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,
For many seniors, downsizing is a very sensitive topic. Imagine having to let go of many of the belongings that [...]
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,
Those catalog pictures? Sure, I’m stating the obvious, but nobody lives there. Meaning, these beautiful rooms were not developed for a real person who has recycling and work and nail polish bottles and children’s items and shoes and paperwork and blankets that need laundering. The takeaway? After organizing, upkeep is a vital part of the process and everything won’t be perfect all the time.
Here are more organizing myths that should make you feel better:
- Declutter once and you’re done.