Category Archives: Happiness

Overeating Habits

How to Avoid Stress and Emotional Eating

One of our members was lamenting over stress eating and how it became a problem. “Stress eating, reward eating, celebration eating, you name it. My other biggest problem is never making exercise a priority over family and house needs. I have trouble taking time to exercise when the house is a mess and the “me” I do take […]

Simplify Life

How To Keep A Sense Of Humor When Losing Weight

Weight loss is a constant struggle & for most of us … definitely not fun! It’s terrible feeling bummed out while you’re trying to lose weight. We’re going to focus on losing weight and not losing your sense humor! Shedding those extra pounds is a process, and it can be long and arduous.  Some hard work is required […]

Organized Closet

Magical Things That Happen When You Clear Out Your Closet

You know what I thought held me back from having an organized closet? $$ Money $$. I thought money was the root of the problem, so therefore because I couldn’t afford to buy new clothes, I had to keep and wear the ones I already had. The trouble was that I didn’t wear the ones I already had. […]

organized medicines

Quick Tips To Help Organize Your Medication

A lot of us use medication to cure, halt or prevent disease or illness. Some mornings, I think I must sound like a toy rattle when I move! I take a multi-vitamin, an anti-histamine, a pro-biotic… just to name a few! Another indication that I’m getting old as I swallow them down with a cup of tea! I try to be […]

Apps For Organization

Latest Apps to Help You Stay Organized

It’s been some time since we last spoke about apps that help us with productivity and organization. In 2012, Michele wrote about The Best iPhone Apps For Getting Organized And Being More Productive and followed up with The Best Android Apps For Getting Organized And Being More Productive. Today we are going to look at a […]

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Teaching Young Children To Be Organized

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)   One of our members recently posted for advice to help her five year old daughter get organized.   Allison asked: “How do I teach a 5 year old to clean their room not by […]

Simple Living

8 Ways I Simplified My Life

Living with daily household chaos and disorder stresses me out. When I don’t focus on living simply and being organized, I feel: overwhelmed cranky unhappy with the world envious of others. When I do focus on living simply and being organized, I feel: calmer happier able to manage my time better clear-headed happy with the world grateful […]


Remember This When You Feel Overwhelmed

If the thought of decluttering makes you break into a sweat, then today’s tip is just for you. Let’s keep it simple. This little strategy is easy to remember AND it works. Try it! If you don’t love it or use it, let it go. Here are some comments from people who have made decisions based on […]

Change Your Mindset

The Practicalities of Highly Organized People

Do you ever wonder if you have the right genetic makeup to be organized? We often talk about whether being organized is a skill or inherent. A previous Get Organized Wizard article focused on 10 Things Organized People DO Every Day. Every day! These are tasks that people do consistently to help their day run smoothly. But what […]

Kids Birthday Party

Get Organized For Birthday Parties

March is a crazy time for me. Not only was my youngest son born in March, but so (it appears) were most of his friends. What on earth were all of these parents celebrating nine months prior? (Insert smirk here). The month of March is party central. My five-year-old’s social life is significantly more active than mine, […]

Organized Life

10 Things Organized People Do Every Day

The Myth Of The ‘Born Organized’ Person You are not born with an organizing gene! With some people the skill does come more naturally, but it’s definitely something that can be mastered. What Organized People Do Every Day Here are a few things that organized people do every day… They have one to-do list and stick […]

Respond to criticism

Dealing & Responding To Criticism – Shake It Off!

Family gatherings during the festive season or big events through out the year can bring out the best and the worst in people. At a party on the weekend the conversation turned to what our plans were for Christmas day. It was quickly overcome with comments like: oh my mother-in law will insist I do it her way my […]

The Benefits to Downsizing and Living More Simply

The decision to downsize your home can be fuelled by various reasons: The kids have left home Retirement The loss of a spouse Financial strains The desire to live more simply. Whatever the reason, downsizing can be a hard process for many. There are emotional strains to paring back your belongings and sometimes it’s hard to see […]

Stop Making Life Complicated!

  Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about specific ways you can simplify your life. “Be More With Less” is a concept we believe in. Often we hear from members who say, But my life is so complicated, I don’t know how to simplify my life! Really? Really? Let’s look at some issues in life […]

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Embrace the Power of Choice

  With our brand new challenge starting this week, 21 Days To Simplify your Life, there’s no better time to talk about the power of choice. Making a fast decision, feeling confident with it, let it go and move on. Each day we make a million decisions. Tiny, insignificant ones that barely register to more detailed, thoughtful decisions. […]

change your mindset

Make Way For Change!

  A funny episode of How I  Met Your Mother saw one of the characters, Barney, refusing to allow any of his belongings to be thrown out when his new girlfriend, Quinn, moves in with him. Yet Quinn throws away most of her things so that they didn’t have doubles of everything. Barney was challenged […]


5 Tips For Avoiding Housework

We talk a lot about ways to simplify your life, stay organized, keep overwhelm at bay and in general, make your life as enjoyable as possible with minimal stress. A recent Facebook post however got me thinking about all the little things we do to avoid housework. Or make it look like we’re doing something, […]

Mental Alertness

8 simple ways to increase your mental alertness

Watching my friends Mom jump on board the Candy Crush craze initially had me shaking my head in wonder. Why was this intelligent lady choosing to play an online game instead of being outdoors, reading a book or cooking up a storm?  It was most unlike her. But as she successfully made her way up […]

2014: Let’s Make It Our Year

Happy 2014! Whatever 2013 held for you – the good, the bad, the unbelievably awful – let’s make the New Year our year. Let’s be kinder to ourselves. Let’s be willing to do more of what makes us happy. Let’s focus on getting important things done, instead of needing everything to be perfect. Let’s leave unimportant […]