My Organizing Blog

Unstuff Your Linen Closet

Do you still have every towel you ever owned — including the ones you used in college?  Is it impossible for you to pull anything out of your linen closet without everything coming out because it’s so stuffed? Perhaps it’s time for you to give your linen closet a makeover. Let’s figure out how many sheets, towels, blankets, etc., you really need.

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Business Cards: Information or Clutter?

They’re everywhere – those cute little 2- by 3 ½-inch paper rectangles with colorful logos, attractive graphics, and snappy tag lines.  We pick them up at stores and doctors’ offices.  People hand them to us at business meetings or social events.  We feel empowered and connected because now we have information. Now what? If your business card collection is sitting in a big pile with a rubber band around it, or in a shopping bag in the back of the…

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Innovative Ways to Store Shoes

Are your small New York closets incapable of accommodating your love affair with shoes? One of my proudest moments as an organizer is the session in which I helped a client reduce her designer shoe collection from 75 pairs down to 50!  Another is the stroke of inspiration that liberated a client’s shoe collection from the top of her closets into an unused bookcase with glass doors.  Considering the dollar investment she had made in them and how beautiful they…

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In Praise of Deadlines

Do you consider yourself a procrastinator?  Interestingly, most people do.  Even though I teach time management and productivity, that’s no guarantee that I won’t succumb to the lure of on-line Sudoku in spite of my beautifully prioritized to-do list. Recently, I had two tasks that I just couldn’t get started on.  I got everything else done but still couldn’t get started on those two.  When I ran out of time-wasters, I even did some productive things that weren’t on my…

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