Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even... Read More

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink ? and the pile of dirty... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you?... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run office. 1. Have a daily... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use to organize your office. In... Read More

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter. She shared that at times... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused.... Read More

Five Simple Tips to Get Organized Today!

Take time to declutter this summer...Writing can certainly consume the better part of your day...... Read More

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

In a speech entitled "Organized Living in a Disorganized World" I made the statement "Getting... Read More

Get Organized - Stay Organized

My mother is one of the most productive people I know. She is 78 years... Read More

The Love It Or Lose It Principle: One Simple Key to Living Clutter-Free Forever

It wasn't long ago that you spent an entire weekend "decluttering" ? and now you... Read More

Secrets to Eliminating Emotional Clutter

Are you plagued by clutter in your personal or professional life? Is there someone in... Read More

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Organizing Your Kids Rooms

1. In terms of organization, what is the first thing a parent should do before... Read More

10 Tips to Get Organized and Clutter-Free- Now!

1. THE LOVE IT OR LOSE IT PRINCIPLE: Every item around you represents a choice... Read More

The Magnificent 7: Tips for Cleaning Up Clutter

Clutter is postponed decisions®. Here are some suggestions to simplify the task of controlling clutter:1.... Read More

Escaping The Clutter Trap? - 5 Steps For Increasing Productivity And Decreasing Stress

? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the "stuff" in your life? Magazines and journals... Read More

Organizing Solutions for the Disorganized Entrepreneur

After more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a consultant to entrepreneurs, I am... Read More

Organized Living in a Disorganized World

We are bombarded with so many factors that perpetuate disorganization. Computers, fax machines, cellular phones,... Read More

The Clutter Factor: From Packrativity to Productivity

? Are you embarrassed when you walk into your home or office? ? Do you... Read More

Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions: Ten Tips for a More Organized Life

1. A calendar is an essential organizing tool ? start the year with one that... Read More

10 Organizing Tips for Road Warrior Parents

Parenting is always a challenge, but particularly so if your work requires that you travel.... Read More

Clutter is Postponed Decisions?

Do you ever sit down at your desk buried in paper and say, "OK! Today's... Read More

Identifying the Rocks: Organizing Your Priorities

In one of my favorite books, First Things First, written by Stephen... Read More

Finish in Style - Organizing Works!

One of my mother-in-law's many oft-quoted and wise declarations was "Finish in style." It has... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or clock radio. Nagging is not... Read More

Organizing Lessons from a Bookstore

The store reminded me of a well-worn slipper ? tattered and dusty, but obviously used... Read More

Just How Organized Are You? Take This Quiz For Individuals

The Productive Environment Scorecard?Read the statements below and rate your reactions to each pair of... Read More

Are You Stuck In The Clutter Trap?

You arrived on earth without clutter. Your parents and doting relatives started you on a... Read More

The Clutter Campaign - Design Your Vision

I like a room you can dance in the middle of! Mariah Burton NelsonOne of... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Commit Your Time

Decide When And Where To StartDecide when and where to start. You have the same... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Select Your Tools

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Maintain Your Success

To want in one's heart to do a thing for its own sake; to enjoy... Read More

Dont Get Lost In The Shuffle

I have a good friend whom (also being in the same business) I often compare... Read More

Get Organized -- Every Home Needs An Office

EVERY HOME NEEDS AN OFFICEYes, it is true that every home needs an office to... Read More

Tired of Endless Chores and To-Dos? Stop Running Around in Circles and Enjoy Life Again

Do you feel like you are running around in circles, completing one task after the... Read More

Home Organizing Tips & Gizmos

Staying organized can be a constant battle. The following organizing tips should help you in... Read More

The Organized Move: Packing Made Simple

(This is the second in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move")Does the... Read More

Common Clutter Culprits- How to Bust Through Clutter

Paper1. You may already be in the habit of filing important papers. Protect your manicure... Read More

The Top 10 Habits of Organized People

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have "it all together ? all... Read More

Give Up Control to Get Control

For some reason, Americans think they have something to prove by doing it all themselves.... Read More

Ending The Morning Madness

Back-to-school time ? what does that mean to you? For some people, it's shopping for... Read More

Does Your Storage Make Sense?

