3 Things Every Home Office Worker Needs

When you spend as much time as I have working with different folks in their various at-home workspaces, you start to notice some of the things that consistently are important to being a successful work-at-homer. Of course, some of the things that help people do their best work are big, obvious things, like staying organized,… READ MORE

Switching from Laundry Mode to Work Mode

My friends get pretty jealous about me having an office in my home, saying it must be cool to be able to sit around in my sweats and do all sorts of errands during the day. Well, while there are definite perks to working from home – spending nothing on gas (a big benefit in… READ MORE

3 Top Tips for Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Home Office

“If I do my invoicing, I’ll be able to reach my monthly cash flow goals, but I can’t concentrate with all the traffic noise!” “I’d love to work on that proposal, but my neighbor’s dog just won’t stop barking!” “Is that baby STILL screaming? I need to get this project off my desk!” If any… READ MORE

Terminating Your Tolerations

Four Steps for Minimizing Life’s Little (and Big!) Annoyances Irritated. Annoyed. Frustrated. Do these words describe your daily life? If so, chances are you are putting up with a lot of tolerations – things that irk you regularly, but that consciously or unconsciously you have decided get to be a part of your life. Well,… READ MORE

3 Top Tips for Protecting Your Data

One of the things I frequently work with clients on is making sure that their data will be safe in the event of an emergency. Just imagine what would happen in your business or your life if you lost all your data and your key documents. Unless you’re confident that you could re-create everything from… READ MORE

Top Organizing Tips for Creative Professionals

As someone whose previous career was in the design industry, I know how much of a challenge it can be for busy, creative people to get and stay organized. When you’re faced with meeting client deadlines and marketing yourself to find your next gig, it can seem like getting organized is just “one more thing”… READ MORE

What to Do with Your Unwanted Stuff

A frequent by-product of the organizing process is usually a bunch of stuff you’ve decided you no longer want, love, or use. Getting rid of all this stuff can sometimes be a challenge – but don’t let that stymie your progress! Here are three ideas of what to do with your castoffs: Sell them. If… READ MORE

Getting Paper Documents into Google Docs

Google Docs is a great service which lets you keep store, share, and edit your key documents online. But if you have paper documents, it’s been hard to get them online and into your Google Docs repository – until now. Enter ScanDrop, a new app from the folks at OfficeDrop. Working with the scanner you… READ MORE

4 Tips for Easier Emailing

Do you feel like email has taken over your life? Well, you’re not alone – in a recent study by Information Week, over three-quarters of the people surveyed said that email is essential to their lives – and an additional 15% say they’d rather lose their spouse than give up email! It’s important to remember… READ MORE

What is a Professional Organizer, Anyway?

With the incredible explosion of organizing TV shows, books, and magazine articles, many people are taking active steps to combat clutter in their homes, offices and lives. Often, the easiest and most effective way to get organized is to work with a Professional Organizer – a professional who is dedicated to helping you meet your… READ MORE

Moving Towards Effectiveness

It’s more than just being productive! I recently met with a new client at her office, whose stated goal was to feel like she spent each day being very productive – that she got a lot of things done that day. In our culture of production and consumption, being “very productive” has become a goal… READ MORE

The 3 Secrets to Getting – And STAYING – Organized

When it comes to organizing, routine does matter! Organizing is about so much more than developing the right systems to meet your needs or buying the latest organizing gizmo. While those things are undoubtedly important, the most critical factor of whether your organizing projects will be successful is how well you integrate organizing into your… READ MORE

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