Closed September 2017

Time Management

Home Office Organizing: Where Do You Start?

  One of the most common questions I hear as a Professional Organizer is, "Where do I start with organizing my home office?" The best approach is to think in terms of SYSTEMS. Click here to read the Basic Six systems to set up on the Good Housekeeping Home Style Blog. Follow me on Twitter… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Do You Have Enough Time?

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. Does your schedule sometimes feel like the plot of a daytime soap? Do you feel like your evil twin is secretly adding tasks to your to do list, or setting your clock forward behind your back? Watch today’s video and take some time… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Sunday Planning Saves Time All Week Long

Are you having a Commodores kind of day? You know “Easy Like Sunday Morning.” If not, watch this video on the 5 C’s of Sunday Planning and mellow out your “Brick House.” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist ;)) (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)   Transcript: Hi, I’m Lorie… Read more »

How Many of Your Dreams Have Come True?

Do you write your goals down? Why not? It's been proven and demonstrated over and over again that writing down your goals makes them much more likely to happen. And reviewing them regularly makes it even more likely! I was just reviewing mine, and I found an old list from 2005. I was astonished at… Read more »

How to Make Time & Make Room for New Things in Life

I guess I am not normal, because I truly love sticking my hands into a beehive… I have recently taken up beekeeping after having done it as a little girl and wishing and thinking about it for 30 years. People keep asking me where I find the time! You have to make time– and make… Read more »

I Can Do That… with ONE PHONE CALL!

When we are consulting with our members daily in our message boards, we sometimes find that things that they are grappling with are actually ONE PHONE CALL away from getting resolved! I am often surprised at this in my own life, too, when I have one of those days where I knock out tons of… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Simplify and Save Time Every Morning

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! How long does it take you just to get out the door in the morning? Do you own styling and beauty products, or do you feel like they own you? (Click here to watch… Read more »

Organizing Your Health: 9 Ways to Reduce Stress

Do you remember "Schoolhouse Rock?" I bet you can probably sing me a few of the songs… "Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" I just interviewed my friend, Dr. Mache Seibel, who is the founder of HealthRock®. After being on the Harvard Medical School faculty for two decades, he is currently a professor at the University… Read more »

Laziness is a Gift

I hear the members of our online organizing program sometimes talking in our message boards or on our member webinars about how they didn't get something done because they "are lazy." Let's pause for a moment for a couple of points: Speaking negatively about yourself in a permanent way ("I AM lazy" vs. "I felt… Read more »

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Oscillating…

I had the pleasure of hearing Tony Schwartz speak this weekend at the SXSW Interactive conference here in Austin. He is the co-author of The Power of Full Engagement (Kindle edition here) and Be Excellent at Anything (Kindle edition here). I was really looking forward to hearing Tony and meeting him because I think he… Read more »

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