Advice from LMOI

My life was forever changed 6 years ago when I attended (while interning for) Beth Penn of Bneato Bar’s Paperwork Bootcamp. Beth described it as a “workout for your paperwork” and boy was that spot on. She encouraged clients to bring in their mail, active files and/or...

The other day a client said to me “Well, it’s because I’m a perfectionist.” And I gave a chuckle and responded with “Well, I’m a recovering perfectionist.” Which then made me think this would make a great blog post. The dictionary defines perfectionism as refusing to accept any...

One of the biggest skills I try to impart on my clients is writing notes to their future self. The majority of us do not have assistants to keep us on task, leaving us to do this for ourselves. I wear a lot of hats at...

One of the biggest tips I share with clients revolves around the concept of Family Tidy Time ©. It even works for couples without kids, or if you’re single and live alone (drop the family; or do it with a friend/family member virtually). You really shouldn't need...

Nearly everyone this day and age knows how important it is to backup your digital files to an external hard drive (so long cds, zip, and floppy discs). But did you know you should also be backing up to the cloud? Don't be scared! The...

As a professional organizer, I not only spend time organizing spaces, I also assist clients with properly disposing of the things they no longer want. I try to be as green as possible by donating, recycling, free-cycling or selling items before simply throwing them in...

Have you ever misplaced your keys? What about your wallet? Not to worry, you're in good company. We all have at some point or another, even us organizers. But if you tend to do it regularly, you might want to look into Tile. While I don't...

I realize that it can be difficult to remember what you can and cannot recycle. In this blog post, I’ll focus on light bulbs - not all of which can be recycled. First, I always recommend checking with your county to see if certain lights can...