Denise Caron-Quinn is now an Evernote Certified Consultant

Evernote is a remarkable productivity tool that offers cloud-based storage, flexibility, and multi-platform support. We’re pleased to announce that In Order to Succeed Founder, Denise Caron-Quinn, has become an Evernote Certified Consultant. Having completed the comprehensive Evernote Business training, Denise is recognized as an Evernote expert. She can help show clients how to quickly get Evernote Business set up for their team and guide them towards maximum productivity.

Benefits of Working with an Evernote Certified Consultant:

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From small tasks to major projects, Evernote is where you’ll achieve your best work, day in and day out. As one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the most productive office for modern teams.

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Home Organizing Tips for Busy Professionals

Do you have chores left to do at home and not have enough time and energy left to do it? Well, you are not alone. Many people, especially working moms constantly struggle with this dilemma every single day. After a gruelling day at the office, the thought of going home and cleaning and organizing the house can really make one cringe. For most working moms, housework and family duties never seem to get finished which makes their lives a lot more hectic. But there are actually ways to prevent this from happening. With proper organization and time management, maintaining the home can be a breeze. With this, here are some home organizing tips for busy professionals.

1. Write down your tasks for the day. It is always a good idea to jot down all the tasks that you want to accomplish each day. This way, you could spend your time wisely and keep track of your progress. Writing them down also makes sure that all the things that you need to do are done before the end of the day. It is very important to set realistic goals or else you’re just setting up yourself for a whole lot of stress. Once you get the hang of doing these tasks every day, then it will be just a normal routine for you.

2. Avoid multitasking. For most professionals, multitasking is the key to get the job done in half the time. But in home cleaning and organization, it’s not exactly the same. Sometimes, multitasking house chores can consume more time than doing it one at a time. Doing two or more tasks at a time can also make it more inefficient which can result in mediocre results.

3. Take a break from time to time. It is very important to give yourself at least fifteen minutes twice a day just to gain clarity. Stop whatever you’re doing for a while and take a quick break from your daily grind. This can help you destress and regain energy to do more tasks.

4. Delegate tasks. If you’re living with your family or if you have housemates, then it’s a good idea to assign house tasks that they can do. If you have kids, you can ask them to put away their toys or if you have a flatmate, you can take turns in cleaning the bathroom and so on. This way your house tasks will be reduced and you’ll have more time to do other things.

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Six Organization Tips to Prepare For Your Holiday Party

It’s time to get ready for the party you’ve been planning to have this holiday season. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your menu and decorate your home for the holidays. However, before you decorate, you may need to declutter! Now is the perfect time to take a good look at your home and decide on how you would like things arranged and organized on the big day. Unless you’re fortunate to have abundant space, you may need to move some things around and even remove some items to accommodate all of your guests. Here are a few organization tips as you approach the day of your holiday party:

1.2-3 weeks before:

-Mail out your invitations or use an online invitation service like evite.com.
-Begin the decluttering process throughout your home. Break it down and do something every day.
-Schedule home services to give you a helping hand prior to the party, e.g cleaner, event planner, handyman, professional organizer, interior decorator, personal assistant, etc.

2. 2 weeks before:

-Plan your menu. Select a menu based on the time of the party, whether it will be casual or formal or simply a wine and cheese cocktail party.  Do you have enough serving platters and a dedicated area to serve beverages?

3.1-2 weeks before:

-If you are ordering catered items, check the deadline for placing your order, in order to be ready in time for the party.
-If your home is not yet decorated for the holidays, you may want to get started at least a week before the party, so that you don’t have to worry about it the week of the party.
-If you having a pot-luck dinner, call guests to confirm the dish they will be bringing to share.

4. 1 week before: 

-Shop for the ingredients you will need for your menu.
-If necessary, begin decluttering your entertaining space.
-If children are invited, set up a kid-friendly area for them to play and feel comfortable.  This is also a great time to put away your children’s special toys and breakables, and purchase a few extra bins or baskets for toys that you intend to leave out for your younger guests to play with.

5. 5-7 days before: 

-Call invited guests who have not yet responded to your invitation to find out whether or not they are attending the party.

