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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A Checklist to Help Prepare for Your Home or Office Move

A Checklist to Help Prepare for Your Home or Office Move

Whether you’re relocating a few blocks away or to a new state, moving is a daunting task. Both home and office moves are stressful, especially in the city where the logistics of packing and transporting everything to a new location can be tricky. The key to not only surviving the move, but also alleviating the anxiety that comes with such a big change is to create and follow a plan. Our NYC Professional Organizer has helped countless clients prepare for both home and office moves, and in her experience the items below are absolute musts for your moving checklist. Purge CONTINUE READING >

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Time Management Tips to Help Tackle Your To-Do List

Time Management Tips to Help Tackle Your To-Do List

Some much to do; so little time. Isn’t that the current mantra of pretty much everyone everywhere? It doesn’t much matter your occupation or even if you’re not working (just ask any retiree and they will say, “I am as busy as I ever was,”) having a lot to do is simply our way of life. And as a result, we’re all in search of effective time management tips. One of the best ways to stay organized and actually “execute” all of your to-do’s is to have a “to-do” list.  That’s right, maintaining a list, regardless of whether it is CONTINUE READING >

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