What do your storage spaces look like? Do you know exactly where to go when... Read More

Organize Yourself Otherwise Your Work Could Kill You

We are in a society where people are applauded for starting work early and finishing... Read More

Organize Your Desk ? Live Longer!

It may seem far-fetched, but by organizing your desk, your bedroom, your kitchen, and all... Read More

Mental Clutter- Is It Taking Over Your Life?

Chances are, most of you have a lot you need to get done.Oftentimes, there are... Read More

Overwhelmed? Try the Red Zone Tactic

Some people seem to be born organized. You probably remember them from school: the ones... Read More

Spring into Spring

Hasn't time flown? Already we're into the last quarter of the year and isn't it... Read More

Get Organised Before Its Too Late

Last year I attended a presentation from Parenting Expert and well-known author, Stephen Biddulph on... Read More

Get Organised and Transform Your Life

It takes effort to get results, and not just any effort, it takes smart effort.... Read More

Do You Have Scatter-Brain-Itis?

In your quest to get 'up and running' so to speak with your online ventures... Read More

Are You A Collector?

Collections are the outward manifestation of a deeply-felt principle or emotion, and are quite different... Read More

Basic Organizing Principles

So you've decided to get organized, but you just don't know where to begin. Here... Read More

Breathing Life Into Dead Spaces

"I don't have enough room!" -- this is a common cry amongst the disorganized. But... Read More

Ten Signs That Your Life Is Cluttered

How do you know if you need to clean out? Here's a sure-fire ten-step way... Read More

Creating The Perfect Closet

Your closet is often the first thing you see in the morning, and its condition... Read More

Keep, Get Rid Of, Or Not Sure?

Cleaning out can seem overwhelming -- especially if it's been a while since you've done... Read More

Letting Go Of Your Excuses

At this point, you have probably run across some belongings that don't exactly serve a... Read More

Lightening The Load

When I tell people what a FREEING experience moving is, they usually look at me... Read More

Can You Really Improve Your Organisation Skills

I'm sure most of you have heard of Zig Ziglar International Sales Guru. Well in... Read More

Essential Tips for the Kitchen

* Cupboards and drawers should contain items that are grouped together.* Store items where you... Read More

Clutter Control

Remember when you charged into the office that first day, all primed to make the... Read More

Organization and the Opposite Sex

In many of the companies I have worked in, there is a very high proportion... Read More

Organization Tips - How To Get Things Done

What stops you from 'getting things done?'Have you ever started your day with good intentions... Read More

Organisation - Getting Back To Basics

If you look at any major organisation, there is this trend for executives to use... Read More

Organization Tips - How to Organise Your Computer Files

Everytime Mary had to find a file on her computer, she always had great difficulty.... Read More

Organization Tips - How to Set Up Your Database

What's in a Name?Everything.What do you do with all the contacts you make in your... Read More

How To Organize Your Paperwork

Many people have a huge challenge coping with the incoming paperwork. (Whatever happened to the... Read More

1-2-3 Sort

Article excerpted from the new book, "How to Do Space Age Work with a Stone... Read More

Time for a Clean Out

Time has flown. It's been six months since you came back from your relaxing holiday... Read More

Clutter & Creativity

Take a look around you right now. Look away from the computer screen and scan... Read More

Clutter Is Natural

Nature loves clutter. Just think of all the stuff that drops from trees, washes in... Read More

Clutters Side Effects: How the State of Your Home Affects Your Life

Each area of your home has a symbolic meaning with which you resonate on a... Read More

Control Your Childrens Clutter!!

Ever feel overwhelmed by all the papers, notices, artwork, and other items your kids bring... Read More

Declutter Your Home in 11 Easy Steps

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home? Start on a smaller scale instead... Read More

After the Clutter: 5 Steps to a New Daily Routine

I've noticed that in the two years since the major de-cluttering of my apartment, clutter... Read More

Making Space - Letting Go of Clutter

To make room for new things to come into you life, you have to create... Read More

Thinking Outside the Box

Much of my time as a Professional Organizer is spent helping people to put things... Read More

Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 1

Digging out from under stacks of paper might seem like a daunting and insurmountable task.... Read More

Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 2

We previously noted that papers must be sorted before they can be properly filed. Continuing... Read More

Everything Fits Together Perfectly!

