It’s the first day of school, and the papers start streaming in — forms to fill out, signatures required on endless packets, schedules for classes, contracts for school-issued equipment, and you’re already overwhelmed with the onslaught. In addition to the paper streaming in and out of your kids’ backpacks, there’s the sports teams, dance classes, appointments, open houses, meetings and other extracurricular activities and clubs that pepper the weekly calendar, demanding an advanced logistics degree to get everyone to the right place at the right time.
As a professional organizer and move manager who takes great pride in her work, I feel it’s important to continually improve my skills and become knowledgeable about new solutions available to my clients. With that in mind, I recently attended the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) Annual Conference where I tested for and received the NASMM@HOME Specialist designation.
With so much of our work centering around aging individuals and their families,
Why only organize mornings? Because mornings offer a wonderful chunk of time that very easily slips away if we’re not careful. Who’s not tempted to go online? Meander through email? Make a doctor appointment? Instead, try this plan of attack and see how much more you can get completed:
Do you have a ga-zillion digital photos…somewhere on your computer? Maybe some on your laptop or some on the home computer? Time to organize!
First Step: Choose a method of organizing. Many opt for the chronological approach because cameras automatically offer a date. Using a numerical date system (01 for January) will help because the computer will be able to sort for you. Inside those folders you can create different themes,