Don’t Touch Me Unless You Mean It

Last month I presented my Clutter Busters class to a couple of different audiences. Both times I used the picture above in my presentation. Now time management usually isn’t quite as exciting as a romantic, candlelit dinner for two so I needed to grab your attention.  But, just like you might not want to start […]

Organizing Mom Over the Summer

Before this summer I wrote personally about my mother’s situation and how I hired a professional organizer in Florida to help her. My mom had lost her partner last July after 25 years of togetherness and is handicapped to boot. When she came to visit this me this summer, it was such a whirlwind of […]

Lucky 7 for Tax Archival

I personally like to keep my tax returns and back-up materials for 7 years. I keep one bankers box in my attic. Inside the box there are 7 “box bottom” hanging file folders labeled: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Inside each hanging folder are my tax returns and back up materials for that […]

Life Insurance Not Up to Date? Now that’s Scary!

You probably all know that last month was National Preparedness Month. With that being said, watching the evening news between dams breaching, six-alarm fires and massacres, I thought I’d offer my clients a few tidbits on getting their life insurance up-to-date. Trick or Treat The treat is if you are (or have been in the […]

Shred Till You’re Dead

When I first heard “shred till you’re dead” I laughed. Then I really thought about the amount of paper we are all drowning in daily and the truth is most likely we will be dealing with this nuisance for a long time in this information overloaded society we have entered into. This is why everyone […]

“What the heck is a Life Inventory”

Don’t wait for a disaster to strike before you properly take care of your important information! A few years ago I met a woman named Carol Kaufman. Carol had joined NAPO-Northern New Jersey of which I am a member. Carol’s personal story of why she created computer software to house people’s “Life Inventory” resonated with […]

JM’s Weight Loss Program for Your Mailboxes

I know most January articles referring to most people’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions are usually for their physical bodies. Instead of de-cluttering your body I’m going to help you purge your electronic and paper mail which will in turn benefit your brain by de-cluttering your mind. Yes, that’s true.

How to Set Up a GO Box

The literal meaning of a TICKLER system is a dated filing system that eliminates the piles, files and lists that clutter up your life. The system consists of 43 folders: one for each month, labeled January-December and one for each day of the month, labeled 1-31.

Catalog Chaos?

It’s December and we all know what that means for our mailboxes, lots of catalogs. So in order to help the planet and your kitchen table here’s how to handle the holiday retail avalanche: Do not let a single catalog pass through your house without an opportunity to go directly to your recycling receptacle if […]

Where Did I Put That Password?

It happens to us all, we jump on our computer to go to a particular website and it asks us for our password and we feel that anxiety settle in, “Shoot, where did I put that information? Is it still in my head, did I write it down somewhere?”