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How to preserve your photos

As I’m standing at the event looking at the photographer take photos it dawned on me that my summer vacation pictures were still sitting on my phone. The photos were now so far deep in the album that I would have to scroll pretty far to find them. I had really great intentions of getting them printed as soon as I got home from my last trip, but then I got sick...and work was busy...and life was back to normal...so, it was easy to be dropped on the priority list. That’s when I decided to try a new-to-me app to preserve my photos. The best part? It takes under 5 minutes to do!

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How Organization Can Help to Reduce Stress

One of the reasons I love my job is that it ensures that no two days look the same. While most of my days are full of client walkthroughs and overseeing organizing projects and designs, some days I’m out of town for work and other days I’m flexing my expert skills in front of an audience. Last week I had the honor of joining Responsibilty.org at the #TalkEarly Summit in DC. I was brought on as the organizing expert to discuss how organization can help to reduce stress, and this topic is something that I couldn’t wait to share on the blog because I know that so many of us are in the same boat.

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The Organized Lifestyle: Q&A

This week, we interviewed Hillary Denham, owner + designer of Free Babes Handmade, the "classic bows for adventurous souls." I came across Free Babes on Instagram and quickly fell in love with these darling bows, and of course, the beautiful, organized, and heartwarming photos on the @free_babes Instagram feed. We posted a photo on our Instagram feed of some of her organized bows and are so impressed by Hillary's success as a designer and entrepreneur. I couldn't be more grateful to feature her on our series, The Organized Lifestyle.

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Changes​, Your Opinion & The Washington Post​ 

It was time for a change and something major: a rebranding of Rachel and Company. I had an idea of what I liked and what I wanted, and realized it wasn’t as easy as going blonde! That’s when I met Marcela, a branding expert and designer for one of my favorite brands (Framebridge), and she offered to redesign my logo and create a new look and feel for Rachel and Company. Take a look.

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How to Organize Your Pantry After Groceries

Do you ever open up your pantry and spend a minute just staring off into space, without any idea of what to cook or eat? Maybe you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, or you forget why you came in the first place. While each space and every person is different, here are my tips for unloading your groceries and organizing your pantry, along with some benefits.

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Organizing with Kids: More Trouble than It's Worth?

Have you ever asked your kids to help you clean and organize, and when you get started, it actually seems like more trouble than it’s worth? Getting them to pick up and organize after themselves can require so much effort, energy, and emotion. Here are some tips for kids to get and stay organized.

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How to Declutter Your Closet Nightmare

Did you know 85% of women have clothes in their closet that does not fit? Decluttering your closet can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining. However Rachel & Company is here to help you get through it all and live a more organized lifestyle. Here are some tips to declutter and organize your closet.

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How to Get Started Without an Expert!

The desire to get organized or go out and do something is easy to come by but finding the time to do the things that you actually want to do is a little more difficult. I finally got an offer to do something I always wanted to do: contribute to an article on Martha Stewart.com. Well, guess what? When the writer reached out to me, I didn’t have the type of pictures she was looking for, and I was out of town. I panicked...

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What Scares Me the Most (and Maybe You as Well)

My clients often dread the first appointment. They are embarrassed for me to see their “mess and disorganization.” They think I will even judge them, when I am here to help. They don’t know that their clutter is not the worst I have seen in my seven years of business, and even if it were, it wouldn’t matter.

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