Today, I decided to go back in time and review our Organizers NW blogs of the past. I came across this gem blog post (Giving and Getting Decluttered) from 2013 that pretty much sums up exactly what I want to say about organizing every year during the holidays.
Recently, I attended local book club meeting held at a local upscale consignment store. The book was “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, by Marie Kondo. The book itself is not hard to read. Kondo’s writing style is extremely simple, and her tips and suggestions are clear-cut and very directive. There are many things I like and appreciate about the book, and a few that, for me, fell flat.
Keeping our desks and computers free of clutter can sometimes feel like a full-time job of its own. When we let things build up, they have a tendency to spill over and become even more overwhelming, continuing the endless cycle of paper and electronic clutter.
So how to keep your inbox under control?
November 15th is National Clean out your Refrigerator Day. Really. In celebration of this joyous occasion, we’ve collected some fridge organizing tips for you.
This upcoming Fall season will bring some big changes to my home along with the cooler weather – the arrival of our first child. Along with the usual activities inerrant in this new chapter (baby shower, birthing classes, trying not to panic, etc.) comes another, more elusive action item on my list: downsizing our stuff to make room for baby.
For kids, the transition from easy, breezy summertime to the first day of school can be tough. No matter what age or grade level, dealing with brand new teachers, classrooms and expectations can cause many kids – and by extension, their families – anxiety and stress.
These feelings of fear or anxiety can sometimes lead to procrastination or denial, which in turn simply ramps up our feelings of stress and disorganization. The following back-to-school tips will help you be organized for the upcoming school year way ahead of time and will reduce stress for everyone.
Small Business Solutions Whether we like it or not, participation in Social Media has become an irreplaceable necessity of running any business these days. Whether you run a small business and create your own web content and social media marketing or work for a large organization and promote from within, staying on top of all [Read more…]
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Candace Kramer, a local portland Realtor and a member of the ADU community. In 2013, she built her Accessory Dwelling Unit and became involved in championing the construction and design of these clever urban living spaces. We wanted to hear about her methods for staying organized [Read more…]
If you’re anything like me, sometimes your closet gets you down. It’s not my closet’s fault, of course. After a while, my wardrobe just seems a little…blah. Favorite items that once served me seem boring or out of date. Even as a professional organizer, my instinctive solution is to go shopping. A quick fix, easy Band-Aid answer to my “I have nothing to wear” woes. HOWEVER, as an organizer, I also know that this first instinct is also not going to completely fix my problem. Not in a way that will bring me permanent happiness, anyway.
Hello Organizing Friends! Today’s product review relates to a tasty and necessary aspect of the kitchen: the spice rack. As organizing professionals, we always tell our clients, the first rule of choosing the right product is in doing the work of organizing before making any purchases. That way, you will purchase the right product for [Read more…]
As professional office organizers and 5S Experts, we are constantly looking for ways to create visual management systems and workplace flow within our client’s offices.
I can think of no better example of Lean Daily Management than the one and only Julia Child’s famous kitchen. Though she was certainly not a manufacturer, Julia had a very special and intimate knowledge of her own workspace, along with her needs for uninterrupted and focused workflow.
FREE Shred Event Bring up to 2 bankers boxes of personal papers which will be shredded securely and on-site. No need to remove staples. Participants are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at shredding events. February 14 10am to 1pm (how romantic!) Sunset Presbyterian Church 14986 Northwest Cornell Road Beaverton, OR [Read more…]
Tip #1 Anticipate Change Now that you’ve de-cluttered and organized your space, you’re probably feeling pretty darn good about the world. But wait, there’s more! Don’t forget to anticipate incoming and outgoing items. In order for your hard work to sustain, you must be realistic about the level of dynamic change that will take place [Read more…]
Prioritize the list of what you wish to have organized. If you need help with this step, check out the blog ‘Here’s How To Get Your Head into Organizing‘. The Organizers Northwest professionals have been at this for years and are thrilled to share the following tips to make your home or office organizing project [Read more…]
Welcome to this year’s National Get Organized (GO) Month! To celebrate, professional organizer Veronica Bishop will be posting a unique, three blog series full of our all-time favorite tips, tricks and other organizing solutions to help you start the year off with a bang. Please let us know what you think by commenting below! Tip [Read more…]