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Organizing Tip: Keeping Up is Easier than Catching Up

By |October 30th, 2018|

As I’m sifting through a pile of paperwork today, this catchy little phrase keeps running through my head.

Gosh, isn’t that the truth? But sometimes keeping up simply isn’t an option. There’s just too much coming at […]

How to Stay Organized: Maintenance Strategies

By |March 6th, 2016|

As I mentioned in my last post, there are two main styles when it comes to staying organized—proactive organizing and reactive organizing. It’s important to note, however, that these approaches fall on a continuum. If you […]

How to Stay Organized: Finding Your Organizing Style

By |February 21st, 2016|

Does it surprise you when you see organizing experts working on organizing projects? The reason I ask is this. When I organize alongside my online class participants, inadvertently someone is surprised that I have an organizing […]

Using Reminders to Stay Organized

By |January 17th, 2016|

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be organized? Tips and ideas abound for getting organized, but how do you stay organized once you get there? The answer is by setting up simple organizing […]

Adjusting an Organizing System to Meet New Needs

By |March 26th, 2015|

Recently, I’ve made a couple of changes in what I cook for my family. I’m feeling good about serving better food and enjoying my return to a long-dormant hobby. But these changes have had a cascade […]

Staying Organized (Mini Series, Part 3)

By |October 21st, 2014|

One of the biggest challenges people face with trying to stay organized is finding the time and energy to do so. This is an important hurdle to overcome. If we don’t take the actions that help […]

Staying Organized (Mini Series, Part 2)

By |October 17th, 2014|

Are you sitting down? Today in my second post of this three post mini series on staying organized, I’m going to share a little secret. And I want to make sure you’re ready for it.

I’m not […]

How to Stay Organized (Mini Series)

By |October 15th, 2014|

Today I’m kicking off a mini series about staying organized. (And the crowd goes wild.)

Okay, not really. The crowd is just mildly interested, and it makes sense. When it comes to organizing topics, staying organized definitely […]

A Simple Equation for Staying Organized

By |February 18th, 2014|

A simple way to stay organized and create new habits is to become mindful of the things you add to your home and life. For each new item you add, decide to remove something old. So, […]

Use a Checklist to Eliminate Stress

By |September 4th, 2013|

Since early this year, my 12-year-old daughter has been cleaning the house for us. It has been a nice little win-win:  I have one less thing on my own to-do list and she has a little […]