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Virginie Dor is the founder of Space of Mine, a professional business specializing in residential organizing that provides services through Vaud, Geneva, Neuchatel and neighbouring France.

With knowledge, dedication and care, Virginie Dor is committed to helping individuals and families better their lives, take control of their surroundings and time by creating organizing solutions that are individually tailored to each client.

As a proud Golden Circle member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) and Vice-President of Swiss-APO (Swiss Association of Professional Organizers), she is an expert in clutter control, work flow, space planning and time management. To learn more about Virginie, visit her profile on LinkedIn.

www.space-of-mine.ch

 

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By Virginie Dor, Space of Mine - Home Organizers

Getting ready for the holidays? There’s no better way to enjoy your vacation than to know you won’t be coming back to a messy home. Here are few of my favourite quick fixes:

Bedroom:

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  • Use under-bed systems such as roll-out bins and vacuum seal bags to store off-season clothing or extra linen.
  • If you’re short on storage space, do away with nightstands and use bookshelves to frame your bed. Or a low shelf at the foot of your bed.
  • Room dividers using shelving units or tall cabinets not only help create extra storage space, but improve zoning in small spaces.
  • Keep your cords and chargers under control by re-using twist ties, washy tape and shoe boxes to hide extension cords. Don’t forget to label them.

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By Virginie Dor, Space of Mine

How would you describe an “organized space”?

Some of the answers I hear most often are: “uncluttered”, “neat”, “tidy”, “spare”, “minimalistic” or even “boring”.

Truth is, an organized space has nothing to do with these characteristics.

Some people’s home can on the surface appear straight out of a magazine with clear counters, neatly stacked magazines staged on the coffee table, and family pictures carefully displayed on the fireplace mantel; yet what you may find when opening their kitchen cabinets or hallway closets is no real system in place and out of control chaos.

While on the other hand, others live and work in complete physical clutter; and yet feel comfortable in their environment and are able to find anything in no time. Could they be considered “organized”? Absolutely!

Being organized has less to do with the way an environment looks than how it functions. If a person is able to find what it is they want when they need it, feel unencumbered in achieving their goals and is happy in their space; then that person is well organized.

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By Virginie Dor, Space of Mine

According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, organizing is the second-most popular New-Year’s resolution, just after losing weight! Thinking back on it, it seemed to me that organizing your tangible resources, your time, your thoughts, and your energy is the key to reaching all of our other resolutions too.

It is no coincidence that the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has named January National Get Organized month.

Still not convinced? According to a NAPO public survey, 82% of people believe that if they were more organized, their quality of life would improve.

So here are a few tips to get 2016 off to a great start: