Organizing A Wider Cast, To Last

By |2020-04-17T15:33:45-04:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: Systems|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 Lessons From the Boutique

By |2019-03-26T16:18:24-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Floor Planning, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , , , |

After we have purged the excess stuff from a client’s home, we have a conversation about how best to organize and store what’s left. This involves a discussion about the showroom vs. stockroom approach, which I have written about before. This time, I want to revisit the showroom vs. stockroom approach, with the aid of two useful images.

The Right Sort

By |2012-10-25T17:00:27-04:00October 31st, 2011|Categories: Clutter Control|Tags: , , , , |

When speaking of people, “the right sort” tends to have a very nasty usage, but when speaking of excess stuff, “the right sort” is the best way to get some really good organizing started. Typically, when one resolves to organize a cluttered basement or home office, there is a tendency to throw out not enough of what needs to go, too much of what shouldn’t go, and put the keepers into systems that won’t last. All of this can be solved by good sorting practices.

Reaching Goals

By |2012-11-25T22:42:17-05:00January 1st, 2009|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Originally from Matt Baier's Organizing Works Newsletter, January 2009 REACHING GOALS 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.