San Francisco Organizer? Attend my NAPO SFBA pre-conference workshop on November 6th.

I’m so excited to have been invited back to the NAPO-SFBA annual conference this fall as the pre-conference workshop leader. In three hours you’ll learn how to:

  1. Build fans through newsletters, public speaking, "light" blogging, and more.
  2. Use assessments to encourage visitors to interact on your site.
  3. Use intro sessions to sign-on 80% of prospects you meet.
  4. Secure prospects' interest after they commit (and before the first payment).
  5. Use gifts to reconnect with past clients.

Click here to learn sign up for the workshop and/or conference!

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

I'm speaking at the Mid Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers on October 24

I'm teaching organizers how to build a YouTube Channel in Bethesda this fall.  This will be the same workshop I gave to the NAPO (National Assn. of Professional Organizers) San Francisco chapter conference last year.  I'm really proud of the feedback I received: "Kacy was the highest ranked speaker last year, and there is a good reason why. Her content is highly relevant to being an entrepreneur today, she is a very personable speaker, and I took away tactical, tangible ideas that I've implemented in my business since her workshop."

Interested in what a few hundred organizers do when they get together? Registration is open now to aspiring, new, and veteran organizers.

Click here to see full speaker line-up and to register for MARCPO in Bethesda, MD on October 24.

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

I don't wake up looking like this...

…but it still looks like me. That is the mark of an excellent photographer.  I actually never considered professional head shots until I landed on Tamzin Smith's portfolio a few months ago. As soon as I saw her work, I knew I needed to step up my head shot game and she was the only one I wanted for the job. Tamzin is a gifted portrait photographer based in Rockville, MD.  In the DC area and in need of a head shot makeover?  Hire her immediately. I couldn't be more thrilled with how they turned out.

www.tamzinsmithphoto.com

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter & receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com/subscribe.

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

My Advice Appears in NYC's Metro Magazine

Last week I was pleased to be interviewed for an article on workspace productivity in Metro's online magazine.  I give so much advice, micro and macro, that it's nice when I'm called to focus on the basics.

Read carefully.

The gems are all in there. This concise article really sums up everything I teach when consulting.

Click here to read.

How I used Evernote to whip out the perfect quote at a Solstice party

I attended a winter solstice party where I was informed that we were supposed to have brought a quote, message, song, etc. as an offering.  Luckily, I had one in stock on my phone! Before reading it, I said to the group, "Throughout the year I save so much in digital form that is both mundane and meaningful, including a collection of quotes.  If it isn't for moments like this, then what's the point?"

Click here to read a beautiful Black Elk quote on circles in life.  It was the first time I shared it in the 10 years since bringing it home from a workshop.  This is Evernote at its best. How do you keep track of your favorite quotes?  Please share comments below!

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

Here's Where I Start With the Big Projects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euQ5oWUv-d4 Video Length: 2:36

To Make a Long Story Short: Gather your papers from all corners of your universe.  Dig deep: pull from bags, drawers, boxes, closets, piles on the counter, piles on the desk, and bring them all into one central location.  This will serve as your central sorting station.  Place them all in one mass lump so you can evaluate the paper situation honestly.  This makes for much more realistic planning.  Until you see exactly how much you have, you won't know exactly how and where to create stations that will last.

Helpful?  Please leave a comment!  Have you done this already?  Do you think you might even have less paper than you expect.  Do you think you might have more, once you see it all together?  Does the thought of seeing it all in one place stress you or give you relief.  Please share below!

   

kacyRoundOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Learn about Skype consultations here. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

The Inspired Office in Northern Virginia Magazine!

The Inspired Office is featured in August 2014's Northern Virginia Magazine!  Pictures of a client's transformation are included, as well a great Q and A with her about the process of working with me. Click here to read online.

Click here to read full PDF.

 

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

2 New Additions to the Filing Hall of Shame

Please help me in welcoming two new additions to the Inspired Office Filing Hall of Shame!  You can imagine my excitement when my client and I unearthed these two gems from a filing system that hadn't been purged in at least 5 years.  Consider these to be examples of how not to label a folder!  Why exactly?  They're just glorified piles, telling us nothing specific about the contents. The good news is that anything in these folders self-expires after even just a short amount of time.  We had a good chuckle and tossed their mysterious contents in a matter of minutes.  Don't know where to start purging your own files?  Hunt and peck through your office for any vaguely titled folders and envelopes.  Trust me, you can blindly toss the contents.  If they once were "important" or required "action," their ship has sailed and you're surely onto bigger and better things. Need more examples of unhelpful labels?  Check out the original Filing Hall of Shame here! Do you have folders worthy of the Inspired Office Hall of Shame?  Please share!  Email me pics and you too could be a member of the esteemed club of folks who are swiftly moving towards a filing system worthy of the Inspired Office Hall of FAME!  This is all in good fun.  My clients all know that their folders are lovingly showcased here and have graciously offered to serve as examples!

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Podcast Interview: Ugly Organizational Systems for ADHD in the Office & Beyond

Recently I was interviewed by Jeff Copper of Attention Talk Radio for a chat on ugly organizational systems.  Glossy magazines and Container Store catalogs have us all thinking that the best organizing systems are the beautiful ones.  I'm a sucker for a stack of pretty lacquered boxes, but sometimes I just have to get down and dirty and do whatever WORKS.  This sometimes means that to eliminate the mess, we have to replace it with something not so sparkly.  Please listen for some way-outisde-of-the-box solutions that are especially helpful for those with ADD/ADHD.  Runs 39 min. Do you have a remarkably uninteresting or even unsightly organizing solution?  Does your office work, but not look magazine-worthy?  What organizing issues are you struggling with that have you wishing for ANY solution, even if not a pretty one? Please share in the comments below!

Popular Self Help Internet Radio with Attention Talk Radio on BlogTalkRadio

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

Tech-Free Productivity: Jane Austen's Inspired Office

  This is Jane Austen's Inspired Office as captured by an old friend visiting Chawton, England last week. No cords. No keyboards. Imagine what you could create with a quill, a weathered old desk, natural lighting, and a bundle of lavender....

Tell me in the comments, what would you do/create/write if you had to sit here for an hour each day?

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.