The new year is a natural time to make new resolutions. Whether your resolutions are goals or habits, these five tips will help make them stick.Read more →
I know what you’re thinking. “Really? Those nasty little notes that litter my husband’s computer monitor and desk?” No worries. I don’t like that look either and I don’t like what it represents: inaction.
What I do like, no, LOVE about the mini Post-Its is when they are used well. They are used best when they facilitate flexibility.Read more →
Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, January 2009
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.Read more →
Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, July 2008 TWO SIDES OF A COIN If you think of storage as a one-way street, disorganization is inevitable. Instead, I find it helpful to think of storage as a coin, where STORAGE is heads and RETRIEVAL is tails. Storage without retrieval is not a solution. It is solving one problem by creating another. In fact, the new problem is worse because when things are hidden away without any sort of exit strategy, the odds of ever dealing with them plummet. Most likely it won’t occur to us to deal with stashed items until we can stash no more. That’s usually when I get a call. Here are six typical areas where retrieval is lacking and ways to improve them. 1. Storage Closets. Having lived in many small city apartments, I know that sometimes you have nowhere else to store unused items than a closet. This, however, is not the time to throw up your hands and say you have no storage. It is the time to truly prioritize and use your limited […]Read more →