BE PREPARED AND PLAN NOW, DIE LATER

BE PREPARED AND PLAN NOW, DIE LATER

No matter how it hits – fast and furious like an earthquake or painstakingly slow like a hurricane – the death of a spouse, partner, child or parent is an earth-shattering experience. It’s imperative you prepare for the inevitable. As a professional organizer, I...

PLAN NOW, OR ELSE

As a professional organizer, I work closely with widows, widowers and their children and know all too well the realities of what happens when you’re not organized and don’t plan in advance for the inevitable. The time to plan for the future is now, not later.

GET ORGANIZED: 10 TASKS TO STAY ON TASK

The secret to staying organized comes down to two things: knowing where everything belongs and making the time to put things away. Thankfully, because I know where everything is supposed to go, the task of keeping my office neat and tidy, among other things, is fairly manageable.

ONE’S NEAT, ONE’S NOT/THE ODD COUPLE

Wondering how to tackle what’s behind closed doors and stuffed under the bed? Challenge everyone (slobs and neatniks alike) to an all-day purge-a-thon. At the end of the day, the person with the cleanest, most clutter-free room wins. Prizes can range from cash to services, such as the “runner-up” washing the winner’s car, or a special dinner out for the whole family. In the end, there are no losers, just winners.

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