6 Things Everyone Hates About Getting Organized

Most people really struggle to get organized. If you feel this way, rest assured that you’re not alone! The good news is that there are ways to overcome the things everyone hates about getting organized. Here are the most common problems that the “organizationally challenged” must overcome:

  1. Organization feels like a chore.
  2. It takes too long to get organized.
  3. You have no idea where to start.
  4. It’s easy to quit.
  5. It’s easy to fall back into old patterns.
  6. It’s hard to let go.

Overcoming these obstacles to organization can change your life and the way you look at the things around you.

Organization Feels Like A Chore


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Solution: If it feels like a chore, make it fun! Put on your favorite music playlist, invite a friend over, or make a game out of it. Sometimes we have to change our perspectives to make something work. Remember to reward yourself at the end: you’ve worked hard, and you deserve it!

It Takes Too Long to Get Organized


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Solution: Start small. Stay focused. Take breaks. If you can avoid distractions and be disciplined, you’ll be done before you know it. The thought that it takes too long is all it is: just a thought; it’s not the truth! And the truth of the matter is, you’re saving yourself time in the FUTURE when you can actually find what you need or accomplish your goals faster.

You Have No Idea Where to Start


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Solution: Make a priority list of what area needs to be organized first; if you’re still feeling overwhelmed, pick a spot – ANY spot – and start there. It can feel frustrating, but remember that there are things everyone hates about getting organized. You’re not alone. Take a deep breath and start. There is no perfect spot to begin.

It’s Easy to Quit


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Solution: Have the end in mind and determine a realistic goal. Set a timer for a predetermined amount of time (three hours, for example) and commit to focusing on what you can get done in that time.  If that doesn’t work, consider recruiting an accountability partner. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the mess, so to speak, so make sure you take before-photos, progress shots, and after-photos to document your journey.

It’s Easy to Fall Back Into Old Patterns


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Solution: Be self-aware. Know your triggers. If you’re not sure what they are, start paying attention to your habits. Do you stack papers in one area because you don’t know what to do with them? Look at your habits and then choose a new habit to counter that. They can be tiny habits, little changes. It’s easier if you choose to focus on one habit at a time. Most of all don’t be so hard on yourself: change can be overwhelming and intimidating, but it can also be one of the most rewarding things you do for yourself.

It’s Hard to Let Go


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Solution: Ask yourself these questions:

Can I easily replace this?  What’s the worst that could happen if I discard this?  If I didn’t see this, would I remember that I had it?  When was the last time I used or needed this? Would someone enjoy this more?  Your answers may surprise you. Don’t hold onto things for a possible future when you can’t enjoy the space around you now.

So what did you think about these common things everyone hates about getting organized? Which of these areas frustrate you the most? Here’s our challenge to you: start with one area – it can be a table, a desk, or even a corner. Set a timer for 25 minutes and get to work. If it feels sluggish and difficult to get started, don’t worry: it gets easier with practice.

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6 Books About Getting Organized You Should Read

Getting organized is one of the biggest struggles we face. If you ignore it, the mess can overwhelm your life, but at the same time, how do you know where to begin? Sometimes, you have to hit the books, in this case, the organizing books; that’s why we compiled a list of our top six books about getting organized that you shouldn’t live without.

Stop Organizing, Start Producing

 

Stop Organizing, Start Producing: Leverage the 12 Factors that Make or Break the Busy Professional by Casey Moore is an all-time favorite in the organizing books genre, and here’s why. It shows you that productivity is a chain with strong and weak links. Instead of focusing on fixing what isn’t broken, you’re able to break down your process and figure out where you’re wasting time. It’s for the busy professional who needs to leverage their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. By using her Productivity Chain® model, you can control your work, time, and perspective to increase productivity and gain a richer quality of life.

 

 

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

 

Sometimes you have trouble identifying clutter whether it’s in your home, workspace, or in the mind, body, or spirit. You’ve heard the phrase that a workspace or home is a reflection of the mind, right? Karen Kingston wrote a book that changed the way we viewed clutter in our lives. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui: Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever is the guide for overcoming the emotional restrictions that keep us from decluttering. With over 457 Amazon reviews and critical acclaim by entrepreneurs, CEOs, and busy Moms alike, this guide from the Space Clearing branch of Feng Shui has proven itself for almost twenty years.

