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Distractions. The “Big D”

Distractions. The “Big D”

It’s one of the most difficult challenges business owners, executives, and managers face during the workday. I thought I’d use my “Getting Down to Business” newsletter this month to share some of the almost UNBELIEVABLE numbers related to being...

How to Organize Your Home Office

One of the biggest changes I’ve watched is how we all work. Many have replaced a traditional office with a home office, or have a home office, in addition to their outside office, where they work one or two days a week. If you are struggling with managing your...

How to Organize Your Home Office

As a Professional Organizer I’ve seen a lot change over the past 30 years. One of the biggest changes I’ve watched is how we all work. Many have replaced a traditional office with a home office, or have a home office, in addition to their outside office,...

Encouraging Vacation Time Off is a Win-Win

We have become a nation of vacation deprived workers. Americans not only get less vacation than many of their European counterparts, but they do not take all the days they are entitled too. A study by Oxford Economics, an economics analysis firm, found that Americans...

Help Mom on Mother’s Day

Over the years as a Professional Organizer I’ve worked with a lot of Moms. Often they live such hectic lifestyles and have so many “things on their plate” that they never take the time, or even have the inclination, to get organized.  Maybe the...

Time is Money (and the numbers are HUGE)

Recently I spoke to the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce about the organizing challenges many business people face today. I focused on TIME MANAGEMENT. Virtually all of my clients have needed help in this area and time management is directly linked to being...

Spring P-U-R-G-E

The change of seasons is the perfect time to think about a P-U-R-G-E. Prioritize – you can’t do everything, so be sure to prioritize the most important items you want to work on. Unload – get rid of things you don’t need or don’t use...

Life Hacks Make Life Easier

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. They free up time for other things, hopefully things that you REALLY want to do. Here are some of my favorite life hacks for organizing your HOME. Remove all items from a closet or drawer. Only put back and keep...

Managing Storage

As a Professional Organizer I’ve helped many businesses optimize their clutter issues, paper flow, better use their office space, cut office supply costs, and even coach senior managers and employees on time management. Today, I want to talk about STORAGE, the...

Cloud Storage Considerations

Cloud Storage Considerations By Jason Clucas Top 5 things to think about before going cloud: 1. What am I storing there and how often do I need to work on/access that information? 2. What security measures does my cloud provider need to meet based on what I am...

January is GO Month

Each year the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) celebrates and promotes Get Organized Month. GO Month is a national industry-wide event aimed at raising the awareness of the many benefits of getting organized. Here are some interesting statistics:...