Organizing

Avoiding Digital Photo Disaster

Avoiding Digital Photo Disaster
in Organizing

When I took photos and developed them I created a good system for storing the ones that didn’t make the first cut into my photo albums. Now that my pictures are all digital, there are more of them and sometimes I can’t find them in a timely way.

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Living a Nightmare

Living a Nightmare
in Organizing

I am living a nightmare. I have boxes full of merchandise from a closed store, as well as boxes (which I’ve categorized) full of family pictures, school programs, etc. (I’m talking about 20-30 bins full of very special items).

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Worried Mom

Worried Mom
in Organizing

I have a teenager who is starting college. He is disorganized and doesn’t know what he can or should take with him for his dorm room, and how to manage his schedule, and do things like laundry and homework without help. What can you suggest? – Worried Mom

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Are You Decision-challenged?

Are You Decision-challenged?
in Organizing

I am rather disorganized but my biggest problem seems to be in making decisions. I get completely overwhelmed and stuck. I cannot decide what to do first, if I should attend an event, whether I should purchase an item. Do you have any good advice to help me make choices more easily? – Decision-challenged

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Stuff Gets in Your Way

Stuff Gets in Your Way
in Organizing

I have previously written about the benefits of becoming organized, so here I am going to specifically discuss how keeping a disorganized household is a huge time-waster. It robs you of time: time to work on important and worthwhile projects, time with family or friends, time to regroup and decompress, and time to play.

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Itty Bitty Spaces

Itty Bitty Spaces
in Organizing, Time & Life Management

What can you recommend for people living in spaces so compact that there’s hardly any place to hide things out of sight? Such as shoes, linens … and the ever-growing collection of things to throw out or otherwise redistribute! - A Faithful Reader

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Inside Places

Inside Places
in Organizing

Three weeks ago, “A Faithful Reader” asked about ways to store possessions out of sight in small living spaces. I broke up my response into three columns: “Under Places,” “Over Places” – and now, for the final installment of this three-part series, I will present ways to acquire more living space by putting things “Inside Places.”

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Getting Started on the New Year

Getting Started on the New Year
in Organizing

I love New Year’s Day! If I am not traveling somewhere it is my favorite time to organize for the upcoming year by closing out the past year and setting up for the new one. I like to be completely ready for the next year of living.

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Where Do We Keep That?

Where Do We Keep That?
in Organizing

Sometimes when I coach a company they have a challenge with the right hand not talking to the left hand—i.e., there is no set method for how something should be done. Often times, things are done differently by different people, and the lack of consistency can cause havoc with production both in the business or even at home.

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Jump-Start Spring After a Break

Jump-Start Spring After a Break
in Organizing

When Spring Break arrives, for many, everything else in life comes to a halt. We drop our normal routines. Our schedules become more relaxed, and not much may get done. And that’s the way it should be. This goes along with the old saying, “Stop and smell the daisies.”

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