De-Cluttering: Can It Bring Happiness?

In her New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin starts her year-long Happiness Project with a focus on vitality and a plan to boost her energy.  One of the things she tackels is her clutter, noting that “Household disorder was a constant drain” as well as acknowledging the “psychic clutter of loose ends”.  She […]

Getting Organized:Tips From a Life Coach

Getting Organized:Tips From a Life Coach

I had a great conversation recently with my friend and colleague, Deidre Danahar of In Motion Consulting and Coaching about my favorite topic – ORGANIZING.  Deidre was preparing for a television segement on how to get organized – something we both feel passionate about.  In my coaching practice, and now in my organizing work, I […]

Using Categories to Simplify Your Filing System

Do you have a drawer full of files but can’t find the one you want? Do you have your files alphabetized but you can’t remember what you named a particular file? Have you ever made a new file and then realized you had one already (but just didn’t remember)? Solution: Sort your files into categories. […]

Benefits of Getting Organized: Sense of Homecoming

Benefits of Getting Organized: Sense of Homecoming

“As you begin to get organized, you feel more and more confident in your ability to incorporate order into your life…You will begin to have a sense of homecoming.  When you come “home,” whether to your house, your office, or even your car, you will become energized and engaged rather than depressed…You may experiece a […]

How to Organize the Mail

Not too long ago, there were rumors and hopes of a totally paperless society.  Well, we aren’t quite there yet (and I’m not completely convinced we will ever be).  And while there are so many “solutions” and “systems” for organizing the mail, the issue maintains its place as the number one challenge of households today.  […]

Purse Organizing: Avoiding the Big Dig!

Purse Organizing: Avoiding the Big Dig!

I’ve tried all types of purse organizers – and short of having my husband carry my lipstick in his pocket – what I’ve found to be the easiest and what works best for me is to use a system that corrals, confines, and communicates with small zippered pouches.  I have one I call “Personal” and one I […]