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Organizing Through Life

Do you struggle with the ability to get organized - and then stay organized?  We are driven by motivation to get things organized but what happens?

So what motivates you to get organized?  I love to pretend that family is coming to visit (and will be spending the night).  This is motivation to organize a specific space - not just throw it into the never-ending, piled high guest bedroom!  It is really interesting how we value what others think of our space and our ability to be organized

Motivation is the driving force that allows us to get more done in less time.  Stop procrastinating and be productive.  A while ago, while on an Organized Mom phone call, the first words from  my my client's  mouth were..."Today my focus is to catch-up on a few things from over the weekend and my goal is to complete my school work by Thursday. mother is coming into town to visit this weekend and I want to make sure that I have time to spend with her, without being stressed out!"  Absolutely amazing!  I was so proud of her.  This is the same person that would have said, "yes, but....for everything just a few short weeks ago".  She felt driven, and  responsible for reaching her goals.  This is partially because of her new habit - she holds a Sunday night meeting with her family to talk about what is on the schedule for the week.  She knows in advance what is expected and how she can handle everything. 

Motivation and a positive attitude and will keep you moving forward to reach your goals, no matter what may come up!  Your motivation will lead to the completion of productive work and activities vs. the incompletion of useless, ineffective and meaningless activities.  Motivation also helps produce beneficial habits that you can use every day to get more done.  Habits are the result of motivation and a benefit to our everyday lives. 

Motivation and the development of habits also helps increase the awareness of our ability to reach our goals and dreams.  Sitting around and waiting for something, anything to happen results in just that...nothing happening.  What are you motivated to do for your home that will have a positive impact on your daily life?  I'm anxious to hear your comments.  

Linda Clevenger, Organization Direct 

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About Linda

As an Organizing Consultant and Coach, mom and grandmom, Linda has found answers to the struggles that "moms" deal with every day. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or work outside the home, you are usually the hub of the household. Linda will be sharing organizing tips, tools, techniques, support and motivation to help you enjoy each day to the fullest. Life doesn't have to be chaotic. Your can choose to be organized. You can read more about Linda and her services at

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.


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