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4 Ways to Organize Your Closet With Ease

I am a huge Marie Kondo fan, I love how she know how to make decluttering look so simple. In reality though I sometimes find decluttering and ongoing and tiresome task. Besides what exactly do you do with your wardrobe once it’s decluttered? How do you make it work for you?

Monisha Kapur is a stylist and wardrobe consultant – so I figured why should I try to tell you how to organize your closet when I can just defer to her expertise. Plus she was a student of mine in my online course teaching experts how to get media attention.

In my latest video interview, Monisha reveals her favorite app for organizing your closet. You can watch it here!

Here are some of Monisha’s top tips: Read more

The Real Reason You Can’t Clear Clutter

Why is it so difficult to just get rid of stuff? As a recovering pack rat – I totally get it. It seems easy enough but sometime there are items like those boots you never wore or that candlestick holder your friend gave you when she moved out of her apartment.

The important thing here is to know that you’re not alone in struggling to get rid of stuff. I recently attended a Running with Heels dinner in NYC. Running with Heels is a women’s networking group run by my friend Jenny Powers. She books all kinds of speakers and interesting experts.  The dinner I went to featured productivity expert Julie Morgenstern. Julie kindly wrote the foreword to my book Listful Thinking.

The topic of discussion was about clearing clutter and why it’s so difficult to get rid of our stuff! This included a heartbreaking story of how Julie often found her kitchen over stuffed with cookbooks she never used. When she thought about why she clung to these cookbooks so desperately, she realized it was because the represented the mother she wished she could be. A mom who was well known for her delicious home-cooked meals. Read more

Do Less to Get More Done

The more I write about productivity the more I realize that good time management isn’t about rushing around trying to get everything done.

When it comes to productivity, less is more.

Disorganization is often a result of misguided attempts at efficiency.  Meaning, trying to cram as much into a day as possible instead of being strategic about what you can get done with the time and resources you have.

I value quality not quantity and for me the best approach is to do less and do it better. But how does that actually work? Read more

Resist Your Inner Pack Rat and Clear Clutter

Cluttered shed

Cluttered shed (Photo credit: UnnarYmir)

I have a confession to make.  I’m somewhat of a pack rat.  I like to keep things in case I need them.  But I really needed to strike back this weekend.  I’ve been irritated and borderline obsessed with the clutter that was living in my desk drawer at home.  It was filled with lots of papers and things I didn’t need and lots and lots of power cords.

There are chargers for 4 iPhones, a Blackberry, a MacBook, an iPad Mini, an iPad keyboard case and some wireless speakers — I can’t take it!  I’ve been researching ways to tame the power cords and got exhausted.  So I decided that plain old rubber bands were going to help me.  I twirled and fastened every last one of them and now the drawer opens easily and doesn’t drive me nuts.  It’s a win win, really. Read more

Being Organized Will Save You Money

Being organized will help you be more successful in all aspects of your life including with your finances. I’m probably a little too good at saving receipts — and storing them in my purse!

But having a hold on money matters in your life will save you some cash. Professional organizer Korinne Kubena Belock tells us why it works.

 

 

Six Financial Incentives to Get Organized

by Korinne Kubena Belock

Of the many benefits to getting organized, like lower stress levels and increased productivity, one of the most compelling reasons is the financial benefit. In almost every organizing session with a client, we discover uncashed checks, cash, and even unused gift cards that clients have long forgotten. Talk about a good feeling! Here are six other reasons to get orgso you can have an easy, stress-free retirement!anized: Read more