Archive for the 'office organization' Category

“Get to work” – Setting up a Home Office

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

As computers play an increasingly important role in our lives, the home office has become an essential space for many families. Whether you have the opportunity to do some or all of your job from the comfort of home, run a home-based business, or simply need a spot to manage your household finances, you’ll be […]

Setting up Your Files for the New Year

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The start of a new year is traditionally when we begin developing new habits: more exercise, less junk food, more productivity, less clutter… you know how it goes. January is also the perfect time to set up or update your filing system, and not just because you’re already thinking about making improvements. For individuals and […]

The Cost of Getting Organized

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Is getting organized something you’ve wanted to cross off your list? Need help doing it, but are worried about what it might cost? Here are a few facts and figures to help you decide if it’s in your budget. A 3-hour session ($240) gets most people started with sorting a couple of closets, an entryway […]

Maintaining Your Organized Space

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

So, you’ve just organized your home or office – congratulations! Now that you have an organizing system in place, it will be much easier for you to stay organized going forward – but you need to stick to your system! You’ve got to book time with yourself, in your planner, at least once a month […]

Spotlight on… Becky’s Studio – Part 2: Organizing the Artist’s Corner

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Becky, an artist I’m working with, paints all the time. When I first saw the “art corner” where she did her painting, she had baskets and boxes and containers all over the place, each filled randomly with her different art supplies. Getting her stuff into efficient, usable shape was all about gathering, sorting, categorizing, and […]

Spotlight on… Becky’s Studio

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I’m working with an artist, Becky, who needed to get her papers in order. She is what I call a “piler” not a “filer” (most people are). This means that she likes to have things out in plain view in order to remember to deal with them. Becky needs everything visible so that it’s really […]

hgtv.ca spotlights SPOT ON Organizing

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Please check out this 5 part daily blog post series about one writer’s experience of working with a Professional Organizer (Spot On). I’d love to hear what you think.  What was your experience like working with an organizer (if you have)?  Do you have similar clutter challenges? If you’re a busy family –  working parents, […]

Organizing Your Electronics

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Most people have a wide assortment of electronics and all the ‘stuff’ that goes with them. And then there’s all the packaging!  It’s a concern to remember which cable goes with which device, or where to find that warranty when your item breaks down. People usually keep the box that their new device came in […]

Spotlight on… Steve’s Office

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Steve is a single young professional with a demanding career. He contacted me because, in his own words: “I am not a total disaster. I have moments where I catch up, but then just fall apart and procrastinate.  I want to save money, be organized, and have peace of mind.” Steve lives in a one-bedroom, […]

Don’t Have A Wish – Have A Plan!

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Make a time commitment per week that you can manage. If you think it’s going too slow, up the commitment. Just get done what you can. Prioritize rooms you want to organize on a list. Here’s a simple approach to organizing your home or office. It’s a proven method of breaking the task up into […]