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A Harvesting Lesson for Getting Organized

A Harvesting Lesson for Getting Organized

Ever wonder what a threshing floor is? It’s an old convention, but it is very helpful in understanding a concept in getting organized, that is valuable today.

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What I Have Learned In 10 Years Of Helping People Get Organized

What I Have Learned In 10 Years Of Helping People Get Organized

Matt Baier Organizing was launched on September 1, 2004. In the ten years since, I have learned much about the business of organizing and how best to serve others. Here are some examples.

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“Clutter-tecture”

To get organized and stay organized, STRUCTURE matters.  I have often said that to STAY organized you need organizing systems made up of two components: an easy habit and an appropriate structure. To GET organized also requires structure.  This is what I call cluttertecture. To get a cluttered room under control, it’s impossible to jump directly to finished systems. Getting organized needs to be done in reliable stages. This can be achieved through effective cluttertecture. Here are some examples. 1. Roadways. You could call this clutter infrastructure. In extreme cases of clutter, you must firstclear pathways to work effectively. Processing clutter often requires more than one person and it demands a certain speed to generate a momentum. This combination can be dangerous if there are obstacles to trip over, so keep the roadways clear. 2. Runways. I’ve often said the most important tool for STAYING organized is a clear surface. This is also true for GETTING organized. After you clear some safe paths, a generous work surface should be the next thing you clear off.  This is where the clutter will be […]

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Reaching Goals

Reaching Goals

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, January 2009

REACHING GOALS

January is the month we like to make a fresh start. Getting organized is a very popular New Year’s resolution and this month I would like talk specifically about how to stick to the goals we set. These goals can be as small as focusing on “simple” errands or as large as creating a website.

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