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:

CU Columbia Spectator

Columbia alumna wins MacArthur grant for labor organizing
CU Columbia Spectator
News | Academics. Columbia alumna wins MacArthur grant for labor organizing. Courtesy of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. GENIUS | Ai-jen Poo, CC '96, was named a MacArthur Fellow for her work as the director of the National Domestic Workers ...
She's an organizer of America's domestic workers — and, now, a certified 'genius'Public Radio International

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Naples Daily News

ORGANIZED: Readers share organizing tips with the professional
Naples Daily News
As a professional organizer, I come up with feasible systems and solutions that ultimately should help my clients stay organized. If I do my job right, and teach my clients how to sustain their newfound state of organizational bliss, they usually think ...

MacArthur 'Genius' Ai-jen Poo: Organizing America's Domestic Workers
Behind the doors of any given American home there may be someone inside paid to take care of children, an aging grandparent or a sick relative. Domestic workers are among the least-protected members of the workforce, excluded from state and federal ...
Advocate for domestic workers' rights wins MacArthur 'genius' awardAl Jazeera America
Meet the Domestic Worker Organizer Who Won the 'Genius' GrantBusinessweek

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Reed Exhibitions Japan Organizing Manufacturing World Osaka 2014
Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be organising Manufacturing World Osaka 2014--Western Japan's largest trade show for the manufacturing industry, known as the “must-attend-show” for all people working in the manufacturing industry. 980 exhibitors and ...

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#AfterFerguson: Faith-based Organizing's Approach
Huffington Post
Gamaliel and its sister community-organizing networks, like Jobs With Justice, have been working on these important issues, with little national attention, for years. Maybe Ferguson is starting to wake up our nation to the plight of the 99 percent who ...

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Las Vegas writer Deniece Schofield to hold organizing workshops in El Paso
El Paso Times
Woman's Day magazine once described Las Vegas based writer and consultant Deniece Schofield as "the most organized woman in America." Schofield has a national reputation as one of the top authorities on home and family management. Schofield, 66, is ...

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US Organizing Summit on UN Peacekeeping Next Week
ABC News
The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.

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Rockporter organizing songwriting tribute album
Gloucester Daily Times
Craig Bailey/Courtesy photoJames Day is producing and raising money for “Stand On My Shoulders,” an album featuring Grammy Award-winning artists to honor, preserve and protect the art of songwriting.

World Magazine

Organizing things
World Magazine
This morning I took one of those big accordion cardboard filing boxes and started to organize my husband's medical bills. First the big classifications into departments—hospital, emergency room physicians, heart group, neurology group, etc. Then each ...

UAW's humble Alabama organizing office conceals active campaign
Insurance News Net
For 35 years, the UAW has tried, failed and tried again to organize assembly plants in the South. Each time, it has run into a buzz saw of opposition to labor unions and workers happily earning more money making cars than they could almost anywhere else.

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A Personal Action Plan for Change

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

Organized Living in a Disorganized World

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Have an Ugly Day

"Do something every day that you don't want to-do; this... 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

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Organizing Your Kids Rooms

1. In terms of organization, what is the first thing... Read More

Clutter & Creativity

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

3 Simple Filing Guidelines

One of the most basic ways to find papers when... Read More

Common Clutter Culprits- How to Bust Through Clutter

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

Spring Clean Your Life

Spring is here and its time to sweep away the... 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

10 Simple Steps to a More Organized Household

1. Divide big jobs into smaller jobs. Make a list... 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

Do You Have A To-Do list?

I have a huge white board in my home office,... Read More

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

In a speech entitled "Organized Living in a Disorganized World"... Read More

Tossing and Turning

"The real question is, why do you want it? What... Read More

Are You Stuck In The Clutter Trap?

You arrived on earth without clutter. Your parents and doting... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

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

Digging out of Paper Clutter - part 2

We previously noted that papers must be sorted before they... Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Housework More Manageable

Sometimes the task of keeping a clean, tidy house just... Read More

Until We Go Paperless

From time to time I hear this question from an... Read More

Organizing Lessons from a Bookstore

The store reminded me of a well-worn slipper ? tattered... 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

Be More Productive at Work: Avoid These Eight Traps

Obviously, productivity involves producing. Producing widgets, events, reports, sales. The... Read More

Effective Closet Cleaning Tips - Let Go of More Than Skeletons

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