Start Where You Are!

It’s the New Year and if you’re like a lot of people, you may have committed to finally getting that thing (you know the thing I’m talking about) started and completed. Maybe you’ve been stockpiling stuff/materials/info/ideas – whatever it is – until you’ve got … … the right time, … the right system, … the […]

Delete. Purge. Recycle.

Stuff always manages to come to you. Emails pop in, the snail mail arrives, papers get dumped on your desk, the print key gets used. The trick to staying ahead of all this is to get rid of stuff as you go. Every day, make it a mission that you will delete some emails and […]

Breakfast Television: Junk Drawer Makeover!

The Junk Drawer – it’s a common fixture in most homes – that catch-all place for everything and anything: menus, pens, nails, string, tools … you name it. If you’re not sure where it really belongs – into the junk drawer it goes. But maybe there’s a better way to manage all those miscellaneous objects. […]

Breakfast Television: Dive Into Spring Organizing!

Are you putting off Spring Organizing because you just don’t know where to begin? It’s easy to do if you follow these tips from my Breakfast Television Calgary segment. (Sorry, video is no longer available 🙁 ) Spring brings a sense of renewal with it so it’s a perfect time to give your home a refreshed […]

Just One Minute!

Sometimes when we’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with too much. … … stuff … disorder … email … things to do, it’s easy to forget that spending just a minute cleaning something up can make us feel a little more in control. Getting organized doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Really. It’s […]

Search. Don’t file!

How much time do you spend filing emails? How much time do you spend looking for an email you’ve filed? A study done by IBM asked the question … “Am I wasting my time organizing email? Basically, the study’s goal was to determine what takes less time – searching through your inbox to find a […]

Energy Reserves = Productivity

You cannot be more productive or organized than your personal energy allows. ~ Julie Gray, Profound Impact Your energy is the foundation of all of your organizing and productivity systems. We all have an energy tank and we need to monitor it carefully. When your reserves are high it’s easier to make decisions, think clearly, […]

5 Simple Rules That Take You From Chaos to Calm

Rules?!? I’m not trying to be bossy or anything, but sometimes we need some rules to live and work by. Otherwise, chaos reigns, and uhm … well, everything is just plain out of control when chaos is in control. If you know what I mean. And I get that nobody likes rules – least of […]

Do The Big Thing First

We often assume that productivity means getting more things done each day. Untrue. Incorrect. Wrong-o. Productivity is getting important stuff done consistently. And guess what? Not everything you do has the same level of importance. Being productive is about maintaining a steady average speed on a few things, not maximum speed on everything. Get your […]

Buried in Paper?

If paper is covering every surface in your workspace and you’re feeling as if you may end up buried under all of it someday, then perhaps this tip may help you decide how to qualify whether a paper gets to stay or not. Question every piece of paper before you keep and file it. Do […]