How to get rid of 564 items in a month

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A lot of minimalism articles are just fluff, explaining its popularity without teaching the execution, which is why I liked Why Tidying Up Could Change Your Life in The Guardian. It offers 5 applicable steps for lightening your load and becoming a minimalist.  Step #2 challenges readers to play the 30 day minimalism game.Here's how it works: on day one, donate/toss/recycle/trash one item.  On day two, get rid of two items.  Repeat with three items on day three.  Repeat daily and by the end of the month you will have 564 less items!  This technique has you anticipating, planning and earmarking items for tomorrow.  It even has built-in accountability with #minsgame so you can share your wins with others and see pics of what your fellow challengers are chucking!

Read the article here.  Up for the challenge?  What would you donate/trash on day 1?  Day 15?  Day 30?? Please share in the comments!

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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.

How Women Undermine Themselves with Words

Never before have I read an article that covers the topic of how women undermine themselves with words.

This eye-opening Goop interview with coach and author Tara Mohr breaks down exactly how women do this.  Guilty as charged.  Since reading it, I've been shocked at how many times I catch myself writing or speaking an unnecessarily softening "I'm sorry," "just," or "actually."

The Cliff's Notes are in the excerpt below, but ladies, it would be really great if you could just  drop everything and read the article.

The key big idea is this: Instead of using the self-diminishing qualifiers (just, actually, sorry but, I’m not sure but, etc.) so that you seem “nice,” communicate both your warmth and competence in a proactive, positive way.

That’s very different than trading off how competently you come across, in order to be seen as more likable - Tara Mohr

 

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

What Kind of "House" Have You Built Around Your Work?

What do tiny cubicles, converted guest rooms, and lofty urban offices all have in common?  At the most basic level, they house and influence the work done in that space, for better or worse.  This recent Wall Street Journal magazine article further opened my eyes to the impact space has on our work.

Let this be an example at the grandest scale. Fashion brand Céline recently occupied and renovated a 17th century Parisian mansion.  For starters, the floors make use of 12 types of marble.  Marco Gobbetti, Céline's CEO says of the space: “Our project has been about building a house more than a brand. From that point of view, this building represents the foundation and where we come from."

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Like it or not, your office represents the foundation of  where you come from.  Even if you don't have (or aspire to have) just one type of marble on your floor, we can all step it up a notch.

What will you change, add, or eliminate in your home or office to permeate your work with quality, respect and beauty?  Please share in the comments below!

What If We Couldn't Ask for Advice?

paul jarvisVancouver-based website designer Paul Jarvis writes one of my favorite newsletters.  As a fellow newsletter writer, I know that this guy gets it.

Sometimes it's about design and marketing, and sometimes it's reflective.  It didn't cross my mind to share this this week until yesterday when I was chatting with a friend about Paul's latest post, A World Without Advice.

You should read the entire thing, but here's the last sentence: "So, how would you proceed with what you're thinking about doing if you couldn't rely on advice from others?"

Apply it to organizing and see what comes to you….and share your answers below.  Sign up for Paul's newsletter here.

 

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

I Want to Crawl Inside of this Website and Live Here

This, friends, is exactly the type of site that inspires me to live a cleaner, lovelier life - and there's not a single organizing product in site.

Take a slow, breezy stroll through Swedish interior designer Lotta Agaton's portfolio here.

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119 CircleOffice 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.

An Extreme Desk Makeover

Yes, sometimes Rome can be built in a day when you're mad at your clutter and motivated as heck. This is how I spent last Friday morning.

Would you believe that it only took us about an hour to clear this desk?

Note the presence of the file box and file cart.

Anything is possible with a little focus. Anything.

Couldn't be more proud of this client.

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[VIDEO] How Much to Toss When Organizing

I get asked this question all the time so I thought I'd answer it for you! "How much should I really be throwing away?" 

Grab a piece of paper and write down what percentage of things in your office you expect are trash. Do this right now! There's no right or wrong answer.

But whatever answer you wrote down, you will most likely exceed it.

So I don't actually have a set rule each client should stick to.

The number I want you to start with is the one that just came to mind, bumped up a little.

So please tell me in the comments - what number came to mind for you?

