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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


posted by Taxcell at  16:35 || under Office Organizing
Creative, disorganized, right-brained clients love Scansnap!
(article written for Fujitsu)
As a CPO (Certified Professional Organizer), I've discovered a surprising pattern among my clutter-prone, disorganized clients; they love creating file systems! They tend to be right-brained and creative, which promotes the desire for an attractive file system. The problem comes after the system is implemented; they don't use it.
My clients stare every day at examples of their personal and professional failures; files and systems created and never used. They call me when they are at their wits end. They call when the guilt becomes too much to deal with. They call when they are in danger of losing their job. I love receiving their calls because I know I can introduce solutions that work. Scansnap has become this organizers favorite solution. It brings me great satisfaction to see my clients feeling successful, guilt-free and working efficiently. It's like ...

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Friday, February 3, 2012


posted by Taxcell at  14:56 || under General Organizing Tips


Have you ever wondered whether you are a hoarder?
Does keeping 20 years of past Christmas cards constitute hoarding? Is there an acceptable expiration date by which you can still use food and not be considered a hoarder? How much trash has to pile up before you're labeled a hoarder? Does having extra sets of things mean you're a hoarder?
If you watched any of the Hoarding specials these past couple of years, you probably have some strong opinions about what you witnessed. It can be heart wrenching to watch. I have clients who live in the pain and shame of hoarding and excessive clutter; it takes control of their lives and slowly destroys any sense of a safe and comfortable home.
One segment I watched involved a sweet elderly lady who was living in a Level 5 Hoarding situation (see explanation below)and she clearly ...

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As a Certified Professional Organizer I desire to share ideas and tools to assist anyone who desires to increase productivity in their home or office.