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Organizing Breathing Room into Your Systems

When I first started my organizing business, I called it Breathing Room. Back then I believed that breathing room is a highly desired result from getting organized. I still do. I also believe it is a vital component to organizing systems for both space and time.

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May 2015, WFSB News, ADHD story

May 2015, WFSB News, ADHD story

One of our favorite clients, Kate Jarvis, shares her struggles with ADHD. We’re not mentioned, but you’ll see our handiwork.

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Organizing Room For Files

Organizing Room For Files

In this video, I explain how organizing by category helps you stay clear on WHY you keep a file and for HOW LONG to keep it. I also show you how to always keep plenty of room in your file drawer for incoming files.

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A Simple Measure for Effective Organizing

A Simple Measure for Effective Organizing

Can you always find WHAT you want, WHEN you want it? If you can, then it’s a pretty safe bet that you are organized.

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Organizing: It Ain’t About Being Perfect

Organizing: It Ain’t About Being Perfect

Yup that’s me, enjoying a heavenly IPA at Coalhouse Pizza. That’s about as close as this 7-day-a-week business owner gets to happy hour. The laptop comes with me, so I can write posts like this one. So what’s the point I’m making here? I consider myself very organized and I, literally, make it my business to empower others with organizing, but organizing has got nothing to do with being perfect.

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Organizing Your Way Out of a 3 Ring Bind

Organizing Your Way Out of a 3 Ring Bind

There is a time and a place for three ring binders. Simply put, when you need to bind reference material, you should use one and when you don’t need to bind reference material you shouldn’t. So what would be some good examples?

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Why Your Organizing System Is Still Not Working

Why Your Organizing System Is Still Not Working

So you’ve bought all these great organizing supplies, done some purging, created a space for everything and everything is in its place, but you still can’t stay organized. What could possibly be missing? The problem is, life doesn’t stand still and neither do your organizing needs. There must be a plan for movement.

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Organizing Lessons From the Boutique

Organizing Lessons From the Boutique

After we have purged the excess stuff from a client’s home, we have a conversation about how best to organize and store what’s left. This involves a discussion about the showroom vs. stockroom approach, which I have written about before. This time, I want to revisit the showroom vs. stockroom approach, with the aid of two useful images.

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Good Organizing Is Not About Hiding

Good Organizing Is Not About Hiding

Does the bag, in this photo to the right, look familiar? I see so many bags like these in client’s homes that I have a name for them. I call them make-it-go-away bags. Mail and other junk tends to pile up on the dining table or on the kitchen counter and when company is coming over, this stuff is hastily swept into a bag, which is hidden in a closet, a cabinet, or a more remote room. While there is an impetus to create these make-it-go-away bags, there is no impetus to process them. The problem is, of course, these bags have a way of accumulating and important things can go missing.

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Can Getting Organized, Bring You A Vacation Every Day?

Can Getting Organized, Bring You A Vacation Every Day?

Are you attached to your stuff? I hear this from clients all the time. It’s provided as an explanation for why there is too much stuff in their homes. There’s nothing wrong with being attached to something. Attachments bring us comfort. However, it is important to be aware of what we are attached to. If we are attached to too much, we get weighed down, and we can’t go anywhere.

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