Let’s Cut To The Chase

I consider myself very fortunate when I get hired to help out an individual in their home or in their office.  I absolutely love what I do!  Whether I am working in a home (getting it ready to sell, or helping with a relocation) or in an office (working with time management and productivity), I

Respecting Other People’s Time

  I grew up in a home where being late was not an option.  If we had to be at a certain place at 3:00 p.m., then we were at that certain place at 3:00 p.m.  For a short time, I believed that everyone was like that.  I believed that no one was late, that

Focusing on Your Strengths

I recently met with a colleague of mine who is a Productivity Professional.  Her name is Dawn and she owns a company called Work in Order.  When Dawn and I met we talked about our past lives and what we did before we became Professional Organizers.  If you didn’t already know, I had been an

Backwards Planning

When I used to be a classroom teacher, my teaching partner would giggle at the way I planned.  You see, I’m a very visual learner and I needed to see a calendar (by the month), to plan out a unit/theme.  With my trusty calendar in hand, I would start to plan the end of the

Easily Distracted At Work – HELP!

I recently had a client who was in need of getting help with time management.  This client, I’ll call him Bob, had a typical work day filled with constant interruptions.   With the constant interruptions, Bob was ending up staying late to get his own work done and really starting to dislike his job. When

Learning From the Past – Building on the Future

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to meet another woman business owner.  She too, had started her business a little over three years ago just as I had.  We also both worked in government positions – I as a teacher and she as a nurse.  When she asked me about what I did

Leave yourself enough time!

This past week I happened to have morning meetings.  On Monday and Tuesday, my meetings were scheduled at 9:30 a.m.  That meant that I had to face the daunting task of driving in rush-hour.  Yes – 9:30 a.m. still seems to be rush-hour.  I couldn’t believe the amount of traffic at that hour.  Normally, working

Am I organized?

I get asked this question a lot!  Typically, when I start working with a client, I ask them what they envision for their space.  I also find out what they mean by ‘organized’.  Just as everyone has their own version of ‘clean’, people also have their own version of ‘organized’.  For some people, they wish

I Just Don’t Have Enough Time

I Just Don’t Have Enough Time I work a lot with female clients.  Some work from the home, some work in offices while others are stay-at-home moms.  One consistent message I continually hear is, “I just don’t have enough time.”  What seems to be happening is that the females carry on the responsibility of a

Simplify

My Tip of the Day today was one word: It’s a simple word isn’t it.  This hangs in our kitchen, above the pantry, where everyone can see it – everyday!  How does one even start to think about simplifying their life? 1. Start with your surroundings.  Go to one room in your home.  Open all