10 years in business

10 Years of Organizing

10 years in business
in 2018!

I’m happy to be celebrating 10 years in busin
Here is what I’ve been doing :
258 clients served
       14 couples
       225 females
       19 males
136 classes taught to 1650 individuals  
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      Happy New Year! I hope your 2018 is off to a good start. For me, January 2018 marks my 10th anniversary in business, and I’d like to take this time to thank all those who have helped me achieve this milestone.
      First of all I’d like to thank my clients both current and past. I’m impressed with your strength and courage to do what’s necessary to achieve your organizing goals. I am grateful for your trust in my ability to help you do that.
      Secondly, I’d like to thank all those who have taken one or more of my classes or attended a presentation. I appreciate your faith in my knowledge and expertise. I must also mention those groups and organizations who have asked me to teach or present. I’m grateful that you provided me with opportunities to share and teach on organizing topics that are relevant and significant.
      Thirdly, I’d like to thank the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals for providing me with opportunities to become certified, to educate myself, to strengthen my skills, to gather valuable resources, and to connect with other Organizers.
      Lastly I’d like to thank those who have supported me in business, both personally and professionally. In addition to all the individual supporters, two organizations who deserve mention are the Women’s Business Network of Southeastern MA and the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your support throughout these 10 years.
      Although there is more gratitude I could express, I wanted to conclude by saying how sincerely grateful I am that my business has allowed me to facilitate positive change in my own life and the lives of others. Thank you all!

Increase in Minimum Hours
My appointment minimum is increasing to two and a half (2.5) hours for clients within 30 miles from North Attleboro, MA and three and a half (3.5) hours for clients beyond 30 miles as of February 1, 2018.

Recycle Resource
Finding new ways to reuse, recycle, and reduce for myself and my clients, makes me happy. Everyone is more motivated to get rid of something when they know it is going to someone who will really use it. I wanted to share a few of my most used donation locations in the hopes that you’ll be motivated to get rid of some stuff and donate.
1385 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA
They accept clothing, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs, CDs, Software, household items, bed & bath items, small appliances, furniture.
Indie Cycle, LLC
Electronic waste collection in RI and southern MA.
Drop Boxes for clothing, linens, fabric, sleeping bags, stuffed toys, any textiles in any condition.
Locations at Plainville, Wrentham and other area schools.Old Colony Habitat for Humanity ReStore
9 Washington Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
They accept new and used building materials, appliances and furniture, and more.

Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
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Innies or Outies

Helpful Organizer BlogHave you ever heard the terms innie and outie? If so, you may be looking at your belly button right now, because these words refer to the shape of it. Are you wondering what that has to do with organizing, and why I would write a blog article about it? It’s because a friend of mine, who is also a Professional Organizer, mentioned that she uses these terms when organizing. She uses the term innie to describe situations where clutter and mess are contained behind closed doors and outie for when clutter and mess are visible. I have found in my 10 years as a Professional Organizer that the projects with which I help my clients can be categorized as one or the other.

Innies stash clutter in drawers, closets and file cabinets. The surfaces of the counters, desks and tables may be clear, but the real issues lurk behind closed doors. Here are four solutions that may help control the clutter and create order in the hidden areas.

  1. Practice the one in one out guideline to keep the quantity of stuff manageable.
  2. Devote some time to answering the question, “When is enough?
  3. Follow the 3 step organizing process on the clutter that’s stashed away.3 steps to organizing process
  4. Schedule time to edit items from your space.

Outies have piles of clutter everywhere, which can create stress from the constant visual reminder that something needs to be done with it. Here are four solutions that may help lessen the stress.

  1. Schedule clutter aerobics at least 3 times a week to attack the piles.
  2. Practice the confirming process to help continually remove what is no longer used, needed or wanted.
  3. Mark off time on your calendar to reclaim order in your home. I’d recommend at least two hours twice a month.
  4. Incorporate one or two daily organizing routines into your day.

Which term would describe your home situation? Whether your answer is innie or outie the solutions above will help you remove clutter, establish order, and feel less stressed. I would like to hear of your progress, please email me with details.

©January 2018  Janine Cavanaugh, Certified Professional Organizer®  All Rights Reserved

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Organizing in Small Steps

Organizing tipGetting organized is a common New Year’s resolution. Is it one of yours? If so, start small. Make a list of what you want to organize and then ask yourself what first step can I take that will be easy for me to accomplish? Remember sometimes the smallest changes have the biggest impact.