HOME TIP 30: Organize the Spice Jars

The spice jars always seem to end up disorganized unless they are stored in a way that is easy to maintain. Spice racks, “lazy susans” and tiered shelves allow you to see the labels of each jar. Your 10-Minute Tidy of the spice jars involves taking all the spices out from where you store them, evalu...

OFFICE Tip 29: What Do You Want To Get Rid Of?

I believe it is important to have a clear space in front of you before you start any big project. What can you get rid of that is around your computer? Do you have lots of sticky notes stuck to your monitor? Are there piles of papers surrounding you, “screaming” at you to deal with them? What would ...

OFFICE Tip 28: What Isn’t Working Well?

Ok, now you can look at all the areas and items you would like to improve in your office. What are the top three things you would love to change about your office? Is it the piles of papers? How do you feel about the location of your desk? Or the location of your office space in general?

Now it i...

HOME TIP 28: Organize and Label the Pantry

Depending on how large your pantry is, this may take more than 10 minutes. I spent 3 hours organizing a client’s pantry because it was packed with things in front of things! If you can’t see what’s in your pantry, chances are you have forgotten about it and that most of those items along the back wa...

OFFICE Tip 26: Designated Time for Filing

Having a daily or weekly time for filing is more important than you may realize. Usually, if you are filing regularly, the papers that need to be filed are active, current work. When you work with multiple current clients, their papers need to get back into their folders so that they are not lost in...