A Saucy Time Management Technique

A while back I was sitting down with SEO master Ed Winslow of NicheQuest and he shared a time management technique with me, with a funny name. It’s called the Pomodoro Technique. In it’s bare essence, the Pomodoro Technique involves working for 25 minutes and resting for 5 minutes.

January 2017, Serendipity Magazine

“Next to the recyclables and trash in the garage set up a donation depot. Dedicate a shelf or some bins to items to donate, so that when they fill up they are close to the car.”

Top 5 Ways to Make Resolutions Stick

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.

Organizing Your Receipts

My plan for organizing receipts is actually a perfect example of my ultimate organizing approach.

October 2016, Better Connecticut, Organizing to Move

Matt is joined by Susan O’Connell of Just So Organized, a Certified Move Manager, with hosts Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun, to talk about organizing for a move. Matt and Susan share some great tips to make your move less stressful.

Organizing to Move: Settling In

Moving is stressful, but doing it in an organized way, can relieve that stress. This starts by breaking the moving process down into the major stages. In this series, I already talked about first assembling the right team, how to declutter the excess, and staging your home to sell, and, last time, we left off with moving day. Now it’s time to settle in to your new home.

September 2016, Better Connecticut, Home Staging

Don’t think of your house as a home. Treat it as a product for the marketplace. You don’t want your house stay on the market too long. The longer it stays, the less it pays!

Organizing to Move: Moving Day

Moving is stressful, but doing it in an organized way, can relieve that stress. This starts by breaking the moving process down into the major stages. We’re now up to moving day.

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Organizing To Move: Staging

In this series, I already talked about first assembling the right team and then how to declutter the excess. Once that’s done, it’s time for the next stage: staging.

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Organizing to Move: the Right Team

Moving is one of the most stressful life events there are. Being organized about it, can significantly reduce that stress, but there’s a lot to it.

Product Review: Monkey Bars

There is no better garage organizing system than Monkey Bars. Period. I’m not getting paid to say that. I just really, really love this product. Why? Let me count the ways.

July 2016, House Beautiful

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed: They clear off frequently-used surfaces. A clear work surface is the most important organizing tool.

June 2016, Good Housekeeping

“Hiding action items away in pretty baskets may look beautiful in a photograph, but If it causes items to pile up on your surfaces weeks later, then it’s not so pretty.”

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August Organizing Tip: Using a Table

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t need me to tell you how to use a table. That’s true, but if you are having difficulty staying organized, I want to offer a professional organizer’s perspective on tables, that will help. This starts with looking at a table as a tool, rather than a piece of furniture. In fact, I believe a clear work surface is your number one organizing tool.