The Pitfalls of Perfection

The Pitfalls of Perfection

The need to be perfect or to do something perfectly is the biggest obstacle to productivity, and often, happiness. Accomplishing anything with an expectation of perfection can easily discourage, frustrate, and thwart the best of intentions. Have you ever thought to...
Body Double

Body Double

How many times have I heard, “I get so much done when you’re here, Jocelyn, but I have no motivation to do said task when you’re not.” This is a common reaction, and there are several explanations. My clients are more productive when I’m there because:   By...

Two Great Organizing Take-Aways for Your Next Trip

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Belize and I want to share two great organizing take-aways I learned as a result of this trip: 1. Packing cubes are awesome!! There are many ways to use cubes, such as packing outfits by day. For me, it was helpful to...
A SHINING Example of Helpful Labeling

A SHINING Example of Helpful Labeling

Two weeks ago my weekly tip expounded the ease and effectiveness of using labels to help with organization. