OrGOnized

By |2012-10-25T16:23:46-04:00June 13th, 2012|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , |

To understand what it takes to stay organized, it might be helpful to change the spelling of the word itself. The word “go” needs to be at the heart “organized.” To be truly organized, you need to be or-GO-nized. I know the definition of organizing, but I haven’t found a satisfying word origin. 1375-1425, late Middle English from the Medieval Latin organizare- to contrive, arrange— is not doing it for me.

One, Two, Four-get It!

By |2012-10-25T16:33:51-04:00May 17th, 2012|Categories: Clutter Control, Systems|Tags: , , |

I have a simple little theory that explains why it is so hard to stay organized. While I have never tested it scientifically, I have observed it throughout my life and in almost every home I have organized. I call it the One, Two, Four-get it! theory. It begins with two other organizing beliefs of mine. First, I believe that a clear work surface is your number one organizing tool. Second, I believe that limitations breed freedom. For example, if you limit the