6. The Week of the Party:

-Determine the final count of attendees and check to make sure you have enough food and beverages for everyone.
-If necessary, rearrange your furniture and set it up to encourage conversation.
-Add your finishing touches to your decor and then do some final decluttering!

After using these organization tips, on the day of the party, you will be free to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your clutter-free and beautifully decorated home.  Have a great party!

Jacquie Ross is a Professional Organizer, writer and owner of Maryland based, CastAway the Clutter! [http://www.castawaytheclutter.com]. CastAway the Clutter! and online resource Halo Organizers. Jacquie serves clients in the Baltimore, Maryland area and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She teaches homeowners and professionals how to get organized and reclaim their time and space. Jacquie is also the Organized Families writer for the Baltimore Examiner. This post originally appeared at http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jacquie_Ross

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Get Ready For Halloween-Some Top To-Dos

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children and adults. However, sometimes the stress of trying to get things ready for Halloween can put a damper on the fun. You can avoid the stress of Halloween planning by using the following to-do tips to get prepared for all the festivities.

1. Make a List

Before you head out for Halloween shopping make a list of everything you will need. A list will keep you from having to make several trips to the store while you are trying to get kids ready for trick or treating or trying to get your home ready for the Halloween party.

2. Save Money by Comparison Shopping

Check out your local circulars to get the best prices on Halloween candy and decorations. Write the name of the store with the best prices for each item on your list. This will not only make your shopping easier it will also save you money. Remember to check your Sunday newspapers for coupons you can use for a discount on Halloween candy.

3. Gather all Your Decorations

Get all of your fall and Halloween decorations together. Sort through them and throw away the ones that are broken or just look worn. Before you begin decorating, make sure you clean your home and remove all clutter. This will make it much easier to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make sure you have plastic bins labeled and ready to store your Halloween decorations in for next year.

4. Costumes

Getting the right costumes for your children and yourself can be the most time-consuming and expensive part of Halloween. If you are making costumes from scratch, you need to allow yourself plenty of time to get them completed. You definitely don’t want to be rushing around trying to put last minute details on the costumes. If you are buying costumes, you should get them as early as possible. It may be more cost-effective to rent costumes instead of buying.

Another great idea for costumes is to get with your friends to do a costume exchange each year. This will save time and money. You and your children can have a different Halloween costume each year without spending a lot of money.

Don’t forget to check the after Halloween sales on decorations and costumes. You can save as much as 75 percent on clearance Halloween items. This will help you be prepared for next year.

5.  Safe Trick or Treating

It is always best to take your children trick or treating. However, sometimes the older children want together in a group. If this is the case, make sure your child carries a cell phone and a good flashlight. Have your child check in periodically with the phone and set a time for him to be home. Make sure you know the area your child will be trick or treating in.

Getting ready for Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Follow the tips listed above and enjoy a safe and fun Halloween.

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Prepare for the Scariest Holiday with these Halloween Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children and adults. However, sometimes the stress of trying to get things ready for Halloween can put a damper on the fun. You can avoid the stress of Halloween planning by using the following Halloween tips to get prepared for all the festivities.

1. Make a List

Before you head out for Halloween shopping make a list of everything you will need. A list will keep you from having to make several trips to the store while you are trying to get kids ready for trick or treating or trying to get your home ready for the Halloween party.

2. Save Money by Comparison Shopping

Check out your local circulars to get the best prices on Halloween candy and decorations. Write the name of the store with the best prices for each item on your list. This will not only make your shopping easier it will also save you money. Remember to check your Sunday newspapers for coupons you can use for a discount on Halloween candy.

3. Gather all Your Decorations

Get all of your fall and Halloween decorations together. Sort through them and throw away the ones that are broken or just look worn. Before you begin decorating, make sure you clean your home and remove all clutter. This will make it much easier to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make sure you have plastic bins labeled and ready to store your Halloween decorations in for next year.

4. Costumes

Getting the right costumes for your children and yourself can be the most time-consuming and expensive part of Halloween. If you are making costumes from scratch, you need to allow yourself plenty of time to get them completed. You definitely don’t want to be rushing around trying to put last minute details on the costumes. If you are buying costumes, you should get them as early as possible. It may be more cost-effective to rent costumes instead of buying.

Another great idea for costumes is to get with your friends to do a costume exchange each year. This will save time and money. You and your children can have a different Halloween costume each year without spending a lot of money.

