Category Archives: Quick Tips

Stay Organized with Firefox Home on iPhone

I’ve been using Firefox Home as my mobile Internet browser on my iPhone, and there are some great benefits: What you have on your desktop goes with you on your iPhone – your Firefox history, bookmarks, and open tabs. You won’t have to retype URLs or spend time searching for your favorite websites. Every time you launch […]

Keeping track of gifts received

When opening presents during birthday parties, wedding or baby showers, and the holidays, use small mailing labels to jot down the name of the giver and stick it on the gift so you can track who gave what. Being able to quickly identify the giver’s name will help you organize all your thank you notes!

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 […]

Tacoma.FM online radio interviews Innovatively Organized

Here 4 You with Candace & Winona streams “live” every Sunday at 8:30 am. Their show focuses on practical advice for managing daily stress and personal health. Innovatively Organized’s professional organizer Alisa Hanft was interviewed on August 22 about various ways in which good organization is connected to well-being and helps lower stress. You can listen to the […]

The connection between clutter and guilt

Have you ever received a gift that you don’t need or want? Maybe it’s something you already have or just don’t like – regardless of the item, you may feel bad or disrespectful by getting rid of it. When you accept a present, it’s about thanking the giver for the gesture. It doesn’t mean you […]

Tracking tasks on your iPhone

Keep better track of your to-do list on your iPhone with 2Do, a free iPhone application to help you stay organized on-the-go! Since your contact list already lives on your iPhone, this is a great tool to remember birthdays, meetings, phone calls, errands and shopping lists.

Quick tip – organize extra buttons and thread

Blouses, pants, dresses and coats often come with extra buttons and thread – how do you save these sewing notions so you can find them when needed?  A basic business card organizer that you can find at an office supply store is the perfect way to keep these small items neatly sorted and accessible.

Quick Kitchen Organizing Tips

(image from Real Simple) One of my favorite resources when it comes to articles about organizing is the Real Simple online magazine. Here are a few tips to get you started in decluttering and streamlining your kitchen. Read more here. Stick a magnetic organizer on the refrigerator door to hold pens and food labels so […]

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 […]

Google shortcuts to save time

Google clearly leads the pack when it comes to search engines, but did you know about some of its less obvious functions? Most users know that if you type a word incorrectly into the search box that Google will suggest the correct spelling; but you can also quickly pull up definitions of a word by typing, “define:” in front of the word. (Example: define: […]