Monthly Archives: January 2015

what are you collecting?

I think I’ve developed an early case of spring fever. I’m in a clearing-out-the-spaces, let-the-sun-shine-in mood. When I get this way, I have to face all the stuff I’ve been holding on to and evaluate whether it’s earning its keep. … Continue reading

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Three Common Errors That Kill Productivity

Photo by stockimages3 If you want to learn about improving your productivity, you can find loads of information on the Internet, in popular magazines and on television. Some advice is valuable and some is not going to help at all. … Continue reading

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get organized month – weather edition

It’s snowing in the Washington, DC suburbs. Not much, just a light covering of the white stuff. If it snows where you live, do you know where your snow shovel is? Could you get to it quickly or would you … Continue reading

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Quote: Start Small

Photo by lkunl While Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t referring to clearing clutter, this quote of his remains pertinent: You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr. You can become overwhelmed … Continue reading

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product review – shelf dividers

It’s Get Organized Month and the stores are highlighting all the great stuff they have that will (finally!) get you organized. Hold on. No product is going to get you organized. In fact, lots of organizing products end up adding … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Getting Started

Photo by creativedoxfoto Seeing all of the information about Get Organized Month, a reader stated that she really wants to work on reducing her clutter, but doesn’t know how to start. I hear the same concern every week from people … Continue reading

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get organized month

January is Get Organized Month, sponsored by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). According to a NAPO public survey, more than 80% of people believe that if they were more organized, their quality of life would improve. What does organized mean, … Continue reading

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