Organizing Plain & Simple

 

If you need practical tips and a fantastic resource for checklists for building schedules, routines, and habits, then Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges may be precisely what you’re looking for. Donna Smallin has written a straightforward guide to set you on the path to reorganizing your life. She takes organization down to the basics and gives you room-by-room solutions, as well as tips on organizing your finances, time, home life, and those tricky life transitions like moving and season changes that throw us off.

 

 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

 

By now, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo. She’s the founder of the widely regarded KonMari Method of de-cluttering. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is more about the lifestyle change needed to overcome clutter in our lives and minds. Instead of organizing room-by-room, the KonMari Method lets you organize category-by-category; this is destined to be one of those classic organizing books.

 

 

The Myth of Multi-Tasking

For years we’ve believed that multitasking was the key to success, but research has proven that the opposite is true. Dave Crenshaw tackles this in his book The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing it All” Gets Nothing Done. In a short amount of time, Dave breaks down the myth and provides actionable solutions to wrangle control of your time. If you’ve ever wondered why you’re always busy but not as productive as you thought, this may be the book for you.

 

 

 

The Power of Habit

 

Dealing with our habits is a constant struggle. Good or bad, our habits define our lives. Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business explains why habits exist and how they can be changed. He breaks down how to find those cues and triggers that start the bad habit and then helps us find out why (the reward) we do it. It’s an excellent book for those who want to break bad habits and build solid ones that lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

 

 

 

You’re not born organized, and everyone’s process of organization is different. Which books about getting organized have you interested? Let us know in the comments below. If you’ve got another recommended read, we’d love to hear that one, too.

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You’ve Got the Moving Boxes… Now What?

It’s time to move, and the stress is creeping in. Do you have all the boxes and moving materials you’ll need? Though good moving boxes can be expensive, we’ll help you save money by showing you what kind of boxes you’ll need for The Big Day. We’ll also share our best tips for saving money by finding free moving boxes.

Here are the types of boxes you’ll need for your move:

Corrugated Cartons for the Kitchen

These boxes are thick and sturdy with two layers of cardboard. They’re also known as Dish Packs and are designed for packing glassware, dishes, china, crystal, and other heavy or fragile pieces.

Small Boxes and Heavy Items

These small boxes (also known as “book” boxes) are around 1.5-1.75 cubic feet and are ideal for heavy items like books, office paperwork, and magazines. If you have a lot of hardbacks, magazines, or a large amount of paper to move, consider getting the reinforced boxes for heavy items. The heavy boxes come in double-layer cardboard, as well. Our pros suggest marking boxes as “Heavy” to prevent accidents and injuries during the move. Don’t overfill these boxes: the top should lie flat against your items when closed. The weight of a filled book box shouldn’t exceed 35 pounds.

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Medium to Large Boxes for Most Things

Medium and large boxes are great for most items in the house: pots, pans, small appliances, non-perishable food, toys, and other things. The medium box is usually three cubic feet and is considered the universal moving box. Small and medium electronics, clothes, towels, bedding, toys, and most things in the house can fit in these boxes. The maximum packed weight should be around 30 pounds; never exceed 50 pounds – it could become dangerous and cause damage if the box collapses.

A large box is around 4.5 to 4.9 cubic feet. This box is for unwieldy items and shouldn’t be used for anything too heavy. If you try to pack books, magazines, and/or papers in this box, it will likely collapse. The packed weight of this box should be 100 pounds or less.

Wardrobe Boxes

Wardrobe boxes come with a metal bar hanger for your clothes, though you don’t have to use it. It’s like a closet on the move and typically comes in two sizes. This box is for moving clothes from your closet to the box and back on the rack when you arrive. It’s a specialized box, so it’s best to buy them as needed since it’s not suitable for most other items in the home.

Picture Boxes (also known as Universal Mirror Packs)

These moving boxes are for paintings, artwork, mirrors, and other items that would normally hang on your wall. This box is designed for moving things that are flat and fragile. These boxes can be adjusted to the size of the picture you’re packing. Professional movers also use these boxes for glass table tops.

Choosing the right boxes is key to assuring a safe and affordable move. Our pros also add that you should try to pack similar items together. For example, fragile items shouldn’t be packed with a metal statue. Use plastic bags to store hardware items like screws and hangers or other accessories like cables and connectors. Take the cables for your home computer and put them in a plastic bag. Label the bag appropriately, and then use clear tape to attach the plastic bag to your computer so that you can unpack it all together.

Label your boxes with clear systems to make unpacking easier. Identify which boxes you’ll want to be unpacked first at your destination and mark them with a “1” or some other priority indicator.

