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Create a Productive Home Office Space

In my last post, “10 Steps to Organizing Your Paperwork,” the first item I mentioned was gathering all of your paperwork into one place.  The reason for putting this step first is that occasionally I’ve gone into someone’s home to find paper everywhere… on the kitchen counters, the kitchen table, in the living room, in a […]

10 Steps to Organizing Your Paperwork

As a Professional Organizer, I’m often contacted by folks who feel that their paperwork is out of control.  Bills, statements, receipts, tax stuff, kids school papers, coupons, reminders of upcoming events, magazines & newspapers… the list goes on and on and it can be awfully hard to keep track of everything!  Nearly everyone is busy […]

The Benefits of Getting Organized

Are you ready to get organized but stalling because of a lack of time, money, or motivation? Don’t despair! A professional organizer is just what you need! Make an investment in yourself that will provide amazing advantages for years to come. Here are some of the benefits you can look forward to once you get […]

There is still work to do after the holidays are over. Keep everything organized after the holiday season, and you’ll ensure that next year’s events are merrier than ever. • Have an un-decorating party with family and friends. Take time to donate or throw out holiday ornaments and decorations that you no longer love. Play […]

  Holiday gift-giving doesn’t have to be a pain! Follow these tips to save time and money: • Shop early and record gifts in your planner or a small notebook so you don’t forget what you purchased. Store those gifts in a central location so they’re not scattered throughout your home. If you want to […]

Are You a “Paper Stasher”?

  Not long ago I completed an organizing job in which I worked with the family of one of my tax clients who recently passed away. He had left stashes of paper throughout the house in odd locations. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to where things were kept, and upon closer inspection, […]

Clutter is basically the result of two things: 1) Delayed Decisions and 2) Delayed Actions.  It accumulates because we postpone the decision as to where something really belongs, whether we should keep it, who we should give it to, etc.   Or we may know what to do with our belongings– but don’t have time, don’t […]

The kids are finally back in school (or will be soon), and you’ve purchased new clothes, school supplies, books and backpacks. As the year’s activities unfold and the homework load increases, life invariably gets more hectic. And not just for the kids—it gets pretty crazy for us parents too! So how do we keep it […]

Our cars are no longer just a method of transportation… they’re an extension of ourselves.  Many people spend more time in their cars than in any other place, and often they’re accompanied by their kids.  No wonder it’s so hard to keep the car clean and organized! Why should you have an organized car? First, […]

Summer is the time when many families go on road trips. Traveling by car, you avoid the hassles, delays, and high cost of airplane travel. Besides, it’s liberating to just jump in the car and go! My family has gone on several road trips over the years. We just got back from a trip driving […]