Monthly Archives: July 2010

Compromising Couples

Compromise is the name of the game when organizing couples. No two people are alike in their level of organization. You must communicate with each other your expectations and then meet in the middle. The latest book I am reading, … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Professional

Hiring a professional organizer is like choosing a doctor. You need to mesh and feel comfortable with them. This is someone that you are going to get personal with. Think about it. If you need to organize your home office, your … Continue reading

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Wire Hangers

Oh, how I hate wire hangers! No, I am not related to Joan Crawford, but at times I’d like to utter those famous words of hers. I think someone is playing a cruel joke on us all and wire hangers … Continue reading

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Readiness for Change

I recently read The Other Side of Organized by Linda Samuels, CPO-CD. In the book she states that people change when they are ready. Readiness for change is what prompts people to call a professional organizer. Linda indentifies five phases … Continue reading

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Get Organized Today – Do You Have Enough Room to Roam?

In my book “Get Organized Today” I wrote a chapter about staging your home. Not about staging to sell, but staging to live. I asked you to look at your surroundings and see how a positive change can affect your life. … Continue reading

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Unwanted Gift Cards

Recently, I learned about this internet service. You might want to check it out if you have unwanted gift cards. How It Works As the premier destination to sell, buy, exchange, and donate gift cards in a trusted environment, Plastic … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

This is from Regina Brett, a 90 year old columnist for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland , Ohio: To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My … Continue reading

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An Organized Meeting

It’s Monday morning and I have three meetings to attend today! I’m ready! I have organized all my paperwork needed for each meeting and have made notes. The individuals who called the meetings have provided agendas, so I have an … Continue reading

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Make a Decision

If you are sorting through a pile of stuff, notice if you are making decisions on each item. So often, I work with people who put things aside to “decide later”. That is just putting off the inevitable. There is … Continue reading

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Quick Business Task

If you are recuperating from last night’s festivities and are looking for a small task to accomplish today? Try taking one small step towards tax time. Do you keep a Vehicle Mileage book throughout the year? As a small business … Continue reading

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