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Organizing…Specialized with Labels!

Here we are…most of us are into our summer (non) routines and if you are like me, you are already wondering how your house got into the shape it is in. I love things that keep me organized!

I sent the kids to camp last week (separate ones, because I want to complicate things) and I was thrilled that I still had Mabel’s Labels leftover from a fundraiser at my daughter’s school a couple of years ago. I didn’t really believe that they’d withstand washing but the really do. Three years using the same lunch boxes (honestly, THREE YEARS) the personalized labels are still on them. I have no idea why the kids don’t want new lunch boxes but they don’t. The labels have also come in handy when my kids leave their stuff everywhere. A favorite hat of my son’s was returned directly into has hands by a teacher a few days after field day at the end of the school year.

Because we’re all about making life better we decided to hit a (non-heavy) topic for this week. We’re having a week of organization tips and gifts! We’re also happy to bring you a group dedicated to getting and staying organized! We’ve found the perfect person to lead our group…meet Julie Hough.

Julie Hough is the owner of The Ordered Home, a company that specializes in Professional Residential Organizing. From organizing closets to garages, bedrooms to kitchens, Julie loves it all! Organizing has been Julie’s passion for years; in fact one of Julie’s childhood memories is going to the department store with her mom and heading to the linen area to organize the sheets!

Julie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and for the past 10 years has lived in Chesterfield, MO. She’s been married to her husband for 18 years and has three children. Both of her boys are on the Autism Spectrum. Julie has been able to bring the worlds of Special Needs and Home Organization together not only for her family, but also for the many special needs families she has had the privilege to work with over the years.

Julie is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the NAPO St. Louis Chapter, and Faithful Organizers. She serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors and Executive Board for NAPO St. Louis.

We’re so happy Julie has taken on this week and this group! She’ll offer advice and solutions (and encouragement) to all of us. First things first, join the Organizing…Specialized group. Here’s the scoop for the week.

  • Read each day for tips and strategies on getting and staying organized!
  • Now that you’ve joined the group (you have joined, right?) you’ll be eligible for giveaways for the week!
  • Ask questions, give tips, and share your struggles with Julie and others in the group! That will not hurt your chances for winning a gift over the week!

Today’s giveaway to someone in the group is a set of Mabel’s Labels call the Colourful Essentials Combo – with

  • 30 Sticky Labels
  • 12 Shoe Labels
  • 2 Teeny Tags
  • 40 Iron-Ons or 70 Tag Mates

So, you’ll have to join the Organizing…Specialized Group to be eligible for the giveaways this week. Did I mention there will be giveaways each day? Joining is also the best way to get tips and tricks about organization from Julie, our new group leader. Join Julie and get organized!

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