Product Review: Bento Boxes By Rubbermaid

| November 30, 2011

I didn’t attend the National Association of Professional Organizers’ conference in April, but the words “Bento Boxes” were on the lips of my colleagues who did attend. After hearing about them, I’ve been eagerly awaiting their arrival at Rubbermaid’s website. So earlier this month, I went online and purchased the X-large, medium and small Rubbermaid Bento boxes in the saucy paprika color.

Saving Money on Holiday Gifts

| November 28, 2011

Tough times become even more apparent while gift shopping for the holidays. While many families, including my own, have opted to skip gifts for adults or draw names, there are ways to save money on the gifts still on your list.

You Can Save the World This ThanksGIVING and Beyond

| November 21, 2011

The news these days centers around the economy, job creation, the 99% vs. the 1%, the Occupy protests and clashes with police, the Super Congress committee and wars waging around the world. It’s enough to send the pluckiest optimist on a serious downer… We celebrate Thanksgiving this week, a day that is supposed to be full of gratitude, and we all know so many people who are suffering. But what can we do? Turns out we can do plenty.

Teacher Appreciation

| November 18, 2011

The Clutter Princess Guest Post Blogger is Certified Professional Organizer® Helene Segura, author of Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom… Teachers are some of the most important people on this planet. They spend more waking hours with children than parents do. They guide students in the formulation of who they are, what they think about, and who they want to be. Yet despite the important role that teachers play in the development of our children – our future generations – the general public has little knowledge about what a teacher’s day is actually like.

9 Recycling Ideas That Will Declutter Your Home and Get You Organized!

| November 16, 2011

Guest post by Tim Eyre, Internet Marketing Manager of Extra Space Storage – Sometimes I sit around and fantasize about how much less cluttered my house could be if only I got rid of stuff that I don’t use and I don’t need… I’ve shared my own personal fantasy of clutter-free personal space with friends and family members. I’ve told them I’ve started recycling items that we don’t usually think of as being recycled. These items aren’t the usual plastic, paper and glass that goes on the curb. But they are commonly saved items you need to be recycling NOW! … Here are nine commonly saved household items you need to be recycling and some ideas on how to accomplish that.

Clean Desk Policies

| November 14, 2011

At work, a manager in another department recently sent me an email to ask how she could make sure her staff complied with a new clean desk and office policy she was writing. Oh, this doesn’t sound good… Managers who have OCD, perfectionistic and hyper-organized tendencies will never be truly happy with the people underneath them unless they are exactly like the manager… When I work with clients whose managers view them as disorganized, I have a few tricks up my sleeve: