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 national PrepareAthon. 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 hours, certainly Monday through 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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Getting Ready For Fall

Getting Ready For Fall

Okay, I sure hate to say it but summer is, well, almost over. Of course, I know that the warm weather will continue through September (in the Northeast at least) and there will still be some good times to be had at the beach. But let’s face it: the days are getting a wee bit shorter, fall clothes are in all of the store windows, school supplies are on the shelves and you can even find Halloween costumes in some stores. So even if you hate the thought of shorter days and colder temperatures there’s not a thing that you CONTINUE READING >

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Disaster Preparedness At Work

Disaster Preparedness At Work

As I said in a recent post, as an NYC professional organizer, I make it my business to think ahead. That means reflecting on subjects running the gamut from the relatively light, such as how to deal with excess paper in the workplace, to the more serious, such as how to prepare for a sudden disaster that occurs when you are at work, which is the subject of today’s post. Keeping a Cool Head With such happenings as the two major blackouts of the last decade and a half and the dark events of September 11, 2001, in mind, it CONTINUE READING >

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Successfully Juggling Work & Family Can Be Done

Successfully Juggling Work & Family Can Be Done

It’s the start of a new day and already, before you walk out the door, things are in a frenzy. The permission slip for your little one’s field trip is missing, as is that important file you brought home from work yesterday – and, oh, do you know where your keys are? If this little episode is any indication, your day isn’t starting off on the right track. And, although this NYC Professional Organizer can’t promise a perfect day every day, I can offer some home organizing tips to give you the best chance of enjoying a successful day both CONTINUE READING >

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Disaster Preparedness Tips from Your NYC Professional Organizer

Disaster Preparedness Tips from Your NYC Professional Organizer

Next month we will all see a lot of media stories about America’s PrepareAthon. As an NYC professional organizer, I decided to get an early start since preparedness is absolutely central to what I do. Natural disasters feature prominently in the PrepareAthon. President Obama certainly thinks so! His message to the country earlier this year regarding the PrepareAthon focused on preparedness tips for severe weather. After Hurricane Sandy, most of us in New York are all too clear about the dangers posed by such storms. And indeed hurricanes probably pose the single largest and most present natural threat to New CONTINUE READING >

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“Just” Saying No is Hard, But You Need to Learn How

“Just” Saying No is Hard, But You Need to Learn How

Saying no is hard. And it can be especially hard in a business setting. But a lot of the time management tips from professional organizers are focused around a central idea: Learning to say no is crucial. We all want to be team players, and we all want to be part of as many interesting projects as we can. That said, saying yes too many times to too many people leads to burnout. It’s as simple as that. Saying yes too often means you’re not serving anyone, including yourself. Our NYC professional organizer recognizes, and knows herself, that the urge CONTINUE READING >

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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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