Take Time Off to Organize

When you’re already overwhelmed with your busy schedule and the clutter in your house keeps you from being able to relax at home, organizing is often the item on your to do list that you want to do the least. If your house is driving you crazy, you’re fighting paper piles, the laundry is stacked Read More

Organizing Photo Test

When I do phone consultations with clients, they’ll often send me photos of the room we’re working on. A consultation yesterday reminded me of an organizing strategy I should share with you. So you’ve finished organizing something. It could be your closet, your office, or the tools in your garage. Try the organizing photo test. Read More

Organize Your Bills

Last week, I advised that you opt-out of mailings to reduce paper coming into your home. This week, I want you to take it one step further. Go paperless. Why should you go paperless? Besides helping the environment and decreasing the chances of identity theft, you’ll reduce paper clutter, stop having so many documents to Read More

Opt Out

January is a built-in fresh start. We make resolutions about how to do it (whatever it is) differently, better, this year. If that resolutions involves organizing, I’ve got some advice for you. Actually, I have lots of advice, tips, strategies, and systems. We won’t go into all of those today. I’ll give you tips all Read More

One In, One Out

One of my favorite organizing principles is One in, one out. What does that mean? That for every one thing you bring into your house, you should move one out. Of course, that works a whole lot better when you’ve already decluttered and have already gotten rid of a hundred or a thousand things. Once Read More

Create an Inspiring & Productive Writing Space

Many writers find it less distracting to write in coffee shops where the conversation, music, and barista steaming milk aren’t nearly as loud as the to do list, dishes in the kitchen, or voices in their head if they stay home. A writing space can be inspiring and productive–or it can keep us from writing. Read More

Calm Your Space, Calm Your Mind

This time of year gets cluttered very quickly. First, our schedule gets messy. Banks, post offices, and schools close so our time is disrupted. It snows. Maybe the schools call for a snow day or the house just gets an extra layer of water and mud to clean. More stuff keeps coming into the house, Read More