Set up a new habit as an experiment. This allows you to view the process as fun rather than a chore. New habits with a focus on maintaining order are always helpful. Here are two examples of experiments you can try. Experiment with collecting the mail daily and seeing how much you can immediately recycle […]
About Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
As a Certified Professional Organizer®, Janine Cavanaugh helps individuals improve their organizing skills, reduce the clutter in their homes, downsize their belongings, and create functional environments. Organizing in MA and RI since 2008.
Have any summer projects?
My husband is a teacher and always takes on summer projects. Well, if you ask him, I’m sure he’d say I provide him with a list of summer ‘honey do’ projects. If I’m being honest, I’ll admit, he’s right. I think summer is a great time to work on projects especially if you have more free-time on your hands.
20 Projects You Can Do in 20 Minutes
Set the timer for 20 minutes and get busy!
Devoting 20 minutes to any one of the projects on this list will help you create more order in your life.
Someday is not a day of the week! When you find yourself using that word, stop and replace it with a definite date or time. If you can’t pinpoint a definite date or time, let it go. I use an exit strategy to help me get rid of things.
What is motivation? The dictionary definition is “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way” and “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something”. What are your reasons for organizing? We all have different reasons. Why do you want to get organized now? Why work on this […]
There are 2 words I’d like you to eliminate from your vocabulary while organizing. They are: Should But Do you think you can do that? You can no longer say “I should get rid of this.” Instead say, “I will get rid of this.” You can no longer say “But I might need that someday.” […]