Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, let's just... Read More

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink ? and the pile of dirty clothes has grown all over again. Laundry is a fact of life, but approaching the task in an organized way can make it more manageable. Preparation is Half the Battle If you have a... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you? Put them in the hall closet and hope the door will shut? Probably not a good choice for several reasons. First, you are unnecessarily creating clutter; second, if the item is very old and unstable,... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The moving truck is pulling in the driveway of your new home and soon you will be surrounded by all your stuff. You have dreamed about the additional have agonized over paint and furniture choices...and... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize Getting Started Springtime is when many folks give their homes and offices a good cleaning. For every thing there is a season, and this is the season to get rid of the winter cobwebs. The... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run office. 1. Have a daily To Do sheet. This is made up at the end of the day. You might have items left over from the previous day, put those items first and work from there. If you make deposits... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use to organize your office. In this article we will discuss what material is needed to implement that system. You will need the following items for your office system. Calendar/Daily Planner; Accordion File (1-31); Manila Files with the Months of... Read More

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter. She shared that at times there was so much clutter around her home that she simply concluded her home was in a stage that she referred to as CHAOS or Can't Have Anyone Over Soon. We talked further and what... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization. In addition, being organized will help your time management skills. The two are very much intertwined. Planning out your day is very important. What... Read More

In The News:

