Posts tagged "time management"

Run Your Errands Don't Let Them Run You

Do you ever feel like your errands are running your life and time? This past Sunday I just wanted to scream. I broke my own cardinal rule. I went into Costco on a weekend. Yup, the organizer dared to go into Costco not only on a Sunday afternoon but on a day that the Bears... Read more »

Finish The Cycle- An Organizers Favorite Mantra To Live By

Several years ago, Peter Walsh coined the phrase “Finish the cycle”. He encouraged everyone to look at all the tasks we do as having “cycles”. This is my single most favorite organizing mantra. Its drilled into my brain and I use it all the time with my clients. So what exactly does this mean? Everything... Read more »

Time Management for the Returning College Student

Tonight I am giving a speech at a community college to students that have returned to college at an older age. My goal is to give them time management tips for balancing their home life and school work. It makes me think back to my days at the University of North Texas. I was pretty... Read more »

A Lost Cat, A Happy Ending; The Importance of A Neighborhood List Serv

It’s no secret that I have been working non stop for the last two months. Last Wednesday night I mustered up a little energy to go for a power walk in my neighborhood. I was a mile from home when I ran into two boys. They proudly showed me the kitten they found. Being a... Read more »

Time Management For The Small Business Owner - Are You Leaving Business On The Table

In the last few weeks, I have decided to tackle some small personal projects. I reached out to no less then 10 professionals to help me out. I was amazed that I got virtually no response. Yup, the phone at the Kelly Casa wasn’t ringing. I was not happy with this by any means. You... Read more »

Multitasking- The Truth

Last month I goofed. Yes, you heard me say it right. I was working on a lot of projects and was doing too much at one time. I know better. Shame on me. I got a call from Peoples Gas saying that my bill wasn’t paid. This has never happened in my world. EVER!! I... Read more »

Don't Put It Down, Put it Away-Relocating Your Items

Everyday, we take things out of one room of our home and move them to another. A lot of times, they never make it back to their home. They become “homeless” and turn into clutter. Piles begin to form and we forgot were we put them. Here are some simple tips to help you keep... Read more »

February is National Time Management Month- An Organizers Tips for Managing Time

Time management and organizing go hand in hand. The more time you have, the better organized you will be. The more organized you are, the more time you will have in your daily routine. The National Assocation of Professional Organizers has created this unofficial holiday to bring attention to time management and productivity. These two... Read more »

New Years Resolutions- Are You Conquering Them?

We are one month into 2014. Studies show that most of us write down, visualize or talk about our goals for 2014. Happy February. Have you conquered any of your goals/resolutions? At the end of each year, I write a list of personal goals and professional goals. I reflect on the good, the bad, and... Read more »

Minimize Your Morning Routine

Most people think that I am morning person. That is so far from the truth. I have just learned to maximize the quiet time when the phone isn’t ringing. In order to spend more time getting tasks done, I have simplified my morning routine. Here is what I do: 1. Set my clothes out the... Read more »