Top 5 Series – Excuses Professional Organizers Hear

Over on Wellrich for Business, I periodically post on the Top 5 Series. While they generally address the small business or home office organizing issues, I felt this particular post would be of interest to my residential readership as well. Do these excuses sound familiar? Maybe some help from a professional organizer would be a good idea! “I don’t have…

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Top 5 Series – Excuses Professional Organizers Hear for Disorganization

This probably isn’t you, but perhaps someone you know, is chronically disorganized, forever holding everyone else up and causing deadlines to slip, and shrugs off the suggestion for help form a professional organizer or complaints from colleagues with: “I don’t have time to worry about tidy piles of paper“. You don’t, however, mind asking everyone else to wait while to…

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Top 5 Series – Indicators of a Packrat

Managing the behaviour and characteristics of a packrat may be something you assume that professional organizers focus on mostly with residential clients. The reality is that packrat behaviour is seen equally often at the office. The following behaviours and characteristics, modified from a list developed by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau in ADD-Friendly ways to Organize your Life, may be…

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Top 5 Series – Indicators of Disorganization Revisited

It has been over a year since I last published this post on Indicators of disorganization. At a time of the year when many people are looking forward to the next year and planning out goals and targets, this seemed like a good time to review why some people never meet their goals. Add to the season a little economic…

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Top 5 Series – Actions to Meet your Goals

Your picking up a theme here? That’s right; end of the year and its time to make sure this time next year you have completed your goals for 2009. Here are strategies to make your success more likely: Keep your eye on the end result. Whatever your goal is, make sure you can see it, taste it, feel it, hear…

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