Don’t forget to check the after Halloween sales on decorations and costumes. You can save as much as 75 percent on clearance Halloween items. This will help you be prepared for next year.

5.  Safe Trick or Treating

It is always best to take your children trick or treating. However, sometimes the older children want together in a group. If this is the case, make sure your child carries a cell phone and a good flashlight. Have your child check in periodically with the phone and set a time for him to be home. Make sure you know the area your child will be trick or treating in.

Getting ready for Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Follow the tips listed above and enjoy a safe and fun Halloween.

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5 Tips to Prepare for Fall

Fall is in the air bringing vibrant colors, cooler weather and yes, pumpkin flavor everywhere.  As the seasons change from the dog days of summer to cool days of fall it’s important to get your home ready for imminent weather changes, both inside and outdoors. These tips will help make sure your house is prepared for the colder months ahead.

1. Give your appliances a seasonal check-up

As it gets cooler many of your appliances will be getting more use, especially the furnace, space-heaters, dryer and hot-water heater. Before the days get shorter and the holidays approach, make time to evaluate all of your large appliances to make sure all is running well. This may mean replacing older pieces of piping or reinforcing joints. If you’re not a handyman, don’t be afraid to call the professionals in heating for some light, preventative repairs.

2. Maintain Your Gutters

Making sure your gutters are free from leaves and debris is important between seasons. With fall approaching expect lots of leaves to make their way into your gutters, causing clogging during rainstorms and potential freezing when the temperatures drop. As a preventative measure, clean your cutters beforehand and thank about investing in gutter guards. These are a metal caging attached to the top of gutters to block leaves and dirt from entering. Gutter guards are great to add just before fall to stop the foliage from becoming a problem.

3. Fall Cleaning

Transitioning from summer to fall means exchanging swimsuits for sweaters and beach towels for blankets. Before you re-stock your closet for fall, re-evaluate your summer gear. Get rid of clothing, toys, accessories and decorations you didn’t use this season or won’t use in the future. Donate your items to a thrift store, consign them locally or have a good old-fashioned yard sale. Reducing your clutter will make your home feel bigger for the cooler months when more time is spent inside.

4. Make-over your Mudroom

In the months to come footwear and jackets become much bulkier and dirtier tracking in mud, leaves and eventually snow. In preparation make-over your mudroom so it’s functional for fall. Think about organizing your space and installing extra coat-hooks, shelves and cabinets to keep jackets, umbrellas and rain-boots out of the way.

5. Special Window Treatment

Clear the air

To keep your house from feeling stuffy, leave your windows open when the fall weather is just right. Studies from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report that the air in your home can be more polluted than the air outside. To circulate in the fresh air leave your windows open for at least 20 minutes when the weather is nice. As an added bonus, this could help prevent your family from catching a fall cold (and cut a little cost on the electric bill)!

Seal of approval

When the temperatures begin to drop it’s time to turn on the heater. To keep the heat inside your home and the cash inside your wallet, invest in weather strips for your windows. These can be cheaply purchased at any home improvement store and easily installed and will help you conserve heat and cash.

Thanks for reading, have a great fall!

Author: Jesse Aaron is a professional blogger with a passion for homebrewing and recommends Xtrema for all your serious cooking needs (including homebrewing!). He writes on a variety of topics on his blog, Mashbout. Follow Jesse on Google Plus.

5 Fall Cleaning and Organizing Tips

Fall is in the air bringing vibrant colors, cooler weather and yes, pumpkin flavor everywhere.  As the seasons change from the dog days of summer to cool days of fall it’s important to get your home ready for imminent weather changes, both inside and outdoors. These 5 Fall cleaning and organizing tips will help make sure your house is prepared for the colder months ahead.

1. Give your appliances a seasonal check-up

As it gets cooler many of your appliances will be getting more use, especially the furnace, space-heaters, dryer and hot-water heater. Before the days get shorter and the holidays approach, make time to evaluate all of your large appliances to make sure all is running well. This may mean replacing older pieces of piping or reinforcing joints. If you’re not a handyman, don’t be afraid to call the professionals in heating for some light, preventative repairs.

