Category Archives: Time Management

Time Management: How To Simplify Your Home Organization Tasks [Mission #28]

Welcome to Mission #28 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. Last week we took stock of your business tasks, in order to improve time management at work. This week we’ll do the same for your home organization tasks, and find ways to be more effective with domestic time management. This will be our final mission […]

Time Management: How To Boost Productivity at Work [Mission #27]

Welcome to Mission #27 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. You may not be thrilled with the way you manage time in your business life. On the other hand, you may not want to invest precious money, energy, thought and – yep, even time – into finding a whole new time management system. If you’d […]

Time Management Made Simple

Last week the Wall Street Journal test-drove three time-management systems: Getting Things Done The Pomodoro Technique Franklin Covey’s Focus. The article concluded, unsurprisingly, that each technique had benefits and drawbacks. More interesting though, was author Sue Shellenbarger’s insights from focusing on time-management techniques. She found: An overlong to-do list was a set-up for failure To […]

Bust Your Procrastination Demons [Mission #25]

  Welcome to Mission#25 of our 52 Get organized Missions. Procrastination is a pain. Not only does it stop you from getting things done, it also drains your energy and leaves you feeling bad about yourself. No doubt you’ve been super motivated by last week’s mission Get Organized Mission #24: Create A Chore Chart. So […]

Do You Use Information as Procrastination?

What are your goals? Do you spend lots of time reading or learning about weight loss, starting a business, or getting your finances sorted, but never make any progress? Information as Procrastination Could you be using information as a form of procrastination – a way to trick yourself into thinking you’re doing something productive? Some […]

Create Your ‘Organized Life Morning Routine’ [Mission #21]

Last week we created your personal Organized Life Bedtime Routine. This week we’ll create one for the morning.

Having an Organized Life Morning Routine will help you face each day – and the world – with a sense of confidence, order, and motivation.

Remember: you only need 30 minutes for the basic mission. Extended Options are below.

Personal Organization Web Watch [11 October]

Here are some cool articles on aspects of happiness, productivity and personal organization that I’ve found around the web in the past couple of weeks. I hope you find something helpful here. 🙂
Business & Career

* When a Colleague’s Mistakes Affect You | Harvard Business
* How are you going to Crush It in 2010? | Escape From Cubicle Nation
* Focus on Strengths, Not Correcting Weaknesses | Dumb Little Man
* 101 Small Business Mistakes (and What You Can Learn From Them) | Wise Bread

Create Your ‘Organized Life Bedtime Routine’ [Mission #20]

One of the best things you can do to feel organized throughout your day is to prepare well the night before. So in this mission we’ll create your personal Organized Life Bedtime Routine.

You’ll absolutely love the difference completing this mission will make to your daily stress management, time management, and home organization.

Remember: you only need 30 minutes for the basic mission. Extended Options are below.

Declutter Your Life – Get More Energy

‘Decluttering is a way to identify what’s obsolete in your life,’ says Julie Morgenstern in the Woman’s Day article 12 Reasons to Unclutter Your Space. ‘Getting rid of stuff creates a sense of energy, giving you room to think, which frees you to do more with your life.’ Julie’s so right. People constantly tell me […]

Hear Me Talking About Productivity and Piles of Paper on Sydney Radio

This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed about organizing your office on the Small Business with Prue MacSween show on Sydney’s Radio 2GB 873AM. We chatted about: How to avoid piles of paper and inbox overflow. Solution: make quick decisions. How to organize your desk for better productivity. Solution: use my ‘real estate’ […]

Organize Your Office [Mission #19]

Welcome to Mission #19 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If you want to increase productivity, motivation and mental clarity, one of the best things you can do is to create an effective workspace. So in this mission, we’ll follow 3 steps to transform your work zone into an organized office. If you’ve completed the […]

5 Home Organization Strategies for Busy People

I was recently asked this question on my Facebook Professional Page: Q: I don’t have a lot of energy to organize my house. I need quick tips that will help me get going. A: Here are 5 house-organizing strategies, from previous posts, that don’t need a big effort or a lot of time. But these […]

The One Thing You Must Do If You Want To Get Organized

Just as My Very Best Life-Changing Tip For A Clutter-Free Home will put you on the path to neatness nirvana, this one idea will transform your approach to personal organization. Seriously – if you apply this strategy, you’ll find it far easier to get organized and stay organized. Getting Organized: One Thing You Must Do […]

From Procrastination To Action

You may have noticed that the tag line of this site now reads ‘From Procrastination To Action’. Here’s why… From Procrastination To Action Here at Get Organized Wizard we provide tools, inspiration and motivation to help you plan quickly – so you can spend most of your time taking action. Many people fall into the […]

Getting Organized: How To Schedule Personal Organization Reminders

Can’t remember the last time you changed the toothbrush heads? Forgotten how often you’re supposed to decalcify the coffee machine? Got a niggling feeling you’re wa-hay overdue for a dental checkup? An excellent personal organization strategy that helps to simplify your life is to get as much stuff out of your head as you can. […]

Have Good Morning

10 Things To Do At Night For A Good Morning

The way you bid the world adieu each night affects the way the world greets you the next day.

Here are 10 simple things to do before bed that help to make the morning a good one.

Organize Your Evening Ritual: 10 Things To Do At Night For A Good Morning
1. Do a quick tidy up.

Put things away and straighten up a little. It will make all the difference to wake up and see a sense of order in your home…

Information Overload: How To Organize Online Information

What do you do when you find a good site or blog online?
The problem with bookmarking in your browser, or using social bookmarking sites, is that you have to keep returning to your bookmarked sites and looking for new information. A more time-effective strategy is to get updates and new information sent to you automatically. There are usually several ways you can receive updates from a website or blog automatically…

7 Productivity Tips For Your Home-Based Business

A recent NYT article outlining David Pogue’s Productivity Secrets inspired me to think about my own approach to productivity. Because I have a home-based business, people often ask me how I keep myself productive despite the lure of home-based distractions. Sometimes I’m asked if I’m tempted to do housework instead of working. Say what now? […]

Get Organized Mission #9: Filing System Nirvana

Welcome to Mission #9 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If home office organization is the bane of your life, you’re going to love this mission! One of the main causes of a disorganized workspace is paper accumulation – which usually happens because the filing system is over-complicated or non-existent. If you’ve completed our previous […]

Organizing Q & A: A Morsel a Day Keeps the Bingeing Away

Often I get reader questions that I think might apply to other readers, too. So I’m starting a little ‘column’ of organizing Q & A. If you have a question relating to a post, personal organization, decluttering, simplicity or goals, simply post your question on the blog. If it’s of broad interest I’ll do my […]