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Practicing Organization

Simplify Your Life Month, Day 1: Write A Simplicity Statement

This is not a helpful affirmation. Alright, cats and kittens, what’s a Simplicity Statement and why did I pick it for day 1 of Simplify Your Life Month? A Simplicity Statement is an affirmation that helps you get your head right about your goal of simplifying your life. I hate affirmations (just ask my therapist). …

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7 Alternatives to Marie Kondo’s Boxes

This week Marie Kondo is all over my design and organizing blog feeds, educating many a design blogger on how to use her new product, Hikidashi boxes. They are sturdy boxes covered in pretty paper and they’re meant to keep your undies and socks from co-mingling. Part of me is saying “oooh, pretty!” and part …

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11 Ways to Prevent Organizing Decision Fatigue

How many decisions did our friend make today? Your head hurts. You feel apathetic and irritable. There’s a growing pile of things to “decide later.” You have Organizing Decision Fatigue. It’s easy to underestimate the mental and physical toll of making decisions. The process of organizing requires you to make a huge amount of decisions …

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How to Organize Your Fabric and Yarn Stash

Photo by Karly Santiago on Unsplash I’m a poly-crafter, and I love my craft stuff. Sewing, bookmaking, calligraphy, general cobbling together of all sorts of things. The stuff tends to take over if I’m not diligent about limiting myself. Creative brains often like to hold on to things because getting rid of it stirs up …

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How I Use Google Forms to Streamline My Organizing Documentation

The idea that I would document my organizing work like therapy work was a no-brainer for me. While I’m glad that organizing work doesn’t require the nuances of documentation that occupational therapy does (I’m looking at you, Medicare), the basic needs are the same: track the time you spent, note your assessment findings, goals, and …

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Recommended Reading for Organizing

There are tons of books out there about organizing, covering all kinds of aspects and specialized areas. While a book can’t take the place of doing the work, sometimes its necessary to gain some understanding and tactics.  I created an amazon list from the recommended reading that NAPO (National Organization of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) suggests …

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Learn How to Get Organized (Hint: You Can’t)

I would like to ban the phrase “get organized.” Why? Simply put, you can’t “get organized.” Instead, you have to “practice organization” It is an ongoing thing: using your system, evaluating your system, fine-tuning your system, or overhauling your system. And repeating and repeating and repeating. Practicing organization requires revision and fine-tuning. It can change …

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