As we all know, it is possible to share space with others who do not hold the same values or wishes as you do when it comes to organization. That may mean a neat-freak sharing space with a messy one, a “piler” with a “filer” or any combination of things. Or you may also find [Read more…]
Last December, two friends and I were talking about New Year’s resolutions. One of them asked for my opinion as a professional organizer about how I help my clients to keep their resolutions. [Read more…]
Every year around the holidays, no matter what traditions you practice, there is a deep sense of GIVING that suddenly prevails. Canned food, coat and toy drives, gifts for families and friends, cooking, cleaning and preparing for guests. It is a general spirit of goodness that sweeps the nation, bringing us together. But for many, [Read more…]
FREE Document Shredding Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Sunset Presbyterian Church – 14986 NW Cornell Rd. Portland Oregon 97229 Clean out your home office papers before Christmas! The Beaverton Police Department is offering a FREE event for you to safely dispose of your sensitive documents. Bring up to [Read more…]
Read some “behind the scenes” tidbits that will give you an idea of how we operate here at Organizers Northwest. How we collaborate, what goes on in the minds of pro organizers – and what makes us tick… Read more here
Properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medicines! This FREE Drug Take Back Event happens twice a year and is for medicines from individual households. Sorry, this is not for medicine disposal from businesses such as nursing homes, doctor’s offices etc. Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Lake Oswego [Read more…]
Are you overwhelmed by a lifetime collection of “stuff”? Would you like to pay off your mortgage, update or modify your home, eliminate credit card debt or take a vacation? Need guidance on Medicare or Medicaid options? What are the resources for families and caregivers of Dementia/Alzheimers patients? These are all topics to be covered [Read more…]
The Beaverton Police Department is once again helping us keep those sensitive documents out of the hands of identity thieves. This is a FREE event but if you would like to donate canned food items to the Oregon Food Bank, volunteers will gladly accept them!
In Lean methodology, the true nature of success is not based on reaching perfection, but rather on a culture of continuous improvement. Which brings us to the fifth and most crucial aspect of the 5S organizing process: Sustain. This 5S step may be the most challenging. It’s not terribly complicated to clean out a space [Read more…]
Congratulations! The first three 3’s of 5S are now complete. The final steps of 5S, Standardize and Sustain, are the elements of this process that differentiate it from other organizing methods. In the Standardize step of the 5S Organizing aspect of Lean Daily Management, the workspace goes from simply organized to efficiently streamlined. I recommend [Read more…]
Now that you have sorted and set in order, it is the perfect time to clean the area. In 5S, the step “Shine” does not only refer to cleaning: it also refers to performing maintenance duties and general inspection, catching money-wasting malfunctions before they occur. In addition, this step in the 5S Organizing aspect of [Read more…]
Now that you have effectively sorted the contents of your office, you are ready to Set in Order. This step in the 5S Organizing aspect of Lean Daily Management is about being extremely intentional about what goes back into the emptied space. One goal in removing items from the space during the “Sort” phase of 5S [Read more…]
For those of you who implement Lean principles in your office, you’ll know the importance of the 5S Organizing aspect of Lean Daily Management. 5S is an organizing method that allows you to maintain order and eliminate waste in the workplace by reviewing office items and minimizing clutter. The 5 S’s are Sort, Set in [Read more…]
Since I’m currently on holiday in France, I thought it would be fun to do a blog on how a typical French person organizes their space. We’ve been staying with my husband’s family here in beautiful Brittany, and I’ve been casting about for a good area of their home to focus on. With my gracious [Read more…]
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.