Before the holiday season is upon us take time to clean out the pantry and fridge. Product dates come in 3 types according to the FDA. Use these dates as your guideline to keep, donate or toss food. Sell by – tells how long the store can sell foods like meat, poultry, eggs, or milk […]
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.
Entries by Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
Set up a morning routine to help start each day in an organized way. Keep it simple and be consistent. My routine is morning stretches and meditation followed by shower and breakfast. Establishing simple routines help us organize our time.
The rate of what comes in needs to be less than or equal to the rate of what goes out. It is easy to bring things into our lives and spaces, but it requires more effort to remove things. Therefore we need to consistently and continually work to remove things from our lives and space. […]
Habits help us establish and maintain order. According to Stephen Covey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, creating a habit requires three things, knowing what to do, knowing how to do it, and wanting to do it. I can help with knowing what to do and knowing how to do it, […]
Having a specific home for groups of like items is necessary to create and maintain order. Labeling bins and containers is helpful and important. Scheduling 2 hours to work exclusively on organizing once a week will help reclaim order in any space.