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Taking off the “badge of busy”….

But it’s a good busy… Do you ever run into a friend or acquaintance and when you ask “How are you?  How are things going?”, the response is “busy”.  Or “good busy”.  So, what does this really mean?  In our manic society that always seems time deprived, busy has become the new sign of success. …
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What’s the real value of your time?

What are you spending your time on now? As an organizing coach, I help my clients rewrite the stories of their lives.  We move from frazzled and overwhelmed to living a more calm, intentional life.  To be organized and find more space, more time and more joy, time management is key.  While there are lots…
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Where can I hide this?

Finding good hiding spots… Do you think finding good hiding spots is all about playing “hide and seek” or having a great Easter egg hunt?  In organizing, good hiding spots mean effective space management.  Maximizing your existing storage comes in many forms.  Closet organizing, purging unneeded and unused items and choosing effective storage are important. …
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No two snowflakes are alike….

Why your organized home isn’t like anyone else’s… As no two snowflakes are alike, no two organized homes are the same.   When working with clients, I’m often asked to replicate a system or solution modeled in someone else’s home or in a magazine or often, Pinterest.  But like all unique snowflakes, every organizing challenge and…
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What works today may not work tomorrow…

Why is this system no longer working for me? One of the first messages I share with an organizing client is that organizing is an intuitive process.  It is intuitive to you and your family (or company) and needs to work in the context of your life.  From there,  we can create systems and solutions…
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Distractions, Distractions…How’s your adult ADD working?

Minimizing Distractions What is your biggest distraction?  Is it the phone, email, social media, constant interruptions from others?  Managing and minimizing distractions are key elements of time management and staying organized.  Whether you are trying to focus on a project at work or complete a task at home, constant distractions slow us down significantly.  Are…
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Medicine Cabinet Mayhem       

How did it get this way? Quick, name the one space in your home that is REALLY disorganized and in need of some serious decluttering.  Many clients say basement, playroom or closets and yes, these are often trouble spots in the home.  But one of the most important spaces that often gets overlooked is the…
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Where the heck is that thing??

Now, where did I put that? The average American spends 40 minutes a day trying to find something that is misplaced.  That’s almost 5 hours a week that could be better spent on other priorities.  The top offenders in the “where is it?” category are wallet, car keys, purse and mobile phone.  So, how do…
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Social Media and the great “time suck”

I’ll just check Facebook//Instagram/Pinterest for a minute… Social media, in all of its manifestations, is a daily part of our lives.  For anyone in marketing, sales or communications, it is a  necessary evil.  For the rest of us, social media can be a fun distraction, a communication tool and definitely a “time suck” which drains…
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You’ve Got Mail….Lots of it!

In this day and age, who doesn’t have an overloaded inbox?  Even when we have a personal email (or two or three) and a work email, it’s easy to get overloaded.  Here are some tips to declutter your inbox. Create Folders so you can file away emails to quickly find them in the future.  Related to…
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