In The Media

Stop Putting it Off
Whole Living Magazine
Sep 01, 2011

Q: How can I stop procrastinating on the big things? A Professional Organizer Responds: Many of my clients tell themselves they’ll tackle the big projects as soon as they get organized. Some even say they plan on taking a weekend to do it. This will never happen. And that’s because we have it backward: The only way to get something done is to start doing it. Stephen Covey, author of the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, says…

Before the Bell
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Sep 01, 2011

Buy supplies early and get more than you need. Most schools don’t distribute a list of necessary supplies until the first day, but why wait? Buying early, say the beginning of August, means you’ll avoid the inevitable long lines and price hikes. “Last summer, I bought notebook and folders in every color,” says Sharon Lowenheim of Organizing Goddess, Inc. “Whatever my kid didn’t need, I brought back.” Staples even lets customers return items purchased online to a physical store, so…

How to Organize Anything
Better Homes and Gardens: Secrets of Getting Organized
Mar 01, 2012

Step 1: Empty. Whatever you are organizing, empty it completely to gain a full understanding of what you own.  “This is true for all storage spaces — kitchen cabinets, medicine cabinets, even refrigerators,” says Sharon Lowenheim, a New York City organizer.  “What isn’t seen is forgotten.  So it’s important to get everything out in the open.” Step 2: Sort. Lowenheim suggests thinking of your life from this moment forward as a trip for which you need to pack.  “What items do…