The O You Event!

The O You! Event took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  I attended with 5 other women from my Leads Group, along with 4000 other women (and 14 men!).  We had a blast and I was able to see Peter Walsh again in person, meet Rita Whack of Oprah XM Radio for the first time, and hug Gayle King, Oprah’s best friend! ...more

Peter Welsh and My Oprah XM Radio Interview!

Peter Walsh and I had a wonderful time together on the Oprah XM Radio interview Friday October 24th.  You can listen to the recording at: answered questions regarding inheriting stuff from your parents and what to do with it; when to stop storing your grown children’s mementoes; and many others.  Listen in and email me with your organizing questions:   ...more

Tip 63: Rotate Your Seasonal Clothes

Depending on the climate you live in, rotating your clothes in the Spring and Fall adds more storage space and more variety to your everyday wardrobe. It is pretty unlikely that you need to have access to both shorts and wool sweaters at the same time. Decide what can be put away for a few months to allow more space for the clothes you want to wear right now. (10-Minute Tidy: 108 Ways to Organize Your Home Quickly; Closets, pg. 110) ...more

Tip 39: Have Discreet Baskets or Containers for Quick Pick-up

Having extra, empty baskets that are stored discreetly hides what is in the baskets if you need to clean up in a hurry. As an added bonus, decorative baskets can serve as an attractive accent to your home! If you don’t have an area to store baskets in your living room, consider using plastic containers or collapsible laundry bins for quick storage solutions. Collapsible containers can be stored easily when not in use. It’s always a good idea to have extra storage options on hand for quick pick-ups. ...more

Tip 72: Donate All Old or Excess Office Equipment

Unused electronics can be recycled and sometimes even refurbished and given to others. Some schools, shelters, and churches will accept electronics that are still in working order. Be sure to donate all the proper cords and any extra ink, paper, or toner that you may have for that machine. There are also businesses that will accept particular electronics. Most cell phone companies have a donation program: if you take your old cell phones to them, they will remove the previous information and donate the phones to those in need. ...more

Tip 94: Sign Up For Automatic Bill Paying

Automatic bill paying saves you time every month, for every bill. It saves you money because you will never have to use stamps or pay a late fee again. Automatic bill paying also reduces stress because you don’t have to worry about when each individual bill is due. If you are concerned about the security of online bill paying, please know that every major financial institution uses electronic safeguards to protect the privacy and ...more

Top 10 Things to Help Kids Be Organized

10 quick and easy tips that will help your kids become more organized, saving you time and lowering your stress! 1. Create homes for all of your children’s clothes and toys, both in their room and throughout the house and garage. Make areas for containers for their toys and spaces for larger items to be stored so that everything has a home to be put back into. ...more

Tip 19: Type Housesitting Instructions for Your Home, Family and Pets

 You will probably have a baby-, house- or pet-sitter sometime during the year. If you have typed-up instructions with all the important phone numbers, addresses, and locations of specific items, you will save yourself lots of time and stress. Having a general document that you can easily edit and print out is a great timesaver. (10-Minute Tidy: 108 Ways to Organize Your Home Quickly; Getting Started, pg. 31) ...more

Tip 58: Create a Guest Supply Basket

What do you do with all those extra, travel size toiletries? As you go through each drawer, shelf and cabinet in your bathrooms, create one basket of supplies for your guests. This makes it very easy to put out the basket any time you have overnight guests. Store this basket under the sink or in a cabinet in your primary guest bathroom.   ...more

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Organized 4 Success

What are some of the best home and office organizing tips that you can offer those struggling to keep their lives clutter free? Here are a few tips that I offer in my book: 10-Minute Tidy: 108 Ways to Organize Your Home Qiuckly Create a Landing Pad ...more