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What’s Stopping You from Getting Organized? — Identifying 4 Barriers to Your Success and How to Tackle Them

What’s Stopping You from Getting Organized? — Identifying 4 Barriers to Your Success and How to Tackle Them

Barrier #1: Difficulty Making Decisions My colleague, Barbara Hemphill, has coined a phrase that I absolutely love. She states that, “all clutter is, is deferred decision making.” How true! If there’s a stack of papers sitting on your counter, it’s…

Organization is at Your Command!

Organization is at Your Command!

3M is an incredibly innovative company that has created all sorts of products, from ScotchGuard to Painter’s Tape, that make our daily life easier. Several of their brands even make it easier to get and stay organized!  For example, can…

Take the Stress Out of After School Scheduling

Take the Stress Out of After School Scheduling

September brings not only the beginning of a new school year, but also the start of a variety of extra-curricular activities for your children. Trying to manage your children’s busy schedules can be challenging; trying to fold their lives into…

Getting Organized for College Dorm Living

Getting Organized for College Dorm Living

As a mom, I’ve had the opportunity to send my two daughters off to college and help them get organized for living in a small dorm room. As a professional organizer, this summer I’ve worked with several of my clients’…

Organizing Your Car

The warm weather has finally arrived!  As a result, you’ve probably “lightened up” by shedding your outerwear and sweatshirts for the season, it’s also time to shed the excess accumulation from your car and car trunk. Because they spend so…

5 Steps For Managing Your E-Mail

I recently attended the annual organizing conference where I had the opportunity to hear psychologist Dr. David Tolin speak.  In his speech, he asserted, “Your inbox is not a ‘To Do’ list.”  I love this quote! So many of my…

The Cost of Disorganization

Recently, several people have commented to me that they weren’t sure they could afford to hire a Professional Organizer.  Granted, almost everyone has a budget – or at least a given amount of income — and a variety of fixed…

Making Do With Less

Making Do With Less Very interesting article from today’s New York Times about living with less. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/opinion/sunday/living-with-less-a-lot-less.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1& Take a look and let me know what you think.  Could you do it?    

Daylight Savings Time Begins Tomorrow

Daylight Savings Time Begins Tomorrow

Daylight Savings Time begins tomorrow, March 10, 2013. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep tonight.  Because you’ll have one less hour tomorrow, organize and simplify your morning routine tonight. You might consider setting…