As we enter Spring, this is a great time to see how you are doing on the resolutions you set coming into the year. If you find that you are not on track or are feeling overwhelmed, this check list may help you get back on track or help you realign your efforts. Short list [...]
Do you share space (your castle) with a loved one and find it challenging at times because you have very different organizing or time management styles? I have a number of women and men who call asking for organizing help, frustrated with their spouse/significant other’s habits. When I enter the situation, many times it’s a bit [...]
Though I am very busy running a successful organizing business and serve on the board of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO.Net) I still get grounded by being outside in the garden. I love working in the garden and with my ponds. When visitors and clients ask what it takes to make a great garden experience, [...]
I was asked a few months ago about how to choose wedding gifts for a couple that would not turn into clutter or be forgotten. Just having been through the process myself, it was a pleasure sharing my insights. You may find this useful as we enter another wedding season. Follow the bride & groom’s [...]
Do you feel overwhelmed, inundated by your office, out of control, unorganized, overscheduled and full of mental and physical stress? Are you running faster, multi tasking more and feeling that you can’t get ahead?
If you are looking for answers, read on!
Gather those receipts & tax forms…. According to the IRS, there are 2 groups of filers – those who get their returns in as soon as they have their W-2′s & 1099′s and those who file at the ‘last minute’. Interestingly many of the ‘last minute’ filers have money coming back but do not have [...]
It’s ‘GO’ Month (Get Organized)! Moreover, it’s a new year and a new decade. This is the perfect time to set the tone for a new phase. Remember, small changes over time lead to a huge cumulative positive change. Let’s talk about your office & desk area, whether it’s a home office or a business [...]
Rule Number 1: The containers are NOT the organizers, it’s your brain!!!
I had a great Interview in studio with WZZM TV 13 yesterday and shared the following tips: Start with setting or adjusting New Year goals to be realistic & attainable: Be realistic and break goals into steps with timetables Announce your intention to others Create accountability partners so you will have follow through! Eliminate the [...]
Mary Dykstra’s quick top 10 list for being organized for the holidays ….. 1) The value of gift giving – the perfect fit in most cases? Gift cards & services. If you give items, ask what they want to maximize the value to the recipient vs. giving gifts that will end up in the donation [...]