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How to Prevent Piles of Paper!
If you have piles of paper all over your desk, you're going to love this article.The method is called FAT.
Does Your Storage Make Sense?
What do your storage spaces look like? Do you know exactly where to go when you are looking for something? Is your system logical? Designing a meaningful storage space requires a lot more than just putting stuff in a closet, drawer, or cabinet. You need STRUCTURE -- some proven guidelines to follow while setting up your storage spaces.
Clutter Campaign - Maintain Your Success
To want in one's heart to do a thing for its own sake; to enjoy doing it; to concentrate all one's energies upon it-that's not only the surest guarantee of success. It is also being true to oneself.
Too Many Unfinished Projects? 7 Time Management Strategies to Move Stalled Projects to Finish Line
Q. I have several projects going at once -- but I never seem to finish them! I'm pulled in so many different directions -- and I end up with nothing to show for my efforts!A.
Creating The Perfect Closet
Your closet is often the first thing you see in the morning, and its condition can determine your mood for the day. There is something about an orderly closet that makes a person feel stylish and in-control.
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.
Are You Stuck In The Clutter Trap?
You arrived on earth without clutter. Your parents and doting relatives started you on a pathway to accumulation.
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.
Clutter costs you time, money, space, and peace of mind. Most of us complain about our cluttered desks, closets, bedrooms, kitchens, attics, basements, and even our cars, purses, and briefcases.
How Much Is Your Time Worth?
Does Your Present Internet Filing System Work?Do You Really Know for Sure How Much You Earned? Do You Really Know for Sure or Just "Think So"? Do You Really Know for Sure Which Ads Work? Do You Really Know for Sure Where your URL's Are? Do You Really Know for Sure? DO YOU ??We have all wasted precious working hours, sometimes frantically looking for an article or business letter saying "that's where it was last time..
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.
Family Management Tip #3: Getting Ready for the New School Year
Spring is such a refreshing time- we are filled with the hope and promise of the seasons ahead. The flowers blossom, our spirits lift.
The Top 10 Habits of Organized People
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have "it all together - all the time," while you struggle with deadlines, misplace items, and run late for appointments? Are you interested in learning the secrets to their organizing success? If so, implement the following strategies and you too will experience the joy of more focus, time and success.1.
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.
Lightening The Load
When I tell people what a FREEING experience moving is, they usually look at me like I'm crazy. "What do you mean freeing? It's the most stressful thing I've ever been through!" While there are stresses associated with relocating, each move offers you the opportunity to lighten the load.
Breathing Life Into Dead Spaces
"I don't have enough room!" -- this is a common cry amongst the disorganized. But sometimes, they just aren't looking closely enough.
The Clutter Factor: From Packrativity to Productivity
? Are you embarrassed when you walk into your home or office? ? Do you frequently run out of space? ? Is your desk piled high with UPO's (unidentified piled objects)? ? Are you frustrated by the amount of time you spend looking for things?If so, you're not alone! Research shows the average person spends 150 hours per year looking for misplaced information, while eight out of ten people have at least one area of their home or office they would prefer that no one ever see!The word "clutter" comes from the same root word as "clot". Webster's Dictionary defines it as "to run in disorder, to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness.
Spring into Spring
Hasn't time flown? Already we're into the last quarter of the year and isn't it perfect timing to clear out the cobwebs of winter and prepare yourself for the next few months of sun, sand, surf or is it work, work, work?You know it's time to take action when:You have difficulty finding thingsYour colleagues make comments about your messYou can't see your desk for the messYou cut your fingers in the filing cabinet when you try to dig out a fileYou have to push your body against the cupboard door to close it.The bookshelves are beginning to break because of all the weight.
To Make a Change -- Take a Chance
Life is really all about CHANGE. In order to make a CHANGE, you have to be willing to take a CHANCE.
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