Inspiration & Motivation

Who Said Mothers Have to Know Where Everything Is?

It's like an unwritten rule that mothers are supposed to know where everything "lives" in a home. Did/do you feel that way? There have been so many times in my life that I have heard these similar kinds of questions: Mom, where did you put my _____? Mom, have you seen my ______? Mom, do you know where my _____ [...]


Come Smell the Gratitude and Maybe Keep a Journal

I'm not sure if this counts as being organized or not, but every morning I try to write in my gratitude journal. I do personally feel this is productive for our minds and spirits. It also helps warm my heart when the weather turns cold and grey. The other morning I wrote the word "grateful" vertically and came up with [...]


How Artificial Intelligence Might Help with Back to School & Workplace Productivity

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Artificial Intelligence (AI) lately. And with the recent launch at the end of 2022 of the innovative platform called ChatGPT a new type of technology (generative AI) is exploding! It might make you wonder what it’s all about and how this technology can be applied in your life. Artificial Intelligence is a broad term that encompasses [...]


Done is Better than None

Last month I had the privilege of going to the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) live conference in Baltimore. In one of the sessions which was on procrastination, the speaker had a slide called, Done is Better than None. Can you guess what it meant? For me, it meant that completing a task without it being perfect and just [...]


5 Ways to Honor and Love Your Memorabilia

After you make the seriously hard emotional decisions about the memorabilia you desire to save, find a way to treasure your keepsakes in your home so that they are not only lovingly appreciated and preserved, but bring a smile to your face when you look at them. After all, that is probably why you saved your memorabilia to begin [...]


You Mean I’m not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

By Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo Book Review by Peter Herron and Jean Marie Herron, CPO I’d like to introduce this book review by saying that I am not only a Certified Professional Organizer, but more importantly, the mother of my 17-year-old son Peter Herron, who was diagnosed with ADHD in middle school. He is interning with me this summer [...]


Did You Know… You Are 7 Times More Likely to Achieve Your Goals IF You Write Them Down

In January I usually give different kinds of productivity presentations because the New Year lends itself to the topic of resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions usually being, to get organized. This year I noticed that when I asked my audiences who had written their goals down, not one person raised his/her hand. I went into professional organizer shock. [...]


Go to Your PIT’s for Productivity

My colleague and friend, Sharon Danzger who wrote Super-Productive 120 Strategies to Do More and Stress Less, were chatting over coffee. She was speaking to the fact that most people do not use a To-Do List. I had to grinningly admit, I've probably used a To-Do List since I was in middle school and then graduated to a planner after college. [...]


The Upside to a Corporate Downsize

(What this CPO® learned while her husband was out of work...) It was almost a year ago that my husband's company informed him that his position was going to be dissolved. So for most of 2016 he has been out of work and home full-time. This was a definite lesson in patience for our entire family but there were organizing [...]


“Frients” and “Frolleagues”

I was excited to read in the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) 2016 Spring Newsletter's Letter from President Ellen Faye, a bit about her visit to our local New Jersey meeting last year. She quoted me on my description of the many "Frients and "Frolleagues" I've met in the organizing business. She loved my made-up words combining Friend/Colleague -- [...]



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