Tag Archives: Organizing

Getting Organized? Find the Right Support Using ICD

Is your goal to get organized in 2014?  I can’t think of a better place to begin the search for support than the website of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).  Information available to you there includes: Audio recordings on such topics as: Understanding Chronic Disorganization, Introduction to ADHD & Procrastination, and Understanding the Clutter-Hoarding Scale. […]

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January is Get Organized Month!

January is Get Organized Month!  If you’re disorganized, your disorganization might show up as piles of papers, cluttered rooms, losing things, running late, forgetting tasks, or never getting around to what’s most important.  However your disorganization shows up, it’s in your best interest to find the best support to help you understand it, work through […]

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Books, Books & More Books! Organizing Your Reading List

My reading list had taken on a life, or should I say lives of its own. The list that at one time was neatly maintained in Notes on my iPhone had spilled over into Toodledo,  a couple of visual reminder piles beside my bed and reading chair, and a number of newly downloaded books sitting […]

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My Favorite Things: Filertek Tabs

Over the years I’ve been forwarded a number of organizing products for my review and comment, few have impressed me though.   I was recently sent a couple of packages of  Filertek Dry Erase Hanging File Tabs.  I have to admit they sat on my desk for awhile before I tried them, but I’m glad […]

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The EASY™ Way to Get that Garage Organized This Weekend

It’s April here in North Eastern Ohio and after a couple of false starts with 80 degree days in March, it looks like spring is finally here for good. If you’re like me, you’ve been walking through the garage for the past couple of months with blinders on, trying not to notice the mess that […]

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Organizing the Desk: Back to Ready – Part 2

Last time I shared my cluttered desk with you, along with the reasons it ended up being so cluttered.  Today I want to share the steps for getting it back to ready.  These aren’t the only possible steps that might help someone get their desk back to ready, but they are the steps I used […]

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Quick & EASY™ Closet Organization

Spring has sprung and summer isn’t far off.  Instead of just changing out the cold weather clothes for more summery options, consider doing an EASY™ closet reorganization. Here’s how: o  First, Empty the closet of everything. Put everything that doesn’t belong in your closet in a box, and put these things where they belong later. […]

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A Virtual Organizing Project

I’ve been doing quite a bit of virtual organizing these days.  My best friend called recently and asked me for some advice on organizing her pantry.  Instead of advice, I convinced her to join me on skype and we worked through the project together.  We developed the plan for the space together and broke it […]

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Before & After – Hangers

  I recently did a spot on closet organizing on WKYC’s Channel 3 News Today.  One of the points I made was that so many people think they need a complete closet overhaul, including an expensive closet organizing system, in order to have an “organized closet.”  Before calling the closet organizing company try new hangers […]

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Before You Buy the Containers…

I just took this picture of the unbelievable stacks of containers at Target.  They were right inside the entrance and people were snapping them up like their lives depended upon them.  As an organizer I hoped that they already knew what they planned to store in them and where the containers themselves were going to […]

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My Favorite Things: My All Time Favorite Organizing Tool …Chisel Tip Sharpie

As a professional organizer, people will often ask me about my favorite organizing product, assuming it’s some kind of label maker on steroids or some other type of organizing gadget. Imagine their surprise when I tell them it is a chisel tip Sharpie Marker. Yes, the humble Sharpie Marker, albeit on steroids given its chisel […]

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