Professional Residential and Business Organizing in Cleveland, Ohio

Founded in 2003 by Muffy Kaesberg & JoEllen Salkin

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New Season New Routines

First, we would like to say THANK YOU to all of you for staying with, and supporting us over the years by inviting us into your homes and offices.  Labor Day is the time we celebrate 13 years of helping you live and work in more organized environments.  As we enter the beginning of our 14th year as Professional Organizers, we know that this time of year marks new beginnings for many of you, too.

Every summer seems to be the fastest on record, doesn't it?  So many fun activities to enjoy on our lists, new places to explore on vacations, and spending time with family and friends.  Although there are still many enjoyable warm weather days to come, Labor Day seems to mark the 'official' end of summer.  The kids are back in school, older children are back in college, and we are often working steadily until the upcoming holiday season.  It is only natural that this is a time to start (or restart) some routines.

You have probably heard us say that it only takes two or three weeks to learn a new habit, and NOW is always a good time to start.

If you or your children are embarking on a new year of education, it is never too late to start new habits.  Having all the supplies readily available near a clear work surface is the best place to begin.  Among the supplies should be a calendar where schedules are posted and due dates for upcoming assignments are also clearly identified.  This is a perfect opportunity to teach some time management skills by outlining all the steps needed to complete a project, and establishing due dates along the way.  We have posted links to articles on the subject of getting organized for school on our Facebook page and our Organizing the Student board on Pinterest.

If you have recently moved into a new home, you are in a unique position to begin anew!  All belongings have new homes, and it is time to develop those new habits you have always thought about.  Start by making your bed everyday.  Not only will this look better when you are again ready for bed, it will be the beginning of a daily routine.  Performing specific tasks at similar times of the day will help instill a new habit quickly. 

Much of the work that we do is finding homes for belongings.  After all, that's what most of the clutter is about; items do not have a home.  When they don't have a home, they cannot be readily found the next time you need them.  There are four months left in 2016, and it is not too late to work on your New Year's Resolution to get more organized.  Devote time on a regular basis to move toward reaching your goal.  Is it organizing those photos? The attic? The craft room?  Set the timer or pick a small area on which to work.

  Remember that 15 minutes a day=over 91 hours a year-----just think of all you could accomplish in that amount of
time!!!

Fall also brings extra activites to fit into your schedule; after-school events, preparing the home for winter, and holiday planning.  Get everything on your calendar, as well as the calendars for other family member who will be involved.  Remember that everyone may not use calendars the same way, so a combination of electronic and a wall calendar may be necessary.

Even in this electronic age, we know that most of you are overwhelmed by paper.  If you would like some of our tips for processing paper, establishing filing systems and eliminating much of what comes into your home, then consider coming to our Paper Mania! presentation.

6:00 PM

Thursday, October 6th

Garfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library

5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights

Follow this link for more information.

We wish you well on establishing some new routines,

JoEllen & Muffy

 P.S. Did you notice how develping a new habit is intertwined with time management?  If you want to learn more, we have selected some of our favorite books on Time Management in our Amazon Bookstore.  Pick only one or two if you need additional inspiration.

 

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