Category Archives: Paperwork

The Downside of Habituation

  Have you ever heard of habituation? Even if you don’t know the word, you have likely experienced its impact. Habituation simply refers to the decrease in a person’s (or animal’s) response to stimuli after the stimuli are repeated. In other words, it is when we “get used to” things in our environment, and therefore

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GO! Challenge #30: Pieces of Paper

We are nearing the end of the Get Organized! Challenge, so it seemed like a good idea to design a task you will feel good about. Today we are simply recycling 30 pieces of paper. Once you start digging around, you may even find more! Whenever I work with clients, I suggest beginning with things

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GO! Challenge #25: Magazines, Catalogs and Newspapers

As we work our way through the final week of the Get Organized! Challenge, it is getting harder to find items we can shed in large numbers. Nevertheless, I think you have a good chance of finding 25 candidates from today’s category: magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Let’s take each category one at a time… Magazines

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A Better Desk

For most people, a clear surface enhances productivity. A wide-open space enables us to spread out, minimize distractions, and focus on what is important. More often than not, people who say “I like a messy space!” are making an excuse for “I don’t want to take the time to clean this up.” If your desk is

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I Can’t Like That

When my niece was very little, she once mistakenly said “I can’t like that” rather than “I don’t like that.” In the ensuing years, it became an inside joke in our family to describe situations or events which we don’t care for. In the world of organizing, there are many possible solutions for storing and

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