Monday, May 1, 2017

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

7 Simple Steps to Turn Closet Chaos into Closet Nirvana

January 17th, 2008

Imagine how marvelous it would be to open your closet door and in place of the regular junk pile, you find a well-organized, attractive array of clothes, shoes and accessories. Imagine the focus, calm and efficiency you would realize as you look into your closet and can walk straight to the item you need and get dressed in a snap. You are experiencing Closet Nirvana, and it is possible, if you follow these seven simple steps. 1. Purpose the space Before you get started, you need to visualize the result and what purpose you want this space to serve for you. What do you want to accomplish by... Read More

Create an Exit Strategy and a Drop Zone

January 17th, 2008

You\’re running late (again) and in a panic, you\’re trying to get your kids and yourself out the door to school and work. Everyone is running around frantically to find what they need to leave the house with … backpack, cel phone, address book, hat, gym shoes … Does this sound familiar? This was the scene at our house a few years ago too. What we needed in our home, and now as a Professional Organizer, I find that most of my clients need as well, is an\’ exit strategy\’ and a ‘drop zone.\’ This is where items live that need to leave the house with you, as well... Read More