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.

What Your Time Management System May Be Missing

By |2014-02-11T07:07:24-05:00February 11th, 2014|Categories: Home Page, Time Management|Tags: , , |

If the conclusion you are drawing from the combination of this title and this photo, is that your Time Management System is missing Post-It notes, then go ahead and laugh. There’s a little more to it than that, but I stand by my Post-It’s. There are a lot of time management systems out there, both paper and digital, but I have found that NONE of them facilitate prioritizing, especially sudden RE-prioritizing.

Staying Organized When It All Goes Wrong

By |2013-10-08T18:02:21-04:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Being organized makes even the worst events in life better. It just requires a shift in thinking. In fact, it is quite possible to find organizing easier, when there is true adversity. I’m always surprised how often clients greet me with apologies that they haven’t been able to stay organized because of emergencies that come up.

Product Review: 3M 1.5 X 2 Post-Its

By |2013-08-29T07:19:43-04:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Home Page, Paper Management, Product Reviews|Tags: , , , |

I know what you’re thinking. “Really? Those nasty little notes that litter my husband’s computer monitor and desk?” No worries. I don’t like that look either and I don’t like what it represents: inaction. What I do like, no, LOVE about the mini Post-Its is when they are used well. They are used best when they facilitate flexibility.

Book Review: A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization

By |2013-06-05T13:18:28-04:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Product Reviews, Time Management|Tags: , , |

If you find that your biggest organizing challenges come from the trials of being a mother, A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization is a great resource. It’s written by Debbie Lillard, a mother of three children and a professional organizer since 2003.