February 24, 2017
Spring is just around the corner, and if you are considering putting your home on the market this year you need to make a plan. Here are some tips to get you started, and suggestions of professionals who can help: Selling the Family Home.
We have a lot of experience helping with downsizing, prepping the home for a quick sale, and setting up a new household the most organized way. Call today...
February 20, 2017
Trouble finding the time to get to all of your e-mails and phone calls every day? Whether you are in an office or at home and are struggling with these tasks, improving your time management can help! We believe that everyone should use a calendar to plan their day. Putting it in writing really helps one stick to the schedule. Try putting blocks of time on your calendar to return e-mails/phone calls....
February 14, 2017
It’s time to organize your paperwork for taxes. Do you have a separate file for this yet? If not, collect all of the tax forms which have arrived in the mail so far, and put them in one file. Check against last year’s file to see if you have received everything you need. Many institutions now put their forms on-line and you need to download them, so do review exactly what you have in hand....
February 13, 2017
Are you still working on those New Years Resolutions? If you are not having success, there may be a reason. Check out this list of mistakes that are common when trying to get organized. The most frequent one that we see is #3: Buying storage without a plan. The 10 mistakes that Professional Organizers always notice (and you don't), is revealing to many.
We can help you avoid mistakes and get...
February 3, 2017
This week we presented our Paper Mania program at University Hospitals, helping staff gain control over their paperwork both at work and at home.
Are you looking for a topic for an upcoming program at work or at an organization to which you belong? Check out the many organizing topics we have available on our Speaking Engagements page. All presentations feature a Power Point and handouts, and...
January 27, 2017
What's holding you back from getting organized? For so many it's the desire to donate unwanted items to a home where they will be really used. For tips on where and how to donate, check out our latest newsletter. 2017 Will Be THE Year!
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January 25, 2017
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January 19, 2017
Thinking of downsizing in the near future? Even if it isn't this year, there are still some great tips here: How to Downsize Without the Tears
P.S. While we don't agree that it takes "24 hours of work to de-clutter the average-sized room", it will probably take longer than you think if you get distracted by memories.
January 16, 2017
Are you still struggling to get organized? Are you having trouble selecting the best place to start? Check out these room-by-room tips for some inspiration.
If you want some additional help, consider downloading some or our FREE tips.
Top Ten Tips can be used for any room of the homeTen Tips for A More Efficient Workday will help you in your home or business officePreparing Your Home...
January 13, 2017
This has got to be the nicest thank you we have ever received!!!
"Thank you again for the wonderful and tireless work you both put into helping me make my new home, "a home." But not only that, you have helped me beyond words because I see an improvement in my physical and emotional health as well because my stress has significantly decreased and my motivation as significantly increased. I...
January 3, 2017
Today we helped someone get settled into her new home. "The work you two are doing for me is worth a million dollars!"
December 15, 2016
Lately we have been asked for suggestions for gift ideas that do not clutter up the home----or get stored in a box somewhere. We like consumable items and gifts of an experience. One suggestion of an experience is the gift of organizing, and we do offer gift certificates this time of year. Of course, we will always ask to be sure the recipient would be happy to receive it. Check out our latest newsletter...
December 6, 2016
Here's a great idea!!! Set up a "screening station" through which all new purchases must pass before being allowed into the home. "Throwing stuff away is only half the battle. You have to stop stuff from coming into the house in the first place." Even if you don't set up a formal process, you may want to challenge each purchase with a series of questions----it will help!
New Rule: All Purchases...
November 29, 2016
So many of our customers are bombarded with solicitations from various charities, and often they cannot remember when or how much they gave. We suggest two things: First, give once a year---pick a day like your birthday, anniversary or Giving Tuesday....
November 29, 2016
You can donate your used clothes even if slightly stained, torn or just one sock. They are used for rags, stuffing and art projects. Try to avoid the trash so they will not end up in the landfill.
November 14, 2016
So many of us first learned to make lists when writing to Santa. Yet, even with many of years of experience behind us, coordinating all the to-dos can be daunting. Learn some tips from our latest newsletter.
November 10, 2016
One of our new customers said “I don’t care how many hours it takes, I just want someone else to do it!” We explained that she will be involved in the process, but we will get it done for her quickly.
November 8, 2016
Stressed? Is it from work or at home? An article in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer lists the top causes of stress at work and at home. Look familiar? Remember that Professional Organizers can help relieve the stress in both places by teaching you how to be more in control of your things, your time and your to-do list. Give us a call at 216.321.6126 or send us email an to find out how we can help.
November 4, 2016
Planning to put your home on the market in the near (or even not so near) future? Perhaps you will be helping a loved one downsize. Start early, involve all parties, and reach out for help when necessary. Check out this article for more information. And if you are interested in some hands-on help to get started, send us an email or call 216.32.6126.
October 20, 2016
Are you a multi-tasker? Think you operate more efficiently this way? Guess what…the research shows otherwise. A University of Michigan study shows that people who multi-task decrease their productivity by 20-40% and are less efficient than those who focus on one project at a time. And the time spent switching between the tasks actually makes the task more difficult. So do yourself a favor, and...
October 3, 2016
OK, it's October now.....Do you change closets or pack away off season clothes? As one Professional Organizer here states, you don't have to, but if you do there are some great tips here: Organizers weigh in on seasonal wardrobe options.
September 30, 2016
Overwhelmed by all that paper building up in your office or home? Do you have stacks of mail, receipts, and paperwork you just don't know what to do with? Come to Paper Mania and discover how you can be better organized and stress free!
Thursday, October 6th, 7:00 PM at the Garfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5409 Turney Rd, Garfield Heights, Ohio
September 26, 2016
Are you a serial procrastinator? Procrastination commonly happens for a few reasons; Getting overwhelmed, poor energy management, a lack of discipline, constant interruptions and perfectionism. The first four are the most obvious ones which can be helped by planning ahead today for tomorrow, or doing the most unpleasant task first so the others seem less daunting. Perfectionists tend to procrastinate...
September 23, 2016
Ever wonder just what exactly a Professional Organizer does?
Simply put.... This article does a nice job of explaining what exactly a Professional Organizer can do for you.
We offer our services in your business, your home or your home based business. Any questions? Ask here: email@example.com.
September 14, 2016
Is clutter the cause of your stress? It doesn't have to be as much as the photo in this link to have an impact. Be sure to read about 'mental clutter' at the end of this article. Why Mess Causes Stress: 8 Reasons 8 Remedies.
Another remedy, of course, is hiring a Professional Organizer to get things back to 'normal' and receive tips on maintaining your system. Call us at 216.321.6126 or 440.498.1930...
Overwhelmed and don't know where to start?
at 216.321.6126 or JoEllen