Monthly Archives: December 2013

Best and Worst Organizational Moments in the News: 2013 Edition

As a final review for the year, I started to compile a list of my top ten posts but decided you already picked my top ten, they can be viewed on the right. Therefore, for this year in review I will award the best and worst organizational moments that happened in the news.

Best and Worst organizational moments 2013

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Gearing up for GO Month!

Get Organized New Year

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As Christmas winds down I prepare for my busiest month of the year. For many people, the new year brings a resolve to become more organized.  For that reason, January is deemed “Get Organized” Month by the National Association of Professional Organizers. During the month, I will be covering new topics, including No More To Do Lists!; How to Organize your Desktop: electronic filing organization; and Is it possible to be organized with children? Continue reading

When to Become a Professional

When I mention what I do for a living, I get varying degrees of reactions; the never-heard-of-such-a-profession, the I-need-you-immediately, and the most common response, I-could-totally-do-your-job. Continue reading

The Perfect Christmas Ornament

Organizing Christmas OrnamentsYou might say a beautiful ornament, yes, but perfect?  Its perfection comes in the ability to collapse flat for easy storage.

Organizing Christmas OrnamentsWhere as the average Christmas ornament requires lots of space and special containers, this ball becomes nothing but a very small stack of papers. To a professional organizer like me, easy storage is perfection!

Christmas Ornament Storage

When to Hire a Professional

benefits of hiring a professional organizerI’ve recently had several conversations about the circumstances for hiring a professional organizer and found that Jessika Toothman’s article answers most of the big questions; what a professional offers, why the need, and how you would profit from their services.

At the very end of the article Jessika notes that she did not even know that professional organizing was a career but after researching this article she found that many people could benefit from the services an organizer offers.

Check out some of the benefits she lists …

{Benefits at Home}

Professional organizers can help around the home in loads of ways. They can:

  • Tackle a closet packed to the brim with questionable clothing ensembles and an army of shoes, restocking it in a way that makes sense
  • Address a playroom littered with toys that never seem to find the appropriate storage nooks and crannies
  • Assist with paperwork pileups scattered across desks, whether that’s a heap of unsorted bills, daunting tax forms or complicated estate planning Continue reading