Entries by Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®

Winter wardrobe prep

I know it’s only October, and you don’t want to be reminded of the cold winter days ahead. But they’re coming. Soon we’ll be dressing in layers, wearing wool socks and sweaters, and pulling on winter boots. A bit of winter wardrobe prep can make the transition easier. Preparation steps: Wash tank tops, shorts, bathing suites, […]

Make it habitual

Habits by definition are memory enhancement tools, because when something is habitual it requires less of our memory. A habit is something we do almost without thought. Work towards making daily organizing tasks habitual. Here are a few that I practice: Daily morning routine Reclaiming order daily Have a return home routine

Feel happy while Organizing

I read about a study from Gretchen Rubin’s book Happier at Home that indicated, “interrupting a pleasant experience with something less pleasant can intensify a person’s overall pleasure.” Let’s use this while organizing. While doing something you enjoy, pause that activity to perform an organizing task. Here are 3 examples: While watching a favorite tv […]

Motivation to buy less

Would any of these concerns motivate you to buy less? Waste of time, money, energy Depletion of natural and global resources Pollution Work conditions around the world Human hardship Negative impact on environment  Eventual impact of disposal Less to organize, maintain, and manage. Please consider buying less.