This form of waste relates to any movement that is excessive or unnecessary. It can be as small as turning around to reach for a tool or a file, or as extreme as walking from one end of the building to another (multiple times in a day) in order to deliver a document that could be sent electronically.
The deadly waste of waiting irks us all at one time or another; waiting to see your doctor, waiting in line at the supermarket and waiting for your number at the DMV are all everyday forms of this waste. But what about wait time in the office? Read more here.
This is the first blog in a series about The Seven Deadly Wastes. Professional Organizer Veronica Bishop takes a close look at the first “Deadly” known as Correction and Rework. What time and material do you waste correcting and re-doing work? Read more here.
As 5S and Lean Office practitioners, one of the first questions we get asked is: “so what is 5S really all about?” People sometimes know the benefits of 5S, or they know the Five S’s themselves (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain). But the real backbone of the work often alludes people. What [Read more…]
As you may have seen in previous blog entries, 5S is a process of sorting and standardizing virtually any space – whether it is a kitchen pantry or a corporate office. As 5S experts, the team at Organizers Northwest is always looking for new ways to integrate 5S and Lean Office into our organizing projects. [Read more…]
This post addresses a question raised at some point by every parent: “What can I do with my child’s artwork?” Professional organizer Veronica Bishop offer a clever organizing solution for the precious pieces that you must save for another day.
Are the receipts all over the house starting to drive you crazy? Sometimes all you need is a simple solution to get these important papers organized. Come tax time, you will be glad you did!
Do the plastic bags that you can buy at Bed, Bath & Beyond, that you suction the air out of with your vacuum cleaner, really work? Of course on television they seem like the answer to a traveler’s prayer, but do they stay flattened? Do they really make that much difference?
Ask a professional organizer a question: I’ve been receiving more and more photo greeting cards during the holidays, and now I don’t know what to do with them all. I feel bad tossing them, but I’m kind of over displaying them. Is this something that people hold on to?
In celebration of National “Get Organized” Month (GO Month), Organizers Northwest invited fans, clients and followers to send us their home or office organizational questions and challenges. Professional Organizer Veronica Bishop has jumped in to answer some of them here on our blog. We hope they are helpful.
January is Get Organized (“GO”) month and we are happy to share our tips and tricks for excellent closet organization. Join us for a free workshop and learn how to get and keep your closet tidy. The clothes you are no longer wearing can find a very nice home with someone else. Consign handbags and [Read more…]
Across the country, January is recognized as National “Get Organized” Month. In celebration of that, the pros at Organizers Northwest are here to answer your questions for FREE! Just contact us and we’ll respond via phone or email.
What’s better than free labor??! Create a gift certificate giving away your skills. Do you have a relative who needs help in the garden? What about help organizing their files? You don’t have to be particularly skilled at the activity for your help to be worthwhile – as we all know, two heads are better than one.
Let’s face it. As much as we love to shop, the last-minute holiday shopping frenzy can be a total drag. Yes, planning for your holiday shopping takes a little bit of forward-thinking, but it is completely do-able, and you shouldn’t have to forfeit your post-Turkey morning after coma in order to achieve it. Here’s how:
Last year, I was working with a client to clean out her home in preparation for the holidays. In particular, she wanted to focus on decluttering and organizing the kid’s playroom, since her mama x-ray abilities predicted the number of toys and games that were soon to take over the space.