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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — System #2: Doing Dishes

How well are your organizing systems working for you?

In the introduction to this series I shared the following:

What is a system?
What 6 organizing systems do I think everyone needs?
What 5 questions can you ask yourself to see if your systems are still working for you, or if they need tweaking?

Now let’s take a closer look at each system…

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Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs — Intro

Does your life run like clockwork?

Does your life run like clockwork?

As a former engineer I’m all about systems and problem-solving. And, as a student of fine arts, and a certified home stager and interior re-designer, I’m all about making things look nice. But as a professional organizer, function takes precedence over form. Who cares how pretty your laundry hamper is, if your dirty clothes are still lying on the floor? Who cares how neat and tidy your office looks, if you can’t find your stapler when you need it?

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Getting Back on Track

getting back on trackHas your life been derailed?

Any number of things can throw us off track – travel, illness, a change in schedule at work or at home. Before you can get back on track you need to ask yourself the following questions:

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3 Tricks to Organizing a New Kitchen

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What does this cute kitty have to do with organizing your kitchen? Not a thing!

Have you ever been intimidated by a new kitchen? All those empty cupboards, shelves, and drawers…now what?!?I love helping clients plan where everything will go, and I recently got to do it again. A new kitchen is like a blank slate — time to start fresh, an opportunity to put things in handy spots and get rid of gadgets you never use! My current client’s kitchen is brand new, in a newly-built home, but these tricks will work for anyone moving into any home or apartment, or remodeling their kitchen. (more…)