Hazel & Org4life in the Media

Ask the Organizers Panel NAPO2014. That's me on the far right.

Golden Circle Ask the Organizers Panel, NAPO2014, Scottsdale, AZ. I’m the one on the right!

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Print & Web Articles

8 Ways to Sell Your Stuff Before You Move (by Liz Wolf, for SpareFoot Blog, May 31, 2017)

12 Tricks For Corralling Kitchen Clutter (by Alexander Harris, for SpareFoot Blog, Feb 7, 2017)

Office Transformation (by Elaine D.Briseno, for Life in New Mexico, Albuquerque Journal, January 15, 2017)

Senior Friendly Guide to Downsizing (by Courtney Davis, for GoodCall, December 2016)

12 Ways To Ensure The Holidays Don’t Leave You With Clutter In The New Year (by Alexander Harris, for Elite Daily, November 20, 2016)

How to use your smartphone to boost your productivity (by Angela Stringfellow, for TCC Talk Blog, November 16, 2016)

How to Store Your Child’s Art and Schoolwork (by Rachel Hartman, for SpareFoot Blog, September 16, 2016)

How to Stay Organized During a Move (by Jodi Holzband, for The SpareFoot Blog, June 28, 2016)

Do You Have a Virtual Will? (by Martyne Backman, for Companion Care New Mexico, January 18, 2016)

The Mental Benefits of Decluttering: Why You Should Start Now (by David Decker, for Extra Space Storage, January 6, 2016)

Prepare for the purge (by Elaine D. Briseño, for Life in New Mexico, Albuquerque Journal, December 27th, 2015)

Is Your House in a Mess? (by Dinsa Sachan, for Rewire Me, December 19, 2015)

Ideas and Uses for Your Expedit TV Storage Unit (by June Brockmeyer, for SelfStorageFinders,  November 4, 2015)

Is Organizing Like Marie Kondo Right for You? (by June Brockmeyer, for SelfStorageFinders, September 9, 2015)

4 Moving Mistakes You Don’t Wanna Make (by June Brockmeyer, for SelfStorageFinders, August 2, 2015)

7 ways clutter costs you money (by Allie Johnson, for CreditCardGuide, July 20, 2015)

By the Numbers – Professional Organizers of New Mexico (Business Outlook section, Albuquerque Journal, July 6, 2015)

Smart Strategies for Room-by-Room Decluttering [Infographic] (by John Egan, for The SpareFoot Blog, January 28, 2015)

Lose the Kitchen Clutter and Lose Weight: Here’s How (by Linda Melone, for The SpareFoot Blog, January 16, 2015)

Try These 11 Products and Services to Help You Get Organized in 2015 (by John Egan, for The SpareFoot Blog, January 7, 2015)

Albuquerque Storage Facts (by Matt Schexnayder for SpareFoot, January, 2015)

Before and After: 4 Great Decluttering Success Stories (by John Egan for The SpareFoot Blog, November 6, 2014)

Free and clear: Feel new again – unearth yourself from the clutter (by Donna Olmstead for The Albuquerque Journal, May 3, 2014)

Organizing Around the World: Professional Organizers Share Their Most Effective Tips (by Dana Mitchell for Organizing DIY, 11/27/13)

Spotlight Turns on Introverts (by Donna Olmstead for The Albuquerque Journal, October 2013)

3 Steps to transform your home office (by Hazel Thornton for Angieslist.com, 10/21/13)

How to Keep Your Home Tidy: 13 Fantastic Tips (by John Egan for The SpareFoot Blog, October4, 2013)

Corporate Livewire Virtual Round Table (by Vince Draper for corporatelivewire.com, October 2013)

How to Get Organized for the Holidays: 13 Simple Steps  (by John Egan for The SpareFoot Blog, September 23, 2013)

Organizing to De-Stress a Major Illness (by Hazel Thornton for Natural Awakenings Magazine – paper and online editions — August 2013 special Rethinking Cancer issue, cover + p. 18)

Choosing Storage Unit Sizes (by Anne Wynter for SpareFoot, 8/8/13)

Time Management Tips, by Rebecca Roybal-Jones in Sage the Albuquerque Journal’s magazine for today’s woman!

The Emotional Toll of Clutter (by Jessie Sholl for ExperienceLife, April 2013)

Making Memories (by Donna Olmstead for the Albuquerque Journal, 3/3/13)

Which household items can you sell for the most cash? (by Meghan Streit for Erickson Tribune — News for today’s seniors, February 2013)

Working on Thin Ice:Tips for Working With CD Clients and Their Family Members (by Kristi Meyer for the Oct/Nov 2011 issue of The Chronical)

Messy Desks (by Tricia Remark for Albuquerque The Magazine, June 2011, pp.124-125)

How to get out of a networking rut (by Sandy Vaughn for Examiner.com, 12/21/10)

Beating those Holiday Blues (by Kathryn Holzka for ABQJournal.com, 10/25/09)

Staging Can Help Sell Your House (by Talia Freedman for ABQJournal.com 10/08/09)

Clutter Cutter (by Matt Andazola for ABQJournal.com 09/19/09)


TV & Videos

Networking for Introverts (85:00) ← Official recording of my NAPO2017 presentation, which includes Susan Cain’s TED Talk (The Power of Introverts), and my original content (Networking for Introverts), plus handouts. Video features slideshow and TED Talk. Audio features everything, including audience participation. Cost: $0-$30, depending on your status (or lack thereof) as a NAPO member.

