Happier Holidays

October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Happier Holidays

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 Comments Off on Find Time to be Productive

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 Comments Off on Spooky Spaces

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 Comments Off on 3 Tips for Better Information Organization

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 […]

Delayed Decisions = Clutter

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Delayed Decisions = Clutter

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 Comments Off on The Best Packing List Travels with You

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 Comments Off on Stop the Flow of Junk Mail

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 Comments Off on Email Inbox Emergency

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 Comments Off on 5 Ways to Find Time to Declutter

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 Comments Off on Make a To-Don’t List

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 […]