Here's a little lesson I experienced while packing boxes for my move to Victoria, BC.I... Read More

Addiction to Clutter

Clutter is a big problem for many people. At a lecture that I gave, I... Read More

Spring Makeovers: Organizing Tips for the Home and a Virtual Makeover for You

Winter is starting to retreat, and hints of Spring are everywhere. Time to clear away... Read More

Success at Work : Techniques : A Cluttered Desk

I followed my boss to a co-worker's cubicle where my boss requested a certain document... Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed and Unorganized? - How to Use Index Cards to Organize Your Life

Feeling Overwhelmed and Unorganized? - How to Use Index Cards to Organize Your LifeAre you... Read More

Declutter for Sucess

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some... Read More

Spruce Your Environment, Spruce Your Spirit

After a long winter, this is the time of year to spruce up your environment... Read More

Calendars and Personality Type

I recently conducted a survey to look at the relationship between an individual's personality type... Read More

Spring Clean Your Life

Spring is here and its time to sweep away the wintertime blues.Have you been hibernating... Read More

The Natural Law of Attrition

I'm cheap and proud of it.I use and re-use things carefully. It pains me in... Read More

Three Effortless Ways to Win the Paperwork Battle

Buried under mountains of paperwork from your company? Do the projects seem to never end?... Read More

Organizing - Time is of the Essence!

What does "time" have to do with getting organized? Everything! Our society today keeps us... Read More

Balance- What Does It Really Mean?

Balance- what a popular topic these days! Finding a work-life balance, being balanced in body,... Read More

Daily Systems Keep You Organized

Ever wonder how they do it? How a short-order cook prepares tasty meals in a... Read More

The 4-Keys to Clutter Free Living - Design a Space that Nurtures Your Soul

Decluttering is a simple-to-learn process, once you break it down into manageable steps. Tackling too... Read More

How Long Do I Need to Keep This? - A Guide to Receipts, Statements and Financial Clutter at Home

In most homes, paper causes clutter. And it seems to mysteriously multiply by itself. But... Read More

Organized For Life

Questions come my way all the time regarding my God-given nature to be organized. It... Read More

The Balance of Balance

Life is about maintaining a balance of all aspects. At times some areas might receive... Read More

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Clutter Clearing Tips that Work

Coping with clutter is rarely easy. There's more involved than just catching up on overdue... Read More

Can You Really Improve Your Organisation Skills

I'm sure most of you have heard of Zig Ziglar International Sales Guru. Well in... Read More

A Simple Effective Tool To Get And Stay Organized

Often we are in overwhelm because we are holding too many things in our brain.... Read More

What Clutter Clearing Can Do For You

You can get a pretty good idea of the benefits of clutter clearing simply by... Read More

Life Lessons - Get What You Want; A Lesson from a Green Sea Turtle!

Sometimes major life lessons come from the most unlikely of sources. As strange as it... Read More

Overwhelmed? Try the Red Zone Tactic

Some people seem to be born organized. You probably remember them from school: the ones... Read More

25 Tips and Tricks for an Organized Move

Worried because you're moving soon? This really doesn't have to be a stressful, chaotic time.... Read More

Words That Inspire - SIMPLIFY

What do you gain if you SIMPLIFY?Dictionary* says:to reduce to basic essentials, to diminish in... Read More

Organization Tips - How To Get Things Done

What stops you from 'getting things done?'Have you ever started your day with good intentions... Read More

Organizing Lessons from a Bookstore

The store reminded me of a well-worn slipper ? tattered and dusty, but obviously used... Read More

10 Easy Maintenance Tips vs Piling on the Chaos

Whether you are in your own business or an employee (or neither) -- if you... Read More

Clear Your Clutter and Free Your Life

Whatever your clutter problem the answer is the same: make a decision to clear your... Read More

Keep, Get Rid Of, Or Not Sure?

Cleaning out can seem overwhelming -- especially if it's been a while since you've done... Read More

Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions: Ten Tips for a More Organized Life

1. A calendar is an essential organizing tool ? start the year with one that... Read More

Does Your Storage Make Sense?

