If your workspace is cluttered and chaotic, many people may assume that you’re inefficient and ineffective (not true!). Clear your workspace of anything that you don’t use on a daily basis. Extra office supplies should be out of sight, with only a few pens, post-its, or paperclips in easy reach… more >
Start taking note of where you naturally drop things like your keys, cell phone, and the mail. Instead of letting it all pile up or get lost under other stuff, simply add an open container, like a tray or bin, to that spot. The visual boundary of the container will… more >
We tend to focus on the big, looming projects in our homes, but sometimes it’s actually the little random things that don’t have a home that are driving you nuts. Tiny frustrations add up. In addition to annoying you, these little things can be a big block to keeping your… more >
Ask yourself: “Would I buy this if it were full-price?” If not, don’t do it! You’ll end up spending money on something you don’t really need or love, all in the name of “saving money.” Instead, revamp something you already have, like plates you aren’t using, office organizers, or a tired lamp.
Put colored dot stickers on small kitchen appliances, tools, and dishes you don’t use every day. Remove the dot when you use it. After 6 months (mark it in your calendar!), if the dot’s still on, donate it. Give season and holiday-specific items up to a year.
For items or products that tend to get out of hand, designate a contained, limited space for their storage. For stuff like toiletries, label a small basket “hair” or “skin” instead of letting products freely roam and take over the counter space. Defining the space will help you enforce a… more >
Now that you’ve taken action to stop paper clutter before it gets in the door, how do you deal with the backlog that’s accumulated? So many of my clients feel overwhelmed by the idea of sorting through stacks (and often bags and boxes, and sometimes entire rooms) of paper. Your… more >
When you decide to take on paper clutter, the first thing you’re going to want to do is tackle the overwhelming backlog that has accumulated like the driven, hyperventilation-inducing snow. RESIST! The best way to start getting the paper in your life under control and organized is to stop it… more >