Monday, December 18th, 2017

1) Organize and inventory your personal documents. Make sure you have all your important identity information, credit cards, passwords, etc. is in one place. Have contact information and websites listed, as well. I recommend creating an excel spreadsheet of information to include: Bank Information Credit Cards Health Information Insurance policies Investments Locaton of Important Documents, [...]

DeClutter and Energize How to Energize 1. Get Fit: The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. 2. Toss, Shred or Purge Paper, Magazines, Newspapers, etc. 80 percent of the paper saved “just in case” is never needed again, and if it [...]

So…you say you are organized – (Then, take the quiz…also, have your staff do the same.) * Are you late for meetings, events, or appointments more often than not? Yes or No * Do you frequently need to ask for deadline extensions? Yes or No * Do you routinely find the need to shift “things [...]

Blog post by San Diego professional organizer Brenda Martinson. 1) If you don’t use it, let go of it… just because its FREE, doesn’t mean it has value or use. 2) Put it away, right away 3) Give it away…before you die 4) Donate, Recycle, or Toss it 5) Group like things together Start with [...]

Blog post by San Diego professional organizer Brenda Martinson. Ever have the feeling…”I have too much stuff for me”?? 1) Stuff breeds more stuff… the more you have, the more you need or want… beware of the “FREE” stuff trap. 2) Useless stuff crowds out good stuff…it expands to fit every available space until you [...]

While doing some research in my home office on fraud, I stumbled upon some great advice at Experian.com on being removed from solicitations. Here is their advice: You may choose to exclude your name from credit reporting agency lists for unsolicited credit and insurance offers. Creditors and insurers may use file information as the basis [...]

Vacation/Travel Healthcare Checklist Medicines: Pack and store prescription medications properly to avoid losing potency due to excess heat or light. This is especially important for seniors or other travelers with serious medical conditions. Outdoor Fun: For any outdoor activities, bring sunscreen and a hat to help prevent sunburn and skin cancer, especially in tropical climates [...]

Blog post by San Diego professional organizer Brenda Martinson We never know when our time is up, so it is a great idea to be prepared for who will receive your business or home upon your death. 1st: Prepare a Cover Letter. Put together a few sentences of introduction explaining your wishes and where people [...]

Blog post by Professional Organizer Brenda Martinson. Does this look like your computer desktop screen? A double – vision – icon nightmare! Your computer should also have an organized filing system, just like your physical files. Here are the 4 best ways I know to organize that desktop clutter: 1. Create Folders on your Desktop [...]

Americans are drowning in a sea of stuff and are getting rid of clutter. Everyone seems to have more belongings than available space to keep everything. Wasting time looking for something turns to frustration when every closet, cabinet and room is overflowing with unused belongings. Professional organizers obviously organizer your clutter and are finding customers [...]