10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 8

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 8 - The 24 Hour Rule | Organize 365

Week 1: Unroll.me unsubscribed you from all the newsletters you no longer read. Week 2: Bills in your Inbox took care of the important money items in your inbox. Week 3: Eliminating Social Media notifications could be another BIG WIN for you in taking back control of your inbox. Week 4: Adding the Gmail Send and Archive Button. Week 5: Print out email. Week 6: Managing Group … [Read more...]

Organizing With ADHD: 5 Basic Steps

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Listen to the Podcast of this post here: TOO often when women call me asking me to help them get organized, they end up whispering to me… um, well… “I have ADHD,” or “I’m depressed,” or “I can’t stay focused.” Women feel like they are broken if they can’t do this organization thing on their own. Let’s talk about ADHD and “disabilities.” DIS-ability definitions Now, there are a lot of … [Read more...]

Helping You Add Minutes To Your Day: Part 6 – Plan Your Week On Sunday Night

Add minutes to your days by planning your week on Sunday nights.

Tip number 6: Plan Your Week on Sunday Night. This is one of my original blog posts from 2012. :) Since then, I have written a bazillion posts about the Sunday Basket Planning System and 10 tasks you can do on Sunday to save 10 hours the following week! It seems time is going faster and my life is getting busier by the day. Every Sunday night, I take my planner and plan out the following … [Read more...]

I’m Gonna Pop Some Tags… No More MOM Jeans For Me!

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I’m Gonna Pop Some Tags…no more MOM jeans for me! I am firmly in my 40's now and so much more comfortable in my own skin and with my choices. This post was written as I was turning 40 and just discovering my new style... I’m not really sure where I got my fashion sense. Pretty much if it is warm and comfortable, I like it. I love velour. Turtlenecks are like clothing that gives … [Read more...]

Going Paperless: Step 1 – Get A Scanner

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I SO love paper. But I know that I NEED to go paperless. My biggest roadblock in going paperless is having a scanner to take the papers I want and need to save and scanning them... somewhere. I really can't believe how many steps and new systems I am having to put in place to go paperless! #1 Get A Quality Scanner I have been researching scanners for well over a year and the scanner I … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Garage Organization Part 2

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There is nothing like drooling over beautifully organized spaces. A crisp fresh new organizing magazine, a cup of hot steamy coffee and a quiet morning curled up on the couch equals heaven! However, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a functional organizer. My home is organized, homey and lived in. I have stopped striving for perfection and am content with “picked up.” But there is … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 40 – Trading Backpacks For Flip Flops

Home Organization Maintainenance - Week 40 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

Ok I am SUPER embarrassed to admit this... You know how on the last day of school you just want to dump your stuff, put on a swimsuit, and head to the pool? Well, we do that each year. And I usually go through those backpacks a few days later. Well, two years ago I didn't go through the backpacks until... right before our trip to the beach at the end of July! That's not the worst … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 35 – Organizing Garage Cabinets

Garage Organization - Week 35 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

I remember when we moved into our home 20 years ago. I dreamed of one day remodeling our kitchen. My dreams came true and we used our old kitchen cabinets in our garage organization plans. I love having a nice long counter in the garage to put things on. It rarely looks this clean, but I love it when it does!! Having this 10 foot drop zone in our garage really helps keep the inside of our … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 7

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 7 - Delete Emails From Your Phone | Organize 365

Week 1: Unroll.me unsubscribed you from all the newsletters you no longer read. Week 2: Bills in your Inbox took care of the important money items in your inbox. Week 3: Eliminating Social Media notifications could be another BIG WIN for you in taking back control of your inbox. Week 4: Adding the Gmail Send and Archive Button. Week 5: Print out email. Week 6: Managing Group … [Read more...]

How ADHD Affects Getting Organized: Part 4

How ADHD affects getting organized

In How ADHD Affects Getting Organized: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, I laid the ground work for today's post. I shared that I am not an ADHD expert. I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or doctor. I am a teacher, mom, and professional organizer who is willing to share with you what I have learned so you can do your own research and try what has worked for my clients and see if it works for … [Read more...]

