Get Organized Series: Garage Organizing

garage organizingWell, winter is over. It’s time for garage organizing. Maybe you parked your car in the garage all season, maybe not. But either way, you open the door and it looks as though some strangers came in, rifled through the contents, didn’t take anything, maybe even left a few things, but took off in a hurry! As professional organizers, we see this happen to our clients all the time! 😉

What a great time of year to organize the garage! Not too hot, not too cold, just the right time to get things in order before summer fun and vacations come along!… Read the rest “Get Organized Series: Garage Organizing”

FREE Webinar to help you learn to organize

Check out our free webinar: Organize your STUFF™: Five Steps to Organize Anything.

organize your stuffIn this engaging presentation, you will learn our no fail, 5 step process to organize anything, which we call “STUFF”. When it comes to organizing, it can be hard to know where to start and easy to get overwhelmed. But with these five steps to guide you, you’ll always know what to do next.

We’ll walk you through each step of the organizing process and offer real-life examples to help you learn how to organize any space in your home or office.… Read the rest “FREE Webinar to help you learn to organize”

Closet Clutter Crisis – Infographic

Our friends at Maid Brigade helped us create this cool infographic about clothing consumption. Read this infographic for interesting statistics on closet clutter and some terrific home organizing tips to help you end closet clutter for good! View the infographic below and check out our blog post 7 Key Questions to End Closet Clutter Chaos for more information.

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Angie Dorsey earns Professional Organizing Degree!

We would like to congratulate Angie Dorsey on earning her Professional Organizing Degree™

Angie’s Bio:
Angie DorseyI have always been passionate about organizing.  I am a natural born planner who is obsessed with checklists and containers.  It’s a sickness I know, but what can I say.  Before becoming a professional organizer, I spent 14 years in the corporate and educational sectors, serving in both administrative and customer support capacities.  After some soul-searching, I finally realized that my purpose is to help others lead more organized and productive lives.
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7 Key Questions to End Closet Clutter Chaos

Overcrowded and unmanageable clothing closets happen to everyone at some point in their life. As professional organizers, we have found that it is one of the top reasons our clients reach out for help. And it’s not hard to imagine how most people get into this situation; after all, shopping malls outnumber our high schools in the United States!

closet clutterThere are lots of reasons why it is hard to deal with the closet overflow. For busy people, the idea of taking the time to thoroughly purge their closet can seem impossible.… Read the rest “7 Key Questions to End Closet Clutter Chaos”

How I went paperless, and then went back to paper again

neat scannerA few years ago I invested in a NEAT scanner with the goal of creating a completely paperless office. Being a professional organizer, I am pretty good a purging, but still managed to have two file drawers full of papers that I needed (or wanted) to keep. I had my office assistant help me and over the several months (mind you, this was done when there was time, around everything else), we scanned and scanned and scanned some more.

I reduced my paper load to ½ of a small file box which contains tax returns and legal documents where I need to keep the originals.… Read the rest “How I went paperless, and then went back to paper again”

Get Organized with Facebook!

get organized on facebookWe have created a new Facebook group: Manage your STUFF™ to help you through the organizing process. In this group, we will offer exclusive tips, tricks, advice and support. You are welcome to post questions, ideas, organizing challenges and success stories.

We realize that a lot of people want to tackle their own organizing projects, but sometimes need a little direction and support. So, if you are a DIY organizer (if you are doing some organizing yourself) and would like a little help along the way, this group is for you!… Read the rest “Get Organized with Facebook!”

10 Tips to Get the Most out of Facebook

10 tips to get the most out of facebookWelcome to Part 3 in our Mastering Social Media Blog Series: 10 Tips to Get the Most out of Facebook

Facebook is an informal way to connect with your audience. You don’t have to take it too seriously, so be creative and have fun with it. Here are 10 tips to get the most out of Facebook:

#1 Create a Facebook business page. If you don’t have a business page, create one now. You can do this through your personal account.… Read the rest “10 Tips to Get the Most out of Facebook”

Write a Marketing Plan

Marketing Monday Tip of The Day: Write A Marketing Plan

marketing planDevelop your marketing strategy by taking the time to write a marketing plan. This will help you as well as other members of your business understand the direction in which you are trying to take your company. A marketing plan is a comprehensive and well researched document that covers all the essential aspects of reaching your customer base. To help get started in developing a plan, ask yourself these questions:

  • Where are we now?
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Organizing Project Management Step 5: Communication

Organizing Project Management CommunicationIn organizing project management, good communication is critical to a successful project. To be a good project manager, you must be in constant communication with everyone involved in the project. This includes your organizing team, the client, any vendors or other service professionals.

Here are some tips to help you effectively communicate throughout your project.

Have a Plan
Create a plan for communicating. This can include; who is in charge of communicating, who needs to be communicated with, how often you will communicate, how you will communicate (phone, email, text), etc.… Read the rest “Organizing Project Management Step 5: Communication”