Monthly Archives: January 2014

Quote – Quality of Life

February is International Quality of Life Month. Once you have attained the essentials (food, shelter, health, income, etc.), you are able to turn your attention to other aspects of your life.        “Until you make peace with who you … Continue reading

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the endowment effect

Are you familiar with the endowment effect? You may not recognize the term, but you surely have experienced it. Resulting from the study of behavioral economics, the endowment effect is the result of your attributing more value to your things … Continue reading

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why I recommend a scanner

As much as I’d like to believe that we’ll all go paperless one day, I don’t see it happening any time soon. I do, however, recommend that you scan paperwork you need to refer back to or need a record … Continue reading

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Habits – The Organizer Comes Clean

One of the things I’ve learned from reading Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is that every habit consists of a cue, a routine and a reward. You can watch … Continue reading

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clean off your desk day

The second Monday in January is Clean Off Your Desk Day. When you start your day with a clean work surface, you can improve your productivity by avoiding searching for things. Take a few minutes to put away papers and … Continue reading

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Love People, Not Things

Photo by Luigi Diamanti   As a professional organizer, I often find myself coaching clients about letting go of things they “love.” They can’t donate extra coffee mugs because they “love” them all. They can’t throw out a torn piece … Continue reading

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