It’s a New Year and It’s Time to Reset

As we enter into a new year, it’s time to reset. This little button sits on my desk as a constant visual reminder for me.


Reset – verb

1. To set again: reset a broken bone.

2. To change the reading of: reset a clock.


Often, we make resolutions that fall by the wayside about mid-February.  I know I have!

Give yourself a better chance at making the kinds of changes you desire this year by doing a “self reset”.

Grab a cuppa and watch this short video where I explain how to do a self reset.

What does this look like?

  1. Find a quiet place that makes you happy and go there.  Take along some paper and writing supplies .

  2. Let go of guilt by first forgiving yourself for whatever you thought you “should have” or “could have” done but didn’t. You are starting anew, here and now, fresh with no baggage.  This is a huge step that I cannot stress enough.  You have to really forgive and forget in order to reset.

  3. Now push your imaginary reset button and just sit and breathe for a few minutes.

  4. Now bring out the paper and writing supplies.  Now, what is it that you want for yourself in this year? Write down (or draw) whatever comes to mind, don’t edit. Just be in the moment, letting your mind go wherever it wants.

  5. Once you done step 4, I usually recommend that you set it aside and come back to it after “sleeping on it”.  Look at it with a fresh set of eyes the next day and begin taking the actions you desire.

It’s National Get Organized Month

    This month is National Get Organized Month. Every January the National Association of Professional Organizers and it’s member chapters endeavor to publicize the benefits of organization and the services that are provided by our industry. There are many areas of specialty within the Professional Organizer industry – from home staging to business productivity to move managers. There are specialized training courses for many different populations – seniors, hoarders, people with disabilities, and children.  Getting organized helps people with time management, productivity, family management, and relieves stress and anxiety. Here are some of the reasons why professional organizers are hired and which areas are most often organized. This information is found on the National Association of Professional Organizers website,
    Top reasons professional organizers are hired

  1. Too much clutter
  2. General disorganization
  3. Difficulty determining what to keep and/or discard
  4. Difficulty finding things
  5. Selling a home or moving

Top areas in a home where organizing services are most often requested

  1. Home Office or Den
  2. Kitchen
  3. Closet
  4. Master Bedroom
  5. Garage/Attic/Basement

I’m not a huge fan of making resolutions anymore; most people do not take resolutions made on New Year’s Day very seriously.  However, if you are ready to take the first steps to getting organized this year, then download my ebook, Project Simplify. It includes monthly goal sheets to help you plan the first steps to getting your organizing projects done.

Receive your free gift today!  Just go to the top right of this page and submit your name and email.  Then check your email!  You will have the link for your free download!   It’s my gift to you this month as you begin to get organized!

 Linking to:

New Year, Fresh Start

I was interviewed by the House Whisperer at KHSL and this segment aired today! It’s all about being organized and staying organized.  
Check out the video where I talk about computer (laptop) organization as well as how to organize your coupons.  Plus lots more!
These are just some of the cool products I carry with Clever Container.  On January 1st, more than 20 new products will be released so check that website again soon!

5 Tips for a More Organized Year:

  • Create a written plan for each area you want to organize
  • Use ONE calendar
  • Make a weekly appointment with yourself to plan the upcoming weeks
  • Spend 15 minutes a day putting things away around the house/office
  • Review tomorrow the night before

Organize Your Office Virtual Workshop

Have you often thought that you could be more productive if only your office were better organized? Well, you are right! Here are a few statistics:

  • Americans waste 9,000,000 hours per day searching for misplaced items. American Demographics Society Magazine
  • The average desk worker has 36 hours of work on his or her desk and spends 3 hours per week sorting piles trying to find the project to work on next. The Overload Syndrome by Richard
  • The average United States executive wastes six weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files—this translates into one hour per day. The Wall Street Journal

Join me for Organize Your Office – Virtually!
In just 6 hours, you can finally get your office organized! Get those piles of paper and stacks of mail under control. You’ll learn the steps to get your office back in working order. Get more done every day, have time to make those extra sales calls, pay your bills on time, know where everything is and how to access it. Whether you are an employee, a small business owner, or just wanting to manage your home office – use this workshop to become more efficient and productive!

Register for the Free Preview Calls on either

March 27th or March 30th!