Networking for Introverts (1:54) ← Proposal for NAPO2017 Conference Session

SMEAD [PODCAST] 80: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep (22:12) ← listen , watch, or download

SHOW NOTES:

01:18 How getting more sleep ties into being organized

02:20 Do clients know they are losing sleep due to disorganization?

03:15 Tips Hazel gave a sleep-deprived client

04:10 Why having a time management system is important

05:00 Is there a perfect time management system?

05:55 Practicing Gratitude and why it’s helpful

06:55 Replacing positive thoughts with negative thoughts

11:05 Take Action – having a pen and paper handy

12:10 Identifying one thing to solving your problem or project

12:50 “Worrying is just mental clutter”

14:08 The best way to tackle a to-do list

16:00 Hazel discusses the steps on her clutter flow chart

17:30 Other tricks to getting more sleep

SMEAD [PODCAST] 015: Decluttering in the New Year (25:31)  ←  listen , watch, or downloa

SHOW NOTES:

00:55 How do we get so much clutter?

01:45 Attacking Clutter – a battle plan

03:10 “The Organizing Habit”

04:01 A client’s clutter drama

05:07 The clutter flow chart

05:41 How Hazel’s engineering background helps her organize clients

07:55 How to use a clutter flow chart

12:15 The secret of the clutter flow chart

14:19 A client’s success using the flow chart

15:33 How much should you throw away?

17:15 Hazel’s involvement with NAPO

18:50 How an egret changed Hazel’s thinking

20:08 What Hazel writes about

Clutter Flow Charts — Animated (0:46)  ← cute, fun

Why Clutter Flow Charts? — (2:57) ← explanatory

Transforming Spaces — (2:57) ← before & after photos with captions & music

2KASAFOX interview — Clean up the Clutter — (4:24)

Keeping You Organized — Smead Organomics — podcast preview — (0:40)

Keeping You Organized — Smead Organomics — podcast interview — (23:00)

Keeping You Organized — Smead Orgonomics — Highlights From Season One (26:06, look for me at 8:50)

How to Fold Clothes with Pliio — (0.53)


Radio & Audio

Networking for Introverts (85:00) <– Recording of my NAPO2017 session which includes Susan Cain’s TED Talk (The Power of Introverts), and my original content (Networking for Introverts), plus handouts. Video features slideshow and TED Talk, not me, in case you care. Audio features everything, including audience participation. Cost: $0-$30, depending on your status (or lack thereof) as a NAPO member.

Who Will Check My Email When I Die? — Interview with Kate Stalter, posted January 17, 2017, on her America Talks Money podcast.

SHOW NOTES:

• Organizing your digital life and digital documents.

• The word legacy – what it means to people.

• The implications of leaving your affairs in a state of clutter when you die.

• The personal story which motivated Hazel to do what she does.

• Your Legacy Contact on Facebook.

• The implications of dying without a will.

• Some of the most important resources to begin with, when organizing your life.

• The Legacy Resource Roundup on Hazel‘s website and how it can help you.

• What a digital will is and the benefits of having one.

• Her Worry Matrix and how it can help you.

SMEAD [PODCAST] 80: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep (22:12)   <– listen , watch, or download

See SHOW NOTES under TV & Videos

SMEAD [PODCAST] 015: Decluttering in the New Year (25:31)  <– listen , watch, or download

See SHOW NOTES under TV & Videos

Managing Your Time — KKOB AM 770 — Let’s Talk Business New Mexico — 38 min.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

KEYWORDS:

New Year’s resolutions, time management, business organizing, home offices,

distractions, multitasking, focus, priorities, to-do lists, S.P.A.C.E. method, Julie Morgenstern,

80/20 Rule, saving money, pilers & filers, Action File, filing tips, free stuff on Org4life website,

S.M.A.R.T. Goals, accountability, staying on track, celebrating success

The 1050 Show with Terrie Q. Sayre — KTBL-AM — 2/8/14 — starting 16:10 – ending 31:40 = 15:30 minutes

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  Scroll down to February 8, 2/10/14 (2/10 is when it was posted).


Blogs

Getting Organized For Life — Owner and Sole Contributor

Your Organizing Business — Contributor

Professional Organizers Blog Carnival — “Superstar Blogger” (frequent contributor)

Introvert Retreat — Contributor

NAPO’s Get Organized Blog — Contributor

Guest blog posts for colleagues Donna Smallin Kuper, Regina Lark, and Monica Ricci


Contributions to Other People’s Books

Now What? An Easy Organizing Guide, by Diane N. Quintana (endorsement blurb)

The Professional Organizer’s Bible, by Ramona Creel (About Trademarking Your Name, p.395).

Sync or Swim: 201 Organizing Tips You Need to Survive the Currents of Change – ebook by Judith Kolberg and Allison Carter (My tips are #8 & #55.)

Get Organized! 50 Tips For You – ebook by Professional Organizers of New Mexico (7 tips, 1 per each of 7 categories, available for free at http://nmorganizers.com)

Get Organized! Another 50 Tips For You – ebook by Professional Organizers of New Mexico (7 tips, 1 per each of 7 categories, available for free at http://nmorganizers.com)

The Crash of TWA Flight 260, by Charles M. Williams (credited contributor; has to do with my family’s history, nothing to do with organizing)

Who Moved My Furniture?! ?!…changing lives one room at a time, by Sandy Dixon (Chapter 32 is my story, “Through a Client’s Eyes”)

Two Tip Tuesday: The Book, by Sandy Dixon (uncredited tips on p. 208 + back cover blurb)


My Own Book…

….which I didn’t talk about for 20 years because it was out of print, old news, controversial, and has nothing to do with organizing…

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