Fri, 27 January 2017
Today on the podcast I am putting all 3 of the Getting Organized Steps in action in 2 NEW areas of our homes so you can see the whole process in action.
Listen to the podcast to hear about using the 3 steps to getting organized in organizing the car and kid’s bedrooms.
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Join the 100 Day Home Organization Challenge https://organize365.com/100-days/
Fri, 20 January 2017
What do you think of when you think of productivity?
Remember last week when I said that when I am organized I feel like I can make forward progress on my goals and projects.
For me productivity means doing MORE usually in LESS time or with less resistance.
If you break down the 3 steps to getting organized:
Let's look specifically at Increasing Productivity. Productivity comes from thinking and planning. Every minute you spend planning SAVES 4-5 minutes in executing your plan.
Planning = TIME SAVED.
While it may be hard to find time to plan your day, your meals or your vacation, you KNOW that when you do - everything goes easier and faster.
Once again I have one caution... to be most effective, you need to have decluttered and organized the area you want to increase productivity in. These steps do need to be done in order.
5 Steps to Increased Productivity.
Learn more about virtual organization here.
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Wed, 18 January 2017
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan is the book that has helped me the most in achieving increased productivity.
Using the focus question, “What is the ONE thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will become easier and unnecessary?” I prioritize my day on a continual basis.
In this podcast you will hear:
The audio book version of The Mindset of Organization is finally here!! I hope you enjoy the sample chapters in podcast 140. You can get a free audible copy of The Mindset of Organization and start a free 30 day trial of audible at Organize365.com/audible
Fri, 13 January 2017
Don't you just want to jump right to the step where you get to go buy cute matching containers when you are organizing a space? ME TOO!
BUT every time I do that... it influences what I keep and how I store things instead of my THINGS influencing those decisions. (In the podcast I share how I figured that out as a professional organizer.)
First let's talk about what being organized means. For me it means:
Before I dive into the 5 steps to organizing I want to give you one caution...
You will not get it 100% right the first time.
Yep, no matter what you are organizing, your goal is to get 80-90% better. The last 10% comes in step 3. Which I will cover next week.
Ok, so you know how you will feel and are not going for perfection, let's dive in!
5 Steps to Organizing
Organizing feels amazing! But after a while... you realize something is missing. The last 10% is Step 3 of organizing. Most people never get there and I just realized what it was last month... Step 3 Increased Productivity.
Listen to the podcast to hear about how I declutter the master closet, kitchen, schedules and daily actionable papers. And 2 times when I focus on decluttering the WHOLE house before I start any organizing.
Links to things mentioned in the podcast:
Are you looking for more personalized help? I would love to learn more about you and your home and be your virtual organization coach.
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Fri, 6 January 2017
5 Steps to Decluttering
Decluttering feels good, but not finished. Step 2 of organizing needs to follow quickly to bring order into your newly emptied space.
For the complete show notes go to https://organize365.com/144
Try week 1 of the 100 Day Home Organization Challenge free at https://organize365.com/100-day-challenge-free-week/
Also listen to:
Podcast 101 - The Sunday Basket
Podcast 134 - My 3 New Years
Wed, 4 January 2017
I am excited to be offering Virtual Organization services in 2017.
Mon, 2 January 2017
Organizing Holiday Decorations
Why do we keep the decorations we keep, and what is the best way to store them? As we go through life stages and unexpected events, our holiday items take on new meaning and sometimes add to our guilt or depression. That was true in my case.
This week, your challenge is to organize your holiday decorations.
Visit http://organize365.com/40-weeks-1-whole-house-week-19-organizing-holiday-decorations for the full blog post.
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