Organizing for Singles

| March 4, 2011

I’m a single chick myself, and I know firsthand how hard it is to keep up with everything you need to take care of. So let’s talk about Organizing for the Single Person. The first major issue with singles is that we don’t have anyone to delegate to unless we pay them. If friends help you, you still have to pay them in food, beer or both.

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.

Be Productive: Take Care of Your Spirit (Find Your Passion at Work)

| February 11, 2011

This is the fifth in a five-part series on productivity and health I work in a place where people are filled with passion for their mission of beating cancer, and, as an in-house professional organizer here, I have a job that fulfills my passion of organizing work and writing. In his book “The Way We’re […]

Be Productive: Take Care of Your Mind

| February 7, 2011

Clutter causes stress, and clearing the decks of your mind can help you reduce that stress and anxiety. Once you do that, you can organize the clutter, and your productivity will improve.

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.

Be Productive: Take Care of Your Emotions

| January 28, 2011

Someone cuts you off in traffic, or a co-worker takes credit for your work. You feel your body tense up and face grow warm. Those pesky emotions. They get to us every time. But what do our emotions have to do with productivity? Everything.