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NYC Professional Organizer

 I was really excited when the website Insider.com contacted me to help one of their staffers organize her NYC apartment. This video gives you a sense of how we work – it’s a collaborative process. You don’t go off to Disneyland and come home to a surprise reveal. The goal is to have all your organization systems work for … Go >

Why Is Getting Organized So Overwhelming?

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Recently I sat down to draft my monthly e-newsletter*, and I really struggled when faced with the “blank page” of the computer screen. That got me thinking: Often, the hardest part of any project or task is getting started. I know that can be true for getting organized. You may have heard me say that my mission is to make … Go >

10 Good Reasons to Put Your Stuff in Storage

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Yup, you read that right: if you have more things than can comfortably fit into your home, this Professional Organizer isn’t preaching that you must radically de-clutter or become a minimalist. Sometimes you have more stuff than space. It doesn’t mean you’re an organizing failure. Of course, it doesn’t pay to store things that you don’t truly need or love, … Go >

Maximize Your Space: 10 Biggest Tips to Create Space in Your Small Place

As a professional organizer in New York City – one of the most space-challenged places in the country – I help my clients make the best use of every inch of space in tiny apartments. Here’s how: Clear clutter – Less is more. Get rid of things you don’t use, don’t need, and don’t love. This will free up space … Go >

How to maximize your space: the organizing principle of “prime real estate”

When it comes to organization, you can learn a lot from real estate developers. In real estate, it’s often said that the three most important things are location, location, location. Real estate developers also know how important it is to maximize every square inch of valuable space. The principle of “prime real estate” will help you get the most out … Go >

Productivity Tip: Lessons from Fruit Salad

Do you feel like you’re not being as productive as you could be? Even if you’re successful, busy, and hard-working you may be feeling like you’re not getting things done. The fact is, with the nature of work these days, it’s futile to think that work will ever be “done”. The never-ending 24/7 work cycle and the constant flow of … Go >

Why Email is Like Candy

We’ve all heard the standard time management rules about how to deal with email: Limit your email to only 3 times a day Never check email in the morning (there’s even a book with this title) Don’t multi-task by emailing while doing something else. Seems sensible. But do we follow these rules? No. What’s going on? We know that email … Go >

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