Getting over “overwhelmed”

If there is one word we organizers hear more than others, it is “OVERWHELMED.” Our clients are overwhelmed by: emails, paper, hectic schedules, work, kids activities, toys, clothes, you name it. So how can we get over this state of mind, or state of being? There are several approaches. Write a list – This may […]

Absolute #4 – If you don’t plan it, it’s not going to happen

    Wow, how many times have you said, “we’ll get to that someday” or “we should get together and do lunch (dinner or coffee)?” The reality of today’s fast-paced, over-scheduled society is that if you don’t intentionally put something on your calendar and plan a date to do something, it’s most likely not going […]

Summer Sanity Savers – Review

The first thing I like about this book is that it’s short and to the point. Because as a work-from-home mom of three, who has time to read a 200 page How To book? Prerna offers some great ideas for how to streamline your workload , which really apply to all year, not just the […]

Two Methods of Organizing

I get asked all the time, “How do I keep my house this organized?” especially right after I finish with a client. Organizng is a project first and then it’s a process. Many of you have probably taken a day or more to clean out a room in the house , only to find that […]

Organize to De-Stress

Professional organizers often get called when a person is overwhelmed, at their wit’s end or when a situation has reached critical mass.  Their disorganization has caused them stress and they need an object third party to come in and tell them what to do. Everyone’s situations are different so my solutions are as varied as […]

Could your family use some time-management?

While we’re taking time off from the TV, and because the weather is getting nicer, this is a perfect time to take a step back and look at how your family spends it’s time. Are you constantly eating on the run? Living out of your minivan? Did you ever forget to pick up a child? […]

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.”  – Victor […]

How Organizing Compares To Dieting

No surprise that after a season of over-indulgence, two of the most common New Year’s Resolutions are: 1. to lose weight and 2. to get organized this year! As a Professional Organizer, and as someone who has always watched her weight, I have noticed that the two objectives have a lot in common. So I […]

Just Do It! But when????

As a professional organizer I pride myself on good time management. I group like tasks together, have daily routines for the morning & dinner rush times at our house and have weekly routines for housework.  I also feel strongly about the motto, “just do it!” So many people talk about doing stuff more than actually […]