A Saucy Time Management Technique

By |2017-12-28T19:05:08-05:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Home Page, Time Management|

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.

Father Away From Excess

By |2018-01-02T20:34:39-05:00June 19th, 2016|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Yes, I know I left out an “r” in the title. It’s a bad pun, but that’s OK, because my father loved bad puns. On this Father’s Day, I remember my father fondly. There’s no other way to remember him. As this is an organizing blog, I want to talk about my minimalist roots that came from Dad.

Points Of Compulsion To Stay Organized

By |2018-01-06T17:36:48-05:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Paper Management, Systems, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

It is impossible to stay organized without action. If there’s no action on paying bills, the mail will pile up; if theres no action on the laundry, the clothes will pile up; etc. Certain points of compulsion are necessary to ensure that these actions happen.

Organizing A Wider Cast, To Last

By |2015-09-28T16:27:24-04:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: Clutter Control, Garage, Home Office, Home Page, Paper Management, Systems, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

We usually get called in for organizing help over a fairly limited problem: a cluttered garage, a pile of papers, or to-do’s not getting to done. It’s good to have a starting point, because it means that you have chosen a priority. However, to make the organizing last longer requires reaching a little further.

Organizing Past Decision Blockers

By |2015-09-02T06:56:46-04:00September 1st, 2015|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Time Management|Tags: , , |

It’s very easy to beat oneself up for not finishing tasks like decluttering, but there are usually pretty good reasons for it. Sure, laziness or lack of motivation can play into it, but what makes tasks difficult is not the actions, but the decisions involved. In fact, my favorite definition of “clutter” is Barbara Hemphill’s “postponed decisions.”

Organizing: It Ain’t About Being Perfect

By |2015-03-05T09:01:36-05:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Home Page, Time Management|Tags: , , |

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.