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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Coming up!

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It’s time to organize your medicine cabinet with National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday September 27, 2014 from 10AM-2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Click Here for more information or to find a collection site near you!

September 6 is National Fight Procrastination Day!

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This Saturday, September 6th is National Fight Procrastination Day.  So that means today is the perfect day to take a baby step and do something you’ve been putting off. There are tons of reasons people procrastinate.  Figuring why can help you overcome it but for today use Nike’s motto and just do it.

Comment below and tell me how you’ve fought procrastination!

Be a Happier Person by Organizing!

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Watch Columbus Professional Organizer, Birdie Brennan share some of her secrets to organizing for a happier life with NBC4 Columbus!

Need to organize your papers? NBC4’s Shred-it Day is May 3th!

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Papers piling up?  The next NBC4 Shred-it Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at The Ohio Expo Center in the parking lots closest to Crew Stadium.  Perfect timing to get all of your old tax documents out of the file to make room for the new. Since the first NBC4 Shred-it Day, 2,128 tons of personal documents have been shredded and recycled and $96,170 has been raised for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!

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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information!

Celebrate Earth Day, Tuesday April 22!

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Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers always recycles and donates everything we can. We think if you don’t love it or use it, then you shouldn’t have it.  Earth Day aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment. So use less and recycle or donate everything you can!  Happy Earth Day!

Watch Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers on NBC4 Columbus with Mikaela Hunt!

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Set your DVR’s once again for Wednesday and Thursday morning news on NBC4!! Birdie of Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers will be sharing her favorite tips for Spring Organizing with Mikaela Hunt on NBC4 Columbus! 

Spring Organizing- Your Closet!

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Spring organizing your closet! The goal in your closet is to feel good in every piece of clothing that is in there. The result will be that it is much easier to get dressed in the morning! So what’s the first step?  Look through your clothes. It’s easy to pull out those items that don’t fit, have stains or are in need of repairs. It is great if you have time and room to empty the closet completely.  If you can do that, then now would be a great time to put on a fresh coat of a light color paint.

Another thing to look at is your lighting.  It is always nice to know that what you think is navy is really navy.  Good lighting can help!

Get all like items together, tops with tops, pants with pants.  Then break it down even further into sleeveless tops, short sleeves, long sleeves, etc. It is also good to get colors together.  I always go light to dark.  Do you remember the Rainbow Song? You might want to relearn it! Once like items are together you can see exactly what you have.  Then come the hard questions like do you need 10 pairs of black pants. Get rid of everything you don’t love.  You want to feel like a million bucks when you get dress in the morning!

Give yourself permission to donate those “bad purchases”. Everyone makes them, pass those items on to someone that will love them.

Next we need to look at the closet itself.  If you have more clothes than closet, you have to make the most of the space you have.  There are great products that can help. This one doubles the amount of hanging space you have quick and easy!

 Double Hang

Adding a second shelf above the existing one is also a quick and easy way to make more of your space.  If you are handy, you can do it inexpensively with a trip to a home improvement store.  If you aren’t too handy, you can still do it easily with a trip to The Container Store or Target. 

Shoe Organizer

If you have plenty of hang but need additional storage for accessories or additional shelving, you are in luck.  There are tons of products to store scarves, belts, ties, jewelry, etc.

Scarf OrganizerHanging ShelvesJewelry Organizer 

Here are a couple of quick tips when working in your closet.  Coordinating hangers can make your closet look more organized without doing anything else.  If you are struggling with deciding what you actually wear, turn the hanger around. At the end of the season, you will easily see the items that never got worn. No question, it is now time to donate them. An easy way to gather those donations is to put a shopping bag in your closet.  If you put something on that doesn’t feel quite right, take it off and drop it in the bag.  When the bag is full, it is time to donate and get a new bag!

It is time to put your clothing back in an organized fashion. The items you wear more should be more accessible. After the clothing, put in the accessories you are going to store in your closet. You will be out the door quick and feel great! Happy spring organizing!

Spring Organizing- The Car!

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Spring is here and I am so ready to get to spring organizing. Of course, I’m always ready for organizing! First in a series of spring organizing projects is my car!  I’ve spent the winter running to my car and then back not wanting to spend any more time outside than necessary, so my car is in desperate need!

Here are some steps to get your car organized and ready for spring!

First thing to do is to get all of the winter out!  Actually, take everything out and take inventory. I spend a lot of time in my car, as do so many people, and I like to have what I need. Cars can be a challenge because they are small and of course mobile.  The items that we store need to have a “secured” home not just an assigned home.  Decide what you need/want to have with you in your car.  Once you know what you have to store, decide on the right spot.  Look at how often you need it and the storage that your car offers. 

Before you start putting things back, it is a great time to dust and vacuum!

I keep all important papers in the glove box along with a spare pair of sunglasses and an extra car charger.  That’s it, nothing else. 

My console keeps tissues, a quarter dock, pens, a notepad, a small container of Advil, an extra chapstick and a small bottle of hand cream.

I love my little cord keeper! It keeps my car charger in place so when I need it, it’s right at hand!


                       My Little Cord Keeper


My driver side door pocket has two plastic envelopes and napkins. One of the envelopes has coupons that I would need at the stores I shop.  If you are an extreme couponer, you might want an accordion envelope and label the sections. The other has some straws and sweetener packets.

I have two hooks that hang from my headrests.  One holds an umbrella and the other a bag to hold ink cartridges to recycle. 

Headrest Hooks

The rest of my essentials go in a black bag with a big interior and lots of pockets. It goes right next to me in the passenger seat. It holds the current and next book on cd, scissors, tape, a little makeup bag and a container for trash.  I leave one area open to put papers or mail that I gather.  It is perfect because I know that I’m not going to find a bill that has slid under the seat after the due date. The best thing about this bag is the long handles that make it easy to move anywhere else in the car when I have a passenger.

One quick tip to keep your car clean and feeling good is to empty the trash every time you get gas.  After I gather the trash from my car, I take a napkin (out of the napkin “home”) and run it over the dash.  Add it to the trash and put it in the bin at the gas station.

It is good exercise to think of the items that have collected in your car through the day as “gallons of milk”. They must come out of your car and into the house before they “spoil”!

A great little addition to your car is a dryer sheet under one of the seats to add that spring fresh smell or one of the many good scents you can purchase for your car.

Next stop, car wash!


Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers creates a home for everything.

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IKEA must know Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers because this describes them to a “T”!


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