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

In The News:

In advance of union election, Capital Bikeshare worker fired for organizing
Washington Post
But then this past weekend, Miess attended a convention of bikeshare unionists in New York put on by Transit Workers Union Local 100, which is organizing them as quickly as it can as city after city sets up bikeshare systems. On Monday evening, Miess ...

McHenry County Board chairman shuffle starts with organizing session Monday
Northwest Herald
By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver WOODSTOCK – Monday's swearing in of the new McHenry County Board starts a monthlong process by which it will organize to perform its duties until the next election.

Fox News

Southern University students organizing blackout in support of Mike Brown ...
Group organizers told participants to wear all black and comfortable shoes, as they will be marching the Harding Boulevard exit. In first public statements during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Wilson said it was nothing he could ...
Marches across the country show support for FergusonPBS NewsHour
Editorial: Local protesters honored family's wishUTA The Shorthorn
Ferguson residents can use election to bring about changeChicago Tribune
ColorLines magazine -Daily Caller
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Oklahoma branch of the NAACP organizing statewide 'Journey for Justice' march
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma branch of the NAACP is organizing a statewide Journey for Justice march this weekend. “We can keep fighting for Michael, and for all the victims of police brutality and racial profiling,” the Oklahoma branch of the NAACP ...

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Tech Times

Florida Police Nab Teens for Organizing High School Prostitution Ring on ...
Tech Times
Florida Police Nab Teens for Organizing High School Prostitution Ring on Facebook. By Menchie Mendoza, Tech Times | November 26, 10:52 PM. Share(? )Tweet(? ) girl asking for help. Two high school teens believed to have organized a prostitution ring ...

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Neighborhood groups recognized for organizing 2014 Arson Watch activities
SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw neighborhood groups were recognized by city leaders Monday, Nov. 24, for their volunteer efforts organizing the 2014 Arson Watch activities. City Manager Tim Morales recognized the groups for their ongoing support of the program ...

New York Daily News

Florida student busted for organizing prostitution ring
New York Daily News
A 17-year-old Florida student has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly organizing a prostitution ring of students at different schools, authorities said. Sarasota High School student Alexa Nicole De Armas was arrested Friday for leading ...
Student Accused of Organizing Prostitution Ring in SchoolThe Stir
High School Student Accused Of Organizing Prostitution RingKWTX
Florida teen charged with organizing a prostitution ring in schoolsCTV News

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UW Today

Black prison activism, organizing explored in new book 'Captive Nation'
UW Today
Q: What is the main concept of this book and how did it come about? A: “Captive Nation” tells the story of the role black prisoners played in the civil rights and Black Power movements and the role those movements played in generating concern for the ...

You're organizing your closet all wrong
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Organize by silhouette, not color. "No one wakes up saying, 'I am having a purple day,'" said Amy Salinger, a personal stylist. "It's more about who you will be seeing that day, how you're feeling and the weather." She recommended organizing a wardrobe ...

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Celebrating Our Wins, Organizing for Our Future: LGBTQ Immigrants in Times of ...
Huffington Post
We celebrate these victories as evidence that organizing our community has worked, but we also see clearly that this announcement is just the first step in our fight. President Obama made his announcement on Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is ...

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Saying Goodbye to Stacks of Paper and Distractions

A daily journal will save you time, reduce stress and... Read More

Simple Ideas to Conquer Paper Clutter

Are stacks of papers, mail, newspapers, and growing "to do"... Read More

Oh No, Not Another Interuption, How To Deal With Everyday Distractions

Every day I find junk mail waiting for me, whether... Read More

Too Many Unfinished Projects? 7 Time Management Strategies to Move Stalled Projects to Finish Line

Q. I have several projects going at once -- but... 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,... Read More

Clutter & Creativity

Take a look around you right now. Look away from... Read More

Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

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

Managing Mealtime Madness

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

Heres A Great Way To Organize Your Work From Home Office Virtually

How to do keep track of all you have 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 Problem With To-Do Lists

Do you use to-do lists? Do you find it satisfying... Read More

Letting Go Of Your Excuses

At this point, you have probably run across some belongings... Read More

Common Clutter Culprits- How to Bust Through Clutter

Paper1. You may already be in the habit of filing... Read More

5 Easy Tips on Light that You Can Use to Improve Your Day

Light, Work, and YouWinter is here-and with it, short days,... Read More

Effective Closet Cleaning Tips - Let Go of More Than Skeletons

I know I have a problem when I have to... 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... Read More

Improve Your Workplace to Make Your Life Better

What does "quality of life" mean to you? If you... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use... Read More

Clutter-Clearing and Your Authentic Self

Have you ever felt so discouraged, your life so out-of-control,... Read More

Overcoming E-mail Overload Using Microsoft Outlook

Do you feel like you just get too much e-mail?... Read More

Time for a Clean Out

Time has flown. It's been six months since you came... Read More

10 Easy Tips for Digging Out Your Desk Today

Has your polished mahogany (or modular plastic) desk been buried... Read More

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

What method do you currently use to organize your family?... Read More

Quick Organizing Tips From Assistance For You

Keeping on task and getting organized starts with a basic... Read More