• A Tale of Two College Roommates — Learning to Live Together in an Organized State

    This post is a re-print of an article I wrote that was published by Balance magazine. Balance was a great, but short-lived, magazine that focused on achieving balance through organization. (Photos by Megan Joplin.) It is difficult enough for [...]
  • Still Time to DECIDE to be Organized! Join My Group Coaching Program Starting Oct. 6th

    There's still time to DECIDE to be Organized! The 6-week group coaching program starts tomorrow night, October 6th, and runs until November 10th.  I have a great group of participants already registered that are ready to work, share, and make [...]
  • Time Management Tips: Small Steps Can Make a Big Impact!

    Time management is a major issue for many people.  And it's not getting any better.  Experts estimate that during the last 25 years, our leisure time has declined by 37% while our workweek has increased by a full day.  The American’s Use of Time [...]
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    Time is on Your Side: 10 Ways to Reinvest in Your Business During a Slow Economy

    "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." ~ William Feather When the economy is slow, many business owners tend to pull back. Some even throw in the towel. But what if you change your mindset, and look at [...]
  • Record Retention 101: Organize Your Paperwork Audio Presentation

    So many people share that their biggest organizing challenge is paper.  Earlier this year, I gave a teleclass called Record Retention 101: Organize Your Paperwork.  It was well attended and has been one of the most sought-after recordings.  If [...]
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! The Clothes Closet Overhaul

    The Clothes Closet Overhaul Remove everything from your closet. Create four piles: Keep, Donate, Toss, Tailor/Clean.  If you haven’t worn it in a few seasons, get rid of it! Try on everything in your keep pile and decide item by item if it [...]
  • Welcome! Organizing Tips for the Entryway

    The entryway. Depending on your home, it can be an entire mud room with lots of space, a formal foyer at the front of your house, a breezeway from the garage, or a portion of a hall in a small apartment.  Regardless of where it is, or its size, [...]
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    Donate Your Cast-Off Clothing to Worthy Charities

    "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." ~ Maya Angelou This time of year, many people are switching their clothes to prepare for the new season.  Most people do not have enough room in their [...]
  • Want to Avoid Getting Sidetracked? Own Your Interruptions!

    Imagine you are on a roll, engrossed in a project, in the "flow." All of a sudden, the phone rings, an e-mail alarm goes off, a colleague is standing in your doorway, a fax is coming over the machine, etc. Ah, interruptions. If you didn't [...]
  • How to Survive the Daily E-Mail Attack

    For most people these days, keeping up with the daily onslaught of email is a major challenge.  In fact, experts estimate that e-mail has added an extra 1.23 hours to the average person’s workday (E-Writing: 21st Century Tools for Effective [...]
  • Don’t Go It Alone: It Takes a Village to Run a Successful Business

    I just found out that I will be presenting at the 2010 National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference to be held in Columbus, OH. My presentation is titled, "Don't Go It Alone: It Takes a Village to Run a Successful Organizing [...]
  • Blueprint Your Business by Creating an Operations Manual

    Continuing with my series of business articles in honor of my presentation to entrepreneurs at the IRIS Conference in Denver, below is the second article. It is all about creating an Operations Manual, an idea I will be sharing with the [...]
  • Free Organizing Advice: Radio Interviews for Your Listening Pleasure

    Interested in hearing some great radio interviews on organizing? Click here to listen up. I had the pleasure of going on air 4 times in the last few years with WTBQ, which streams out of Warwick, NY. Local radio personality, John Moultrie, [...]
  • 10 Ways to Protect Your Business

    In honor of my speaking engagements this week in Denver for the IRIS Conference for interior redesigners and home stagers, I decided to post some of my best articles for entrepreneurs. Here is the first one. Hope you find them useful for your [...]