Category archive: “O Your Office”

Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

  Given the opportunity, we can all make positive decisions for the environment. There are many ways that we can live greener and reduce our ecological footprint. It’s our duty to do as much as possible to preserve our world for many generations to come. One of the easiest and most effective ways to practice…

Documents You Need to Find in Case of an Emergency

  The nature of life is so fragile. In a matter of seconds, our lives and our plans can get turned upside down by things totally out of our control! We all know this, but there is no point in going through life worrying about all of the bad things that could happen. That would…

Top 5 Ways Organizers Motivate Their Clients

  Motivation is the backbone of success for any project. When we set a goal and take steps to achieve it, obstacles will always meet us along our way. During these down times, we may get disappointed or burnt out. This is when we need motivation more than anything else to help us get up, solve the problems and…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Work Party

  We all have stories (or have heard stories) about people who went overboard at a work party. Those tales about the nicknames that co-workers have gotten as a result of their wild behavior live long after their tenure at the office. The holiday season is upon us and with it comes work parties. Whether…

Create Your Very Own Book Inventory

  I am a total book worm! When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was to organize my bookshelves. Each time I emptied the shelves was a joyful experience. The books I had read would transport me into their worlds and the new editions would excite me with thoughts of new adventures….

Handle Incoming Mail Like a Champ

  One of the biggest challenges for most of our clients (and modern human beings, in general) is paperwork. In our everyday encounters as organizers, people express how much they need us in their lives. 80% of those people mention the growing piles of paper in their office, on the kitchen counter or at their…

Organize & Declutter Your Medical Files in 4 Easy Steps

Every organizing project follows the same basic steps: sorting, purging, containing and designating a space for your items. When you’re organizing paperwork, you follow the same steps. In this article, however, we are going to go another route and give you a few notes specifically targeting the de-cluttering and management of your medical files.   Whether you…

6 Reasons to Downsize Your Life

  Life is like a tree. It grows roots, expands and branches out. Change is constant so we need to adjust ourselves to be in the best position for growth. Downsizing is a common way to customize your living space to your lifestyle. Here are a few reasons to think about downsizing the next time you…

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Work/Life Balance

  Entrepreneurs by trade are passionate, visionary, hard working individuals. They all may have different approaches to balancing work and life, but most have type A personalities and enough determination to move obstacles. Their positive attitudes, ability to see bright futures and resolve to strive for success make them resilient to setbacks. These traits are…

5 DIY Charging Stations

Next to the bed, on the kitchen counter, on top of the office desk and all over the house. Wherever we walk, we see piles of electronic devices, tangled wires and cords in our homes. From tablets to phones, electronics are taking over. In one of our last posts, we talked about organizing your wires…

Why It’s Better to Work with 2 Professional Organizers at Once

Much like the English phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”, there is a phrase in Farsi (Persian Language) that says, 2 cooks in the kitchen results in food that is too salty or has no salt at all. That might be true for cooking, but it sure isn’t true for organizing.   I see…

Am I a Hoarder?

  Am I a hoarder? We have lost count of the times our clients have asked us this question. Shows like Hoarders and Hoarders: Buried Alive have shined a light on hoarding conditions. Hoarding has even been recognized as a mental disorder by researchers recently. With these developments we have noticed a change in the…

How to Organize Your Photo Equipment

  There was a time when someone had to be either extremely privileged or super lucky to have even one picture taken of them during their lifetime. Photography required heavy equipment and real knowledge of how to work those giant cameras. It’s so much different nowadays, some days we take over 100 images and all we…

10 Gadgets to Maximize Space and Awesomize your Office

We tend to spent a lot of time in our offices. In fact, a lot of us probably spend most of our time in our office, whether we like it or not. Even if we’ve got great office furniture from somewhere like Office Monster, there are still other ways in which we make our office…

Be More Productive at Work

pro·duc·tiv·i·ty  (prō′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē, prŏd′ək-) n. The quality of being productive. Economics The rate at which goods or services are produced especially output per unit of labor. Ecology The rate at which photosynthesizing or chemosynthesizing producers form organic substances that can be used as food by consumers.   Staying focused, having a clear goal and sticking with…

10 Easy Organizing Tips to Save You Time

Remember when looking for tools took longer than the work for the actual project itself? Or all those times that you bought tape because you couldn’t find the one you had? After years in this field, we can easily pinpoint lots of patterns that lead to wasting time or money on a daily basis. Here are…

How 2 Organize Your Wires: DIY Style!

  If you ask me about a perfect world, one of the first requirements is that it is wireless. Luckily there is hope for this dream to come true but until that day we have to deal with clutter looking, space taking, dust collecting cords. Not to mention, in every room we now have chargers…

Organize Your Office With Recycled Items!

We always say organizing should not cost you a fortune. The goal of organizing is to make your life easier and help you to save time and money. This can be easily achieved with some determination and creativity using all you have available around you. We always try to re-use things our clients have at…

The ABC’s of Conquering Paper Piles

  Every house has them. Piles of paper accumulate really quickly. We all deal with different types of paper. You may have lots of schoolwork from your children whereas someone else may have a number of medical records. Whatever you are dealing with, it is all handled universally. Setting up a system is the key….

Do It Yourself Taxes

Is your tax situation pretty straight forward? Then you may be a good candidate for DIY tax preparation. There are a number of free options at your disposal plus paid programs for more complicated tax situations. Decide which one works for you or decide that it’s time to consult a professional tax accountant. Free File…

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