Quality over Quantity

| February 28, 2011

One of the tenets of my organizing belief system is “quality over quantity.” He or she who has the most toys is not the winner. I’ve seen it time and time again in my organizing work and even long before I became an organizer.

When Organizing and Staging Collide

| February 25, 2011

By Professional Organizer Liz Jenkins Staging a house is all about making it attractive to potential buyers, but one of the biggest issues in most homes is – you guessed it – clutter! The way you live in a home has nothing to do with the way you sell a home. Creating a welcoming atmosphere […]

Be Productive With Attitude: Got Gumption?

| February 21, 2011

One of my favorite movies is The Holiday, and in it, Kate Winslet’s character learns all about gumption from watching heroines in old movies. Gumption, in her case, was the fearless determination to dump the philandering boyfriend and leap forward into her new life. Gumption is a necessary tool in your productivity arsenal.

Organizing Your Mortgage Papers

| February 18, 2011

When I bought my house in fall 2009, I wound up with a large stack of legal size mortgage papers and another stack of papers left by the previous homeowner. The problem was the papers didn’t fit in my file cabinet. I’m not a big fan of folding legal-size papers to fit into regular folders because it creates bulky files. So how to organize your mortgage papers?

Organizing Product Review: Avery Note Tabs

| February 16, 2011

If you want to write or highlight in a book but want to keep the pages clean, try out the Avery Note Tabs… What it is: Avery Note Tabs is a cross between a flag and a sticky note. Place them on an article or book you’re reading and make notes or highlight passages. The perforated versions are longer and give you more room to write. The tabs are removable.

Guest Post: I Love Technology!

| February 14, 2011

On Valentine’s Day last year, my husband took me to a Big Box store. He led me to the laptop section, and said, “Pick out a netbook you like.” I love that man! You see, I’m a geek and a professional organizer, and I love a useful techie gadget, whether it’s something I can log in to or just touch. So, allow me to sing the praises of the techie things I love…