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 […]

Organizing @ Work: Dealing with Co-Workers and Clutter

| March 23, 2014

Note: Happy Monday! Welcome to a new weekly blog series called Organizing @ Work where I will feature tips and strategies to help you with the wild world of work. In my work as a professional organizer, I’ve had many clients “turned in” by their bosses or co-workers over the years. It’s an awkward way […]

Guest Post: Becoming a Productive Writer

| January 19, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Maria Rachel Hooley, who has written over 30 novels. As part of Get Organized Month, she shares how to make time for writing. While there are many quotes I could use to describe all the frustrations about writing and not writing and not writing when you want to, “A year […]

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 […]

How Spanx Teaches You About Productivity

| May 16, 2013

I believe in Spanx. As a curvy chick, I appreciate how Spanx smooths out those little bulges and lines to make my outfits sing.

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.