Organizing @ Home: Chase Away Organizing Nightmares

| August 22, 2014

I had an organizing nightmare. In my dream, I was packing my stuff and trying to place everything in order in the giant box I was using. Once I was done, I turned around and was dismayed to find several cabinets filled with more tchotchkes. When I woke up, it took me a moment to […]

Organizing @ Home: Make Cash from Your Clutter with Decluttr

| July 11, 2014

It’s always nice when you can make some cash from your clutter. With Decluttr, you can sell them your CDs, DVDs and games. I recently gave it a whirl. I heard about the Decluttr app a couple of months ago and downloaded the app. While clearing out a spare room, I made an initial sort […]

Organizing @ Work: Promises of Blue Skies Ahead

| July 6, 2014

The gray skies loomed above me, and I sighed. “Great,” I thought. “Driving in the rain. Again.” I loaded my car to leave my parents’ house in Oklahoma and head back to Houston, and I planned to make my usual stop in Arlington to see my godchildren. This breaks up the solo 8-hour drive for […]

Organizing @ Work: Do You Know Where Your To-Do List Is?

| June 15, 2014

As a professional organizer, I’ve seen a variety to-do lists. There has been the multiple notepad system, the task list function on email, the nest of numerous sticky notes, the list lost somewhere in a stack on their desk, and my personal favorite – their memory. First, it’s good to have some sort of to-do […]

Organizing @ Work: Dealing with a Crisis

| May 6, 2014

Life is messy. When it is, it spills over into our world of work whether we want it to or not. Unfortunately, we all have had experience with the bumps and challenges life throws at us. I’ve been dealing with family issues during the month of April, which included the sudden passing of an aunt […]

Organizing @ Work: The Disorganized Boss

| April 7, 2014

My first Organizing @ Work post featured how to deal with disorganized co-workers. However, what do you do when your disorganized co-worker is your boss? This is where things can get sticky. Your boss, after all, controls your destiny – raises, promotions, stretch assignments and references to name a few. First, you need to determine […]