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Moving can be expensive and stressful, so saving money can make all the difference. We offer a downloadable and printable PDF guide on where to get free moving boxes. There’s no point in spending more than you already have to for your next move, free moving boxes are definitely the way to go.

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How Office Space is Changing: You’ll Be Seeing More of These 3 Alternative Offices

The world is changing, and the way we do business is changing as well. Whether you work for someone, own your business, or have a money-making side hustle, how you work can depend on where you work. The traditional “office” has evolved, so let’s explore three alternative “offices” you’ll be seeing more of.

Home Offices

Working from home can actually increase worker productivity and decrease employee turnover. For business owners, having workers deployed remotely decreases business costs and overhead, as well.

What about those who work for themselves? It turns out that more people than ever are venturing into the solopreneur territory. Why rent office space for your small company when you can make use of an extra room at home? With cloud-based software options and applications that streamline your costs, running a business from home has never been easier. Working from home comes with unique challenges, of course; you need to be sure that your work space is where work actually gets done and that friends, family, and even pets don’t interfere. Discipline, organization, and focus must become strict habits for this arrangement to work

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Virtual Offices

When a company decides to have all of its employees work from home, it’s called a virtual office. Virtual offices use cloud solutions for storage and work, collaboration tools for management and meetings, and rely on the internet for employees to connect with one another. There are virtual assistants, and virtual meetings are conducted with apps like Zoom and Skype. With the touch of a button on any mobile device or computer (and a reliable internet connection), you can access your work wherever you are. A virtual office saves money and can boost productivity, but like the home office, it requires discipline and a dedicated workspace to be effective.

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Co-Working Spaces

Co-working spaces are one of the more innovative examples of how office space is changing. It’s a shared office design where people can rent space as needed to perform their work. Commercial real estate owners are increasingly creating attractive shared workspaces for companies to rent for those employees whose commute is too distant.

Over 80% of co-working spaces offer private offices, and the core users are small business owners. Some coworking spaces allow you to rent storage solutions or full-time single occupant offices, but most people tend to use the office areas as needed. It’s more cost-effective that way. Landlords generally provide some perks and office amenities like small kitchens and appliances, reliable high-speed internet service, and a professional, creative atmosphere. Imagine working in a place that stimulates productivity and collaboration. It can be a solid and worthwhile investment. Like the virtual office mentioned above, you’ll want to have mobile organization solutions for your business.

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Which of these solutions interest you? Have you tried any or all of them? Let us know in comments what you think will continue to change in office space.

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Transitioning from Paper Filing to Digital Filing in “The Cloud”

Going paperless can feel like a daunting task, but making the transition is easier than you might think. With today’s cloud services options, it’s an inexpensive and effective solution for your business.

The Cloud

But what, exactly, is “the cloud”? The cloud refers to an independently hosted storage area that can be accessed by you from any place on the planet with Internet access. It means that you don’t have to wait until you get back home to access a document. You can have all of your information at your fingertips no matter what time of day or night.

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Paper vs Digital

Paper filing is a traditional, solid method of keeping track of your business. It comes with limitations, however. With the cost of ink and paper, printing costs are overhead expenses your business doesn’t need. Finding what you need can be daunting, especially when you have multiple people filing papers or if you’ve gotten behind in filing or organizing your paperwork. Digital filing, on the other hand, comes with a search toolbar at your fingertips – allowing you to quickly find any document by doing a simple search. Both paper and digital files allow your files to be organized, categorized, and filed in the same place. Reorganization of your digital file system is also a lot easier since you can drag and drop files wherever you need them. In addition, digital filing takes less physical space, leaving you with more room to help your business grow.

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Cloud Storage Options

When it’s time to organize your digital files, you’ll want to consider a system that offers the most versatility, ease of access and use, and cost-effectiveness for your type of work.

When shifting to the cloud, I would recommend considering one of these four options: OneDrive, Google Docs, Dropbox, and Box. We won’t mention Apple’s iCloud Drive because it’s not available for Android. Having that type of restriction for your digital filing system may severely limit you in the future. Because of that, we’re going to focus on universal storage systems for organizing your digital files.

OneDrive
OneDrive is a Microsoft product, but it can be used by Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows phones users. It offers 5GB of free storage and a limit to the files size of 10GB. You can’t earn extra storage with this system, but the paid plan is $2 a month for 50 GB of storage. If you’re a Windows 8 or 10 user, this is already built into your operating system. It has a desktop app for all other options. There’s even an app for the Xbox.

