Organizing Tip of the Day: 6 De-cluttering Projects for a Snow Day

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As I find myself home all day for the second time in a four days due to snow I thought I would share this great article from The Washington Post, Snowbound: Tackle Tackle the junk drawer or even your taxes.  I look at snow days as bonus days to catch up on projects I usually ignore for lack of extra time. One of my greatest accomplishments this weekend was cleaning out the pantry, fridge and freezer.  Instead of running into the ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Have More Productive Mornings

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I am not a morning person at all but I always aspire to get up earlier to get a better start to the day and increase my productivity.  This article 11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine was great inspiration for ideas on how to have a better morning, improve time management and be more productive.   I especially liked that this article emphasized that doing things like eating a good breakfast, drinking a full glass of water and exercising can ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Organizing Your Fridge for Weight Loss

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In addition to getting organized many people start the New Year focusing on their health as well.  This article 9 Clever Ways To Organize Your Fridge For Weight Loss combined both goals.  I thought the best tip in the article was posting your grocery receipt on the front of the fridge to serve as an inventory of what you have.  Having an organized fridge helps you save money, waste less and eat healthier.  What are your favorite tips for keeping ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Where to Donate Suits

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Often my clients want to find good homes for items they no longer want that will really make a difference in someone’s lives.  Where to donate suits comes up often.  Most Consignment shops don’t want them, especially men’s suits.  I recently read about this organization called Save-A-Suit in Connecticut Magazine and thought it sounded like a great resource for my local clients, friends and family.  Save-A-Suit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They provide our former military and college graduates with professional ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Why I love Envirosax Bags

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One of my favorite products that keeps me organized are Envirosax bags. There are many others like it on the market, but I used to sell them years ago in my store and still find a use for one almost everyday.  These foldable, stylish, reusable bags fit easily in purse, a bag, or in your car.  I use them for so much more than their main purpose, which is to be a recyclable shopping bag.  I always keep one in my ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Are you using Google Inbox?

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I am an avid Gmail user and love to teach people who to take advantage of all of the easy to use, free features that Gmail offers to maximize time management and e-mail management.  I view my e-mails through Google’s newest platform Google Inbox.  Here is a link to download it on your own computer: Google Inbox.  My favorite features include creating reminders to show up in your e-mail feed and e-mails coming grouped by categories such as purchases, ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Healthy Make Ahead Meals

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Many of my clients struggle with finding time to plan their meals throughout the week.  I know many people who try to use Sunday as a cooking day to prepare and plan out most of their meals for the week ahead.  This step can be a huge time saver if you have a busy family.  I have seen a lot of posts about this with recipe ideas, but the food selections aren’t always healthy.  I thought this article had some ...

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Organizer Mom: Updating your Paper Filing System

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Paper is the number one problem for my clients and customers.  Tax season tends to highlight the flaws in our paper filing systems each year as we scramble to figure out where to find everything we need.  Having the right system from the start can make it a lot easier.  Knowing what was challenging this year, can make it a lot easier to decide what will work best for storing 2016 papers.

Studies have shown that 80% of the paper that ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Organize your Scarves with a Regular Hanger

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One of my Professional Organizer colleagues shared this picture on Twitter last week displaying a simple way to store and display your scarves and I loved it.  While there are a lot gadgets and special hangers out there that will help you organize scarves, this is by far the most cost-effective.  Simply take one of your hangers with a bar across the bottom and slipknot your scarves along the bar.  You can easily see them hanging and fit multiple scarves ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Time Saving Tip for Duvet Covers

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I am always looking for household tips that will save me time and energy.  This is by far one of the best ones that I have seen in a long time.  It is instructions on how to quickly get a duvet cover over a duvet. If you are a duvet cover user you will never have to wrestle with getting it covered or dread taking it off again after watching this. Check out the instructional video from the Meredith Viera Show at ...

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