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:

Together: Tackling common organizing mistakes
Mistake #5: Buying containers before you start organizing. Let's be honest, it's more fun to shop for supplies than it is to organize. Solution #5: Sort and edit your stuff before shopping for containers. You may discover you don't need to buy new ...

Wall Street Journal

Labor at a Crossroads: The Case for Union Organizing
The American Prospect
For the first 20 of those 40 years, public workers did most of the organizing. Twenty states in 20 years established a legal framework for the rights of public workers. In 1973 public sector density was (a bit) below private sector density: 23 percent ...
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Bureau of Labor ...eNews Park Forest
Michigan union membership falls sharplyThe Detroit News
US reports slight decline in union membership during 2014U-T San Diego

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Retired NYPD captain organizing pro-police rally Tuesday in St. George
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.--A retired NYPD captain is organizing pro-police rallies around the city, and will be coming to Staten Island next week. Joseph Concannon, of Long Island, is holding a "Support Your Local Police" rally and press conference 6 p.m. ...

Video Feature: For Musicians, Apps for Tuning, Keeping Time and Organizing ...
New York Times
SMARTPHONES and tablets are powerful music devices. You can listen to music, you can create music and, with the right app, you can get an assist when playing an instrument. One of the most useful apps for guitarists — and yet one of the simplest — is ...

Laura Cambridge on organizing | Home Front
Washington Post
Laura Cambridge owns and operates Dynamic Organizing; a professional organizing company that specializes in move-organizing, downsizing and clearing clutter. Cambridge is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and ...

Organizing Against Patriarchy
After a large group of people met together to listen to the stories of assault against Hart, we met with several other organizers from a variety of PDX groups, like Free Hot Soup, Bike Swarm, FNB, Trans and/or Women's Action Collective (TWAC), and an ...


Business owner goes to prison for organizing truck cargo theft ring
A business owner from Memphis, Tenn., received a 10-year federal prison sentence on Friday for his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains. Earl Nunn, 60, will not be eligible for parole; he got the maximum sentence for the ...

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South Side Organizing Committee Has New Director
Once those areas are addressed, Rivera envisions SOC expanding its role as a central hub for leadership training and organizing in the community. The organization serves more than 88,000 residents, according to its Web site. “We need to empower the ...

Goucher College Adjuncts Expect Union Victory As Organizing Spreads in ...
In These Times
Part-time faculty members at Maryland's Goucher College say they are on the threshold of winning formal union representation, marking another step forward in an organizing campaign spread across multiple campuses in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Handle Emerges With $9.9 Million for New Approach to Organizing Email
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The tech industry has a long history of trying to get people to use software and devices to organize their lives, a task that's gotten harder as the number of ways to reach people continues to grow. The latest effort, Handle Inc., starts with the ...

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Time for a Clean Out

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

Organizing Your Day

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Organisation - Getting Back To Basics

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

How Clutter Affects Your Love Life

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Effective Closet Cleaning Tips - Let Go of More Than Skeletons

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Do You Have A To-Do list?

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10 Minute Tricks to Help You Get Organized

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

1-2-3 Sort

Article excerpted from the new book, "How to Do Space... Read More

Identifying the Rocks: Organizing Your Priorities

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

Is Your To Do List The Problem?

You start each week with great intentions. You are determined... Read More

Its Time To Clear Out! Clutter Busting For Every Aspect Of Your Life

'A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view... Read More

The Clutter Campaign - Design Your Vision

I like a room you can dance in the middle... Read More

Are You A Collector?

Collections are the outward manifestation of a deeply-felt principle or... Read More

Thinking Outside the Box

Much of my time as a Professional Organizer is spent... Read More

Creative Storage Solutions

When the things in your home start crowding in around... Read More

10 Easy Maintenance Tips vs Piling on the Chaos

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

Spring into Spring

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

Four Tips For Clearing The Clutter

Spring?. Fresh breezes through open windows, sleeping trees come awake... 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

Addiction to Clutter

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

The Balance of Balance

Life is about maintaining a balance of all aspects. At... 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