Making Tax Paperwork Less Taxing

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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 2009 papers.
Studies have shown that ...

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5 Ways to Be More Efficient

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1. Set your top 5 goals for the day at the beginning of everyday.
2. Don’t let meaningless interuptions derail you from completing those goals.
3. Multi-tasking is not always more efficient. Don’t interupt yourself constantly while trying to complete a task. It is better to hold off on the temptation to check the e-mail that just came in and finish what you started.
4. Do not try to achieve the world each day. ...

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10 Things You Can Do To Organize On A Snow Day

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1.  Clean out a junk drawer in your kitchen
2.  Pull out 10 items from your closet that you know don’t fit any more.
3.  Match all of your Tupperware lids to their corresponding containers.  Toss the mismatched items.
4.  Match all of your pairs of socks.  Pull aside the mismatches and toss after all of your laundry loads are complete.
5.  Throw away expired condiments and old leftovers from your firdge.
6.  Read one magazine that has been sitting ...

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Quick Tips from a Professional Organizer– Preparing Meals Ahead of Time

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I always suggest making a meals ahead of time for the week on Sundays to get a head start on a busy week. If you take the time to store soups, stews, sauces etc., after a tiring day at work you can have great healthy meals at your fingertips.

If you don’t like having the same meals a ...

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The Fifteen Minute Pick-Up

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Taking care of a household is a never-ending job.  There are always chores that pile up, messes that get worse with time and millions of other things in life that keep household chores low on your list of priorities.  Avoiding regular upkeep on these household tasks will surely allow them to spiral out of control.  However, gaining control over household tasks and staying on top of them can be simpler than it seems! Taking ...

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Organize Your Photos After the Holidays

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After the holiday season many people end up with a lot of great pictures of family and friends.  However, not many people take the next step: organizing these great photos!

If you have digital photos stored on your camera and/or computer you should start by determining what you wish to do with these photos.  The best thing to do first is save all your digital pictures in the same place ...

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Financial Fall Cleaning- What to do with Important Documents

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Pheobe Browning of Feebee Consulting. LLC
Pheobe Browning of Feebee Consulting. LLC

Fall is here and another year of storing financial documents has almost passed.  This workshop covers IRS rules for keeping tax documentation, what receipts need to be kept and why and what documents need to be kept on hand in case ...

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Organization Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

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The thought of getting ready for the holidays can be enough to take the joy out of what is supposed to be a time for family, friends, for some, spirituality and of course great food!  But, getting everything off of the to do list in time can be a daunting task as it seems the stores and our peers start preparing earlier and earlier each year.

 

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Holiday Decorations — Organizing your Collection

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The holiday decorating season well underway with Halloween, and I see a lot of my clients failing to utilize the decorations they already have in your house.   Especially as the economy forces many of us to maintain tighter budgets, it is important to be even more aware of where we may be wasting money.  Over buying decorations and losing them in your house can be a quick way to throw away money.

 

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