10 Habits to Increase Your Productivity

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When I worked in a corporate job, I wouldn’t say that I was a slacker, but I also wouldn’t say that I cared whether or not I wasted time at work. My clients were happy, I met deadlines, but I also ran errands, made personal calls and took advantage of the freedom I had by […]

7 Quick Home Office Fixes

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You know that deer-in-the-headlights look that some people get when they’re scared? I’ve seen people get the same look when they think about making changes to their home office and when they visit an IKEA store for the first time. Changing the way your home office looks and functions can be challenging. While you can’t […]

What Does Your Desk Say About You?

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Take a close look at your desk. Would you describe it as sloppy with papers piled like a game of Jenga? Or is it streamlined with containers organized like the warehouse in an Ikea store? When I was a professional organizer I worked with clients who hadn’t seen the tops of their desks (and in […]

Chips, Chat and Home Office Changes

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Last weekend I figured out why some of my friends invite me to their homes more often than they used to. Yes, I bring over appetizers, desserts or whatever dish they want me to bring. It’s not that. I’m not a very good cook. They invite me over because they know I can’t stand to […]

Take Time To Purge Your Home Office

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I’d love to invest in a storage facility. You know, the ones filled with storage units that people pay $120 a month to store $25 worth of stuff. I know it’s hard to get rid of things like old client files, equipment so out-of-date they don’t make ink cartridges for it anymore, and stationery that […]

Need More Home Office Space? Look Up

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When you work from home, it’s not the size of the space that matters…it’s how you use that space. The last three home offices I designed were small, but functional. Instead of focusing on the lack of floor space, we made the most of the vertical space. Whether you’re setting up a home office for […]

Make Room for the New Year

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There’s something about the new year that brings out the organizer in all of us. Maybe it’s the desire to start fresh, wipe away the previous year, or start over. I started 2013 by organizing my garage. Big deal, right? Actually, it was. I’ve been able to fit my car in my garage (my son’s […]

Challenge Yourself To Do It Now

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The other day when I needed to work on a project but couldn’t get motivated, I remembered a speech I heard about the “Assoonas.” You know…as soon as I buy a different house, I’ll have the perfect home office. As soon as I buy a new computer, I’ll have more clients. You get the idea. […]