Organizing tips,

  • I love to keep things simple. I am a born organized person who wants to help others simplify, create order and help people live the life they imagined. So I wanted to share some tips that I use to make each day a little more organized.

  •   Slow to start, hard to complete, lose interest, or can't get it perfect? These are some of the stresses of productivity and ADD. Having some tools to work through these challenges can help.

  • Slow to start, hard to complete, lose interest, can't get it perfect? These are some of the stresses of productivity and ADD.  Having some tools to work through these challenges can help. 

    Know your strengths and work from your strengths.  Have the best possible match for your work.  Creativity, being in the moment, and being a people person are often strengths for people with ADD.  Also an intense curiosity and love of information are common. Tedious, every day tasks are usually not.  Whatever your strengths, capitalize on them in your work. 

    Create partnerships that work for you.  It can include an administrative assistant, a colleague, or technology.   The interaction with your partner will help you get started and the accountability will help you finish.  Be sure to ask for help in addition if you need this from a professional organizer, an ADD coach or a productivity consultant.

  • It’s August and you and your kids are counting down the days until school begins again. Start the year off right with some easy steps to prepare for the first day. A little preparation goes a long way throughout the school year.

    Appointments

    It is time to schedule all those back to school doctor, dental and eye glass appointments. It can take up to 2 weeks so call now for the best time. Many athletic departments require physicals and it is important to have an updated immunization record. Be proactive and get these dates on your calendar. Schedule other groom essentials like haircuts and more too!

  • It's August and you and your kids are counting down the days until school begins again.  Start the year off right with some easy steps to prepare for the first day.   A little preparation goes a long way throughout the school year.  

     Appointments

    It is time to schedule all those back to school doctor, dental and eye glass appointments. It can take up to 2 weeks so call now for the best time.  Many athletic departments require physicals and it is important to have an updated immunization record. Be proactive and get these dates on your calendar.  Remember to get an extra copy for your files too!  Schedule other groom essentials like haircuts and more too.

  • Holiday time is almost here! November begins our holiday celebrations with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and New Year's Eve. Our holidays bring amazing joy and lots to do at our homes. Doing just a little decluttering makes it easier to decorate your home and helps you feel prepared. Spend on hour on one of these four areas to help you get prepared for your most memorable holiday

  • You come home after work and start the 2nd shift. There’s always more to do than time to do it. Gather your family around you and think delegate, a.k.a. team building!

    There are a few ground rules that apply at home, that don’t apply at the office. The complexity of family relationships makes delegating at home more challenging than at work. But it is not impossible. Truly applying team building makes this happen!

  • You've cleaned out a closet or your garage and have a box full of items you no longer want. You'd rather donate your used clothing to charity than send it to the landfill. 

  • In the fall we start back on our regular routines of school and work.  Your car is your office on the go and your home away from home! Whether you are a professional going to work or a busy mom or dad carpooling, having an organized vehicle can make the difference in your travels.   

  • With summer in gear, what better spot to begin to clear the clutter than your children’s toy room! Our children are blessed with abundance and this can be overwhelming to them. Many times toys are ignored because the pieces are missing or combined with other games, there are too many toys out or there is total chaos in the toy room.

  • May is National Moving Month!  Each year, more than 21 million Americans move between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The average American moves once every seven years.  Moving is an arduous task at best. Take all your stuff, stuff it in a box, stuff it in a truck or storage, and unstuff it! Now this is not for sissies!  However, the more organized you are, the better your move!

    Declutter.  You have less, you have less to pack. It is as simple as that. Live a life of relationships, not stuff.  Begin decluttering as soon as you learn you are moving. Even better, declutter regularly.  Remember that game, if I had to move to Australia, what would I take?  Not much.  So really be decisive about what is important to keep.

  • People describe clutter as overwhelming and out of control. Often it is getting started on organizing that keeps you from being organized. If you don’t have hours to get organized, here are 5 things you can do for 5 minutes each to get your home in order.

  • "Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein

    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  Leonardo da Vinci

    Keep It Simple Sweetie”  Unknown

  • It is the happiest of times and the busiest of times!  The holiday season is here!  Sharing a few ideas to help you celebrate this special time of year!

    Choose One

    Whether is it choosing gifts, baking holiday cookies or sending Christmas cards, we often have complicated choices.  Choose one biggie and make it your best.  Simplicity is a powerful way to do your best and de-stress. 

    Also, think about taking one task off your list this year.  Throughout the year we are busy, and the holidays are extra busy.   Take off that one task you dislike the most, you are least prepared for, or one you can delegate easily. 

  • In the fall we start back on our regular routines of school and work. Your car is your office on the go and your home away from home! Whether you are a professional going to work or a busy mom or dad carpooling, having an organized vehicle can make the difference in your travels.

    Think about what items you will need as you travel. We all need tissues, first aid kit, car insurance, and a flashlight just in case. What is needed for other travelers? Busy families may need books or toys. Travel for work may require business products and files. Take a few minutes to plan and write a list of needs for you and your family.

  • School begins soon and possibly some anxious moments of lost homework, a disheveled backpack and unknown test dates.  Whether it's keeping track of homework or remembering to bring home a backpack, students from middle school through college need to be organized to succeed in school. For many students academic challenges are often due to disorganization rather than intelligence.  Organizing for academic success is a learned skill and with the right tools and routines can make a difference for any student. 

  • Fall means back to school for our children and sometimes ourselves!  Organization is a key part of educational success!  Try these tips with your family to assist in their achievements.   

  • In our busy lives, information and paper come at us from all directions all the time! Where does all this come from?  It comes in with the mail, from school or work with our children or partner, or in a purse!  These items might require immediate action, might be dates and times to enter on our calendar, bills to pay, or addresses or service providers we may need later.  The family communication center is a space for information and paper that needs easy access and quick retrieval. 

  • The holiday season is just around the corner! That means there's a lot to be done in a short time. The holidays are about giving and sharing, as well as helping those in our community.

    Plan your holiday season with a big paper month-at-a-glance calendar or the google calendar online. Knowing your upcoming commitments and plans keeps you from double booking. Review it weekly to keep on track with purchasing gifts and making goodies. Set deadlines on your calendar to get it all complete.

    It all starts with lists.

  • Our families are blessed with abundance and we have never seen this more than with the blessings of toys, clothes and more for our children. With summer here, it is a great time to enlist your children in decluttering your home and organizing!