Categories For A Power Sorting

By |2012-11-10T17:56:31-05:00July 4th, 2011|Categories: Clutter Control|Tags: , , |

My wonderful clients know I have one simple rule at the Decision Table: “Nothing stays on the table.” When sorting a large quantity of stuff, it is important to recognize that EVERYTHING has a category and, therefore, a plan forward. Some categories, like “toss” and “donate” are obvious, but to keep the momentum going, you need more options. Here are a few.

“Important” is Not a Category

By |2012-11-10T17:40:48-05:00August 18th, 2009|Categories: Paper Management|Tags: , , |

Effective organizing begins with assigning basic categories, but "important" is NOT a category. It may be tempting to think, "I'll just keep all my 'important stuff' together in one safe place and take my chances with the rest of it." This is not a safe practice. Here are 5 reasons why. 1. "Important" changes with time. If this is the one system that makes you feel safe then the odds are very good that you don't have a system for disposing of once-important items