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Organizing Resolutions for the New Year

Did you know that “getting organized” is one of the top 3 resolutions every January 1st?  If your New Year’s resolution is learning how to organize your life, here are some tips to get started.  Whether you’re looking for office organization, home organization, or home office organization, these rules apply.  Seeking to use one year…
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home office organization

Setting up your home office? Here are the top 5 recommendations from a professional organizer.

#WFH? Check. Since the start of quarantine in March, many of us have been working from home. And in the beginning, we “made do” and improvised. We worked at our kitchen tables and islands; we created Zoom space in the bedroom and living room. The dining room became our makeshift workspace and we figured it…
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Reducing your footprint

Downsizing your (commercial) space What’s one of your largest business expenses?  Salary?  Benefits?  How about rent?  And if there’s one consistent thing that businesses have been grappling with during the pandemic, it’s how and where employees are housed.  Traditionally, businesses need office space for workers; and we’ve learned over the last few months that’s not…
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packing to move

Readying for Moving Day in the time of COVID

The last push. You’ve planned, organized, and checked (and rechecked) the details.  You’ve packed the seldom used, seasonal, and non-critical items.  The last boxes on the moving truck or in the pod should hold all bedding and be marked as such (mattress pads, sheets, blankets, pillows).  And as soon as the beds are set up,…
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Planning, purging, and packing during COVID.

Countdown to your move. As you’re planning your move, use this as an opportunity to purge.  How much storage is available in your new space?  Will all of these items fit?  If you’re not using an item now, it’s highly unlikely you’ll use it in your new home so let it go now and save…
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Man with moving boxes

Moving safely in the time of COVID

Trust; and verify. Words to live by. And even more so now during the time of COVID. If you’re organizing your move, it’s important to double-check, and even triple check, all of the details. Because many companies’ hours have been reduced and employees are working in a remote environment, it will take longer than normal to get confirmation…
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Organizing your move during COVID

Start with a plan and a timeline. Moving is stressful. Period. This is one of the universal knowns like death and taxes. Whether we’re downsizing and moving to a warmer climate or going through the transition of divorce or separation, taking some of the emotion and stress out of your move will definitely help, especially with the…
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Tips to prioritize my time

Back to School 2020 – Effective Systems Maximize Learning Time

I control what I can. In the midst of pretty much EVERYTHING being “unprecedented” these days, this year’s back to school has got to be right up there.  While the closing of schools in the spring and going virtual and online was jarring, at least we felt that the year was winding down.  Now, we’re…
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The transition of divorce…

The statistics of divorce The statistics of divorce are not great.  44% of first marriages and 67% of second marriages end in divorce.  And the percentage for third marriages is even higher.  There’s no one who hasn’t experienced this painful transition of divorce either personally, or with friends and family.  Over my ten years of…
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