Efficient Business Practices

Efficient Business Practices 1I help busy work-from-home clients organize their data, paper, office space, and time to increase both the money they make and the time they want to free up for enjoyable activities outside work. My definition of working efficiently came from a mentor of mine Stephanie Calahan, “Easily creating or finding WHAT you need WHEN you need it.” The green words and phrases below are links to products that will help you become more efficient AND effective in your work-from-home  business.

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Professional Organizer Secrets

Professional Organizers Secrets 1
I was recently invited by a producer at KUTV channel 2 to appear as the organizing expert on the Fresh Living morning show. I was all ready to go when the weather decided to throw me a curve ball. It snowed all night the night before and made the roads very dangerous. I had to call the producer and tell her I could not make the 45 minute drive due to safety concerns. The TV segment objective was to help viewers understand how to better meet their New Year’s resolutions to organize their homes. I was disappointed I could not make the segment taping, but all is not lost. If you are interested in learning how to get organized this year, please join me at the following classes. They are free to the public:

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2014 Get ORGANZIED Classes

frustrated womanAre you ready to live differently to achieve a better life?

A life of peace, calm, and lasting order?

Bring a friend and settle in to learn some important but rarely shared secrets in my 2014 FREE January Get Organized Classes!

* Professional Organizer Secrets *

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Before Years End

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The snow is falling outside and I realize the year will end in less than a month. Before we know it the new year will be upon us with all the resolutions, new goals, and stresses each new year brings to the table.  Today I wrote an article for the local newspaper. In that article I suggested selecting 2 tasks to complete from the 10 listed below:

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Winter Organizing

winter organizing on good things utahI was recently invited by a producer at ABC 4 to appear as the organizing expert on the GOOD THINGS UTAH morning show. The TV segment objective was to help their viewers understand how to organize their homes in preparation for the upcoming winter months. I chose to focus on three areas of interest:

  1. Groom the Garage
  2. Swap-Out Clothing
  3. Create an Organized Entry Closet

I promised the show’s viewers a list of the all products I used as winter organizing storage solutions on the show.  Every one of these great products came from my local LOWES store. Read on to watch the video and find the products I recommended with buying links for each.

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Keep a Bedroom Tidy

keep a bedroom tidy4 Quick Tips to Keep a Bedroom Tidy Once It’s Organized

As you decluttered and then organized your child’s bedroom initially, you focused on less-is-more and understood that every item in your child’s room should have a designated home. You used bookshelves, clear containers, baskets, and under-the-bed storage bins to help your child understand that every item in their room had a GOOD designated landing place. You were sure to include your children when you were de-cluttering their rooms because you knew they needed to participate in the process or else they may never develop the skills necessary to tackle their messy rooms and organize them successfully. Now that that is done, you need to do a few other things to make sure the bedroom stays in good working order:

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Simplify

Simplify 1The definition of the word SIMPLIFY is as follows:

To make simpler, as in:

a.  Reducing in complexity.
b. To reduce to fundamental parts.
c.  To make easier.
Have you ever felt dominated by your possessions, or weighed down by a house filled with “paraphernalia”? Does the idea of creating a simpler home environment sound attractive to you? Are you looking for a way to make your home feel like a fresh space? If so, RIGHTSIZING your belongings is for you. To reduce your items to fundamental parts is very rewarding.
Tomorrow I will simplify the home of a woman living in Orem who will be evicted next week if she doesn’t get her possessions under control. A team of six of her friends, along with me as team leader, will downsize, simplify, and rightsize her possessions in a period of seven hours. I’m excited about the relief this client will feel after our seven hours with her.
Watch the NBC News video below to motivate and inspire YOU to simplify.  If you can’t downsize, simplify, and rightsize on your own…Contact us for help.

 

 

 

 

TLC Hoarding: Buried Alive invitation to appear

Hoarding 1Today I was contacted by TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive TV production coordinator, Nicki Marko, to participate in an episode to be taped in Salt Lake City. She invited me to be the professional organizing expert on an upcoming episode focusing on three brothers living in the downtown Salt Lake City area. The show would provide me with 6 additional helpers whom I would train and supervise, but I would be THE professional organizer in charge. The show’s goal was for my crew to clear out and declutter the kitchen and the two bedrooms which had accumulated stuff piled 5 feet up. The rest of the home was in the same disrepair, but the show would focus on clearing only the kitchen and two bedrooms because two of the three brothers were currently sleeping on the kitchen floor.

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Organizing Articles

Organizing Articles by Utah's Vicki Winterton

Organizing Articles & Interest Pieces about Organizing Anything

Click on the article title OR photo below to access the topic information.

Over the years I have had many opportunities to be interviewed by every major local newspaper, many magazines, and many television hosts here in Utah . Listed here are many organizing articles and interest pieces to help you organize your personal time, spaces, and items. Grab a favorite snack, sit back, and enjoy learning!

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Organizing Paper Clutter

Organizing Paper Clutter 1Organizing paper clutter is a challenge for most of us. Where are YOUR paper piles? On the kitchen counter top? On the dining room table? Stacked by the side of your bed?

For this article I will focus on organizing long term reference papers only. Papers where actions have been completed and they are being saved for future reference. These papers should reside in your home file-cabinet in a simplified system that allows for easy retrieval.

I worked recently with a client located in Orem, Utah. Miss P (we keep our clients identity confidential) was very frustrated. She called me to discuss her piled papers. She knew she needed help because she had tried many times to organize her paper clutter on her own and failed.

Was she ever happy after a 3 hour session with me! We put a file-cabinet system in place for her reference papers. It allowed her to process and find papers quickly and easily. She was thrilled with the results of our time together.

The process for organizing paper clutter can be handled very simply with my 3 step ACT formula:

 

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