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50 Ways to get organized this year

Julie Kraut is a freelance writer and the author of Slept Away and Hot Mess. Visit for more.

Clean up your act

If you've pegged 2010 as the year you get organized, then what better way to start than with a list? Print this out and tack it to your fridge to keep you on track, and make sure to cross each item off as you complete it!

Personal schedule

34. Get a digital device. It'll take some getting used to, but having all of your contacts, schedules and emails in your purse is the essence of organization.
35. Block off time for yourself each week and stick to it. You need time to relax and watch the Real Housewives.
36. Color-code your schedule for each member of your family or activity sets (travel, work, etc.) for comprehension at a glance.

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