Skip to main content
Category

How to Organize Your Life Blog

Procrastination

By Control Clutter, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Do you ever put things off for another day or time? I know I do. I usually put off the things I would rather not do at all. I tell myself “I’ll get to it tomorrow” and guess what? Unless I plan the time in to take care of this unwanted activity I never get around to doing it. Sometimes it doesn’t matter. Sometimes these are necessary chores. When the chores are necessary(bill paying, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping) I make sure that I schedule them into my day. Sure, it would often be easier to ignore the dust, let the laundry…

Read More

Types of Clutter

By Control Clutter, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Did you know there are different types of clutter? There is the clutter you have around you when you begin a multi-stepped project and you are just beginning the task. You separate the things based on when you need them and then put the things you don’t immediately need aside. You organize your space so that you have room to complete the project. Then there is the clutter you bring in with you when you walk through the door at the end of the day. Maybe you have groceries, a receipt or 2, a library book, a tote bag or…

Read More

Saving Things

By Hoarding, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Last weekend my brother and I cleaned out all the personal items from my mother’s apartment. We took pictures off the wall, ornaments and framed photographs off of tables, and items out of drawers. Then we packed the things carefully into boxes and shipped them to Connecticut where we will gather with the rest of our siblings and distribute these things. As we did this I often found myself stopping and remembering – an event, an adventure, or just a conversation. These memories are so precious;even though recalling them can be somewhat bittersweet. What I teach my clients and what…

Read More

Cash Vs. Credit Cards

By How to Organize Your Life Blog, Rightsize Your Life

Recently, I was at a fund raising event. When Nick and I arrived at the event we were given a little goody bag which contained two poker chips. Each chip was worth $20,000.00! WOW! We traded in the two chips for chips of smaller denominations and then Nick watched while I played Black Jack and Craps. I lost lots of money playing Black Jack and made lots of money playing Craps. When the gambling time was up we traded in the poker chips for raffle tickets which we used to bid on the silent auction items. Are you wondering yet why I am…

Read More

Thinking of organizing that file drawer?

By Control Clutter, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Every December I try to remember to make new files for the coming year. You know, the files for your bank statments, anything tax related etc. The ones that you would label with the year. Somehow I never get around to it in December. January comes along and the file drawer calls me. I get my trusty labeler, new file folders, and get to it. I happen to like organizing files and weeding out the unnecessary paper from the previous year.  I have a real sense of accomplishment when I have finished this task.What do you do if that is something…

Read More

Get Organized Month – January

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Many people make a New Years Resolution to be more organized. I think we all want to be more organized, to accomplish more in a day. Maybe just to get more of our ‘to do’ list done. Do you just sit back and think, if I were more organized I would … (fill in the blank)? If so, why not make today the day you get started; instead of just sitting there thinking about it. You can work on just one thing. What is bothering you the most? Start there. Even if it is one drawer – the junk drawer in the kitchen…

Read More

Organizing for the Holidays

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

How do you get organized for the holiday blitz? First set your priorities. There are so many things to take care of and it is easy to feel overloaded. Start by making a list of all the things you have to do, followed by all the things you want to do. There is a difference so be sure to make two separate and distinct lists. Next, prioritize the list of things you HAVE to do. Start with the most important thing on the list and begin scheduling. If shopping (buying presents) is one of your items, try and break it…

Read More

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

As a professional organizer I am all about making the best use of my time. I like to think I practice what I preach in that I try not to overload myself with commitments. It can be really stressful when you overload yourself with commitments. I really wanted to sign up to be a volunteer maintenance gardener at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I even went so far as to go for training. Then I totally stressed myself out because I realized that the only day I could confidently give the garden 3 hours is a day that I have a…

Read More

Saving Time

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

How often do you, when you come home, put things(like the mail or your briefcase, or a jacket) down and think ‘I’ll get to that later..’ ?  Maybe you need to empty your briefcase or tote bag. Do you ever ‘loose’ the keys because they are in the pocket of your jacket or the bottom of your bag? The things you put down stay where you put them until you take the time to go back, pick them up, and put them where they belong.  You can save time by completing the tasks. It takes longer to remember what it is…

Read More

Clutter Control

By Control Clutter, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Want to get control over the clutter in your life? Start in one small place. It can be the top of your desk, for instance. At the end of your work day take 15 minutes before calling it a day and tidy your desk. Do whatever filing remains. Make a list of the things to tackle tomorrow. Put pens, pencils, markers back where they belong. You will be amazed by how much you can accomlish in these few minutes and by the relief you feel the next day when you see your desk. Try it and let me know if…

Read More