Organize your office and watch productivity rise

Take a good look at your office. Are there stacks of papers? Piles of correspondence? Filing that you failed to do? Not to worry, many of us have the same problem. However, with increased organization, there will be increased productivity. The theme for today will be sorting. Sort, sort, sort, everything in the office and […]

October 2013: Tips and Tricks

Quote of the Month “I can get sentimentally attached to a dustball if it hangs around long enough.” -New York Times article, “The Trouble with Stuff,” written by Constance Rosenblum, October 13, 2013. How To Do Your Laundry (as seen on Facebook this week) 1. Wash and dry laundry 2. Place in basket 3. Avoid […]

Organizing for a move

It seems like an unbelievable fact, but according to the U.S. Census, about 14% of the population moves each year. If you happen to be in that 14%, how can you get organized for your move? As with most organizing, you will need to start a list. In fact, a binder is another must have. […]

Organizing myths revealed

My situation is hopeless. Or, No way this will work for me. These are a couple of the most common myths about getting organized. Guess what? They are myths! You CAN get organized, no matter what your situation is. It works whether you are a neat freak or a slob, however, most of us fall […]

Should you rent a storage unit?

The short answer is, probably not. Using a storage unit is fairly common for people living somewhere temporarily and needing to store furniture and belongings. If, for example, you are having a home built and live with a friend for a year or stay someplace that is furnished on a temporary basis, having a storage […]

Organizing your jewelry

Most everyone has jewelry. Finding a good and organized way to store it is important to keeping necklaces untangled and earrings in pairs. Whether it is expensive gold or costume jewelry, it does not matter. It should be organized in a way you can find what you need without a fuss. As you organize your […]

Hidden storage areas in your home

In every home there is a spot that is not being used to its best advantage. Creating new areas for storage will make your home more organized and less cluttered. As you open up more space, your home will become more functional for the whole family. Some storage solutions are very affordable. If you take […]

Batteries, candles and light bulbs: the best way to store them

One side effect of getting your life organized is the feeling of freedom and success. As things become more organized, there is more space in your home and in your life. But there are those few things that no matter how you try to reduce clutter, they seem to be scattered. Batteries, candles and light […]

Managing medical records for a senior parent

Medical insurance is tricky these days. Seniors often have it harder than others, due to changes in Medicare, Medicaid and insurance laws. Keeping records straight can be challenging even for the tidiest record keepers. If some emergency situation were to happen to your elderly parent today, would you have the information you need? When your […]

Organizing large quantities of hand-me-downs for kids

It seems like kids are always outgrowing their clothing. The more kids you have, the more this becomes a difficult undertaking. A system to organize your hand-me-downs will help keep closets in order. Organize and save clothing to share with your younger children, donate them to charity, sell at a consignment store or give them […]