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:


Nevada teacher union eyes new priority for 'organizing'
Watchdog Wire
“But adoption of the organizing priority is itself fraught with problems,” writes Cornell labor scholar Richard Hurd. He notes that union members themselves “continue to demand representation. They are mostly pragmatists and it is difficult for them to ...


2 Russian opposition activists sentenced to 4 ½ years for organizing riots
Minneapolis Star Tribune
MOSCOW — A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012. Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid ...


MSNBC

Rep. Keith Ellison wants to make union organizing a civil right
MSNBC
The bill, which he plans to formally introduce on July 30, would make it easier for workers to take legal action against companies that violate their right to organize. It is already illegal to fire workers in retaliation for union activities, but ...


Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction
Monitor
Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev are waiting for the sentence Thursday in the Moscow city court on charges of organizing mass riots and colluding to commit a crime. They both pleaded not guilty in a trial that has dragged on since October 2012, ...


The Moscow Times

Russian Protest Leaders Convicted of Organizing Riots
The Epoch Times
MOSCOW—A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012. Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid ...
Opposition Figures Convicted of Organizing Mass Riots at BolotnayaThe Moscow Times
Russian activists convicted of organizing riotsWNCN

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Unite Here: Organizing to change lives
People's World
BOSTON -- Unite Here set an extraordinary goal with its convention theme, "Changing 50,000 more lives." Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, the 800 delegates enthusiastically agreed to keep up that pace and organize at least ...


Medical cannabis program organizing two upcoming events
Hometown Focus
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced two upcoming meetings related to the state's new medical cannabis program. The state's new Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research, whose public members were ...

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Caernarvon Township supervisors discuss organizing a carnival
Reading Eagle
CAERNARVON TWP. - The Caernarvon Township supervisors are considering forming a committee to bring a carnival to the township. The committee's responsibilities would include finding an amusement company to provide the attractions and recruiting ...


MSNBC

At Netroots, progressive activists turn to traditional organizing
MSNBC
DETROIT - At this year's Netroots Nation conference, where speakers included Democratic luminaries like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vice President Joe Biden, the honor of delivering the opening keynote address went to Rev. William Barber ...

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Save Music Row movement begins organizing
The Tennessean
The movement to save Music Row has taken a critical step toward formally organizing by hiring a public advocacy firm. Music Industry Coalition (MIC) will also soon incorporate as a nonprofit organization, but already the group has hired Calvert Street ...

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Technology...The Culprit and the Tool

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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

The Clutter Factor: From Packrativity to Productivity

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

A Simple Effective Tool To Get And Stay Organized

Often we are in overwhelm because we are holding too... Read More

Improve Your Workplace to Make Your Life Better

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

Get Organized -- Every Home Needs An Office

EVERY HOME NEEDS AN OFFICEYes, it is true that every... Read More

Choose Spice Racks That Help You Organize Your Home

Today you have almost as many choices of spice racks... Read More

Files vs Piles

I recently read an article that had some interesting but... Read More

Making Space - Letting Go of Clutter

To make room for new things to come into you... Read More

Identifying the Rocks: Organizing Your Priorities

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

Family Management Tip #3: Getting Ready for the New School Year

Clothes. Check. School supplies. Check. No doubt you've got to... Read More

Quick Organizing Tips From Assistance For You

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

Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

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

The Psychology of Being Organized

Individuals who are organized in their personal lives most generally... 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

Clutter Clearing Tips that Work

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

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to... Read More

Balance- What Does It Really Mean?

Balance- what a popular topic these days! Finding a work-life... Read More

The True Definition of an Organization

The true definition of an organization is one that is... Read More

Clutter-Clearing and Your Authentic Self

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

The Top 10 Habits of Organized People

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have... Read More

Stress Management: 10 Universal Laws to Get and Stay Organized

1. The Law of the 1st StepA good first step... Read More

Organized Living in a Disorganized World

We are bombarded with so many factors that perpetuate disorganization.... Read More