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

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Science Codex

Over-organizing repair cells set the stage for fibrosis
Science Codex
Compared with a control skin wound (left), the ECM within a wound containing increased numbers of myofibroblasts (right) is more consistently organized into linear fibers, which increases the activation and release of a growth factor that promotes ...

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NAMI meeting is on art and organizing for suicide prevention
Herald Review
The Grand Rapids Area chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host its monthly Education Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Grand Rapids Area Library. Local photographer and community organizer John Bauer will ...


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A place for Everything: organizing your home computer
Riverhead LOCAL
I regularly consume a solid diet of technology. Each new product brings boundless excitement… along with severe bouts of growing pains. Windows 8? If you're cringing, you know what I mean. Gone are the days I buy into a salesman's spiel or an editor's ...

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Georges Perec Tells You How To Organize Your Bookshelf
Huffington Post
The best means of organizing your books, Perec argues, may be not organizing them at all: "I move them from one room to another, one shelf to another, one pile to another, and may spend three hours looking for a book without finding it but sometimes ...

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Organizing Professionals To Teach Decluttering Techniques At IKEA Sunrise
BocaNewsNow.com
The South Florida chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers® (NAPO) is joining with IKEA Sunrise to help the South Florida community clear their clutter, learn tips to better organize their home and/or office, and overall ...


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Teamsters intensify organizing efforts at FedEx Freight, Con-way
JOC.com
The Teamsters union is intensifying efforts to organize truck drivers and other workers at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, the two largest U.S. less-than-truckload trucking companies. In the past month, the Teamsters have won representation ...
Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory At FedEx FreightNEWS.GNOM.ES

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Photo Organizing 101
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Get inspired with innovative new ways to share and enjoy your memories while you learn helpful tips and organizing methods that will make your pictures part of your life and preserve your family history for many generations to come. FREE! (But please ...


Free organizing workshops at IKEA on Saturday
Sun Sentinel
Clear the clutter and get organized at free workshops from professional organizers at IKEA in Sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 18. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the South Florida chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, based in Boca Raton, ...


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Survivors organizing breast cancer support group
Daily Mountain Eagle
Several fellow breast cancer survivors are working together to reorganize a local breast cancer support group. Gretel Holston, a two-year survivor, is leading the effort after becoming concerned that no such meetings are currently held in the area. She ...
Meteors dress in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthTimes of Fort Erie

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Organizing to Defend a Professor's Freedom of Speech
New York Times
He suggested that scholars in every field begin organizing public statements refusing to accept any invitations to speak on any campus of the University of Illinois, a serious disruption of academic business. “Nobody's gonna do this,” Mr. Robin ...

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Stress Management: 10 Universal Laws to Get and Stay Organized

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

Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 1

Digging out from under stacks of paper might seem like... Read More

Compartmentalize

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

Basic Organizing Principles

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

10 Easy Maintenance Tips vs Piling on the Chaos

Whether you are in your own business or an employee... Read More

Spruce Your Environment, Spruce Your Spirit

After a long winter, this is the time of year... Read More

Identifying the Rocks: Organizing Your Priorities

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

Just How Organized Are You? Take This Quiz For Individuals

The Productive Environment Scorecard?Read the statements below and rate your... Read More

The Natural Law of Attrition

I'm cheap and proud of it.I use and re-use things... Read More

Give Up Control to Get Control

For some reason, Americans think they have something to prove... Read More

Saying Goodbye to Stacks of Paper and Distractions

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

Saving Memories Without Losing Your Mind

The summer is flying by for Cindy and her family.... Read More

Organize Your Desk ? Live Longer!

It may seem far-fetched, but by organizing your desk, your... Read More

5 Tips to Banish Clutter From Your Life For Good

Studies show that 80 percent of what we use comes... 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

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

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

Organized For Life

Questions come my way all the time regarding my God-given... Read More

10 Simple Ways to Clear Clutter from Your Home and Office

There is nothing worse then spending ten minutes looking for... Read More

Organisation - Getting Back To Basics

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

10 Easy Tips for Digging Out Your Desk Today

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

Spring Cleaning: Mission Garage Organization

Spring is here and the garage door is open. This... Read More

What Balance Looks Like For You

Recently, in an online group, we talked about "balance" and... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

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

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