Organizing a nonprofit fish fry event for Lent? Send us your 2019 listings  cleveland.comIt's not too late to submit your nonprofit fish fry event for inclusion in our annual Northeast Ohio Fish Fry Guide.
Scholars: Union Organizing on Campuses Signals Awakening  Diverse: Issues in Higher EducationFaculty, adjunct instructors and graduate student assistants on college campuses across the nation are attempting to organize labor unions at an increasing rate.
Breakdancing In The Olympics? Paris 2024 Organizers Say, 'Oui, Garçon!'  NPRDiscussing "le breakdance" this week, Paris organizers said it speaks to young people — and that the sport's dance battles will be a hit in the 2024 Summer ...
Organizing your sentimental items  FOX 59 IndianapolisINDIANAPOLIS -- We're helping you spruce-up for spring! Sorting and organizing sentimental items can be emotionally tough.. So we brought in Mommy Magic's ...
Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike  Common Dreams"The Power of Youth. The Power of Educators. The Power of Labor. The Power of Community. The Power of The Art Build."—Keith Brown, President, Oakland ...
Home organizers ride the Kondo wave | 2019-02-22  grbj.comLocal home organization gurus are feeling an extra spark of joy these days, thanks to a Japanese consultant named Marie Kondo. Kondo is the author of the ...
DNC Announces Unprecedented Investment in DPW Organizing Program  urbanmilwaukeeProgram will focus on mentoring students from communities of color.
KonMari Is The Latest Home Organizing Craze, But Does It Really Work?  ForbesMarie Kondo's Netflix series "Tidying Up" has sparked an organizing craze, but is KonMari really the best way to organize your home?
Organizing tips from Marie Kondo's Philly-based comrades  Philly.comFeeling overwhelmed by your clutter? Philly's professional organizers have lots of advice.
Closet Organizing Commandments to Help You Get Ready Faster  Real SimpleWant to shave minutes off of your morning routine? Follow these seven closet organizing rules right now to make get ready much easier. With these guidelines in ...
Organizers getting ready for 7th Hattiesburg Mardi Gras parade  WDAMMore than 50 floats and paraders are expected to take to the streets for Saturday's Mardi Gras parade.
Google Wanted to Prohibit Workers From Organizing by Email  WIREDCEO Sundar Pichai pledged to support workers who walked out, but his lawyers say that employees shouldn't be allowed to use company email to organize.
20-20 deadlock votes stop the Alaska House from organizing, weeks into session  KTUU.comJUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - Two votes in the Alaska House of Representatives both resulted in deadlock for two candidates nominated to House Speaker ...
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Delhi, is organizing ESCAPADE’19- Here’s All You Need To Know!  Knocksense SGGSCC is a pioneer in the list of elite institutions and the exemplary students here are assembling ESCAPADE'19.
NH Primary Source: Former NHGOP Chair Horn organizing Granite State events for Weld  WMUR ManchesterWhen former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld reached out for a knowledgeable local Republican to help him put together a New Hampshire schedule as he ...
Clever Kitchen Organizing Ideas to Steal from Insta-Famous Organizers  Real SimpleFrom orderly spice cabinets to genius corner drawers, these organization hacks are the home cook's dream.
B'ville Junior organizing Culture Festival  CNYcentral.comA student at Baker High School who's been involved in city-suburrban inter-school dialogues is organizing an event aimed at sharing the many cultures in the ...
Organizing committee chief Akira Shimazu hopes World Cup will be catalyst for growth  The Japan TimesWith half a year to go until the first-ever Rugby World Cup in Asia, organizing committee chief Akira Shimazu insisted that the hosts are focused on making.
Organizing a Science Symposium: Don't Be Intimidated!  Entomology TodaySo you want to organize a symposium for an upcoming ESA conference? Check out these ideas and tips for creating, organizing, and moderating a successful ...
Long table dinner organizers request Manhattan Beach Pier for their culinary event in May  The Daily BreezeAnother high-class culinary event, with alcohol, could be on its way to Manhattan Beach — and organizers are again requesting use of the city's iconic pier.
16-year-old organizing donation drive for homeless  14 News WFIE EvansvilleAfter this last cold snap, a local 16-year-old saw our stories about homeless people in need of warm clothes. She called us saying she wanted to do something ...
Where's Shane? Organizing with Simplify My Life  KWCHThis morning we're getting some tips from an organizing expert with Simplify My Life to see if we can make this year a little easier to navigate!
Venezuela crisis: Deadly clash at Brazil border reported as benefit concerts begin  CBC.caVenezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians — one group demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in ...
Bethalto Public Library organizing first-ever Ladies Night Out  Alton TelegraphBETHALTO — The Bethalto Public Library is organizing the first-ever Ladies Night Out for the village. On Friday, March 8 from 6-9 p.m. the village is closing three ...
Haiti’s anti-government protests, which have trapped Canadians, to resume Friday: organizers  Global NewsHaiti's demonstrators want President Jovenel Moise to resign. he has refused.
Organizers and businesses prepare for annual True/False Film Fest  KOMU 8COLUMBIA — In less than a week, downtown Columbia will be filled with people attending the annual True/False Film Fest. Camellia Cosgray, managing ...
Orange Crush organizers plan event for St. Patrick’s weekend  WTOCThe spring break college party known as Orange Crush is still two months away, but organizers are planning a new bash on Tybee Island.
Olympic organizers in Paris want breakdancing on program  WTVY, DothanThe organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want to add breakdancing to the games, which would be a first for the dance sport that came from the streets of New ...
Loufest Organizers Sue Production Company Over Failed Festival, Alleging Sabotage  CelebrityAccess ENCOREST. LOUIS (CelebrityAccess) — The organizers of LouFest have filed a lawsuit against a local production company, alleging they made false statements about ...
PPB releases more texts with protest organizers  KOIN.comThe Portland Police Bureau released more texts between an officer and protest organizers.
