Call 203.428.6294

Posts Tagged bookcase

Don’t Rush To Systems

I hear it all the time. “You wouldn’t believe how many times I organized this room and the stuff just keeps coming back!” When I work with the client on this room, I immediately see why.  We may clear a shelf off and she immediately starts putting stuff back on it.  In other words, she is skipping ahead to setting up systems before we are finished with the sort and purge.  This is a bit like putting the cart before the horse.  It just won’t go anywhere. The reason this just won’t work is because there is no limiting factor to keep the quantity under control.  Before you can establish this limiting factor, you must first establish what a reasonable quantity of stuff is.  That is why it is so important to complete the process of sort-and-purge FIRST. The approach to effective organizing is to take all the LESS important stuff out of the way, so that you can easily get to the MOST important stuff.  When we clear a shelf off, the client sees the open shelf as an […]

Read more

Dedicated Spaces

Dedicated Spaces

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, March 2008

Dedicated Spaces
I know I’m not the first Professional Organizer to talk about dedicated spaces and that’s for a very good reason. While there are many different ways to GET organized there is no better way to STAY organized than to recognize dedicated spaces.

Read more
Page 1 of 11