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Getting Rid of Mental Clutter

April 7th, 2009

The words clutter and de-clutter weren\’t in my vocabulary six years ago. As with other things in our culture, TV often leads the way in what Americans focus on. The shows, “Mission Organization” and “Clean Sweep” have brought these two words into our living rooms and beyond. It occurred to me recently that my mind was becoming cluttered. Because I am a professional organizer, that bothered me. Even though I have not yet succumbed to the plethora of technology gadgets that are available, I do make use of a few of them. My computer has generated the most mental clutter that I deal... Read More

How to Organize Your Office

January 19th, 2009

It is no secret that having an organized office can help you be more productive and feel less stressed. Since the focus of my business is office organizing, I hear lots of complaints from clients that say they feel so overwhelmed at organizing their offices. Here are a few tips to make that job less stressful. Look at your physical space and decide what you need in it to operate a business. Remove all items that don’t relate to an office if possible. Create office zones: 1-where you work most often- usually the desk, phone, computer, printer, desk accessories, and active files. 2-Overflow supplies,... Read More

Making a Container for Tax Back-up Receipts

January 19th, 2009

Tax time is stressful for most people. However, if you have your information organized ahead of time, it can be less stressful. Follow the directions below to create your own organizing container for tax back-up receipts. Make a list of all of the deductions that you take for your business. Check with your accountant or financial person to see if you forgot any deductions. These are some of the common categories for deductions: Advertising/Marketing, Cell Phone, Credit Card, Donations, Insurance, Office Expenses, Books/Magazines, Professional Services, Professional Dues, Training/Seminars, Travel,... Read More

It’s Never Too Late

August 28th, 2007

What are you doing starting a business at the age of 58? I keep asking myself that question. I am now 60 years old and am the CEO, owner, Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer, Accountant, Marketing Director, (I love the sound of all those important titles) for my own company. Who would have thunk it! Aren\’t I supposed to be sitting in a rocking chair knitting a baby blanket or something? Years ago that is what we baby boomers thought would happen by age 60. I don\’t feel like 60 (most days). I still listen to soft rock of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I can still do a mean jitter-bug!... Read More