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Winter 2015


 The holiday gift promoting frenzy started almost at the same time as the stores were dismantling their Halloween displays. I'm always amazed by the number of catalogs that suddenly begin appearing in my mailbox. Some of them advertise the number of regular shipping days before your only option is overnight shipping. Others promote sales in advance of Black Friday.
I advocate giving gifts that don't add clutter! Spend some time with the person to whom you're giving the gift if that's possible. Do something together. You will know better than I what that person would like to do/receive. But I do have a few ideas which I have listed below. Before you get to that consider adding a note on the tag for your gift letting the recipient know why you selected that particular gift.
  1. Baked goods
  2. A basket of fruit
  3. A gift certificate to a night of babysitting
  4. An invitation to lunch and a play or a movie
  5. An excursion to a local (or not so local) tourist destination
  6. Tickets to a sporting event
  7. A gift certificate for a spa treatment
  8. A picnic in the park
Enjoy the season and try not to let all the advertising take the joy and splendor out of the season!
"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.



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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 & Jonda Beattie will be presenting 
Piles to Files!
January 16, 2016 
at  Finders Keepers
Come say 'Hello'

For more information on
Finders Keepers, go to

Diane will be speaking at the Denver Colorado NAPO
on Tuesday
February 1, 2016
For more information on NAPO, go to
  Diane and Jonda Beattie have written a children's story book!
Suzie's Messy Room
is really and truly almost here!  The book is being printed and will be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble very soon. I'm so excited and know that you will just love this book as much as Jonda and I do.

Benji's Messy Room will be following close behind.

Please keep your eyes open for more information as I'll be sending out a notice as soon as these books are actually available.       
Diane Quintana and Miles
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Warm Regards,

Diane N. Quintana, CPO®, CPO-CD®