Office Organizing Ideas to Control the Clutter in Five Minutes or Less

Office Organizing Ideas to Control the Clutter in Five Minutes or Less

The average person works approximately 80,000 hours in their lifetime. Given that huge time commitment, shouldn’t we feel positive and inspired by our workspace?   If you don’t, could it be that you are bogged down with office clutter? Most people would love an organized office space, but who has the time? Your NYC Professional Organizer has good news for you. You can have a clutter-free, creativity-enhancing workspace in almost no time at all. You can accomplish any of the following quick office organizing ideas in five minutes a day or less: Are you working in a tiny, cramped corner of CONTINUE READING >

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Organizing Office Paperwork Is a Fluid Process

Organizing Office Paperwork Is a Fluid Process

One of the most common reasons people give for not putting away pieces of paper cluttering up their office is that they don’t have an appropriate filing system. Organizing office paperwork sounds easy, and in practice actually is, but getting there can be challenging. Part of the problem here is simply slowing down, and giving yourself time to have a process. Less organized people sometimes imagine that office organizing ideas spring into the minds of people with better organized offices. In reality, the people with better organized offices give themselves the time to work out systems to help themselves. In CONTINUE READING >

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To Shred or Not to Shred? That is the Question!

To Shred or Not to Shred? That is the Question!

Our technological revolution promised to reduce paperwork and paper clutter in the office. It lied. Life and work generate more paper than ever. How do you begin to figure out which documents can safely be thrown away, and which need to be shredded?   Fear not — paper organizing does not have to be a mystery. Your NYC Professional Organizer has successfully helped many clients sort through their stacks, and she is ready to help you, too. Because so much personal information is on so many of the documents and publications that we handle daily, it behooves everyone to take steps CONTINUE READING >

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NYC Professional Organizer: Your Office Can be a Temple, Too

NYC Professional Organizer: Your Office Can be a Temple, Too

Those people who go to the gym a lot and eat very carefully are fond of repeating what has come to be a common saying: “The body is a temple.” Temples, of course, are hallowed places where layers of intention toward the divine build on one another, until there is a sense of transcendent peace. If you have ever visited a Zen shrine or Chartres cathedral or any of our magnificent cathedrals here in New York City, you know what I’m talking about. When we treat ourselves well, the likelihood of feeling good, and of resonating with others at a CONTINUE READING >

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A Cluttered Office…. in the Eyes of a NYC Professional Organizer

A Cluttered Office…. in the Eyes of a NYC Professional Organizer

Your NYC Professional Organizer would like everyone to have a productively organized workspace, even if allowances must be made for some creative clutter and the disorder of work-in-progress. But when does that lively jumble morph into something unmanageable which can affect how others view you, and negatively impact your job prospects? According to Techjournal.org, 38 percent of employers said that desks covered with paper created a negative impression of an employee. Twenty-eight percent of employers said they would be less likely to promote someone with a messy workspace. How to tell if you’ve crossed the line? An obvious red flag CONTINUE READING >

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It’s Not Too Soon to Start Planning for the Holidays – Home Organizing Tips

It’s Not Too Soon to Start Planning for the Holidays – Home Organizing Tips

Are you kidding me? The holidays. Why they’re way off in the future; why would I start thinking about them now while I’m still basking in the warmth of the sun? Er, well, you can certainly bask away but in all seriousness the holiday season will be upon us soon. Believe me: This is one of my most helpful time management tips. Do not procrastinate! It starts with Halloween (the costumes are already in the stores!) and then before you know it you are looking right at Thanksgiving and then hot on the heels of that feast day we plunge CONTINUE READING >

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5 Minutes a Day Keeps the Clutter Away

5 Minutes a Day Keeps the Clutter Away

  You’ve probably heard the old cliché “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, I’m not a doctor and hence can’t speak to the role apples play in helping to maintain good health, but one thing that I do know for sure is that 5 minutes a day will keep the clutter away. Let’s face it. We’re all so very busy – and that includes me, your NYC professional organizer. Work, family responsibilities, taking the kids to and from their activities, hobbies, errands, well, there’s barely enough time to accomplish everything that needs to get done. So, you CONTINUE READING >

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Getting Disaster-Ready with Social Media

Getting Disaster-Ready with Social Media

As a NYC professional organizer, I have been focusing all month on the upcoming national preparedness month and America’s PrepareAthon in order to serve my clients and increase awareness throughout the city. I’ve discussed how to get your home ready using my disaster-related home organizing tips, how to get your office ready, how to get yourself ready personally, and how to make use of apps that assist with hurricane preparedness and response. Today I’m going to focus on the many ways that social media is being brought to bear here in the greatest city in the world. Hurricane Sandy taught us, among other CONTINUE READING >

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A Bad Day at Work – Preparing for Disaster in NYC

A Bad Day at Work – Preparing for Disaster in NYC

As my regular readers are aware, I have been focusing of late on the upcoming America’s PrepareAthon and national preparedness month. As a professional organizer in NYC, I consider it part of my job description to assist my readers and clients to prepare for disasters, including those that take place during the workday. Remember: Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. Adequate planning for a disaster that strikes during the work day can make a difference! So, let’s plan! There are a lot of ways that our workplaces resemble our homes. In fact, most of us spend more waking CONTINUE READING >

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Technology Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

Technology Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

As my regular readers know, when it comes to natural disasters and other calamities I make it my business to be part of the unofficial Team Readiness. As a professional organizer in NYC, I owe it to my clients and to the city I love to do that. The most recent catastrophic event for the city of New York and nearby regions is variously known as Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy, or just plain Sandy. Whatever name one uses for this enormous and grim natural disaster, the storm reminded us that even in a place as urban and developed as New CONTINUE READING >

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