What do your storage spaces look like? Do you know exactly where to go when... Read More

Get Organized: 10 Universal Laws

The Law of the 1st StepA good first step in getting organized is to 3-pile... Read More

Spring Clean Your Life

Spring is here and its time to sweep away the wintertime blues.Have you been hibernating... Read More

Tossing and Turning

"The real question is, why do you want it? What are you going to do... Read More

Family Management Tip #2: Choosing the Right Organizer for Your Family

What method do you currently use to organize your family? Do you mean my paper... Read More

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

In a speech entitled "Organized Living in a Disorganized World" I made the statement "Getting... Read More

Change the Way You Think and Change Your Life

Dennis is working as a factory worker during the day and a security guard at... Read More

50 Ideas to Organize Your Home

"Organize" is a familiar word heard on many of today's popular decorating shows. Every family... Read More

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

Does Your Present Internet Filing System Work?Do You Really Know for Sure How Much You... Read More

Declutter Your Home in 11 Easy Steps

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home? Start on a smaller scale instead... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you?... Read More

Saving Memories Without Losing Your Mind

The summer is flying by for Cindy and her family. It seems like just last... Read More

What Balance Looks Like For You

Recently, in an online group, we talked about "balance" and an article one member had... Read More

Control Your Childrens Clutter!!

Ever feel overwhelmed by all the papers, notices, artwork, and other items your kids bring... Read More

10 Simple Ways to Clear Clutter from Your Home and Office

There is nothing worse then spending ten minutes looking for something to accomplish a three... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Maintain Your Success

To want in one's heart to do a thing for its own sake; to enjoy... Read More

10 Myths of Clutter Clearing

1) It's easy to have a good clear out: Not always. For many people, breaking... Read More

Spring Makeovers: Organizing Tips for the Home and a Virtual Makeover for You

Winter is starting to retreat, and hints of Spring are everywhere. Time to clear away... Read More

The Psychology of Being Organized

Individuals who are organized in their personal lives most generally constitute efficient and organized employees... Read More

Creative Storage Solutions

When the things in your home start crowding in around you and you're short on... Read More

After the Clutter: 5 Steps to a New Daily Routine

I've noticed that in the two years since the major de-cluttering of my apartment, clutter... Read More

Six ADD Tips for Organizing Everyday Things

Life with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) can be a constant hassle. Little things like lost... Read More

Are You A Collector?

Collections are the outward manifestation of a deeply-felt principle or emotion, and are quite different... Read More

The Clutter Campaign - Design Your Vision

I like a room you can dance in the middle of! Mariah Burton NelsonOne of... Read More

Letting Go of Clutter In Your Office

Some people would say I'm the last person in the world to be writing about... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Commit Your Time

Decide When And Where To StartDecide when and where to start. You have the same... Read More

Improve Your Workplace to Make Your Life Better

What does "quality of life" mean to you? If you want to improve it, you... Read More

Ending The Morning Madness

Back-to-school time ? what does that mean to you? For some people, it's shopping for... Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Housework More Manageable

Sometimes the task of keeping a clean, tidy house just seems overwhelming. Why is that?... Read More

The 4-Keys to Clutter Free Living - Design a Space that Nurtures Your Soul

Decluttering is a simple-to-learn process, once you break it down into manageable steps. Tackling too... Read More

Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 1

Digging out from under stacks of paper might seem like a daunting and insurmountable task.... Read More

10 Tips on Color Coding Your Paper: From Chaos to Coherence

Color-There Is No SubstituteIn anatomical illustrations you see the brain's visual system, where the optic... Read More

Organized Living-Secrets About Your Lifes Hidden Power Revealed

An organized living lifestyle can cause you to weed out those prolonged situations of failure...poor... Read More

Simplify Your Life! No Really...Simplify Your Life!

We hear it every day."Buy this product, and simplify your life!"Now really, how can buying... Read More

Get Rid Of The Clutter

You really can have a successful business and a great life. Often we get caught... Read More

Organize (and Decorate) Your Home on a Budget with Baskets

What's an item that can help you organize every room in your home, helps create... Read More