2. Maintain Your Gutters

Making sure your gutters are free from leaves and debris is important between seasons. With fall approaching expect lots of leaves to make their way into your gutters, causing clogging during rainstorms and potential freezing when the temperatures drop. As a preventative measure, clean your cutters beforehand and thank about investing in gutter guards. These are a metal caging attached to the top of gutters to block leaves and dirt from entering. Gutter guards are great to add just before fall to stop the foliage from becoming a problem.

3. Fall Cleaning

Transitioning from summer to fall means exchanging swimsuits for sweaters and beach towels for blankets. Before you re-stock your closet for fall, re-evaluate your summer gear. Get rid of clothing, toys, accessories and decorations you didn’t use this season or won’t use in the future. Donate your items to a thrift store, consign them locally or have a good old-fashioned yard sale. Reducing your clutter will make your home feel bigger for the cooler months when more time is spent inside.

4. Make-over your Mudroom

In the months to come footwear and jackets become much bulkier and dirtier tracking in mud, leaves and eventually snow. In preparation make-over your mudroom so it’s functional for fall. Think about organizing your space and installing extra coat-hooks, shelves and cabinets to keep jackets, umbrellas and rain-boots out of the way.

5. Special Window Treatment

Clear the air

To keep your house from feeling stuffy, leave your windows open when the fall weather is just right. Studies from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report that the air in your home can be more polluted than the air outside. To circulate in the fresh air leave your windows open for at least 20 minutes when the weather is nice. As an added bonus, this could help prevent your family from catching a fall cold (and cut a little cost on the electric bill)!

Seal of approval

When the temperatures begin to drop it’s time to turn on the heater. To keep the heat inside your home and the cash inside your wallet, invest in weather strips for your windows. These can be cheaply purchased at any home improvement store and easily installed and will help you conserve heat and cash.

Thanks for reading, have a great fall!

Author: Jesse Aaron is a professional blogger with a passion for homebrewing and recommends Xtrema for all your serious cooking needs (including homebrewing!). He writes on a variety of topics on his blog, Mashbout. Follow Jesse on Google Plus.

5 Alternate Uses for Everyday Home Items

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Those three words are the motto of the green movement, and when it comes to home organizing we can learn something from the saying. There are so many do-it-yourself ways to reuse household items. Here are five of our favorite ideas for alternate uses for everyday home items. Share your favorites in the comments:

Weekly pill containers that can be found in drug stores, aren’t just for pills. Use the containers as jewelry storage to keep necklaces from tangling and because they are clear the contents are easily identifiable.

Reuse pasta sauce jars to store cupcake liners. The jars can be stacked on top of each other and because they are clear they are easy to see into.

Candle jars, such as the ones from Yankee candle with a top can be reused to hold bathroom items, such as cotton balls or q-tips.

Empty Boutique tissue box for plastic bags from grocery shopping.

For shallow drawers flat plastic disposable food containers make great drawer dividers for small items such as hair ties and accessories, such as batteries and even makeup.

In Order to Succeed, is a full service professional organizing and project management firm serving private individuals and business owners throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. We work closely with clients helping them to live, work and move in productive, organized and stress free ways. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter.

Organization Tips: 5 Alternate Uses for Everyday Home Items

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Those three words are the motto of the green movement, and when it comes to home organization tips we can learn something from the saying. There are so many do-it-yourself ways to reuse household items. Here are five of our favorite ideas for alternate uses for everyday home items. Share your favorites in the comments:

Weekly pill containers that can be found in drug stores, aren’t just for pills. Use the containers as jewelry storage to keep necklaces from tangling and because they are clear the contents are easily identifiable.

Reuse pasta sauce jars to store cupcake liners. The jars can be stacked on top of each other and because they are clear they are easy to see into.

Candle jars, such as the ones from Yankee candle with a top can be reused to hold bathroom items, such as cotton balls or q-tips.

Empty Boutique tissue box for plastic bags from grocery shopping.

For shallow drawers,  flat plastic disposable food containers make great drawer dividers for small items such as hair ties and accessories, such as batteries and even makeup.

In Order to Succeed, is a full service professional organizing and project management firm serving private individuals and business owners throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. We work closely with clients helping them to live, work and move in productive, organized and stress free ways. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter.