Office Organizing

Insights and tips on getting organized in your office

ASK AN EXPERT: Organizing Your Stockroom for Peak Efficiency

PROBLEM: HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY STORAGE CLOSET/STOCKROOM FOR MY BUSINESS SUPPLIES?

I run a home-based business that involves selling product I create. I keep all the supplies I need to create my product in the closet in my office. I also store shipping supplies, gift wrap, art supplies, and empty boxes from my technology (keyboard box, iPad box etc.). Really, it’s a mishmash of things that feel are crowded and disorderly, and I have difficulty accessing what I need with ease and efficiency. I don’t need to add more in there, I just want it all to be more organized and […]

By |2021-02-23T12:06:54-05:00February 19, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship, Office Organizing|0 Comments

How To Keep You Car Organized and Clean

Today I want to look at how to keep on top of car clutter and organization. The clutter that is building up in cars right now is… well Covid Clutter, and it’s adding to our stress levels.

In 2014, I was a spokesperson for the launch of the new Honda Fit here in Toronto. The Ad campaign for the car focused on not where the car could take the passengers (countryside, city driving, concerts etc.) but on the fun the drivers could have in the car with it stationary. The ad campaign did not focus on driving at all – the car was […]

By |2021-02-23T12:07:28-05:00February 15, 2021|Decluttering, Entrepreneurship, Family Organizing|0 Comments

ASK AN EXPERT: Tips for Organizing Your Writing Ideas

THE PROBLEM: HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY NOTES FOR WRITING A BOOK

I am currently working from home in a small apartment that I share with a roommate. I am writing a book and am at the stage of having lots of notes and scenes, but I can’t progress until I can sort out the structure. I don’t have a large table that I can spread out all my post-it notes on and in order to progress I need to be able to keep the structure laid out and visible for some months – in a way that allows me to move […]

By |2021-02-23T20:04:37-05:00February 7, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Ask An Expert: How To Organize For My Classes when I Teach Online

PROBLEM: How to organize my student’s planning notes and supplies while teaching online.

I am currently working from home in the lockdown in my small flat.  I don’t have a separate space for work and I’ve been struggling with how to manage and organize all my paperwork for the classes I teach.  

I work for different schools/groups, each with lots of paperwork, and normally my work takes place in a schoolroom with children.  I have recently bought a new filing cabinet to help me organize all the materials I need but am finding it hard to get everything filed. Each […]

By |2021-02-23T20:50:12-05:00January 24, 2021|Ask An Expert, Family Organizing, Office Organizing|0 Comments

Help is on its way! Free Professional Organizing

11 months and counting! Amid the stay-at-home orders and social distancing, we are all trying to maintain some sense of “normal”. We have had to transform dining rooms into virtual classrooms or workspaces, turn our bedrooms into meditation and “de-stress” spaces, our living rooms into playrooms. Most of the rooms in our homes are now functioning on two levels. For instance, our guest room is also a gym now.

Homes are no longer just places to relax and recharge, they are community centres, safe spaces, gyms, school rooms, art studios, and offices. There is a deep connection between an organized space and our mental health. And the current global health […]

Small Home Office Organization

Today I am going to write about small home office organization. Covid19 has meant more people are having to work or study from home. What do you do if you don’t have a separate room for your home office? Working or studying from home is hard enough at the best of times. There are many distractions, and potentially constant interruptions from pets, family, and doorbells. As a Professional Organizer, I have helped many entrepreneurs create home offices, creating workspaces that are efficient, productive, and organized. The home office needs to look good, feel good, and be somewhere they want to sit down and work in.

The […]

What Your Clutter Says About You

I created my Organizational Personality Types (The Filer, The Piler, The Nester, and The Spreader ) system to help you determine what your organizing style and issues are, and from that place determine the kind of solutions that will work to declutter your home, and be easily maintained. Understanding your organizational challenges first, allows you to choose solutions that stick. Because my partner and I are preparing to get a new dog, I felt it would be a good idea to re-examine specifically what challenges might arise for […]

15% Discount – Spring Savings for the Entrepreneur!

The winter this year in Toronto simply won’t end. It was snowing the other day. Today I could hardly walk down the street the wind was so strong. And it really got me thinking. It’s hard to get motivated at the best of times but after 6 months of solid winter, it’s neigh on impossible. And yet the spring time is the perfect time to get your business back into shape.

Spring is a great time because it is a quiet time, the light is very bright but the weather is not too hot or too cold, and it’s the beginning of the year – so a fresh start if […]

By |2019-07-24T17:57:07-04:00April 5, 2013|Entrepreneurship|2 Comments

Part 2: Organizational Personality Types – Symptoms of the Piler

In my last blog I explored the different types of Organizational Personality Types. Today I am going to go a bit deeper and explore THE PILER.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS:

As I said last time about the PILER: They don’t trust traditional filing systems, if it’s out of sight it’s out of mind and they worry they won’t find it again. So they pile.  THE PILER piles because traditional filing systems don’t work for how their minds organize information. THE PILER organizes chronologically not alphabetically. Also unlike the rest of us mortals “current” to a PILER can be up to three years ago! If they have a pile in […]

What is your Organizational Personality Type?

I have over 12 years experience working in business environments, helping organizations  with efficiency, company moral and productivity.

Specifically, busy professionals, parents and entrepreneurs call me when they want to be more efficient with their time, their processes and systems so that they can be more productive with less overwhelm. They want to be organized because they want their life back.

So why is it so difficult to organize our spaces?

The first reason is because we were never taught how to! Not in school, not in college, not at home. We may be taught how to tidy, how to clean but not how to organize.

The other reason is because […]

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