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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mySanAntonio.com

Holiday countdown is starting. Beat the rush by organizing now.
mySanAntonio.com
Clean and organize the kitchen and other rooms now, and it will cut down on holiday stress, say professional organizers. Store often-used items on open shelves to make them easy to grab and put. Photo By Alma E. Hernandez/For the Express-News.


Library organizing giving fair
Glens Falls Post-Star
The library is “the lead agency” working with representatives of 11 other local charities to organize an alternative giving fair, said Lynn Shanks, the library's development director. People will make charitable donations in lieu of traditional gifts ...


New York Times

Home Organization Advice from Marie Kondo
New York Times
As she writes in “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” which comes out this month in the United States and is already a best seller in her native Japan and in Europe, she habitually sneaked into her ...


Don't Forget to Thank Your Socks (And Other Organizing Tips)
Archinect
[Marie] Kondo's decluttering theories are unique, and can be reduced to two basic tenets: Discard everything that does not “spark joy,” after thanking the objects that are getting the heave-ho for their service; and do not buy organizing equipment ...

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Mom invents system for organizing school-related emails, flyers
Sunbury Daily Item
This week's “Ask the Mompreneur" features an interview with Elena Krasnoperova, creator of an innovative new online tool for parent-teacher communication, www.SchoolCircle.com. Q: When did you realize that communication between teachers and parents ...


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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Fast Company

The Teamsters Of The 21st Century: How Uber, Lyft, And Facebook Drivers Are ...
Fast Company
That's because the Teamsters are taking a bold step into the new sharing economy by organizing Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles and San Diego and attempting to represent drivers for Facebook and Cisco employee shuttles. Drivers for ridesharing ...
The Sharing Economy's 'First Strike': Uber Drivers Turn Off the AppIn These Times

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Machinists Union Completes Organizing Hat Trick in Texas
Fort Mills Times
WASHINGTON — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced their latest organizing victory for 1,000 mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by URS at the Red River Army Depot ...

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Neshaminy residents organizing against consolidation, middle school plans
Bucks County Courier Times
The residents of Neshaminy School district aren't happy with plans to close three elementary schools, build a new one and move fifth-graders to middle school, and they're starting to organize. At a small rally at Walter Miller Elementary School on ...

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Less clutter, fewer pounds? Or, how organizing your kitchen can lead to weigh loss
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
If even the thought of organizing all of that clutter causes you, well, anxiety, LeBlanc suggests dividing it into smaller, more manageable tasks. "Pick one area to start with, like the fridge – or even just one shelf of the fridge. Clear everything ...

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

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Life is really all about CHANGE. In order to make... Read More

Finish in Style - Organizing Works!

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

Be More Productive at Work: Avoid These Eight Traps

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

Overwhelmed? Try the Red Zone Tactic

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

Lightening The Load

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

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

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