Welcome to Real Life Organizing!

Some people think that, as a Professional Organizer, my life just hums right along, but I have my challenges just like everyone else. In this blog I hope to share my successes, my challenges, and life in between.

My hope is that "Real Life Organizing" will give you a few laughs and also tips and ideas to help shift your thinking to be more organized so you can enjoy life more.

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Three P's to Peaceful School Mornings

 

Lost shoes, lost reports and lost keys, the clock seems to be running on double - THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS. No, I am not peeking into your house, but many parents describe this kind of hectic morning to me.

As a mother of seven grown children, I know mornings can be hectic. Since I survived and also since I am a Professional Organizer, here are some tips to ease the beginning of each day by planning, purging and paper handling…
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Create a Productive Workspace using Gardening Principles

Are you challenged by a cluttered, disorganized office?

If so, your love for green living things and gardening may hold the solution.

If you like to garden but are challenged by organizing drawers and work surfaces, think of your office as your garden spot. If you can weed your garden, you can de-clutter your office.

It is easy to pull a little weed from your garden, but if you leave it long enough to grow and get established, it becomes a project. The same thing happens when you put off clearing that little stack until tomorrow then tomorrow then tomorrow.

Spring Cleaning & Organizing

About 1/4 of the way down on this article I am quoted frequently. So if you want help tackling your spring projects you may want to read this. Marci Gore  wrote a really helpful article.   wttp://www.timesnews.net/article/9075731/spring-time-to-wash-off-winter.

 

Solo entrepreneurs don't have to go it alone ...

Solo entrepreneurs don't have to go it alone. Sometimes it takes more than being organized and following time-management strategies to get work done when you are a solo entrepreneur. Let me share ...
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Winter - Keeping Track Your Gloves, Scarves & Hats

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Winter - Organize Your Closet Section by Section

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File Folders - Tax Season

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Unfinished Projects Create Mind Clutter - Take a Day for Small Projects

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The Dreaded Phone Call

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Receipts: Scattered & Returning Items

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