Delayed Decisions = Clutter

July 2, 2018

They say only keep the things that are beautiful, useful or needed. Obviously, ‘they’ do not have a basement. It’s so very easy to put off making decisions about what to do with stuff and just let those delayed decisions pile up in places like basements, attics, and backs of closets. Periodically, we vow to […]

The Best Packing List Travels with You

June 24, 2018

Most of us have a packing list of some type.  And, most of us have probably forgotten to bring something important on the a trip.  Our family of four once left home for an extended trip with only two phone charging cords.  After days of listening to arguments over who had less battery life and […]

Stop the Flow of Junk Mail

June 21, 2018

Did you know that the average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year! Junk mail is not just a waste of time and trees – it gives identify thieves the opportunity to steal financial information. Who wants to spend time sorting and shredding mail that was never wanted in the first place? Stop […]

Email Inbox Emergency

March 27, 2018

Many of us usually stay on top of our email inbox but sometimes life HAPPENS.  Maybe it was an overwhelming work deadline, a long vacation or the flu.  Whatever the reason, the reality now is a terrifyingly full inbox and the need to dig out fast!  Clear email clutter by following these tips.   Search […]

5 Ways to Find Time to Declutter

March 27, 2018

One of my personal mantras is “Discipline beats motivation every time” because there are just some things in life that we are never going to wake up and say “Wow, I can’t wait to go and do that”. For many of us, decluttering is one of those things. Like any big project, it helps if […]

Make a To-Don’t List

March 27, 2018

What if you had to wear something scratchy or too-tight today? Everyone has a clothing article we bought because it looked better in the store than it actually feels or fits.  How productive could we be wearing an itchy sweater today? How motivated would we be for tomorrow’s work day knowing we had to wear […]

Clutter Excuse “I Paid a Lot of Money for That”

March 15, 2018

It is hard to get rid of something we’ve paid a lot of money for! It feels so wasteful! The keyword here is ‘paid’. Paid is past tense. Economists would call this a sunk cost – a cost that has already been incurred and can never be recovered. Another way to say that is “What […]

Organize Well Enough

January 15, 2018

I’m obsessed by organizing. My obsession extends to all things organizing – to organizing stores and products, to books and TV shows. I follow blogs on organizing and productivity. I’m a professional organizer for heaven’s sake. So I must be perfectly organized, right? Nope! I’m organized well enough. That’s why I named my company Organizewell. […]

Organizing for Parents

December 10, 2017

My career as a professional organizer began when I made the transition from the corporate world to being a stay-at-home mom with two small children, a puppy and way too many toys. I well remember the days of feeling like I lived in a toy store that had been hit by a tornado.  For the […]

Celebrate ‘National Clean Off Your Desk Day’ Right!

November 10, 2017

Here are 5 quick tips to whip your desk back in shape! 1.) The desk top is the most important space in a workspace. Be ruthless and only keep the items currently being worked on and the things used frequently (daily) on the desk. 2.) Get office supplies and reference materials off your desk. It’s […]