setting up a home, creating and maintaining a budget, and managing paperwork and time. It's also a guide to the habits and routines that will help you keep order in your busy life. 

There is something for everyone in this well-crafted guide no matter what your age or your experience!



If you are looking for some great ideas and articles on organizing, as well as helpful tips and product information, check out a new magazine Getting Organized.  Please click on the link below to learn more about this new and insightful magazine.

Getting Oganized Magazine  

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Just Trash It

Clutter Rescue

For Groups

If you are a member of a professional group or organization or have a group of individuals that would like to share interesting and unique information, Jonda Beattie and I would be happy to talk to you. We have a variety of presentations which we can tailor

to your needs. 


Jonda Beattie and I
can present the following workshops for your group: 
Paper Organizing Challenges 
Where does it all come from? How do we handle it? What to Keep? How Long to Keep it and How to Find it Again? This workshop is an hour long.

  Paper Piles to Files    
Bring a box or bag of papers and go home with labeled files. This 3 hour interactive workshop will enable you to organize and file the papers that get accumulated on your desk and countertops.

Plan to Lose 
Learn how to organize your pantry & refrigerator,
plan your meals,
organize your grocery shopping list,
work exercise into your daily routine,
and plan to lose unwanted weight. 
Please  click here  to
let me know about
your interests.
Thank you!

Diane is going to the

NAPO Conference
in Los Angeles.
April 15-18, 2015
This is a large conference with many wonderful speakers and exhibitors of the new and improved organizing products coming to the market.



Decatur Book Festival

September 4-6, 2015

The tenth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival will kick off Labor Day Weekend 2015! Stay tuned for more details about the 2015 Festival.

Diane and Jonda Beattie have written a children's story book!

Suzie's Messy Room
is a wonderful story about
a 5 year old little girl who
doesn't know how to
pick up her room.
Find out how her mother
helps her go about this
task - her room is
really messy!
This book will be
available at the
Decatur Book Festival
in September!


Diane Quintana and Miles
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Warm Regards,

Diane N. Quintana, CPO�, CPO-CD