You can store any type of file in the service and it organizes them for you. Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps have automatic photo uploads so that any photo you take is automatically saved to your account. It also allows you to collaborate in real time on Microsoft Office apps if have an Office 365 subscription. It’s easy to open and edit files for Microsoft’s other applications and signing up for OneDrive gets you a Microsoft account. One downside is that it’s automatic file organization doesn’t always put files in the proper folders.

Google Docs
Google Docs (Google Drive) is another option that many cloud users have relied on for years. It offers 15 GB of free storage and a 5TB file size restriction. Google docs are a word processing option within your Google account that lets you work online in a collaborative, real-time manner. There is a drive app you can download that has unlimited storage capability. You decide what gets uploaded to the drive. With its built-in office suite and additional third-party apps (like one that lets you send faxes or sign documents), it’s the most versatile of all the options. It’s easy to use and set up. All you need is a Google account. Keep in mind that your drive shares the storage space with your Gmail, but the upgrade cost for storage is the lowest of all the services.

Organizing your digital files is as easy as dragging and dropping them into the folders you create. You can also adjust the file folder color and icon as needed for your storage solutions. When you use the Google office suite apps it makes a Google version of it. Keep in mind that you’ll need to export those files in the proper format (.doc, .docx, .pptx, etc.) to use them in other programs. Other than that, it’s an excellent solution for going paperless.

Dropbox
Dropbox is a unique storage solution among the others. It allows you earn 250 MB by completing the Getting Started tutorial. If you turn on the automatic photo upload feature on any of the mobile apps and you’ll get one time upgrade of 3GB of extra space. For every friend you refer to Dropbox, you’ll get 500 MB for each friend. This is limited to 16GB total or 32 referrals. Paid plans are $10 a month for 1TB and support Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire. It is the most versatile of all the options since it’s available for so many platforms. It’s also a huge favorite because it’s easy to use, a breeze to set up, and super reliable. This also lets you upload any file types and synchronizes automatically across all your devices. The biggest downside is that it doesn't let you control how your files are displayed. This is an excellent storage option for simple sharing, but also doesn’t work for real-time collaboration.

Box
Box offers 10GB of free storage, but it has the largest restriction for file size upload (250MB for the free plan and 5GB for a paid personal plan). For $10 a month, you can get 100 GB of storage, but it’s available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry. This system was built specifically for business and IT users. Box also takes collaboration to the next level by allowing you to share files with colleagues, assign tasks, get notifications when a file changes, and leave comments on someone’s work. Like Google Drive, you can control the privacy of your files and determine who gets access to what file. Box takes it a step further, however, by password-protecting individual files and set expiration dates for shared folders. Organizing digital files can’t be simpler. Other business apps like NetSuite and Salesforce can connect to Box. It comes with a host of tools for businesses. It is a much more complicated system than you need if you’re using the service for personal storage, but if you have teams of employees working together or need a place to securely share documents with multiple people, Box is a fantastic choice.

Whatever cloud service you decide, make sure you keep your logins and passwords to yourself. Most of these options allow you to collaborate with others, so they can set up an account.

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Ergonomics in the Office

Office Ergonomics: What is it? Why is it Important? How to Implement it at Your Desk and in Your Office.

Ergonomics is the art of designing anything people use – workspaces, equipment, furniture – to best minimize the risk of injury or harm. Why is it important? According to OSHA, MSD (Musculoskeletal Disorder) cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases in 2013. Many of these injuries could have been avoided through proper office ergonomics.

Healthy work habits can help lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity and reduce the number and severity of work-related injuries. Examples of such disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, muscle strains and lower back injuries. In addition, office ergonomics can help avoid other costly incidents, such as falls and accidental injuries.

As a business owner, you are responsible for creating a safe and healthy workplace in order to do your work and meet your objectives. Here are some tips for making sure all your ergonomic needs are met:

Develop an ergonomic plan. You should have written guidelines in place that you can check regularly as a reminder of the importance of office ergonomics. The goal is to be able to identify ergonomic risk factors, quantify them, and then make measurable improvements.

