Having Little Kids is No Excuse for a Big Mess

Having Little Kids is No Excuse for a Big Mess

Little kids can make a big mess. Toys everywhere, juice boxes perched on tables, teeny tiny shoes and sneakers tossed here and there and pastel colored everything. You get the picture.  And whether you have or had children you’ve probably visited a home that was simply a shambles caused (mostly) by these messy pint sized tykes. It really doesn’t have to be that way. As a professional organizer in NYC I’ve learned that children might be naturally messy (and notice that I said “might”) but they can certainly be trained to be organized. And if they are simply too young CONTINUE READING >

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Avoid Procrastination with Help from NYC Professional Organizer

Avoid Procrastination with Help from NYC Professional Organizer

The urge to procrastinate is present in us all. But actually procrastinating is another thing. Some people procrastinate so much that they are more or less paralyzed, and others procrastinate so little that they have effectively become non-procrastinators. If you’d like to become one of the latter, our NYC professional organizer can help make that dream a reality with a few easy steps. Be honest about the problem It’s easy to live in denial when it comes to procrastination. Time management tips sound good, particularly when it comes to this slightly painful subject, but for whatever reason even people who CONTINUE READING >

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How to: Organizing Tips for Outings with Kids – Part 2

How to: Organizing Tips for Outings with Kids – Part 2

Last week, we shared part one of the organizing tips for outings with kids, and this week we’re back to round out our list of smart solutions from our NYC Professional Organizer. Read below to learn the final home organizing tips and other tricks to help you prepare for being out and about with the little ones: -          Packing everything you’ll need without weighing you down o   For the babies, a couple of diapers, some wipes and a simple change of clothes will be a diaper bag necessity. o   Either way, one of the home organizing tips we give parents CONTINUE READING >

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Time Management Tips You Didn’t See Coming: Take a Break and Walk Away!

Time Management Tips You Didn’t See Coming: Take a Break and Walk Away!

Learning to keep your body and your mind functioning at peak capacity requires knowing how to divide your project into a series of manageable tasks and proactively scheduling rest time at the appropriate intervals. Serious People Take Breaks When it comes to time management tips and making the most of them, not everything qualifies as intuitive, and this is one of those areas. It’s surprising, at first, but breaks really do increase productivity, our NYC professional organizer recommends taking breaks at regular intervals. It’s a bit of a hot topic of late, as this recent story in Entrepreneur makes clear. CONTINUE READING >

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How to: Organizing Tips for Outings with Kids – Part 1

How to: Organizing Tips for Outings with Kids – Part 1

Going anywhere with kids in tow can give any reasonably sane person anxiety. But – it doesn’t have to! Our NYC Professional Organizer knows traveling with kids (no matter the distance) doesn’t have to induce stress… All it takes is a little organization. Of course! A tiny bit of forethought and just a few moments putting our home organizing tips to good use before walking out the door can mean the difference between an outing filled with little disasters and an outing that can truly be enjoyable, and even productive, for all. Part one of this two part blog series CONTINUE READING >

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Time Management Tips: Use These Apps to Keep You On Track

Time Management Tips: Use These Apps to Keep You On Track

Last week, we discussed apps that our NYC Professional Organizer recommends for creating and curating your to-do list, but as we said, that’s only half the battle when it comes to time management. In order to truly use your time wisely, you must know how you are actually spending it, not just how it should be spent! Thus, our NYC Professional Organizer is back with another round of time management tips and apps for tracking your time. Time Tracking Apps While you may know how you’d LIKE to spend your time, your actual time log may not reflect your to CONTINUE READING >

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Professional Organizer Tips for Managing the Laundry in an NYC Apartment

Professional Organizer Tips for Managing the Laundry in an NYC Apartment

Especially for city apartment dwellers, laundry can be a major chore. Hunting for quarters, locating detergent, sorting lights and darks, and lugging your load to and from your laundry room or (if you aren’t fortunate enough to have in-building services) the laundromat can add up to quite the headache. Procrastination can take a hold, and this somewhat simple task mushrooms into quite the ordeal. While consistently doing laundry every week theoretically is the best solution, many of us simply do not have the time for that! Never fear, Our NYC Professional Organizer has some first hand, tried and true home CONTINUE READING >

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Time Management Tips: To-Do List Apps that Work for You

Time Management Tips: To-Do List Apps that Work for You

In the summer, the last thing you want to do is leave the office at 9 o’clock at night. Getting out there and enjoying the beautiful weather is a top priority, especially when you have a long weekend planned or a vacation on the way. But there is still work to be done! In order to fit all of your tasks in, you must implement time management tips and strategies that are not only proven, but also fit with your habits and preferences. In order to help you find a fit, out NYC Professional Organizer recommends a number of time CONTINUE READING >

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Planning a Home or Office Move? Here’s What to Do the Week Of

Planning a Home or Office Move? Here’s What to Do the Week Of

While it’s important to prepare for your home or office move weeks in advance, there are specific tasks and strategies that can only be tackled in the days leading up to the move.  Our NYC Professional Organizer provides a checklist to help you ensure that your moving week is stress free. Keep Moving-Related Receipts Organized Whether you’re coordinating a home or office move, keeping an organized record of your moving related expenses (such as packing materials, insurance, and hired movers) is a smart idea. If the move is related to your work, it could possibly reduce your adjusted gross income. CONTINUE READING >

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A NYC Professional Organizer’s 5 Favorite Organizing Products

A NYC Professional Organizer’s 5 Favorite Organizing Products

I recently spent 4 days with my organizing colleagues in Scottsdale at the annual NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) Conference.  As you might expect… it was a very well organized event with time allotted for attending workshops, hearing inspirational keynote addresses, networking, touring the product expo and of course food and drink. As has become tradition, I wanted to share my 5 favorites of all of the products exhibited at the product expo with you.  Included in this year’s grouping is the 2014 Organizers’ Choice Award for Best Solution for Organizing at Work as well as an award winning CONTINUE READING >

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