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?

Product Review: Dropbox

| January 12, 2011

One of the doctors at work recommended using Dropbox on my new iPad. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks, and I’m in love with it. What it is: Dropbox securely lets you store files on their servers (think of those commercials for the “cloud”), and you can access your files on any computer and your iPad. They give you 2GB for free…

ADD and the “Slippery Slope of Time Management”

| January 10, 2011

This Clutter Princess guest post was written by Professional Organizer Ellen R. Delap: In our way too busy world, we all struggle with time management. However for those with ADD and ADHD, time management is more than this. It is a dizzying array of disappointment, lack of tools and strategies. Time is an intangible, a slippery slope with little to break our descent. It is the expectation we are letting others and ourselves down each and every day.

A Good Enough Christmas

| December 24, 2010

The first time I couldn’t find Pepcid AC on the shelf at Target, I simply dismissed it as bad timing. The second time, I realized that something was up. I asked one of the Target employees straightening up the shelves, “What’s up with the Pepcid AC always being gone?” The employee shrugged. “I’m not sure. […]