October 18, 2017

We have officially embarked on the busiest time of the year. What can I Do, Delegate, Defer, and Ditch? And of my "do's," what can be simplified?

September 3, 2017

This month we're focusing on dump zones! I am talking about the areas in your home where you park things to avoid dealing with them at that very moment. Those I’ll-get-to-that-later zones. 

Here’s the cold. hard. truth. The only way to get rid of the...

August 19, 2015

We’ve all had one… or tens, or hundreds of unproductive days! Mine are usually caused by one of three things: 

  1. The ridiculous race I’m in with myself to get too much done at once (a.k.a. multi-tasking). 

  2. Something out of my control takes me away from my plan fo...

May 27, 2015

What if we made coffee dates with our paper piles? Check out this nifty infographic for a fun comparison!

March 25, 2015

Last week on the blog I talked about scheduling time in your calendar to tackle paper piles. I would like to add one more layer to this system which optimizes my time:

Categorize papers by the length of time each task will take.

My folders (pictured at right) are label...

March 18, 2015

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and tell you that piles are OK. Yes! Even Rebecca of Rebecca Reorganize has piles at home. Even people with ample time and personal assistants have piles! It is unrealistic to act on every piece of paper the minute it comes your way. I h...

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