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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Organizing Tip of the Day: Creating Functional Files

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Loved this article from Real Simple Magazine about how to create functional files.  It addresses both paper and digital filing needs. 7 Simple Rules for Functional Files.  If you find you are swamped by paper files you should also check out our Instant Filing System available for instant download at Life’s Lists:  Instant File System.  You will get all of the tabs you need to get started to label your hanging files and an index for ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Your 2016 Clutter Clearing Plan

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I thought this was a great plan of action to get organized this year put out by writer Laura Gaskill on Houzz.com:  Click this link to view  Clutter Clearing Plan. She gives you a checklist for each month to tackle different areas of your home.  It is important to look at projects in steps that you can accomplish over time than feel that you must get it all done at once.  This plan of action will help you take the ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Clever Uses for a Hanging Shoe Organizer

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One of the best organizing tools for maximizing vertical space on the back of a door or a wall is a pocket hanging shoe organizer.  This article from faithtap.com illustrates many clever ways to use an over-the-door shoe organizer to store everything from plastic water bottles, medicines and cleaning supplies to plants, fruit, Legos and wrapping paper.  Check it out at this link: Clever Uses for A Hanging Shoe Caddy

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Organizer Mom: Create a Vision Board

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One of my favorite activities every January is making a vision board for my 2016 goals, dreams etc.  It is pretty amazing to look back at the end of the year and see how well you accomplished your intentions.

Vision boards really help the creative and linear thinking person outline what they want to achieve or improve in their lives.  Law of attraction proponents argue that if you put it out it into the world you will attract and achieve it. ...

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