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 […]

Organizing @ Work: Arranging Your Desk

| March 30, 2014

Your desk is an essential organizing and productivity tool for your work. You certainly spend enough time there each day so it should work for you, instead of against you. When it comes to putting your stuff where you need it, break your desk space into three categories: hot, lukewarm and cold. Hot. When you […]

The Small Stuff in Organizing

| January 10, 2014

Imagine a chocolate cake. Now how do you eat cake? Manners dictate that you slice the cake and eat the slice bite by bite. If you keep eating the cake slice by slice and bite by bite, you eventually eat the entire cake. You can use the same approach to organize your physical and digital […]