You are welcome to bring your personal documents to this FREE Document Shredding on August 13th, 2016. This event is sponsored by The Beaverton Police Department and participants are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank.
When the lovely folks over at Smead Organomics contacted us recently, asking if we would like to do a product review for their Life Documents Organizer Kit, I jumped all over it. Smead does a great job of creating beautiful, colorful paper organizing products that actually keep you organized instead of being clutter magnets.
Time blocking is a strategy that has been widely accepted to help increase focus and productivity in the office. The approach is simple: block out chunks of time each day and assign that blocked time to given tasks, eliminating all distractions during the scheduled time. Looking to boost productivity and office organization?
Drawers are a great organizing tool – they allow us to hide away items that we use often in an easy-to-reach and convenient-to-retrieve spot. However, drawers are easily abused. The “junk drawer” is a good example of this. What often begins as a collection of frequently used items can quickly turn into an out of control dumping ground! Read more…
Get your inbox under control and reduce the stress of managing daily email. Organizers Northwest is teaming up with Think Productive to help you understand how to organize your email, ninja-style, with a hands-on approach toward cleaning your entire inbox. Learn tips and tricks specific to Outlook. Read more…
On Saturday, June 11th, Shred-it will be at the Sunset Presbyterian Church with two commercial-sized shredding trucks. Bring up to 3 bankers boxes of old credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks, household bills, and other documents that may contain sensitive information.
Clean out your medicine cabinet but don’t flush prescription drugs down the toilet or throw them in the garbage – this just causes safety and health hazards. Bring your unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal to the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!
Preparing for a baby, along with sorting and organizing the stuff that comes along with a newborn, is by and large a joyful task. As I prepared for my first baby, I found a lot of pleasure in going through tiny hats, shoes and other items. However, if you don’t have a system in place for all of those incoming items, it can start to feel stressful very quickly! Here are some helpful tips for organizing during the first year of baby’s life. Read more…
Join the Community Shred Event This event is hosted by the City of Lake Oswego for its residents ~ Bring up to 2 shopping bags or 1 bankers box for secure shredding. This is on a first-come, first-served basis and when the trucks are full, the event will be over — so come early! For [Read more…]
For some, tax season is an enjoyable time for reviewing and organizing last year’s finances. For others, it brings a wave of dread as they know that they will soon be searching through old receipts, combing through duplicate files and stressing about due dates. Read more…
Don’t toss sensitive information into the recycling or garbage. Identity thieves comb through these to steal your information. The Beaverton Police Department sponsors a monthly FREE shred event and this month’s event (originally scheduled for Feb 13th) is on February 27th.
Feeling stressed by the amount of email you receive? Are you using your inbox as a “to-do” list and not getting anything done due to an endless scroll bar? It’s time to take control! Join Think Productive and Organizers northwest for the Inbox to Zero Challenge and learn how to organize your inbox to zero – and keep it that way!
If you are looking for a new gift idea this Christmas, consider giving a five hour gift certificate from Organizers Northwest. For $450, we can help you give less stress, less mess and a better life. What better way to say “You are loved!” than the gift of time ~
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.