 

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

Depression Study Explains Why Most of My Organizing Clients are Women

11Researchers at UCLA's Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) studied the link between depression and the amount of stuff in our homes.  Read the study here.  It was validating to see research explain something I witness often as an organizer, but this bit on females in particular was news to me:

" CELF’s anthropologists, social scientists, and archaeologists found a link between high cortisol (stress hormone) levels in female home owners and a high density of household objects. The more stuff, the more stress women feel. Men, on the other hand, don’t seem bothered by mess, which accounts for tensions between tidy wives and their clutter bug hubbies."

119 CircleOffice 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.

I Just Rediscovered My Most Heartwarming Testimonial Ever

As I was sorting through my books last week, I came across a book that a past client (and gifted intuitive & healer), George James, had authored and gifted me back in 2013.  I flipped open to the front page and found these words:

"Know you are doing God's work so humans can spend more time with God." 

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I share this because it is a lesson for all of us.

Why does organizing matter?

So we have time to do the things that matter the most.

 

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

My 3 Words for 2015

Back in December I shared with you Chris Brogan's blog post on how and why he picks three words to shape his year, in place of a resolution.  Immediately upon reading it, two words came to me: green and reach.  Then I stalled for a month.

The third jumped out at me just yesterday as I was watching this video on how a man spent an entire year offline.

So, here are my three words for 2015:

Green - This is twofold: I want to eat more green foods and spend more time outdoors.

Reach - I want to get creative in reaching more people with my work.

Offline - I won't be taking a year off the internet, heck, probably not even a weekend, but I want to choose offline as much as I choose online.

What are your words?  Only have one or two? Please share in the comments here!

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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. 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

How I Personally Got Rid of 17 More Things

I've been tearing through the book that last week I said I wished I had written, but then a brilliant 18 page (free) e-book showed up that immediately had me donating 5 books, 3 DVDs, a candleholder, 8 more pieces of clothing, and stumbling around my house muttering "Everything must go. Everything must go."

The free PDF on Youhavetoomuchshit.com is Marie Kondo's crude, tell-it-like-it-is underdog British cousin - and it works. The proof is in my donations bag. (It also claims the url I wish I owned).

Read now: www.youhavetoomuchshit.com

 

119 CircleOffice 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.

The Book I Wish I Had Written

magic tidy bookAdmittedly, I haven't even read it yet*, but everyone is buzzing about Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

It teaches her "KonMari" method which is centered around the simple question - "Does this spark joy?" - Which I like so much more than "How old is it?" or "When is the last time you used it?"

It can be applied to anything from offices to closets, as described in this article and this one.

She swears by holding an object in your hands to feel the energy of it.  I agree that this can be effective, as sometimes I have to hold a paper to generate ideas.  However, sometimes my clients are so overwhelmed that they let go of more when I'm doing the holding!

Either way, this 4 word question is a powerful one that can clear the messiest of messes.

Where in your home or office do you see this method being most effective?

Please share in the comments!

* I wrote this on a Monday night and the following Tuesday morning one of my more intuitive clients gifted it to me!  'Twas meant to be!

 

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

Video: 5 Ways to Organize Your Office in the New Year

[youtube_sc url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2oKyITqDWA&feature=youtube_gdata_player"] To make a long story short: Click through to the video to hear how I build a case for doing the following: 1. List ten things you'll do once you're organized. 2. Do the mega-purge. 3. Create a 2015 series of file folders. 4. Group like with like. 5. Delegate one place for receipts.

Which one of these tips do you find most helpful?  Which sounds most difficult?  What are some of the things you'll do once you're organized?  Please share in comments!

7 Day Inspired Office Challenge

Decide this week that you're going to start organizing your office.  I can't tell you how long it's going take, but start with step one and then move onto the next easiest step.  Do whatever it takes so that one year from now your office doesn't look exactly the same, or worse!

 

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. 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.  Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com.

 

7 things I learned about organizing in 2014

7 KCI've been a professional organizer for 13 years now and continue to learn more about organizing with each project, including my own.  I hope I'm a more effective and influential organizer with each passing year.  As an organizer, I observe as much as I sort.  Reflecting on and learning from the themes that emerged continually bring a freshness to my perspective. I intentionally didn't read my list of 7 Things I Learned about Organizing in 2013 before writing this (but turns out #5 was on last year's list too)!  So, I guess that's in important one!

