The Simplest Decluttering Strategy I Know

If you have been a loyal reader for many years, you have seen me preface some of my articles with a warning.  This is one of those times.   I am about to write about a home organization strategy that has some application to the workplace.  If your home is uncluttered...

How to Manage Your Business Reading

You want to read stuff.  There’s lots of good stuff to read.  But, the volume of stuff is overwhelming.  Is this you?   This post contains tips to help you manage a specific area of your developmental reading:  articles, blogs, and email newsletters (cough, cough!). ...

Offsite File Storage: It is Not a Black Hole…

For a lot of my clients, proximity equals control. Folks sometimes think that if a file, a person, or a chocolate bar is within arm’s reach that it is always accessible and available. That sentiment is a cause of quite a bit of disorganization. The truth is, there is...

Sticky Notes – Friend or Foe?

I believe that life is full of happy accidents – times when our best plans go awry but we end up in a good, or even excellent, place anyway.  For me, meeting my husband is probably the happiest and most unintended event in my life.  For Minnesota-based 3M, the...