Archive for Organizing Tips – Page 2

Tuesday Tidbit – Just Like Herding Cats

Just Like Herding Cats

This Friday, December 15, is Cat Herders Day. Who knew? While this is a relatively new idiom – “it’s just like herding cats” – we understand the reference is to a difficult or seemingly impossible task.

For some, this brings up visions of their excess stuff and clutter!

You start, you try, you mean to accomplish something, but…you feel like your clutter is those cats. Right?

In your planning, separate one “cat” or “task” from the others, concentrate on it and let the others go. Decide on the steps you need to take to move ahead, gather the tools you need, and then schedule it in your calendar. Just go for it!

To help you even further with this step, I’m sharing a helpful document usually reserved for my clients. It is the Simple Steps to Start Any Organizing Project document. Feel free to download and print it out for your own projects.

Take a deep breath and remember you don’t need to do this alone. I’m taking new clients in January 2018 so if you are curious, let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how or if we should herd those cats together.

Tuesday Tidbit – Take Your Family Shopping…At Home!

Sometimes – especially if no one else “sees” the clutter – you get tired of asking, yelling, and reminding, and just do it yourself.

Here is another idea.

On an as-needed basis (listen to your heart and stress level), set up a “Buy-It-Back Store” and collect all the items that are cluttering the floor, tables, furniture, counters, etc. You know, the ones that drive you crazy.

It’s best to focus on the common areas first, instead of including bedrooms, to ease others into this new strategy. For your family, maybe the bedrooms will need to come later.

Your family must “pay” to retrieve their items. Payment might be chores, cash, or good deeds. Customize it to their age and be creative.

Of course, it is also best to give your family a day or two of notice before the “Buy-It-Back Store” opens, which gives you time to find homes for your own items!

Have questions about how we might work together? Let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how or if we should take your simplifying and organizing journey together.

Tuesday Tidbit – Do Organizing and Creativity Mix?

Tuesday Tidbit - Do Organizing and Creativity Mix?

If you are a creative being, the right side of your brain may be more cultivated/active than the left side. Regardless of which side bolsters your own special creativity, you still need focus and clarity.

Let’s just admit that there are piles and distractions in your environment and they do NOT add to your creative mojo. Instead, they steal your energy and focus.

Clutter crushes creativity. Once you admit this and take the time to clear your workspace or home of excess stuff, which then clears your mind, you are more likely to tap into your brilliance.

It’s time to take the time to just get it done and stop squandering your precious energy “trying” to ignore the piles. You already know that this just does not work.

I can help. Let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how we can release the creative genius strapped in clutter.

Tuesday Tidbit – A Spooky Deal for You

Today is a day for witches, goblins, super heroes, princesses, and YOU!

This Spooky Deal – Living with Less….and LOVING IT! – is an on-site organizing solution that offers you the following:

  • Priority scheduling
  • Travel fee waived
  • Up to 30 minutes of on-line or in-store shopping
  • Up to 30-minutes for recycling and/or post office drop-off
  • Storage solutions and suggestions
  • 1 car-full of donations dropped off after every organizing session
  • End of session e-mail wrap-up
  • Peace of mind… you are not alone
  • Consistent progress
  • Learn new strategies and systems
  • Organizing is more FUN together
  • Time to enjoy other activities when organizing is handled
  • Prepay for 10 hours to be used in October, November or December 2017 and receive one hour FREE! (Can be used in two 5-hour sessions or we can break this down into 3 or 4-hour sessions as needed.)

If you are curious about how you can live with less and love it, call or email me to take advantage of a complimentary Simplify Your Stuff strategy call.

Tuesday Tidbit – TODAY is Take Back Time Day!

Yes, today, October 24, 2017, is Take Back Time Day.

One of the questions I ask my clients during our first working session is “If you were not thinking about or worrying about your excess stuff and clutter, what would you do instead?”

Many say, “spend more TIME with family and friends, take TIME for a vacation, have more TIME for hobbies, take TIME to exercise, have TIME to plan great meals, have TIME for me!”

You see, our excess stuff drains our energy and steals our TIME. When you start to embrace simplicity, the process begins by letting go of the excess and in turn, also avoiding the trap of accumulating more. The result is you gain TIME.

If you are curious about how you can have TIME for the people and activities you love, let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how or if we should take your simplifying and journey together.