Suit to allow farmworker organizing heard in Albany appeals court  The Daily News OnlineALBANY —The case of a farmworker who was laid off from Marks Farms in Lowville for allegedly trying to organize better working conditions was heard by the ...
How Marie Kondo's Obsession With Organizing Built a Tidy Empire  E! Online"I'm so excited because I love mess." It's the first thing Netflix viewers hear Marie Kondo say in her streaming series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. And it's that ...
Heat the Streets event moving to Aksarben Village; organizers hope to raise $100000  Omaha World-HeraldThe annual event, which raises funds to help those who need help with utility bills, will take place at Aksarben Village. It's set for March 2.
#BBNaija2019: Organizers Announce Online Audition (See Details And How To Participate)  Naija NewsPopular reality TV show Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) will have an online audition for its 2019 edition as confirmed by the organizers of the show.
LouFest Organizers Allege Contractor Sabotaged 2018 Festival  St. Louis Public RadioOrganizers of the LouFest music festival have filed suit against one of its contractors, alleging that the owner of sound-and-lighting vendor Logic Systems.
Organizers plan e-bike and mobility festival for Bentonville  Bicycle RetailerBENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — This community, which already has hosted an IMBA World Summit, Outerbike and other bike events, will be home to the new ...
Ubisoft on Opening Up Rainbow Six Siege To Third-Party Tournament Organizers  The Esports ObserverRainbow Six Esports Director François-Xavier Dénièle says it is a chance to test new approaches to tournaments and enter new markets. Long-term planning ...
Syracuse-based organizers say refunds are on the way for Rochester Wine Festival  CNYcentral.comAfter some attendees of the Rochester Wine Festival voiced their frustrations with the event, the Syracuse-based organizers say they will issue a refund.
‘Funniest Person in the World’ winner Harith Iskander sues event organizers over unpaid prize money  Yahoo NewsOh, dear. Where to start? Malaysia's most well-known comedian, Harith Iskander, has taken to his Facebook page to make his first public statement regarding ...
Kelowna raises concerns over safety, policing with Centre of Gravity organizers  Surrey Now-LeaderKelowna's mayor says it was a mutual decision between the organizers of Centre of Gravity and the city to put off the festival for a year in order to address safety ...
Chidzambwa asks organizers to withdraw his name from Coach of the Year Award shortlist  Nehanda RadioBy Robson Sharuko. Sunday Chidzambwa has asked the organisers of the Annual National Sports Awards not to consider him for the 2018 Coach of the Year ...
Orange Crush organizers planning St. Pat's event  WSAV-TVOrganizers of a spring break bash on Tybee Island say they plan on taking over the beach during the Coastal Empire's busiest weekend for tourism.
'Key To Progress': How St. Louisans Are Using Community Organizing And Engagement To Make Change  St. Louis Public RadioOn Wednesday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh explored how community organizing has evolved in the St. Louis region over the past 40 years. Joining.
Lexington cruise-in clash continues with new organizers  Lexington DispatchThe confusion over the monthly cruise-in in uptown Lexington has just kicked into high gear.On one side, a former organizer says the event has been “stolen” ...
Epic Games Suing Organizers of Disastrous ‘Fortnite’ Festival  VarietyFortnite Live Norwich was billed as the 'Fortnite' event of the year, but people say it was underwhelming and understaffed.
Mardi Gras preparations underway as organizers hope for 'best year yet'  KFDM-TV NewsPreparing for the biggest party in Southeast Texas is no small task, and its the reason organizers with the Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas spend so long making ...
After NC raids, Asheville organizers join call for Day Without Immigrants walkout Monday  Asheville Citizen-TimesASHEVILLE — Local organizers have joined a statewide call for a worker and student walkout Monday following a massive Immigration and Customs ...
Move over, Marie Kondo: What Naples professional organizers do and how they can help you  Naples Daily NewsIn Southwest Florida, there a handful of professional organizers who use their tried-and-true methods to help families take control of their mess.
Steward's Corner: Where Do Good Organizers Come From?  Labor NotesFew people are born organizers. Instead, we have to find and nurture people who show some interest and willingness to become organizers. Photo: Jim West ...
Jack Frost attendance unaffected despite rained-out Saturday, organizers say  CBC.caDespite a downpour that closed the outdoor Snow Kingdom at the Jack Frost Winterfest on Saturday, organizers say attendance doesn't seem to have been ...
No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers  Columbia Valley PioneerOrganizers of summer music festival Center of Gravity has announced that there will be no event this summer, with hopes for a comeback in 2020.
The Limits of Extremely Online Organizing  The AtlanticThe remarkable #FuckFuckJerry has been as successful as a spontaneous campaign can be.
LAKES AREA NEWS: Mill Stone Park organizers looking for major grant  KTIVThe park would include a special feature with some high tech effects that would replicate the city of Milford's name sake, a mill that was located on a creek on the ...
Climate organizers react to Lamont  Yale Daily NewsAfter edging out Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski last November, newly elected Gov. Ned Lamont SOM '80 enters office with Democratic majorities in ...
Mondays with protesters: Local organizers keep up the fight  Journal TimesRACINE — In cities across the country Monday, protesters held signs and marched in opposition to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national ...
Organizers Of Religious Events Shall Undertake That There Will Be No Denigration Of Any Other Religion: Madras HC [Read Order]  Live LawSadly, on display are sporadic instances when every religious group competes to dominate with shameless quest its supremacy over the other. The Constitution ...
Protests to resume in Hoover, Montgomery, organizers say  AL.comOrganizers say protests will resume in the city of Hoover because, according to organizers, city officials have not held up an agreement they made in ...
