What Does Recycling and Organizing Have in Common?

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Last Friday our NAPO-CT chapter had a visit from the nice people at SCRRRA, who taught us a LOT about recycling. I also realized how much recycling has to do with organizing. And yes, it’s more than just the sorting. The biggest revelation came from the list of things that can’t be recycled and WHY. For example, did you know …

Door-ganizing

Doorganizing means your organizing systems depends on recognizing doors and when to keep them open and when to keep them closed.

October 2016, Better Connecticut, Organizing to Move

Matt is joined by Susan O’Connell of Just So Organized, a Certified Move Manager, with hosts Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun, to talk about organizing for a move. Matt and Susan share some great tips to make your move less stressful.

Organizing to Move: Settling In

Moving is stressful, but doing it in an organized way, can relieve that stress. This starts by breaking the moving process down into the major stages. In this series, I already talked about first assembling the right team, how to declutter the excess, and staging your home to sell, and, last time, we left off with moving day. Now it’s time to settle in to your new home.

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Organizing to Move: the Right Team

Moving is one of the most stressful life events there are. Being organized about it, can significantly reduce that stress, but there’s a lot to it.

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Attic Organizing Strategies

If all clutter is “postponed decisions” (and it is), then it is probably safe to say the decisions in the attic are the MOSTponed.

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Organizing Files By Temperature

Our clients often get ahead of themselves. I mean WAY ahead of themselves. We may be looking at 30 bags and boxes of papers and the client will ask, “Do you recommend color-coding my files?” What I’m really hearing in their voices is “CAN we color-code my files PLEASE?” It’s as if a magical rainbow of colors will make the 30 bags and boxes disappear.

Organizing to Show and Go

Getting your house on the market and getting ready to move can be a very stressful time. Having a comprehensive plan can reduce that stress. We help folks with this type of work every week , so here are a some of the essential guidelines we recommend for such a plan.

Back To School Organizing

Back To School Organizing School is in full swing and if it already looks like some of your organizing plans are running into trouble, here are some tips and products for five different areas of back to school organizing. Simplify the time management. A new school year is an opportunity to start over and when we do that, there is …

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Organizing Beyond the Toothbrush

To reliably access what you want, when you want it and to manage quantities, I have written about the showroom vs. stockroom model. I have thought of another way to demonstrate the same concept using the example of something most of are able to keep organized without any effort: the toothbrush.

Organizing Breathing Room into Your Systems

When I first started my organizing business, I called it Breathing Room. Back then I believed that breathing room is a highly desired result from getting organized. I still do. I also believe it is a vital component to organizing systems for both space and time.

May 2015, WFSB News, ADHD story

One of our favorite clients, Kate Jarvis, shares her struggles with ADHD. We’re not mentioned, but you’ll see our handiwork.

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Organizing Room For Files

In this video, I explain how organizing by category helps you stay clear on WHY you keep a file and for HOW LONG to keep it. I also show you how to always keep plenty of room in your file drawer for incoming files.