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 […]

When Do You Stop Working? That Includes Checking Email

| February 6, 2012

I spotted an interesting article in the Sunday paper about how the Brazilian court said employees answering emails after work hours are eligible for overtime… I tell clients all the time (and I practice it myself) to decide what time you stop working each day. Just because we can access work emails 24/7, it doesn’t mean we should.

Why Companies Should Hire Professional Organizers

| January 31, 2011

I remember the keynote well … A growth strategist spoke about the future of professional organizing, then growing by leaps and bounds. She said companies in the future would hire their own in-house professional organizers as a way to save money and help their employees.

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.

Watch for Zombies!

| October 31, 2010

I’ve seen them time and time again. Heck, I’ve even been one myself. I’m talking about Zombies. Not the bloody, festering monsters you see eating people’s brains in countless movies. These poor Zombies have lost their own brains via endless e-mail, attempted multi-tasking, and an overwhelming to-do list. You see us everywhere. It’s the guy […]

Getting Organized Helped Me Find Health and Lose 65+ Pounds

| October 5, 2010

This Clutter Princess guest post was written by Professional Organizer Stephanie Calahan: Back in 2008 I was miserable. I suffered from migraine attacks as well as asthma attacks that would frequently land me in the hospital, not to mention numerous other health issues … I Decided to Change.