Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's Time to GO! (Get Organized, of course!)

January is a great time to organize. Why? Because it fits right in with New Year's resolutions and plans for making 2009 your best year ever, that's why. There are so many great things going on during GO month. You can take advantage of the 30% off Elfa sale at The Container Store. Or look into hiring a professional organizer to get that tough organizing project you've been procrastinating off your mind once and for all. There are also lots of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) organizing events going on all over the country that you can check out too. No matter what you decide to do during GO month remember that getting organized is one of the best gifts you can give yourself this year. Whether you decide to organize a single closet or your garage just do the best you can! And feel free to call on me if you need some help reaching your 2009 organizing goals!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

More stylish than Staples...

Sometimes you just need to get organized and it doesn't really matter what your paper tray looks like. However there are times when some stylish, fun, colorful organizing tools are just what you need to get motivated to keep things in order. For some fun ways to organize office supplies or just about anything check out the MacBeth Collection at A client of mine bought cute buckets and tubs for organizing her home office because she was going to be using them on open shelving to hold things like pens, pencils, ribbon, candy (every office needs candy!), extra office supplies and so forth. She wanted the visual display to reflect her business and her personality. Because she loves the way it looks she cares more about how it works--that happens sometimes! See, organizing is fun!

You can choose from all sorts of designs. I happen to like paisleys!
P.S. Sorry for not including links. I had to take them out due to "technical difficulties."


Take a look at some of my organizing success! (Photos and text used with permission.)


Cluttered Desk


Clean and Clear of Clutter

Chaotic Shelf

Neat and Tidy Home Office

Client Feedback

I work out of a home office without any administrative support. I worked with Melissa to organize both my personal and professional effects as I prepared to relocate. I wish I had done it years ago. While organizing my office and paperwork Melissa identified my natural tendencies and created an organizational structure that was easy for me to maintain. When I began looking for a personal organizer, I mostly wanted someone else to come in and take care of the mess I had allowed to build up over the years. Working with an “uninterested” party during the purging process helped me lighten my load considerably. During the process Melissa provided me with simple intuitive skills that have not only allowed me to maintain my newly found order but help friends and family organize as well. I can honestly say hiring Melissa is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Kelsi Reeves