[caption id="attachment_2175" align="alignleft" width="214"] National Take Back Day 2014[/caption] Organizing Tips As a Certified Professional Organizer, I'm often asked for organizing tips. Since cold and flu season is just about over, it's perfect timing for organizing your meds. The DEA offers special collections called National Take Back Day to properly dispose of...

get-organized-for-travel-how-to-pack This is Part 10 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in June, and you’re planning a trip in July, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly.     How can I get organized for travel: 1-2 months before   How to Plan for Travel: What supplies will you need to pack for your vacation?     I’ve received requests from clients and friends about how to pack for their upcoming travels. There are two overall methods of packing:   1)      Take everything under the sun with you in multiple checked bags. 2)      Take the bare minimum using only carry-on luggage.   My method isn’t for everyone, so you can decide

[caption id="attachment_3553" align="alignright" width="300"]declutter - organize your stuff Declutter - How to get organized[/caption] I recently heard from a friend who’s an uber-busy entrepreneur: “I have really been trying to get a handle on all of the items in my home. I've been purging ... for years and have most of my things down to a manageable level ... It's all the crap (excuse my language) that I am left with. Things I have sorted, organized, placed in piles and now have no place for them to go. They aren't 100% relevant to our lives but aren't ready to leave just yet either. Couple this with temporary clutter and well, I am overwhelmed. I don't know what I want/need you to do here ... I guess I mainly just needed to vent.” At her suggestion, I’m answering her declutter question here:

[caption id="attachment_3547" align="aligncenter" width="300"] National Clutter Awareness Week: What will you declutter?[/caption]   When I utter the word “clutter,” the majority of folks instantly focus on their spaces.   “My office is out of control.”   “I’m afraid to open my pantry door.”   “I can’t walk into my closet.”   They’ll ask me for...


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