When Do You Know That You Need to Hire an NYC Professional Organizer?

When Do You Know That You Need to Hire an NYC Professional Organizer?

• Today it took you 20 minutes to put your hands on the folder that you needed for an important meeting thus making you arrive late and flustered. • You bought file folders, copier paper and other sundry office supplies only to locate a pile of these very items sitting in a box in the back of your supply closet. • You have a sinking feeling each time you walk into your office and see your desk and the piles of paper and folders perched on pretty much every surface in the room. Sound familiar? If so, then yes, you CONTINUE READING >

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An NYC Professional Organizer’s Favorite Family App: Cozi

An NYC Professional Organizer’s Favorite Family App: Cozi

Sometimes all the time-saving apps people are using look like they would take forever to get a handle on – I get it, believe me! As an NYC professional organizer, though, I’ve done the math. And the best of these time-saving and sanity-preserving apps are really worth it. One that I’ve been talking about a little bit more of late is Cozi. Among the reasons it’s so user-friendly is the fact that it lets you see current to- dos and recently added shopping list items on the same screen as calendar events. Another nice touch: if it’s late afternoon, Cozi CONTINUE READING >

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Bogged Down With Emails? Email Organization Tips to Clear the Clutter!

Bogged Down With Emails? Email Organization Tips to Clear the Clutter!

A crowded, disorganized email inbox is no different than constantly disorganized work environment. It slows you down, and saps your effectiveness. Potentially important communications are buried in lengthy email conversations, or obscured by outdated or irrelevant emails. If your email inbox is overflowing, then your work, your energy, and your ability to respond to important events in the workplace may be compromised. Sorting through thousands of old emails may seem like an impossible dream. However, if you are willing to implement a few email organization tips and set aside five to ten minutes a day to work on your emails, CONTINUE READING >

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Cutting Through the Virtual Clutter

Cutting Through the Virtual Clutter

Once you’ve tackled the physical side of your technological helpers, there’s everything  that goes on inside of them. As a NYC professional organizer, I’m surprised how often people still have unprotected wi-fi in their homes. In a city as densely populated as New York, password-encoding your wi-fi is not optional – it’s a must! By password protecting your wi-fi use, you: • Protect your personal and financial information • Maintain your internet speed (by preventing byte-drain through unwanted sharing) • Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your wi-fi use is truly private When it comes to CONTINUE READING >

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Repeat Offenders — Repetitive Tasks that Gobble Up Your Time

Repeat Offenders — Repetitive Tasks that Gobble Up Your Time

In the workplace, even the most creative jobs have elements of routine. Routines are a good thing, and give structure to the workday, and keep you on track. However, if you feel that your work routines are eating up your time and draining your creative energy, then your routines are working against you rather than for you. Your NYC Professional Organizer has tools and techniques to save you time and effort. Nowadays there is a computer application for almost everything, and there are some excellent ones for streamlining repetitive tasks at work. Everything from transcribing to making dinner reservations can CONTINUE READING >

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Tips for Organizing Your Personal Electronic Devices

Tips for Organizing Your Personal Electronic Devices

When it comes to organization, technology can either be your friend or your foe. Sometimes, it can be both in the same day! For instance, your smart phone and tablets, when well managed, create efficiencies that equate to having a personal assistant for the price of a monthly phone contract. On the other hand, if you live in a household with two or three other plugged-in people (say a spouse and a teen or two), I don’t have to bring my expertise as an NYC professional organizer to bear to tell you that sometimes those phones and tablets: Go missing Wind CONTINUE READING >

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Home & Office Organizing Ideas to Solve Cable Conundrums

Home & Office Organizing Ideas to Solve Cable Conundrums

The plethora of electronic devices has had a hugely positive effect on how we work in a variety of wonderful ways. What is has also done is created a tangle of cables and cords around workstations that looks like a mess of seaweed dredged up on the beach. This situation is not only aesthetically unpleasing, it can make switching devices very complicated, confusing, and time consuming. Especially if you have more devices than you have available USB ports, or have to attach various devices to your computer to download information, accommodating these changes will be much more efficient if your CONTINUE READING >

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Office Organizing Ideas for an Orderly Desk

Office Organizing Ideas for an Orderly Desk

Organizing desk interiors with separators and other solutions so that desks don’t become like overstuffed closets. When we were little, most of us were afraid of the closet particularly at night. Sure, scientists hadn’t yet found evidence of any mysterious beings. We knew that much, but that didn’t change the reality, that he seemed to be in there sometimes, and who wanted to take chances?  Well, as a professional organizer in NYC, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen clients who feel similarly about their desks.  They used to go in there, without fear and trepidation, but that CONTINUE READING >

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Office Organizing with a Splash of Color

Office Organizing with a Splash of Color

Who says that office organizing ideas have to be dull?  Not your NYC Professional Organizer!  Try putting some personal pizzazz in your workspace… it will be a great motivator to keep it organized.  Though before you start, consider your company culture so that your choices will adhere to established guidelines if appropriate. Assess your needs before shopping for office organizing products so that your selections will suit your aesthetic sense and be functional.  After all, you will be organizing the place where you spend about half your waking hours every day.  You will want it set up to maximize your CONTINUE READING >

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NYC Professional Organizer Sheds Light on Office Lighting

NYC Professional Organizer Sheds Light on Office Lighting

There should be lighting solutions that both create comfort and help to focus the mind on the task at hand. It is amazing how powerful light is as a force, when it is skillfully threaded through an environment. Now, we could all purchase Klieg lights and drench every inch of our work space in the glare of a Moroccan market at mid-day, but our NYC Professional Organizer knows most of us don’t want, or need, anything of the kind.  No, the best lighting solutions are a combination of ambient light, from recessed ceiling fixtures or other overhead sources, with smaller, CONTINUE READING >

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