Wear What You’ve Never Worn Day

Ellen DeGeneres did a very good job of describing how hard it is to go through a closet and not make excuses to keep things “just in case.” Her idea of having a special day where you wear all the lonely items – bridesmaid dresses, “bargains” you never found the […] Read more »

You know you have a problem when

you move the end table and find a flashlight, mail from 2002, a box of jewelry and a quart of motor oil.  One of the constant mantras when teaching someone to be organized is “sort by category – put like items together.”  Cluttered homes don’t usually have that underlying organization. […] Read more »

Time is Irreplaceable


I was thinking about the small changes we make to our routines and the far-reaching ramifications of those changes. This financial view of time-wasting struck me as interesting. If an employee earning $80,000 per year looks for items for 15 minutes per work day, they are wasting $2500 per year. […] Read more »

Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition

Professional Organizers often offer clients suggestions for simplifying their holiday shopping and gifting. The article below is currently being forwarded around through email. I think a lot of the ideas for supporting local businesses are sound. Enjoy ! As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high […] Read more »

Tax Prep Prep (yes, you are seeing it twice)

If you take a long time to assemble all necessary documents to prepare your tax return think about being better organized for next time. Here’s a few useful tips from Omnibus Organizing in the San Francisco Bay Area: As with all filing, the important questions isn’t “where should I put […] Read more »

3 Tips for the Holidays

Happy Holidays to you all. As you enter this busy (somewhat frantic) season, you’ll need all your organizing skills. Here’s 3 easy tips to help you get started: First tip – simplify your life by giving fewer gifts. Back in the 90s, I read a wonderful book called “Unplug the […] Read more »

A Varied & Full Life

After 5 years in business, I was recently talking to a friend and realized how lucky I am.   I get to work with so many interesting people and every day is different – one day  I’ll be sitting in a nice air-conditioned office, doing nothing more strenuous than making file […] Read more »