10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or clock radio. Nagging is not the way to begin anyone's day!2. Organize your closet for easy access to your clothes. Help your children do the same in a way that works for them.3. Choose clothing and accessories the night before.... Read More

Tossing and Turning

"The real question is, why do you want it? What are you going to do with it? That's where you've got to start; otherwise you're going to waste a lot of money."These are the words of Francis Carincross in her book 'The Company of the Future'. She tries to answer... Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed and Unorganized? - How to Use Index Cards to Organize Your Life

Feeling Overwhelmed and Unorganized? - How to Use Index Cards to Organize Your LifeAre you still looking for the perfect organizing tool? Is your Filofax too bulky and heavy to fit in your purse and carry with you? Tried a Palm or other Handheld and found it awkward to use... Read More

Clutters Side Effects: How the State of Your Home Affects Your Life

Each area of your home has a symbolic meaning with which you resonate on a subconscious level. Clutter and untidiness within each of these areas causes constriction and inertia in the corresponding aspects of your life.CLUTTER IN THE KITCHENThe kitchen has been called the "heart of the home," and with... Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Housework More Manageable

Sometimes the task of keeping a clean, tidy house just seems overwhelming. Why is that? Because it never ends! You never get done! In order to make the task more manageable and give you the feeling that you have accomplished something. I've broken it done into 5 easy steps.The first... Read More

After the Clutter: 5 Steps to a New Daily Routine

I've noticed that in the two years since the major de-cluttering of my apartment, clutter has been creeping back in.So what DO you do after you've cleared the clutter? If your day-to-day routines are continuing to create clutter, then you'll always be one step behind it.5 Steps to a New... Read More

Can Someone Step Into Your Job Or Role And Function Effectively?

Working for one of the top Marketers online (David Ledoux) I've been lucky to learn many tips and tricks that can be used in cases of emergency. Like today when I still have the remnants of the flu. One of the first things I learned from David was planning. He... Read More

Get Organized - Stay Organized

My mother is one of the most productive people I know. She is 78 years old and still works full-time as the personal assistant to the CEO of a bank. (I come from great genes-it makes me very optimistic about my long-term future!) One of her secrets to productivity is... Read More

Organisation - Getting Back To Basics

If you look at any major organisation, there is this trend for executives to use "palm pilots" in conjunction with software schedulers such as Microsoft Outlook.What's really interesting is even with all this technology (and many of these execs are fortunate to have personal assistants) they are still disorganised. Organisation... Read More

10 Common Roadblocks to Getting Organized

1. All or nothing thinking/taking on too much." I'm going to take a few days off from work and finally get this house/office together!" Doesn't sound very realistic, does it? What usually happens?2. Not having a plan.Fail to plan, plan to fail. Be specific about what you're going to tackle.... Read More

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Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 2

We previously noted that papers must be sorted before they... Read More

What Momma Never Told Me About Housekeeping

A lot of us grew up with Mom taking care... Read More

3 Simple Filing Guidelines

One of the most basic ways to find papers when... Read More

Taking Care of You: De-Clutter

De-Cluttering our lives can be an extremely liberating exercise. There... Read More

Organized Living in a Disorganized World

We are bombarded with so many factors that perpetuate disorganization.... Read More

Thinking Outside the Box

Much of my time as a Professional Organizer is spent... Read More

The Magnificent 7: Tips for Cleaning Up Clutter

Clutter is postponed decisions®. Here are some suggestions to simplify... Read More


The word "compartmentalize" means to separate into distinct parts. I... Read More

Feng Shui Guidlines for Storage Spaces

Professional organizers and helpful-hint sources often recommend storage solutions such... Read More

To Make a Change -- Take a Chance

Life is really all about CHANGE. In order to make... Read More

10 Tips on Color Coding Your Paper: From Chaos to Coherence

Color-There Is No SubstituteIn anatomical illustrations you see the brain's... Read More

How Clutter Affects Your Love Life

Clutter in any area of your home is a sign... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Select Your Tools

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know... Read More

Can You Make a ?Torpedo? Out of Personal Junk? How to Optimize What You Have

"Junkyard Wars," a TV series showed two teams of experts... Read More

Managing Mealtime Madness

It is 5:00 pm and Cindy has no idea what... Read More

Making Space - Letting Go of Clutter

To make room for new things to come into you... Read More

10 Common Roadblocks to Getting Organized

1. All or nothing thinking/taking on too much." I'm going... Read More

Declutter Your Home in 11 Easy Steps

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home? Start... Read More

The Natural Law of Attrition

I'm cheap and proud of it.I use and re-use things... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or... Read More

Identifying the Rocks: Organizing Your Priorities

In one of my favorite books, First Things First, written... Read More

The Top 10 Habits of Organized People

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have... Read More

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

In a speech entitled "Organized Living in a Disorganized World"... Read More

Choose Spice Racks That Help You Organize Your Home

Today you have almost as many choices of spice racks... Read More

Just How Organized Are You? Take This Quiz For Individuals

The Productive Environment Scorecard?Read the statements below and rate your... Read More

Three Effortless Ways to Win the Paperwork Battle

Buried under mountains of paperwork from your company? Do the... Read More

What Clutter Clearing Can Do For You

You can get a pretty good idea of the benefits... Read More

How to Prevent Piles of Paper!

If you have piles of paper all over your desk,... Read More

Get Organised Before Its Too Late

Last year I attended a presentation from Parenting Expert and... Read More

10 Simple Ways to Clear Clutter from Your Home and Office

There is nothing worse then spending ten minutes looking for... Read More

Getting Organized for Achievement

Getting and staying organized is critical to achieving your goals.... Read More

How Can I Deal With It All?

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have a to-do list a mile... Read More