Practice Selective Perfectionism: Done is Perfect

| April 30, 2017

What does A+ work look like to you? An A? A-? B or even a C? Keep breathing. I know it’s hard to think about doing anything less than supremely, super stellar work. It goes against all of your thinking, and perhaps, even the very soul of who you are. I like practicing what I […]

Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Learned

| October 25, 2016

You may have noticed, I’ve been a little absent over here at The Clutter Princess blog. The past year has been a whirlwind of struggle and mayhem. It began with the loss of my father and a series of mishaps including roof leaks, tree branches falling on the house and a car wreck. To top […]

How to Get Away with Order

| September 21, 2015

Imagine having a boss like Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder. You have to stay on your toes, get things done, and show off your mad skills. In real life, bosses want results and how your desk looks matters. A 2011 Career Builder study revealed managers are less likely to promote someone […]

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 […]

Need an Organizing Tool? 3-D Print It!

| November 2, 2013

I first heard of 3-D printing during a webinar about The Future of Work. During the webinar, they showed a video about how they were testing 3-D printers and “living” ink to create an ear prosthetic. Very cool stuff for a geeky, sci-fi chick like myself. I work with clinicians and scientists who are always […]