Mastering the Email Mountain – Tips from the Professional Organizer in NYC

Mastering the Email Mountain – Tips from the Professional Organizer in NYC

Even though our phones keep us well connected, many of us dread returning to the office after being away as there is still a mountain of emails requiring attention. What was supposed to be a convenience has become a burden to many. But it is possible to keep your emails in order, and not let yourself be buried under an avalanche of inconsequential communications. Your professional organizer in NYC has Ten Tips for you to start your New Year with your email well organized and working for you, not against you! Ten Tips for Mastering Email Mountain: 1. Schedule a CONTINUE READING >

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Tackling the Mail – Tips from the Professional Home Organizer

Tackling the Mail – Tips from the Professional Home Organizer

  As January comes to a close and you are setting up systems to keep organized through the rest of 2015, it’s important to address one specific area that leads to a great amount of clutter: your mail! Rain or shine, snow or sleet, the mail is delivered to your home regularly. Bills, catalogs, junk mail…it adds up quickly. Without a clear system in place, all of that mail becomes yet another overwhelming chore. Here are some home office organizing ideas from a professional organizer in New York City for managing your mail: First, you need to identify a space CONTINUE READING >

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Valuable Real Estate – Your Desk!

Valuable Real Estate – Your Desk!

  What drives real estate prices up? When there is more demand for space than there is space available. Nowhere is that more true than with that small but precious piece of real estate known as Your Desk. If you consider how much disorganization slows you down, and creates anxiety as well, then you will want to read on. Keeping your desk organized will calm your nerves and boost your creativity and productivity. Your NYC Organizer will show you how it’s done! ​First, clear your desktop of everything except the bare essentials like your computer, phone, an inbox, an outbox CONTINUE READING >

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Clear the Winter Clutter From Your Entryway

Clear the Winter Clutter From Your Entryway

  As winter swings into full gear, you’ve probably started accumulating all of the cold weather clutter – winter coats, sweaters, boots, hats, gloves, scarves. These items are necessities to brave the cold, but without a designated space to store them, they can take over your entryway. As you walk into your home, you want to feel peace and calm, not be overwhelmed from your winter clutter. Your NYC Professional Organizer has some tips to help… Keep things dry One of the most frustrating parts of winter is keeping the winter wet outside your home. Boots bring in snow and CONTINUE READING >

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Organizing Tips for Kids from Your NYC Professional Organizer

Organizing Tips for Kids from Your NYC Professional Organizer

  Keeping kids organized can be a big challenge.  Most kids don’t come by organization naturally, and have to learn the skill.  Many parents have similar issues, but when the clutter is all over the floors of your home, it’s time to corral your children and teach them some organizing basics.  I know, I know, I can already feel the pushback.  I’m not talking about getting into screaming matches with the kids or putting up with daily tantrums.  I’m talking about creating organizational routines for yourself and your children, which will make organizing simple, easy, and even fun. The key CONTINUE READING >

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Cleaning Out When the Kids Are Grown

Cleaning Out When the Kids Are Grown

Childhood artwork circa 1990. Lego creations from the same era. Hockey trophies and baseball cards. Projects for which the grade was “A” and homework assignments that were deemed incomplete. Nintendo systems and Game Boys too and boxes and boxes of memorabilia, most tattered and scarcely recognizable. Ask most parents and they will sigh and wearily admit to the heaps of stuff that they still have stored in their attics and basements well past the time when their kids have their own apartments. The common theme is while there is just too much stuff they can’t bring themselves to get rid CONTINUE READING >

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Find the Fun in Decluttering!

Find the Fun in Decluttering!

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.  You find the fun, and snap!  The job’s a game!”  So says Mary Poppins, the fictional fixer-upper extraordinaire.  She may be fictional, but her advice is sound, especially when it comes to decluttering.  Your NYC Professional Organizer often blogs about how only 5 minutes a day will keep your space organized and clear, but getting started can be a drag.  Here are some ideas to change your daily organizing from a chore that’s a bore to a game you’ll adore! I love online “hidden object” games where CONTINUE READING >

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NYC Professional Organizer Says Don’t Let Winter Get You Down!

NYC Professional Organizer Says Don’t Let Winter Get You Down!

  As your NYC professional organizer, I don’t have to tell you that the days have gotten shorter and the weather colder, and while some people seem to remain cheerful in the face of winter weather, there are many that experience a case of the winter blues. For most it’s not so bad or at least in the early winter. As we start to close the chapter on this year’s holiday festivities, recollections of all the good times had are still top of mind. But before you know it it’s January, the holidays are over and the cold and darkness CONTINUE READING >

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Give the Gift of Organization! Soaking in the Scents of the Season!

Give the Gift of Organization! Soaking in the Scents of the Season!

  Your NYC Professional Organizer lives to create order out of chaos.  Whether it is organizing an office, a move, or the extension cords under your desk, your NYC Professional Organizer is here to inspire and help you and all my clients and readers to a clutter-free, stress-free existence.  But even I know that one cannot be working, organizing, or decluttering all the time.  Rejuvenating oneself, and giving oneself time to relax is a vital part of the process of making your life manageable and enjoyable.  So for my final blog of the year, I am going to suggest some CONTINUE READING >

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Embrace the Quiet at Work this Time of Year to Implement Office Organizing Ideas

Embrace the Quiet at Work this Time of Year to Implement Office Organizing Ideas

  Hopefully, you were able to get a day or two off on or around Christmas. And hopefully it was truly restful! A lot of us wind up back at work between that holiday and the next – New Year’s! – and knowing how to make the most of these days can be a challenge. As your NYC Professional Organizer, it’s my job to help you make the most of such opportunities – so let’s get started! The first of my office organizing ideas for these next few days is to take stock of who’s in and who’s not. With CONTINUE READING >

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