Music Festival organizers ready to rock  Columbus TelegramThis year's River's Edge Music Festival is going to be like none before.
Youth Fair organizers want to build pavilion  Hudson Valley 360Columbia-Greene Media. CAIRO — Organizers of the annual Greene County Youth Fair are looking to build a permanent pavilion that can be used all ...
Hefty winter storm forces FIS World Championship organizers to cancel snowboard big air competition  Salt Lake TribuneTuesday's winter storm also postponed qualifying rounds of men's and women's ski slopestyle event. 0. Hefty winter storm forces FIS World Championship ...
Organizers cancel 2019 Crappie Derby  WBNG-TVThe "Almost Annual Crappie Derby" ice fishing tournament scheduled for Saturday, February 16 has been canceled, according to the event's organizers.
Meriden St. Patrick's Day parade organizers more than halfway to fundraising goal  Meriden Record-JournalMERIDEN — Organizers of the 46th annual St. Patrick's Day parade say they're close to raising enough money to hold the event next month. Organizers have ...
'You're Lying About Me.' Ariana Grande Pushes Back at Grammy Awards Organizers  FortuneThe '7 Rings' singer disputed the reasons for her decision to pull out of this weekend's awards ceremony.
Denver's People's Fair canceled for 2019, organizers say  The Denver ChannelThe city's oldest neighborhood festival will not return this year, organizers for the annual People's Fair said so Friday on their website.
Saskatoon Organizing Systems wants to help you manage memories, photographs  Saskatoon StarPhoenixVIDEO: Angela Turner is a professional organizer in Saskatoon who wants to help her clients organize and sort their photo collections.
Brewery wants the dogs back, and there's an online petition organizers plan to take before local leaders  Winston-Salem JournalA local craft brewery is helping drum up support for letting the dogs back in.
World Ag Expo organizers are prepared for rain during three-day event  KFSN-TVThis year's World Ag Expo in Tulare has 1466 exhibitors - 750 are outdoors. And rain is their friend, not foe.
Organizers decry 'discrimination' against pot smokers as parks board takes 4/20 concerns to council  CBC.caOrganizers intend to hold the event at Sunset Beach again this year — but the parks board is trying to put a stop to the plans and heading to city council with its ...
Punkin Chunkin lawsuit dismissed; organizers hope to host Delaware event  Delmarva Daily TimesPunkin Chunkin announced after a two-year lull it was back, but whether a pumpkin-spewing championship will happen this year is unclear.
Organizers excited for 2019 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo  KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsPreparations for the 2019 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo are underway and there are some new things fans can look forward to this year. One big change is new ...
Marble mecca: Organizers gear up for second Humboldt Marble Weekend  Eureka Times StandardThe passion for small glass globes will be magnified this weekend as organizers put on the second Humboldt Marble Weekend, set to open Thursday. “There is ...
NORD Foundation receives a $57K donation from Boycott Bowl organizers  Curbed NOLABoycott Bowl featured performances by The Vettes, Big Freedia, Shamar Allen, and the Brass-a-Holics on Super Bowl Sunday.
Stamford PD praises organizers for ‘extremely peaceful’ rally  The AdvocateSTAMFORD — Venezuelan nationals and other members of the community joined for a peaceful rally in front of the city's government center on Washington ...
Decatur Celebration organizers: Wristband costs won't increase this year; revenue numbers not finalized  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — Decatur Celebration organizers say they don't plan to increase the cost for wristbands to attend the festival this year, although revenue numbers ...
$17,000 price tag shocks Bok Kai organizers | News |  Appeal-DemocratMembers of the Bok Kai Parade Committee were shocked to receive word last week they might have to come up with nearly $17000 to cover fees if they ...
'In New Orleans, we throw parties’: Organizers prepare for Boycott Bowl  FOX 8 Live WVUENEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - What started on a drawing board between a group of friends has become a sold-out event, bringing in Saints fans from all over who ...
Protection of minors: Meeting of abuse victims in Vatican  Vatican NewsThe ad interim Director of the Vatican Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, issues a statement confirming a meeting that took place in the Vatican on ...
WhiskerMania organizers prepare for battle of the facial hair  WLKY LouisvilleMembers of the Derby City Whisker Club are preparing for their fourth annual WhiskerMania. The facial hair competition is at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Diamond Pub ...
Boycott Bowl organizers donate $57404 to NORD Foundation  WWLTV.comFriday, organizers for the Boycott Bowl turned over a check for $57404.36 to the New Orleans Recreation Department Foundation.
Athletes, organizers enjoy fun atmosphere at Special Olympics  New Jersey HeraldVERNON -- With conditions more appropriate for the middle of spring than early February, competitors took to the slopes Tuesday for the second and final day of ...
Vuelta a San Juan organizers eject Keisse  VeloNewsDespite his apology made earlier Tuesday, Vuelta a San Juan organizers kick out Iljo Keisse for harassing local cafe employee. In the wake of controversy over ...
Covington clash won't affect Canadian march: organizers  The B.C. CatholicBy Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA—Organizers of Canada's National March for Life in May are keeping safety paramount, especially in light of an incident at the ...
Yemen’s friendliness towards Netanyahu at summit blamed on ‘seating organizers’  World Israel News“As in any international conference, the organizers are responsible for the mistakes in the seating arrangements,” Alyemany said, apparently disturbed by photos ...
Emerald Crush? Orange Crush organizers planning St. Patrick's Day event on Tybee Island  WJCL NewsOrganizers of the controversial event that brings thousands to Tybee Island each spring are planning a new event a full month before Orange Crush.
Nashville NFL draft organizers will be at Super Bowl to promote event  The TennesseanNFL draft organizers from Nashville will be at the Super Bowl in Atlanta to spread the word and promote the April event.
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Technology...The Culprit and the Tool