Here are 7 things I learned about organizing in 2014:

1. Organizing is liberating.

I always knew this, but "liberating" is the word I heard most in 2014 to describe how it feels to let go of the things that no longer serve.  In the fall I heard a client say it in his basement, then everyone seemed to echo it all around me!

2. It's ok if systems need to change.

I started working again with a client who I helped one year previous.  She was frustrated that the once successful system that we had put in place last year was no longer working.  Specifically we crafted a morning routine list at work and masterminded a pretty elaborate to-do list, with color coded paper and start dates for each task.  It made me realize that my own to do lists looked nothing like they did a year ago.  As your life evolves, your habits and systems may have to as well.  It is not a sign of failure!

3. One can reap the emotional benefits of organizing long before the end is in sight.

One day it took 4 hours to uncover about 10 square feet of a client's bedroom floor (sometimes I do take on non-office projects).  I was pleasantly surprised at how enthusiastic and energized she was throughout the session. I asked her something I had never asked a client before: "What did you learn today?  What do you now know that you didn't know 4 hours ago?"  She answered: "That this could be so much fun.  And EASY!  I thought this would be agonizing."  We still haven't finished yet, but even with hours of digging still ahead of her, she's already benefited tremendously.

4. The most important things we keep are the things that tell our stories.

In November someone asked me if I thought I was overly reliant on technology, considering the fact that I had used Evernote to save my favorite recipes and donate my cookbooks.  This question prompted a few weeks' worth of reflection, surprisingly having me take inventory of what beloved objects I will always want to see and touch.  I knew there were indeed many, but I had never before been prodded into asking myself why they matter.  The full answer can be read here.

5. You never get it done. 

Organizing is a process more than it is a state.  You don't reach a point where you declare yourself "organized" and stay that way without maintenance.  As long as you receive gifts, mail, news and ideas you will need to keep at it.  As things flow in, they must flow out.

6. Organizing takes time, no matter who you are.

This year more than any, I've realized how much time I personally spend organizing.  It takes very little for my delicate equilibrium of order to be threatened.  Just one day's worth of mail thrown on the dining table is more clutter than I'm usually willing to harbor.  I don't have a magic wand though, so I endlessly toss, shred, recycle, and donate as much as I buy.  It's hard to quantify how much time I collectively spend per week on this, but it's hours, not minutes.  I do believe that to stay organized, you have to do this, but don't get down on yourself if you don't have the time, or don't love doing it! If you did, you'd be a professional organizer, and the world needs variety!  Go do what you're good at, and hire someone who loves to do what you hate.

7. There's no singular explanation for why people have too much stuff.

Someone asked me at a party: "Why do you think Americans have so much stuff?"  My answer: "I really don't know."  Sure, we can make sweeping generalizations about consumerism and disintegrating values, but that can't be the whole story, considering I organize for a living and genuinely like so many people who are (or were) stockpilers of cheap made in China crap! The answer she expected to hear discounts the unique histories that shaped each individual's current space. When I hear generalizations like these, I immediately see the faces of the people I know who have or had too much stuff.  So seldom (though truthfully, it happens) does the easily accessible explanation of overindulgence come to mind.

If I must call out a common denominator amongst my clients, it's that they all are ready to change. Regardless of their past choices, their tide is receding. Attention to this topic of organizing can either be a disheartening one, further angering ourselves about the Costco-ization of the country, or a hopeful one, showing how we are only ever one less purchase away from liberation.  I always tell my friends that there are two types of cluttered people: those who are willing to change and those who aren't.  If you're willing to change in 2015, let's work together.

What did you learn about organizing in 2014?  Anything goes - the smallest minutiae to the grandest of life lessons.

Comment below please!

119 CircleOffice 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.

Video: What the Professional Organizer bought from Bed, Bath & Beyond

Last week I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond for the first time in years - without a coupon!  Someone once asked where I put all of my Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons…..er….I don't get them.  What I bought may surprise you…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_IcfNSoUEY

 

119 CircleOffice 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.

Choose 3 words to shape your 2015

Khajuraho_-_Kandariya_Mahadeo_TempleThe 2015 wall calendar mentioned here has built in room to utilize Chris Brogan's ritual of choosing three words to shape your year.

