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De-clutter your small business

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As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges other small business owners are faced with. More often than not paperwork, filing and electronic information are seen as the enemy. It is a struggle to keep everything in order, pay everything on time and keep up with the constant stream of incoming information. Here at Simplified Living Solutions, we are passionate about helping small business owners set up systems to manage your paperwork and electronic information so that you can focus on what’s really important, selling your product, delivering your service, or exceeding the expectations of your clients. By… read more »

Team work!

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Are you moving soon? Are you overwhelmed by the thought of it? Where will you put everything in the new home? When will you find the time to unpack? If this sounds like you, we can help. Our team can unpack your entire home for you, in an organized manner, so that you can get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible!

My home is not perfect

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People always ask me if my home is in perfect order, well it isn’t always. I do have a home for everything though, and so when it gets chaotic or I need to put everything back where it belongs, it doesn’t take long. You know, I have always been aware of the mental drain that a chaotic home or office environment has on people’s lives, but I recently got a taste of it first-hand. Within two weeks of each other, my older daughter moved back home and my younger daughter moved out. My older daughter had lived on her own… read more »

Loss of a loved one

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Today marks the 12-year anniversary since my younger brother, Mike, died from leukemia. He had just celebrated his 39th birthday 2 weeks before he died. Before my family and I could even begin to deal with the emotional loss we were experiencing, we were faced with the physical task of sorting through Mike’s many belongings to find any legal, insurance or medical paperwork he had in order to prepare for his funeral. Mike had documented his final wishes in a Will but since he never got around to signing it, his Will was ignored and not considered legally binding. This… read more »

Simplify your office, increase your productivity

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If you are a small business owner like myself, you probably started your business because you love the work you do. Unfortunately, running a small business requires much more than just doing the thing you love. You have financial records to keep, marketing to create, clerical work, customer service and much more that steals your time. If the office work is not your favorite thing to do, chances are that you’re not really efficient at it either. At Simplified Living Solutions we pride ourselves in working with small business owners to set up systems that will increase their productivity, simplify… read more »

Are you living in CHAOS: Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome?

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So many of our clients struggle with CHAOS; Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome. They are embarrassed about the condition that their home has gotten into and therefore they never invite anyone over to visit. Many times when people call us they express how much they wish they could invite guests over, or even more often we hear about how they wish their children could have friends over to play or visit. The true problem stems from the fact that a clutter problem left untouched can grow and multiply very quickly. Thus leaving you feeling completely overwhelmed and unsure of where… read more »

Grieving mother

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I worked with a grieving mother last week who tragically lost her young son 6 weeks ago. Because the death was so unexpected, the family was not prepared for the financial burden of a funeral. There was a enormous outpouring of support, both financially and otherwise. This mother had been facing a gigantic pile of cards, scribbled notes of who gave what, jumbled notes of people’s addresses, etc. Every time she would attempt to sit down to attempt to write thank you notes, she was overwhelmed by the task because of the completely disorganized pile. We worked together to sort… read more »

Overwhelmed & paralyzed? A professional can help

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I tend to have a natural knack for decorating and arranging rooms so that they look spacious, inviting and peaceful. As a matter of fact, this is something that comes so naturally to me, that I do this for our clients in their homes on a daily basis. However, I recently found myself overwhelmed and paralyzed about how to transform my kitchen. I’ve hated the red kitchen in my house since the day I bought it 7 years ago but never had time to do anything about it until now. To redo my kitchen, there were so many decisions to… read more »

Disorganization results in losing millions

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Illinois State officials are urging people who regularly play the Illinois lottery to check junk drawers, glove compartments, unused purses and old wallets to make sure they’re not holding one of 77 unclaimed prizes from 2011 totally $2.4 million. Winning tickets are no longer valid if not collected within a year of the drawing. The first of the unclaimed winnings from 2011 expires January 4th. Five Mega Millions tickets worth $250,000 each remain unclaimed. They were purchased at retailers in Bolingbrook, Herrin, Decatur, Crete and DeKalb. Four Powerball second-place tickets valued at $200,000 a piece and bought at locations in… read more »

What is a professional organizer? What do they do?

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Our website explains that professional organizers use a combination of coaching, teaching and providing hands-on assistance to help individuals get organized and regain control of their homes, offices and lives. They provide compassionate support to their clients and help them stay focused and motivated during the process. The following fun and clever list that was recently compiled by the members of the National Association of Professional Organizers spells it out even better. Enjoy! Big Picture Breaker Downer – Professional organizers can take your big picture thoughts and break them down into manageable steps to get you there. Category Queen –… read more »

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