I’ve had an incredibly productive summer, so it’s been a while since I have been able to send out a newsletter. This topic is especially meaningful to me since I have visited Alaska five times in the past few years. Organizing in the “Last Frontier” has some notable distinctions from the process in the lower 48 states.
Most people I have conversations with about my travels and work in Alaska have a natural curiosity about the region. To me, that area of the US is a mysterious and spiritual place, full of diversity and gorgeous habitat. The people are generally very friendly, perhaps partially due to the influence of the Native Alaskans and their communal-based culture. Organizing with Alaskans has been such a wonderful and unforgettable experience for me. Read more “Organizing in the Last Frontier!”
Rarely do I work with clients who don’t have unfinished projects eating up space in their homes and offices. The question I’m often asked is, “If I have so many unfinished projects, does that mean I’m disorganized?” The simple answer is no. What makes a person “disorganized” in this situation is losing track of how many projects were started, or not being able to manage all of them. What can complicate this further is that the projects are often spread out all over the place, rather than in one area. Read more “Do You Feel Burdened By Unfinished Projects?”
After almost seven years of working with people to achieve and maintain order in their lives, I have discovered something that many of you might find surprising. Everyone I work with has the potential to be organized, and most of them have been organized at some point in their lives. I explain to all of my clients that organization is a learned behavior, not just an innate ability (or perceived inability).
Read more “Have You Ever Been Situationally Disorganized?”
When you’re getting ready to do your Spring cleaning, it doesn’t just involve scrubbing everything down. It also includes de-cluttering your home and getting it more organized. Use these 10 smart ideas to “spring ahead” into the new, warmer season!
1. Sort & Store Your Magazines. Use decorative magazine holders or racks to store magazines and brochures that you are currently reviewing. They come in a variety of materials from mesh to recycled plastic. Most people have magazines they aren’t actively retrieving, and those can be stored in clear bins. The bins should be kept in concealed areas since you most likely don’t need to have immediate access to them. Read more “10 Clever Ideas for Spring Organizing”
Since January is National Get Organized Month, the focus of this 5-Minute Organizing Challenge is de-cluttering your home. If you accumulated more stuff last year (like most people), it’s the perfect time to edit what you have. You’ll find this blog and other mini-challenges here: http://dallisonlee.com/blog/category/5-minute-organizing-challenge/