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 @ Home: Chase Away Organizing Nightmares

| August 22, 2014

I had an organizing nightmare. In my dream, I was packing my stuff and trying to place everything in order in the giant box I was using. Once I was done, I turned around and was dismayed to find several cabinets filled with more tchotchkes. When I woke up, it took me a moment to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Even Professional Organizers Have to Clean their Closets

| March 20, 2012

This past Saturday night was an exciting night in the Simon household. I was deep in my closet, sorting through my wardrobe. Even professional organizers have to redo their space every now and again.

Never Happy Enough, Never Good Enough

| May 10, 2011

It’s never enough it seems. A guy running for president says he was born in the U.S., and it’s not enough. His birth certificate isn’t enough… I see this time and time again with my organizing clients. I tell them perfection is a myth, done is perfect, and it’s going to be okay.