I confess that I’ve had to work hard at keeping track of my keys. At home, they always go on the hook right inside the door. That’s worked well for years. But I’ve had trouble keeping track of my keys when I’m not at home. Just put them in your purse, right? Well, I have this […]
Green, especially in nature, is calming. All the early spring green which is emerging outside reminds me of one of my favorite ideas for regaining productivity during a busy day: “green breaks.” Judith Kohlberg and Kathleen Nadeau describe them in their book ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. Try this refreshing productivity technique when you’re […]
This week, I had time off from teaching and was looking forward to catching up on a to do list of projects and tasks that I haven’t been able to get to. But when it came time for me to get to work, all I wanted was to relax. It’s my week off, right? Well, […]
Recently, I was privileged to hear Carrie Stack M.Ed., founder of the Say Yes Institute, speak to a large group of early childhood educators. One of her main messages was: You can’t give what you don’t have. This is true about many things: money, food, time… But Carrie was talking about energy and enthusiasm – […]
No matter how well I’ve organized myself, I’m still stuck with the same 24 hours in a day I’ve always had. I can’t manage a day into 25 hours, but I can manage how I spend those 24. Keep a Simple Log This is the first step I take whenever I feel squeezed from all directions. […]
In this video, Erin Elizabeth Wells, Productivity Consultant and Professional Organizer, shows you the three systems you need to manage the action items (tasks, projects, information) in your life.
I love when I learn tips and tricks from my clients! A client recently showed me how she keeps dryer sheets in suitcases and luggage. This simple trick keeps the bags smelling fresh while in storage. There’s nothing worse than putting clean clothes into a bag that smells musty- and what smells better than clean […]
In the organizing industry, we have a phrase coined by Kathy Waddill, “decide to decide.” What does this mean? In her book The Organizing Sourcebook, Waddill talks about “decide to decide” as the need to follow through with projects and tasks in our lives. I see this most with my clients in the follow […]
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”-Jim Rohn What one thing do you want to accomplish today? When are you going to make it happen?
Amanda Darlack, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers tips for keeping the kitchen organized.