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Father Away From Excess

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.

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An Organizing Lesson From The White Stripes

One of the things I say a lot is limitations breed freedom. I’ve written several posts that demonstrate the value of this paradox , but here’s an example you might not expect: The White Stripes.

Simple Can Be Harder

“That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity.  Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.  But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” –       Steve Jobs Steve Jobs’ passing represents a huge loss, but he leaves behind a tremendous …

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The Five Levels of Being Organized

Being organized means different things to different people, but I have discovered five essential levels of being organized. These levels are helpful to recognize because they explain why getting organized can be so time consuming and they explain why jumping from level zero to level 5 is pure fantasy. Level 1- cleared space My first stage in getting folks organized …