Some of his words from years past have been Believe, Practice, Untangle, and (my favorite) Temple.

Read Chris' article on how to choose your 3 words for 2015 here.

I can't say I have my 3 words yet, but by the 1st I will, and I'll share them with you.

What words come to mind for your 2015?  Please share in the comments!

 

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

An existential kick in the pants to buy less & play more

"Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed"IMG_4675 could also have been entitled "Why we buy unnecessary fluff instead of take walks in parks."  This eye opener of an article isn't to be enjoyed, so as much as it is a call to action to design healthier happier days.

Even though I have never have had a typical 9-5, 35 years in workaholic Washington hasn't left me unscathed. I too am guilty of its said side effects: choosing off-duty mindlessness over quality time with myself and loved ones.

Click here to read this existential kick in the pants to get reading, hiking, cooking, napping, building, planting, decluttering, etc.

 

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

How I used Evernote this week: Saving an Inspirational Quote from Instagram

I saved a powerful yoga quote in my "Yoga" notebook with my "Quotes" tag.  These two lines by Kino MacGregor caught my eye in Instagram so I screenshot it and saved the image to Evernote. Since then I've heard those words in every yoga class, adding en extra second to each Virabhadrasana III ever since.

Let go of your attachment to pleasure, let go of your aversion from pain.  In the perfect balance between these two opposing forces lies the peace and joy of the yogi's equanimous mind. - Kino MacGregor

Click here to see my note.

Yogi or not, there's a lesson in here for you, asking you to dig deeper in the moment you want to give up.

 

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

Don't Resolve to Organize Your Office in 2015

Resolve to organize your office in the remaining days of 2014! Two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and get organized. Seeing how you’re here, chances are you have resolved or will resolve to organize that office once and for all.  Once my clients decide to pick up the phone and call me, organizing their office takes only a fraction of the time they expected.  What has been put off for years often takes just hours to accomplish.

It is not too late to completely transform the state of your office and make a new resolution in 2015!  If time is tight, surely you can schedule in a few power-hours to set yourself up for finishing in the first weeks of the New Year.  This plan is not a comprehensive one for every office, but will at least serve as an outline for those of you who just don’t know where do start.

This is how you’ll do it:

Plan A:

Today – Write down your vision for your office.  What are 10 things you’ll do once you’re organized?  Resist touching any piles until you do this!

2nd Week of December – Schedule at least 2 hours to just toss and recycle (it’s what you’d be doing with me anyway.)

3rd Week of December– Group like with like (receipts, statements, kids papers, house papers, etc.)  Piles are just fine.  Actually, a single pile of all things dated 2014 is a great start.  Don’t think “organizing,” think “mindless clumping.”

4th Week of December – Drop your new categories into folders, labeling them with respective dates, account numbers, etc.

5th Week of December– Set yourself up for the New Year by creating a mirror image of step 4’s folders, but with 2015 dates.

1st Full Week of January– You’re off the hook!  Plan a resolution such as learning Thai cooking or watching more indie films – anything other than organizing your office!

Plan B:

No time to do any of the above in December?  Well, there are no excuses for not doing step 1, write down your vision. Do it.  It only takes 5 minutes.  As for the remaining steps, the plan will still work wonders on the other side of January 1st.  Schedule each of those into your January calendar now.

Plan C:

I can show those stacks of paper who’s boss in no time.  Hire a pro.

What part or parts of the plan are you committing to in 2015?  Or, will you wait for 2016?   If you’re planning to organize your office this year or next, what is your plan of attack?  Please share in the comments!

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. Based in Silver Spring, MD Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speakingReach her at (202) 262-1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com.  Watch video lessons on office organizing here.  Learn about Skype consults here.  Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com.  

Great interview on how to easily change habits

leo babautaThis weekend I watched a video interview with Zen Habits' Leo Babauta as entertainment while baking. I admire everything this guy writes on his incredibly minimal blog and it was nice to finally put a face to the name.

Friends, this is one of the more refreshing voices on the internet. He is as pleasant to listen to as he is to read. Click here to watch the interview on how to adopt good habits.

Only have a minute? Listen to 13:00 - 14:23 to learn to use "habit sprints."

What good habit would you most like to implement in life or in the next few days? Tell me here.

 

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