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Redesign Your Office With SnapShop Showroom App

This post was updated on May 2, 2016.

Are you bored with your office layout? Does your space need to be rearranged to accommodate clients or to allow for productive meetings? Trying to figure out if that desk you’ve been eyeing will fit perfectly in your office? Ready for a big overhaul or redesign? There’s an app for that!

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The Clutter Paradox: Contradictions in Clutter Clearing Methods

The Clutter Paradox: Contradictions in Clutter Clearing Methods

*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

We’re always searching for “the secret” to solving life’s troubles. Usually, we realize that no matter the solution, we still have to put in the work to see the results we want. If we want to lose weight, we have to exercise and change our eating habits.  We can try the treadmill or take up boxing. We can join Jenny Craig or just replace bad snacks with healthy ones.  What works for you might not work for me. You’ve heard all this before, yes?

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Quick Tip: Follow These 3 Donation Rules

 

follow these three tips before you donate your stuff*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

Donating  items that you no longer need or want can be very rewarding. You end up with a less cluttered space and someone else gets something they need. Before you go on give-away campaign, be sure that you follow these simple donation rules of thumb.

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Do You Have a Clutter Graveyard?

get control of your clutter graveyard*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

I used to have a clutter graveyard. It was located in my home office. Whenever I didn’t want to deal with something – a box, paper, mail …anything … I would shove it in my office until I could get to it. Surprised? You shouldn’t be — pro organizers are busy just like everyone else and sometimes get caught up with life.

The difference between us and the average person is that we have weapons in our arsenal. We use specific strategies to get righted again, and because we have those tools, our spaces tend not to remain cluttered for very long.

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Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”

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GO Month Day 6: How to Stay Motivated

Go Month: How to Stay Motivated

*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

It’s only day six of Get Organized Month and life is still happening. Though your children may be back at school, you’re also back at work with all – or more – of your usual responsibilities. When life goes back to normal after the holidays, it’s easy to slip into “I’ll do it later” mode.  And, you might find it more difficult to stay motivated.

Whether your goals are to eat healthier, manage your time better, or have a less cluttered home/office/car, staying motivated can be a challenge. A certain pro organizer can relate as her home office is typically on her “to do” list … but more on that later.

Here are a few things you can do to keep the momentum going:

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Evernote as Problem Solver

Evernote As Problem Solver

 

You already know how much I like using Evernote. It’s a great tech tool that can help you manage a myriad of projects.

Well, it turns out that the nice folks over at Evernote like me, too! As part of the Evernote’s Summer to Unclutter series, they invited me (as well as a few other professional organizers) to write a guest blog post on how the application can help reduce clutter. Now, how you use Evernote and how I use it may differ, but the results will likely still the be same: greater productivity and less time spent searching for important information.

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Stay Organized: Top Five Tips to Keep Your Home and Office Organized

Top 5 Organizing Tips

There are many benefits to maintaining an organized home or office. Besides being more efficient (i.e., finding things more quickly) and more productive (i.e., completing tasks fully and on time), living in an organized home or office space keeps stress at bay.

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