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Organizing for College

August 5, 2019

Do you have a college-bound freshman? If so, it may seem like the summer is flying by and you still have a million things to do before move-in day.  A little preparation now will save a ton of time, stress and effort on move-in day so you and your freshman can relax and enjoy the […]

The DO’S and DON’TS of Organizing BIG SPACES

July 9, 2019

Organizing BIG SPACES like garages and basements is on the summer checklist for many people. A fair number of those people may also be dreading the task! What is it about these spaces that make them so difficult to organize and keep organized?  One of the main reasons is a big space like a garage or […]

Declutter your Move: 5 tips to get you started downsizing

April 2, 2019

It is not surprising that 61% of Americans believe that the best time to declutter is before a move, and there are good reasons for that. Sometimes having a big deadline like a move, a remodel, or other major life transition provides the motivation needed to downsize your stuff.   Editing the contents of a […]

Why Label a Label Maker?

March 20, 2019

Clearly, this is a label maker.  To be even more obvious, it’s a label maker in a CLEAR container.   So, why go to the trouble of labeling something that is so clearly what it is? It may look like overkill until we understand how this space is used and by whom.   Imagine this […]

Too Groggy to Spring Forward

March 10, 2019

For a those of us already sleep-deprived, daylight savings time can have a major impact on productivity.  Losing that hour by springing forward can take the spring right out of our focus and alertness.  In fact, studies have shown traffic accidents increase by 23% on the Monday after we set our clocks forward!  The best […]

Too Much Stuff to Love

February 13, 2019

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – Willian Morris Even if you haven’t seen this quote, chances are you’re not sitting at home buried in ugly, useless stuff.  So why are you still frustrated by your stuff? I see this frustration every day […]

Happier Holidays

October 30, 2018

Are you looking forward to the holiday season or are you feeling a little grinch-like?  Whether you love the holidays or hate them, a little planning now will go a long way to making Happier Holidays.  Take a minute to reflect on last year’s holiday season and write down the good, the bad and the […]

Find Time to be Productive

October 30, 2018

The holidays are an insanely busy time of the year for many of us.  We have so many things on our calendar – work, social and family events – that it’s hard to find blocks of time to work.  My productivity tip is to be ready when you do ‘find’ time.  We find time in […]

Spooky Spaces

October 30, 2018

I have watched enough scary movies to know that bad things always happen in spooky spaces like basements.  I hate scary movies so it’s ironic I spend so much of my professional career in basements.  Clients call me because the thought of an ax wielding psycho may not be as scary as the reality of […]

3 Tips for Better Information Organization

July 3, 2018

84% of business owners are working over 40 hours per work and report that the top stressors are missing information (Wrike, Work Management Report, 2015).  Can you find the information you need in less than a few minutes? If not, it’s time to overhaul your filing system to set yourself up for growth: Consistent digital […]