Technology has given us the tools to reduce routine tasking,... Read More

Thinking Outside the Box

Much of my time as a Professional Organizer is spent... Read More

How to Prevent Piles of Paper!

If you have piles of paper all over your desk,... Read More

5 Easy Tips on Light that You Can Use to Improve Your Day

Light, Work, and YouWinter is here-and with it, short days,... Read More

The Natural Law of Attrition

I'm cheap and proud of it.I use and re-use things... Read More

Four Tips For Clearing The Clutter

Spring?. Fresh breezes through open windows, sleeping trees come awake... Read More

Do You Have Scatter-Brain-Itis?

In your quest to get 'up and running' so to... Read More

Are You A Collector?

Collections are the outward manifestation of a deeply-felt principle or... Read More

Getting Organized - Getting Fit

In a speech entitled "Organized Living in a Disorganized World"... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles... Read More

7 Little Things That You Can Do to Organize the Kids Rooms

1. Sink to their level. Get on your knees in... Read More

Organization Tips - How To Get Things Done

What stops you from 'getting things done?'Have you ever started... Read More

Tossing and Turning

"The real question is, why do you want it? What... Read More

Have an Ugly Day

"Do something every day that you don't want to-do; this... Read More

Saying Goodbye to Stacks of Paper and Distractions

A daily journal will save you time, reduce stress and... Read More

10 Common Roadblocks to Getting Organized

1. All or nothing thinking/taking on too much." I'm going... Read More

Be More Productive - Books to Help You Be More and Do More!

How many of us have enough time to do everything... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or... Read More

Six ADD Tips for Organizing Everyday Things

Life with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) can be a constant... Read More

Organized Living-Secrets About Your Lifes Hidden Power Revealed

An organized living lifestyle can cause you to weed out... Read More

Can Someone Step Into Your Job Or Role And Function Effectively?

Working for one of the top Marketers online (David Ledoux)... Read More


The word "compartmentalize" means to separate into distinct parts. I... Read More

Organize Your Children & Save Your Sanity

It may be difficult to relate saving money with organization... Read More

5 Tips to Banish Clutter From Your Life For Good

Studies show that 80 percent of what we use comes... Read More

Basic Organizing Principles

So you've decided to get organized, but you just don't... Read More