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How to Tame Paper Clutter in Your Home or Office

It’s said that we live in a digital age and I suppose that we do. We go nowhere without our smartphones, we read books and catch up on the news on our e-readers, and communicate with business contacts, friends and family alike through email. So, yes I guess you can say we are a “wired” society.

If that’s the case, why is it that so many of us suffer from paper overload? From stacks of papers covering our desks, to smaller piles on the kitchen counter, and the ever- growing pile of newspapers that we are going to read “soon.”

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

5 Ways to Get Organized for the Year Ahead

Get Organized in the New Year

It seems amazing, doesn’t it? Here we are right at the beginning of the year!

Somehow we managed to frantically finish our holiday shopping while at the same time attending to the responsibilities of work and family.

It’s been a pretty hectic, but it’s also a fun time for sure — especially if you allowed yourself to take some time to enjoy the good cheer that comes along with the holidays.

Now that the celebrations are behind us, this is the perfect time to think about the New Year — not so much about the resolutions that we may have already been made and broken, but for the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.

Yes, a new year, a new you!

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

Quick Tip: Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Recently, I wrote a guest post for Eych2.com and shared five creative strategies you can use to unclutter your desk. And, today I’m sharing a sixth thing you can do keep desk clutter to a minimum.

Did you know that a simple list can also help you bring a little order to your workspace?

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 2 of 2)

If you’re still waging war on your cluttered office, don’t stop! I’m picking up where I left off from my previous post — Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 1) — to share more things you can do.

Today’s post shares some additional steps that you can take to get your office organized and functioning well. If you have already started to do what I outlined in Part One, you’re half way there and you can surely see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 1 of 2)

Ugh. I can’t find anything in here!

Oh no, where’s that file on ________?

There’s no place for me to put the new printer.

I’m in a rush. Let me look for the folder later.

Folders here, folders there, stacked up on the desk, credenza and the floor as well. Piles of paperwork perched on pretty much every surface, knickknacks scattered here and there, endless post-it notes stuck to the walls, computer monitor and pretty much anywhere else on which they can stick.

Get the picture? Sure, you do.

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

3 Easy Ways to Organize the Prime Real Estate in Your Office

What immediately comes to mind when you hear the term prime real estate? If you are like many, prime real estate conjures up an image of a spacious, well designed, extremely expensive office space in the heart of your city or town’s business district.

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

Armadillos Are Dangerous and Ugly Just Like Clutter

I bet you haven’t thought about armadillos. Or, even considered that you might have a few things in common with them. Well, one specific thing — clutter. Keep reading to learn why I recently made that connection.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Positive Language Can Help You Kick Clutter to the Curb

This post was updated November 29, 2015.

Have you noticed that you sometimes use negative words to describe the more, ah, cluttered areas in your home or office? I have a client that refers to her den as “the junk room.” Recently, we decided that she would be more mindful of the “flavor” of the language she uses when describing that room.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Declutter With a Friend: Here’s Why You Should

get organized and declutter with a friend*This post was updated November 2, 2015.

Would you believe that holding an object can increase your desire to keep it? Crazy, right? Well, it’s true. It turns out that the power of touch is, well, really powerful. So much so that you probably won’t let go of things that you don’t like if you hold them.

So, the next time you decide to go through the clothing in your closet, for the love of God, don’t touch anything!

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

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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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.
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