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Sliding Drawers: Maximum Storage, Minimum Space

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Tip #3: Use sliding drawers in closed cabinets to maximize storage capacity. (Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips) What’s with cabinets with are over two feet deep?  Um, my arms are long enough to reach stuff, but with the darkness inside, who can see what you’re reaching?  Not to mention all […]

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Feng Shui For Your Home Office

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I ran across this list of “50 Practical Home Office Feng Shui Tips“. What a great comprehensive list! Here are some of my faves (and some I have recommended to clients in the past): Never have your back to the door: I read this several years ago, and tried it out myself. There is something […]

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Organization Is A State of Mind

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Have you ever felt like you could never “be organized”? An audience member talked with me about this after a presentation recently. She said, “I just don’t think I can BE organized.” I was saddened by her comment, because she clearly felt a great deal of shame about it. Unfortunately, society has a very strict […]

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Get Organized In The New Year: 3 Simple Tips

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This guest post is by Jamie Sward from CSN Chairs.com. Every year, millions of New Years resolutions are made, only to be broken a few months later. Why does this happen? Well, while reasons vary from person to person, the overarching reason why so few New Years resolutions are realized is a general lack of […]

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Organize CDs in Binders

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Tip #21: Put CDs in binders (Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips) Have you ever needed to use your software CD and spent half your afternoon tearing your office apart trying to find it?  Make life easier on yourself and put your CDs in binders. A CD Binder is easy to […]

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SparkPlugging.com, Productivity 501 & Me: Two Announcements

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Announcement #1: The Home Office Organizer is now also blogging at SparkPlugging.com! It is my pleasure to announce that I have joined a stellar list of authors at SparkPlugging.com. You may know this outstanding site by it’s former name, eMomsAtHome.com (go ahead, Google it). Wendy Piersall is the CEO, cheerleader, visionary and inspirational leader of […]

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Audio Interview: Rich Sloan of StartupNation

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Interview with Rich Sloan of StartupNation! Think that 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years?  You might be surprised.  Is organization important for small businesses?   Want to know your odds of success as a small business?   Want to hear Rich get on his “high horse” about entrepreneurship? Listen as we […]

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Conscious Living

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There should be a magazine called “Conscious Living”. Isn’t it amazing how we can wander through life on auto-pilot? Not really noticing or taking in our surroundings, events, relationships or work. Recently I have taken up gardening (ok so it’s been a few years, but this year I am actually producing – those are my […]

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Action Paper Management: Reign in the Paper

Paper Management

If you have papers laying around your home office, you just might need an Action Paper Management system. How does that work? Here’s a video segment I did for the KOIN Keep It Local show to show you how:

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Organizing Between the Ears

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Is organizing in your head?  That’ depends on what you think “organizing” is about.  What a lot of people don’t realize about organizing is its relationship to what’s in your head and the systems you use to keep your space in order.  “Stuff shifting” is only part of the deal. Magazine articles, online websites, tips […]

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