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 space...you 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:


Florida Today

Hands out: Palm Bay woman organizing march over Ferguson
Florida Today
Inspired to act by images of violence and mayhem on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, she is organizing a Dec. 27 unity march and rally at Palm Bay City Hall. She has modified the Ferguson protesters' rallying cry of "Hands up, don't shoot," to a new ...


National Legal and Policy Center

NLRB Ruling Gives Unions Advantage in E-Mail Organizing
National Legal and Policy Center
On December 11, the NLRB ruled 3-2 that employees with access to an employer e-mail system can use the system for union organizing during "nonworking time." The ruling, Purple Communications Inc., overturns a 2007 NLRB decision, Register Guard, ...
Labor board attorney backs up claims McDonald's violated labor rightsAl Jazeera America
They're Baaaack! Unions Find Their Mojo in Pair of Controversial NLRB RulingsBusiness Management Daily
US labor agency files complaints against McDonald'sReuters
Toledo Blade -Philly.com -Bloomberg
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MTV.com

These Teens And 20-Somethings Are Organizing The Civil Rights Movement ...
MTV.com
But this is 2014 — not 1965. Protests and events are organized online. Hashtags are created and utilized by anyone with a Twitter account. Consensus has replaced the single-leader mentality. Now, more than ever, organizers are working together ...

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Is North Korea Capable of Organizing a 9/11-Style Attack?
Daily Signal
On “Morning Joe” today, Willie Geist asked if the North Koreans were capable of organizing a 9/11-style attack. “North Korea never carries out its threats—except when it does,” said Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation ...


urbanmilwaukee

Fendt Fired by Southside Organizing Committee
urbanmilwaukee
Steve Fendt, who stopped to pose for a photo prior to an SOC-hosted legislative forum in October, was the organization's executive director for more than 22 years. (Photo by Edgar Mendez). In a move that surprised many, the Southside Organizing ...


In These Times

Next Up for Retired UFC Champion: Organizing a Union for Ultimate Fighters
In These Times
As mixed martial arts becomes more popular, and profitable, Jamie Varner wants to ensure athletes are cared for during and after their careers. (Jamie Varner / Facebook). Jamie Varner, a former lightweight World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion, has ...

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Naples Daily News

Get Organized: Getting a grip on organizing holiday decorations
Naples Daily News
Use easy-to-stack (and lift!) medium and small-sized plastic containers instead of those overlarge storage containers that once full, you can barely get your arms around it. Heavy-duty metal shelving is a “must†for organizing and storing holiday ...


PC Magazine

8 Apps to Help Organize Your Holiday Gift Lists
PC Magazine
The status of your holiday gift list is…complicated. It exists on Post-its, scribbled-on paper scraps, entries in your phone's notes app, and bookmarks in your browser. That can make holiday shopping a confusing task, and inevitably lead to forgotten ...

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Group organizing unique marijuana legalization ballot initiative
WKSU News
An effort is underway to ask Ohio voters to legalize marijuana…but it's shaping up to be unlike any other initiative in the country. A group called ResponsibleOhio tells the Columbus Dispatch it will pursue a ballot initiative in 2015 to give voters ...

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NPR (blog)

Successful Tech Requires An Old-Fashioned Skill: Organizing People
NPR (blog)
Organizing in general is the act of shaping disparate groups of people into one whole greater than the sum of its parts all pushing towards a common goal. The core principles of organizing — collaboration, building decentralized power, evocative ...

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Organizing for Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day

Getting organized is hard. If it weren't, we wouldn't put... Read More

Get Organised and Transform Your Life

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

Improve Your Workplace to Make Your Life Better

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

The Clutter Factor: From Packrativity to Productivity

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

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from... Read More

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

1. THE LOVE IT OR LOSE IT PRINCIPLE: Every item... Read More

Lightening The Load

When I tell people what a FREEING experience moving is,... Read More

Introducing the Power Hour Concept to Plough Through Mountainous Tasks

Have you ever been totally overwhelmed by a massive task... Read More

Declutter Your Home in 11 Easy Steps

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home? Start... Read More

8 Signs Your Home is Out of Control -- and What to Do About It

It happens without warning. One day you notice your home... Read More

Addiction to Clutter

Clutter is a big problem for many people. At a... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Commit Your Time

Decide When And Where To StartDecide when and where to... Read More

Get Organised Before Its Too Late

Last year I attended a presentation from Parenting Expert and... Read More

Clutter Control

Remember when you charged into the office that first day,... Read More

A Personal Action Plan for Change

There are eight distinct steps to constructing and executing an... Read More

Clutter Crisis?

Clutter costs you time, money, space, and peace of mind.... Read More

Spring into Spring

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

Can Someone Step Into Your Job Or Role And Function Effectively?

Working for one of the top Marketers online (David Ledoux)... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have... Read More

Clutter Clearing Tips that Work

Coping with clutter is rarely easy. There's more involved than... Read More

Overwhelmed? Try the Red Zone Tactic

Some people seem to be born organized. You probably remember... Read More

It?s Spring Cleaning Time? Let?s Make Room For Abundance!

I gathered some things you can do this spring while... Read More

7 Little Things That You Can Do to Organize the Kids Rooms

1. Sink to their level. Get on your knees in... Read More

Finish in Style - Organizing Works!

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

Ten Signs That Your Life Is Cluttered

How do you know if you need to clean out?... Read More