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Cleaning Out Your Closet
Helping people clean out their closet is something I love to do. It helps me understand them by seeing what they have collected and what they hold on to.
What Momma Never Told Me About Housekeeping
A lot of us grew up with Mom taking care of most everything. Now, we do things pretty much the way she did.
Spring Makeovers: Organizing Tips for the Home and a Virtual Makeover for You
Winter is starting to retreat, and hints of Spring are everywhere. Time to clear away the clutter and get you and your house in order.
Addiction to Clutter
Clutter is a big problem for many people. At a lecture that I gave, I asked for a show of hands regarding how many people had problems with clutter and disorganization.
Organizing Lessons from a Bookstore
The store reminded me of a well-worn slipper - tattered and dusty, but obviously used and loved. I toured the aisles and backrooms with storeowner and publisher Britton Trice.
Simple Ideas to Conquer Paper Clutter
Are stacks of papers, mail, newspapers, and growing "to do" lists cluttering your home? Has it been months since you've seen your countertops or have you completely forgotten what your countertops look like? Paper clutter includes bills, warranties, cards, mail, memos, sticky notes, lists, letters, advertising flyers, school papers, etc. If any or all of these items are cluttering your home and countertops, follow the simple ideas below to organize your papers and gain control over the clutter.
Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 2
We previously noted that papers must be sorted before they can be properly filed. Continuing from our last article, your sort has left you with two piles - 'to file' and 'to throw away/recycle.
Tired of Endless Chores and To-Dos? Stop Running Around in Circles and Enjoy Life Again
Do you feel like you are running around in circles, completing one task after the next only to find there are 20 chores you have not done yet? I am not even talking about the constants such as grocery shopping, returns, doctor appointments, clients, and carpool!If you are tired of fighting this endless battle, stop fighting and start winning. I have come to the realization that I will ALWAYS be able to think of something else that needs to be done-even after completing my long to-do list!Tired of my endless pursuit of checking off my to-do list and interested in silencing my mental clutter, I made a conscious decision to give up the frustrating goal of "getting it ALL done" and instead have regular achievable goals that fit into my larger life path.
Effective Closet Cleaning Tips - Let Go of More Than Skeletons
I know I have a problem when I have to battle with the overflow every time I try to shut my closet door. Well, okay, it's not really a closet, more like an overgrown cupboard, but as it's all I have something's got to give.
Essential Tips for the Kitchen
* Cupboards and drawers should contain items that are grouped together.* Store items where you use them.
Is Your To Do List The Problem?
You start each week with great intentions. You are determined to get a grip of your workload.
10 Tips for a More Organized Morning
1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or clock radio.
Are You A Collector?
Collections are the outward manifestation of a deeply-felt principle or emotion, and are quite different than ordinary garden-variety "clutter." One man has a love of photography and takes pictures of everything.
Secrets to Eliminating Emotional Clutter
Are you plagued by clutter in your personal or professional life? Is there someone in your family or your work who is? Based on my experience, the answer is probably "Yes!"As a professional organizing consultant for more than 20 years, I have discovered that eight out of ten people are bogged down in life with physical clutter somewhere in their lives. Ironically, most of them suffer in silence.
Overcoming E-mail Overload Using Microsoft Outlook
Do you feel like you just get too much e-mail? If you're like me, some days you just don't know where to dig in. Fortunately, I've found a few tips that can help you dig out from under the pile and organize the important e-mails in your life.
Until We Go Paperless
From time to time I hear this question from an audience member during one of my presentations. They express a dire hope that getting organized is a one-time event based on acquiring the right tools?and then secretly hope for a magic pill.
Create A Working Mail Center
I talk about the mail a lot in my newsletter, Organewz, and to my clients. I write about it again because I have seen so many people still without one place for their mail.
The Natural Law of Attrition
I'm cheap and proud of it.I use and re-use things carefully.
Get Organised Before Its Too Late
Last year I attended a presentation from Parenting Expert and well-known author, Stephen Biddulph on "Raising Boys". As I have an 11 year old son, I was interested to hear what Stephen had to say.
7 Little Things That You Can Do to Organize the Kids Rooms
1. Sink to their level.
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