Helping You Add Minutes To Your Day: Part 5 – Use Visual Checklists

Visual checklists can help you add minutes to your day.

Tip number 5: Use Visual Checklists Lists are a great way to "remember" everything, but not have to use your valuable working memory space to do it! I like to take things a step further and create visual checklists.   I love my Makeup Manager. It holds all my different make ups, hair supplies and morning necessities, including my son's medicine! Every morning before I leave … [Read more...]

A Garage Makeover

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  Here is one of my very first garage organization sessions as a professional organizer in 2012. :) What does your garage look like? At the first signs of spring, many people look at their garage with fresh eyes and wonder how to tackle the garage. While ANY home space can get out of hand quickly, the garage is almost designed to become a mess! We hurry to and from many … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Garage Organization

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There is nothing like drooling over beautifully organized spaces. A crisp fresh new organizing magazine, a cup of hot steamy coffee and a quiet morning curled up on the couch equals heaven! However, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a functional organizer. My home is organized, homey and lived in. I have stopped striving for perfection and am content with “picked up.” But there is … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 34 – Organizing Garage Walls

Garage Organization - Week 34 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

The garage is such a massive organization undertaking. Over the winter, it fills up with everything you don't know what to do with. So everything you touch needs to have a decision made... UGH! Spring has sprung and it is time to start organizing garage walls! Over the years, I have purged enough that the center of our garage is easily straightened. This spring, I am tackling the … [Read more...]

The Sunday Basket: Week 18 – Organized Bill Payment

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I could not do nearly the amount of work I do if I did not have a weekly paper organization and planning system. The Sunday Basket has increased my productivity, reduced our late fees and generally created sanity in our home. If this is the first time you've heard of the term "Sunday Basket," well, that's because I made it up! You can read all about how the Sunday Basket came to be … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 6

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 6 - Managing Group Projects In Email | Organize 365

Week 1: Unroll.me unsubscribed you from all the newsletters you no longer read. Week 2: Bills in your Inbox took care of the important money items in your inbox. Week 3: Eliminating Social Media notifications could be another BIG WIN for you in taking back control of your inbox. Week 4: Adding the Gmail Send and Archive Button. Week 5: Print out email. Week 6: Managing Group … [Read more...]

How ADHD Affects Getting Organized: Part 3

How ADHD affects getting organized

In How ADHD Affects Getting Organized: Part 1, and Part 2, I laid the ground work for today's post. I shared that I am not an ADHD expert. I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or doctor. I am a teacher, mom, and professional organizer who is willing to share with you what I have learned so you can do your own research and try what has worked for my clients and see if it works for you. In … [Read more...]

Helping You Add Minutes To Your Day: Part 4 – Fold Laundry At Night

Folding laundry at night will help you add minutes to your day.

  Tip number 4: Fold your laundry at night. I am definitely a morning person. By 7 pm, I am DONE! It's a standing joke that by 8 pm, I am in my hot bath. One night, we had the family out at a friend's house until 10 pm. Our neighbor was seriously going to call the police. We had NEVER been out past 8 pm. You should all feel for my kiddos! It's true. We are home at night. It was a … [Read more...]

What I Do And Don’t Spend Time On

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Some of my favorite posts I read are the ones that share what the author DOESN'T do. It is so easy to read this blog and think - UGH! How can she "get it all done?" I don't. I try to post on Facebook my messy laundry... and when the dishes pile up to the moon, I put it on Instagram, but you don't remember. My house is almost never totally clean. I can't believe how much time it takes to maintain … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Drop Zone Organization

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There is nothing like drooling over beautifully organized spaces. A crisp fresh new organizing magazine, a cup of hot steamy coffee and a quiet morning curled up on the couch equals heaven! However, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a functional organizer. My home is organized, homey and lived in. I have stopped striving for perfection and am content with “picked up.” But there is … [Read more...]