You know that feeling after a good summer rain and the fresh, crisp smells that go with it? The rain knocks the dust from the air, cools the blacktop, and drops the temperature. Streams that were low are flowing again. The world feels refreshed. The focus is not on the rain or the dust or the […]
Tag Archives: Organizing Tips & Skills
Really, I just want to know HOW to organize my stuff!
Really, I just want to know HOW to organize my stuff! Organizing is not about how much stuff you can get rid of. Truly, there were always be more to part with. There will be one more piece of paper, one more article of clothing, one more book. If you always focus on parting with […]
When to Apply Labels
In the world of organizing, we organizers LOVE to label. Labels add clarity, reduce confusion and help others support the system you are creating. But labeling should only apply to things. When we begin to label ourselves and others we often find the result to be harsh and limiting. The language that you use to […]
Follow your dreams and share your light with the world!
Take Control System goes LIVE! It was over 9 years ago that the idea first came into my mind for what has now become the Take Control System. There were many twists and turns and in December of 2014 we almost launched when I had the inspiration to turn the whole thing I was creating […]
Faith: The Magic Ingredient to Get Organized
“Faith is taking the first step, even if you cannot see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr When we are in the middle of the muddle and we can’t even see the first step out of the mess, let alone imagine what it’s going to be like to be free of it, there […]
The RIGHT Way to Organize
Recently, I was working on site with a client when he stated, “I brought you in to help because I want to do this the ‘right’ way.” And while I was honored to be a part of his organizing process, to guide him in finding solutions that would work for him, it hit me that […]
Get Organized for 2016
All this talk about resolutions has got me thinking about that one I hear the most, “I resolve to ‘Get Organized’ this year.” But what does it mean? How does one get started toward reaching that goal to get organized for 2016? January is GO Month (Get Organized Month) and for the past two weeks my […]
The Life-Changing Magic of What?
Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been at the top of best seller lists and the talk of the Facebook town for long enough that I feel as though I must address it. The book even made a prominent showing at the 2015 Institute for Challenging Disorganization conference. My question is, […]
10 Acts of Organization Month 9: Time Management for the Doctor
Dr. Herold gets his time management adjusted Our 10th winner of the 10 Acts of Organization contest is Dr. Rochelin Herold of The Maryland Spine Institute. He won 2 hours of professional organizing with Jane Hall. He is a husband and father to a 2-year-old. He sees many patients each day. Dr Herold has a large, spacious […]
Getting the Horse Before the Cart
Sleep Diet & Exercise lead to better organization! What do diet, sleep and exercise have to do with getting organized? Everything. Often, I hear from clients that they want to get organized or get a handle on their time in order that they may cook healthier meals, have time for exercise or manage their sleep […]