Category Archives: Home Office Organizing

How to increase productivity in your office cubicle

Without a ceiling and a door to close, a cubicle workspace is easily invaded by noises and movement created by other people. Sometimes sitting in a cubicle seems like an open invitation for others to stop by to chat or ask questions. This can really affect your productivity in the office. An innovative and polite way to communicate to […]

Key Ring Organizer

    It seems like every store has a discount club or point system for shopping rewards – and it’s not easy keeping all those cards in your wallet! Using a dedicated key ring to avoid pulling out a stack of cards is a great way to keep them handy and organized. Many of these little plastic cards […]

Video: See how one office celebrates being paperless

ScanSnap is one of my favorite products to reduce paper clutter. See how this office uses ScanSnap to maximize fun and minimize paper.

Secure shredding resource in Seattle

One or two pieces of personal information is all it takes for identity theft to take place. Now more than ever, it’s important to effectively manage the disposal of confidential letters, financial papers, receipts, and electronic media – both at home and at the office. A local service that I recommend is Datasite. They offer residential and business shredding […]

Peel and Stick Organizing Tool for your walls!

Recently I discovered this innovative product line which offers a variety of bulletin boards, including this dry erase one, that can be positioned and repositioned anywhere on your walls. Simply peel and stick above your desk, in your entryway or kitchen, or in the kids’ room as a canvas for their art. It would also make a […]

Get the supplies you need for an Organized Office and Dorm

Whether it’s for the home office or the dorm room, The Container Store® has great tools for maximizing productivity – organize files, school supplies, clothes, make-up and more. Also, check out the ones that maximize space and take on double duty such as stools with storage, stackable bins and collapsible baskets.  See all the organizing […]

A better way to label those bins

Using plastic bins, baskets or boxes is a great way to corral loose items or store seasonal decor.  Anything that needs to be put away in a closet, under the bed or in the garage should be kept in a sturdy and well-labeled container so you don’t end up going through boxes and boxes when searching for something specific.  These […]

Organizing product for your scrapbook projects

Scrapbooking has become an entire industry in recent years with supplies and tools that do everything from die-cutting to stamping. There are so many pieces, big and small, and it’s important to keep things sorted and categorized. One product I really like is this stackable paper tray which protects the paper and also provides an […]

Organizing a bulletin board

The displays got interactive at the Innovatively Organized booth at the Seattle Chamber tradeshow last month with our sample bulletin board. The “before” bulletin board (top) is cluttered with random notes strewn about in a way that poses confusion about what needs to get done and when. The “after” board (bottom) shows a solution that incorporates many of the recommendations we make to […]

Shred-a-thon Events in your area

Clearing paper clutter is important, but shredding sensitive papers is also critical to ensure against identity theft. Bookmark this page from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office web site that outlines local shredding events throughout the state in 2010.  Most of the free events let you bring up to two file boxes of documents. Get shredding! […]