• 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 [...]