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Productivity Tips from Cloud Nine Organizing

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Pomo-what?

Have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique ®? Pomo-what? Pomodoro is Italian for tomato. The Pomodoro Technique ® is centered around the idea of using a tomato timer to get things done. What does that have to do with organizing, you ask? It’s all about efficiency and productivity. This is the approach I used while successfully decluttering […]

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Getting Organized

Getting organized can help you live your best life. Since living with clutter causes unnecessary stress and frustration, I want to share with you how to effectively sort through the clutter and get organized. Use this organizing process with any area in your home. I suggest starting with an area that feels most “heavy” or […]

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Stop negotiating your availability

Stop Negotiating Your Availability

Your time is precious, so stop negotiating your availability. Teresa Schlup has first hand experience with the demands of being a busy mom, wife, business owner and volunteer. She also knows a thing or two about setting boundaries and decluttering schedules by learning how to stop negotiating your availability.Set your office hours and stop negotiating your […]

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Mess Creates Stress

Mess is more than just the stuff other people see on the outside. I help people eliminate the mess that creates stress, BUT before I was a professional organizer I was an over scheduled, overwhelmed, slightly stressed out mama. That’s why I am so empathetic when I work with my organizing clients; I get it […]

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The Busywork Vortex

At the end of the day, are you exhausted? Have you been running around and staying busy but can’t see the fruits of your labor? If so, you’ve probably been sucked into the dreaded Busywork Vortex. This frustrating trap can be hard to escape. Especially if you don’t even realize that’s where you’ve landed.What is […]

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Go From To-Do to TaDa!

If your to-do List is overwhelming then make a TaDa List! Wouldn’t you rather say “TaDa! I am done!” at the end of the day instead of looking at an unfinished to-do list? I would…it’s time to delegate, delete and shift your mindset. Here’s how: Make a master list of all your responsibilities. This might […]

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Delete Digital Clutter

Delete Digital Clutter

Digital clutter can become a distraction, so start deleting!Too Many Contacts?Start your digital decluttering by getting rid of unnecessary contacts. It can be liberating to delete people from your contact list whom you no longer have an interest in contacting. For instance, you should delete your pest control guy if you no longer need his […]

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The Key to Successful Organizing

Tackling clutter can be defeating, so let me share with you the key to successful organizing: realistic goals. That’s it. Sounds simple, but it takes practice because most of us want to get as much done, in one day, as humanly possible. However, we sometimes set the bar way too high for ourselves and end up burning […]

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Does Your Home Office Inspire Productivity?

Princeton neuroscientists found the more clutter a person has the less focused and less productive that person will be! What does your workspace look like? Does it inspire productivity?  Look around your home office and recognize the clutter. Do you see any of this? Piles of papers sitting in a corner, waiting to be sorted […]

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Enjoy Some Downtime!

All work and no play makes Jane a dull girl. Plus, it makes her less productive! If you want to get those projects done or tackle some clutter you need to have balance. Make sure you enjoy some downtime! You’ve worked hard all week. Maybe you’ve even decided to finally tackle an organizing project that […]

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