Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, let's just... 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 clothes has grown all over again. Laundry is a fact of life, but approaching the task in an organized way can make it more manageable. Preparation is Half the Battle If you have a... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you? Put them in the hall closet and hope the door will shut? Probably not a good choice for several reasons. First, you are unnecessarily creating clutter; second, if the item is very old and unstable,... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The moving truck is pulling in the driveway of your new home and soon you will be surrounded by all your stuff. You have dreamed about the additional have agonized over paint and furniture choices...and... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize Getting Started Springtime is when many folks give their homes and offices a good cleaning. For every thing there is a season, and this is the season to get rid of the winter cobwebs. The... 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 To Do sheet. This is made up at the end of the day. You might have items left over from the previous day, put those items first and work from there. If you make deposits... 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 this article we will discuss what material is needed to implement that system. You will need the following items for your office system. Calendar/Daily Planner; Accordion File (1-31); Manila Files with the Months of... 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 there was so much clutter around her home that she simply concluded her home was in a stage that she referred to as CHAOS or Can't Have Anyone Over Soon. We talked further and what... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization. In addition, being organized will help your time management skills. The two are very much intertwined. Planning out your day is very important. What... Read More

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Organize + Energize: Word of the year - Memorabilia
There isn't an organizing session that goes by that I don't say this word. I even have my young clients saying it. This word is used often because when people are disorganized, memorabilia is found all over the home and office. It's usually never ...

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Organizing for Change
Food and Water Watch
In fact, most successful social movements have used organizing, drawing on the passion of concerned people to create change. At a time when powerful corporate interests have more and more influence over our decision makers and therefore our own lives, ...

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East Stroudsburg man organizing bus trip to Million Man March
Pocono Record
Enrique Muhammad was a 17-year-old Scranton High School senior in 1995 when hearing news about an upcoming event, planned for October of that year in Washington D.C., called the Million Man March. Organized by the National African-American ...

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AFL-CIO (blog)

The Digital Domino Effect: Young Working People Continue to Organize in New Media
AFL-CIO (blog)
Young working people organizing on the job will be a hot topic at the first ever, White House Summit on Worker Voice. To shed some light on the latest in a series of digital worker wins, I had a one on one with Alice Ollstein of Think Progress. Alice ...

Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizing committee needs major reorganization
Asahi Shimbun
Following a fresh start to design the new National Stadium, the effort to develop a new logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has also been launched. As a new team to carry out the mission, the Tokyo Games organizing committee has set up the ...

Economic Times (blog)

Organizing big religious congregations is no rocket science, as Kumbh shows ...
Economic Times (blog)
It is not about building the world's largest hotel, renovating or expanding bridges and roads but about organizing crowds better. This was clear when Allahabad hosted the world's largest religious — Kumbh Mela — in January 2013. An estimated 70 ...

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Chattanooga Times Free Press

Organizing a garage takes planning
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Separate items into categories such as auto supplies, lawn and garden tools, holiday decorations, and sports equipment. Then, pitch, donate or sell items you don't use. Before organizing and storing, take a multipurpose push broom to sweep the garage ...

Together: Organizing your digital life
Together: Organizing your digital life. JILL ANNIS For the State Journal; 12 hrs ago; 0. JillAnnis_0010_MPKe.jpg. Buy Now. Michael P. King Michael P. King. Jill Annis in the Wisconsin State Journal studio in Madison, Wis., Friday afternoon, April 12, 2013.


Organize + Energize: 4 Common Mistakes People Make in the Organizing Process
There are many mistakes that can be made during the organizing process. These mistakes will lead to your project taking longer than expected, or sometimes it will never get finished. You want to be as efficient and productive as you can be in this process.

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Mother Nature Network

What's the best way to organize digital pictures?
Mother Nature Network
It got to the point that some time after the birth of my third child, a boy, I stopped organizing and dumped them all into one folder. I knew it was bad when I started telling him that the baby pictures of his older brother (born three years earlier ...

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Organisation - Getting Back To Basics

If you look at any major organisation, there is this... Read More

The Natural Law of Attrition

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Give Up Control to Get Control

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Spring Clean Your Life

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Can You Make a ?Torpedo? Out of Personal Junk? How to Optimize What You Have

"Junkyard Wars," a TV series showed two teams of experts... Read More

Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have... Read More

35 Santity Savers - Get More Productive

Use these 35 sanity savers this year to help you... Read More

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

? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the "stuff" in... Read More

Identifying the Rocks: Organizing Your Priorities

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

Finish in Style - Organizing Works!

One of my mother-in-law's many oft-quoted and wise declarations was... Read More

Organized Living-Secrets About Your Lifes Hidden Power Revealed

An organized living lifestyle can cause you to weed out... Read More

Cleaning Out Your Closet

Helping people clean out their closet is something I love... Read More

Clutter is Postponed Decisions?

Do you ever sit down at your desk buried in... Read More

Managing Mealtime Madness

It is 5:00 pm and Cindy has no idea what... Read More

Balance - And Other Things

The Mexican VillagerThe American investment banker was at the pier... Read More

10 Minute Tricks to Help You Get Organized

Whoever thought you'd be able to get organized in just... Read More

How Clutter Chases Money Away

Have you ever heard that having a cluttered home can... Read More


The word "compartmentalize" means to separate into distinct parts. I... Read More

Organize Yourself Otherwise Your Work Could Kill You

We are in a society where people are applauded for... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or... Read More

What Momma Never Told Me About Housekeeping

A lot of us grew up with Mom taking care... Read More

Organization Tips - How To Get Things Done

What stops you from 'getting things done?'Have you ever started... Read More

Do You Have Scatter-Brain-Itis?

In your quest to get 'up and running' so to... 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... Read More

The Clutter Factor: From Packrativity to Productivity

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