• Taking the 30 Day Blogging Challenge

    A business coach that I admire, Sandra Martini, is hosting a 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Always one to accept a challenge, I decided to go for it! Here are the rules: The 30 Day Blogging Challenge officially begins at midnight on September 9th [...]
  • Attempting To Get Organized? Take it ‘Bird by Bird’

    One of the biggest obstacles that people face when attempting to ‘get organized’ is that they bite off more than they can chew. They forget that it took them years to get disorganized, and that they should allow ample time to reverse the trend. [...]
  • What’s In Your Memory Box? Creating an Organized Home for Your Prized Possessions

    A Memory Box is a container in which each family member can store his or her most treasured possessions. The size should be big enough to fit the prized possessions, but small enough to grab and carry out of the house, in case of an emergency. [...]
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    Back to School the Organized Way Teleclass

    It is that time of year again when summer is coming to an end, and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. Start the year off the organized way! Register for Back to School the Organized Way: 10 Tips to Keep Your Child Organized This [...]
  • Too Many Balls in the Air? Come to Juggling 101

    The Young Professionals of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce will offer the workshop, Juggling 101: Keeping All the Balls in the Air When Time & Space Are At A Premium. The workshop will take place on Thursday, August 20th at 8:00 a.m. in [...]
  • Want to Get Organized? Take a Page Out of Harry Potter

    In Half-Blood Prince, the sixth-year students at Hogwarts are taking lessons in apparition. Apparition is a magical form of teleportation, through which a witch or wizard can disappear ("disapparate") from one location and reappear ("apparate") [...]
  • When Organizing, Trust Your Instincts!

    I am amazed how often clients will fight their natural organizing habits and tendencies. For example, a client will explain that he is having a hard time with mail being everywhere in his home. He will advise that he has a mail slot system but [...]
  • Time: The Great Equalizer

    The phrase ‘time management’ has become one of the most oft-repeated phrases of our society. Almost everyone thinks they need to improve their time management skills. The problem is that most people aren’t even examining what the real issue is. [...]
  • Multi-Tasking Decreases Productivity: Fact or Myth?

    “To do two things at once - is to do neither.” ~ Roman philosopher Publilius Syrus, 100 A.D. When we need to accomplish many tasks, we do 2-3 things at once, sometimes more. We do this in order to be more productive. Multi-tasking has [...]
  • Welcome to the DECIDE to be Organized Blog!

    Welcome to the DECIDE to be Organized blog, brought to you by yours truly, Lisa Montanaro, owner of LM Organizing Solutions, LLC.  As a Certified Professional Organizer, Busines & Life Coach, and Motivational Speaker, I help success-minded [...]