My Organizing Blog

Thoughts on Time Management

I’ve been home recovering from a cold for the last three days, so I’ve had an opportunity to step back and observe myself when I am on an unstructured schedule.  Specifically, I’ve been able to see how I use my time when I have “all the time in the world”. This has been a particularly busy time for me.  In addition to a full client load, I am directing an off-off-Broadway musical which opens in two weeks, which means that free time…

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No More Mystery Cables

Do you have a box or drawer of cables that you are afraid to throw away? Chances are that you do, since nearly all of my clients have them! The cables that you use on a frequent basis are most likely not in this box or drawer.  They are in more active places in your home or office. So these mystery cables are probably not useful for you and can be responsibly discarded. Here is an excellent on-line guide to figuring out…

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One Shelf at a Time

I have been cleaning out my refrigerator. It has taken several weeks, and I’m still not done. Why so slow? Because I have been doing it one shelf at a time. It started back in August when I noticed that my crisper drawer was completely empty. This is an unusual occurrence for us since we like to keep fruits and vegetables on hand. I decided to take advantage of its emptiness and give it a good scrubbing. It looked so good…

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Packing Up

We took our 18-year old daughter to college a few days ago. It was a huge undertaking – physically, emotionally, and of course, organizationally. As I’ve mentioned before, I deal with emotional upheaval by getting organized. (See Love, Loss, and Organizing). Getting my daughter and all her stuff to school was a logistical puzzle that kept me focused and helped keep the emotions at bay. Before I go on vacation, admiring friends often say to me one or two weeks before, “I bet…

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Analysis Paralysis

Did you ever spend so much time researching different options that you were too overwhelmed to make a decision? I call this Analysis Paralysis. I pride myself on my thoroughness and am grateful to have the internet at my fingertips to provide me with endless sources of input on even the most trivial of decisions. However, I end up over-researching certain topics because so much information is available. I first thought of writing about Analysis Paralysis almost a year ago, right…

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