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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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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