Things you may want to include in your ergonomics plan:

  • Keep work areas free of debris/clutter to avoid trips and falls
  • Make sure back and neck are supported – sustained awkward postures can lead to injury
  • Invest in ergonomic-friendly furniture and support devices as needed
  • If you use a phone often, purchase a headset to avoid repetitive use injuries
  • Make sure the computer monitor is at the correct height to avoid neck strain
  • Take micro-breaks/stretching breaks to help relieve muscle strain
  • Keep frequently used objects, such as your mouse and keyboard, close enough to avoid excessive reaching
  • Posture is important – The right desk and chair will help but a conscious effort to sit up straight is key
  • Be good to your eyes. Take regular breaks by looking away from your screen, control screen glare, and positioning the monitor far enough away to avoid eye strain

Schedule regular assessments. Office ergonomics is most likely not going to be top of mind for you, or your greatest priority. Schedule regular times to read through your guidelines and ensure that you are still following the best practices you have set for yourself. Quarterly is a good time to do this.

Be good to your body. Getting plenty of sleep, drinking enough water, exercising regularly and taking stretch breaks will do wonders for you – especially if you spend the majority of your day sitting behind a desk. While these activities seem obvious, we tend to neglect our own needs in favor of getting things done. However, you will be amazed at how productive you become and how much better you feel when your basic needs are being met.

While ergonomics can be applied in a diverse number of jobs, they are often associated with an office environment. With the average adult spending 50-70% of the day sitting down at work, healthy habits and practices are the best prevention against future pain and discomfort. Office ergonomics will increase your comfort and efficiency, as well as help to reduce stress. Taking ergonomics into consideration is easy to implement and will ultimately make your business a more profitable (and comfortable!) place.

To learn more about proper body mechanics at your desk, watch this video by Certified Ergonomic Assessor, Ashley Greninger and visit her website at: www.lotusheartposture.com for more info.

Hiring a Professional Organizer is about more than just clearing off your desk, it’s about making room in your space (and your mindset) to bring in more motivation and productivity than ever before. It’s also an opportunity to create a process for organization designed specifically for you and the way you function.

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5 Really Good Reasons to Work with a Professional Organizer

As a business professional, it may feel like you are juggling many tasks at once, all the time. While being more organized would certainly help you feel more productive (while preserving some sanity), you probably struggle with finding the time to get it all done. Am I right?

In order to free up your time to focus on the more important things in your life, you’re going to need to call for reinforcements. Here is a breakdown of benefits you might not realize you’ll receive by hiring a Professional Organizer to come in and save the day!

1. Experience & Training – A Professional Organizer is a professional, not a hobbyist. While most Professional Organizers are naturally gifted with the ability to be organized, there is more to this professional than just innate talent. A Professional Organizer is a business person, and as a business person, will have experience and training that extends beyond their natural ability to plan, sort and declutter. The ongoing training and experience a Professional Organizer gains over the course of their career enables them to be more effective in helping clients achieve their varied and personalized organizational goals.

2. Non- Judgmental – A Professional Organizer is non- judgmental. As a Professional Organizer, we know that life happens and therefore disorganization happens. Any Professional Organizer that is a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) has been diligently trained in ethical best practices per the NAPO Code of Ethics, which you can read more about HERE. It is also important to note that as a Professional Organizer, all client information remains confidential between client and Professional Organizer. Tell that little voice in the back of your head to calm down, hiring a professional doesn’t mean enduring judgment.

3. Identify YOUR Unique Organizational Style – Being organized is not a one-size fits all. There are no hard and fast organizational rules that apply to every person or situation. While there are general guidelines that Professional Organizers follow to help direct the organizing process, a Professional Organizer will also have familiarity with different learning and organizational styles. A Professional Organizer will help you identify what your unique organizational style is and leverage that style to help you get organized. Feel confident about speaking up regarding what does (and doesn’t) work for you and trust that your Professional Organizer will be able to create a plan or environment that suits you and increases your productivity.

4. Customization – In addition to identifying your unique organizational style, a Professional Organizer will work with you to develop customized solutions specific to you or your business. Whether a Professional Organizer is working with you in your home, or in the context of a professional practice, they will leverage their skills, experience, and understanding of individual and group needs to customize solutions to achieve your specific goals.

5. Skills Transfer – While a Professional Organizer can come in and aid in the physical work of getting you organized, it is also their intention to teach you how to maintain organization moving forward. After identifying your organizational style and implementing a customized system, a Professional Organizer will teach you how to use this system to prevent backsliding after the session is over. They may point out potential pitfalls and encourage you to develop new habits or company-wide changes.

Hiring a Professional Organizer is about more than just clearing off your desk, it’s about making room in your space (and your mindset) to bring in more motivation and productivity than ever before. It’s also an opportunity to create a process for organization designed specifically for you and the way you function.

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