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7 Ways to Clear Digital Clutter

 7 Tips to Clear Digital Clutter and give you a more organized computer, tablet or phone. Each idea should take less than 30 minutes to implement! #1 - Use only one calendar (a digital calendar) and set up different Categories/Calendars/Project or what ever your...

Organize with HOPE – My 8 to Great Year!

  On January 1, 2007, My life was truly in a totally different place! I was living in my first home purchase (June 2006), I was single and unemployed! After college, I spent 10 years working in banking, mostly as a branch manager and at the end of 2006, I came to a...

Thankful for Photos!

As we go into this month of gratitude, I am incredibly thankful for so many things in my life like my family, friends and all the "big" things that almost everyone in grateful for! (As I write this on this on the eve the elections tomorrow, I am grateful that I live...

The Psychology of Clutter

The Wall Street Journal just a great article on The Psychology of Clutter. Read the article and watch the video here The article highlights a woman who is holding onto her kids' toys, clothes, artwork, papers and baby furniture. "Every time I think about getting rid...

Closet Transformation – Part 2

Closet Transformation Tip #2 - Keep Like with Like Keep all your pants together, all your jackets together, keep all skirts together - I think you get the idea. Take it one step farther and keep all your black pants together, your khaki pants together and ... This...

Closet Transformation – Part 1

Yesterday on the Katie Couric Show they organized her closet and that motivated me to share my personal closet transformation.  (on a side note, why is every organizer on TV a male when I would estimate that 90% of of NAPO is female?) My closet has always been...

Organizing is a never ending process…

On March 5th, I learned about the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge which was also the first day of the challenge.  At first, I thought that as a Professional Organizer it would be really hard for me to find much stuff that didn't belong in my home/office but decided to...

Keeping Keepsakes?

Earlier this week I went to an Ugly Sweater Party and since the party was in February, I didn't want to wear my reindeer vest that I would typically wear to one of these parties.  I went searching through my "Keepsake" box for an sweater from the 80's!  I am a bit...

Fabulous Forty Tips #40 – Taxes Organizing

Tip #40 – The one thing everyone needs organized - TAXES Set up a file in your home label TAXES and the year.  If you are part of a couple filing a joint return, make sure the other person knows where this file is located.  Throughout the year, if you make a donation,...

Fabulous Forty Tips #39

Tip #39 – Time Yourself! Set a timer to keep you on task!  Commit to working on one task for at least 15 minutes.  Do nothing else - do not answer the phone or check your email for example. (you can have music playing but no TV)  It is really amazing what you can get...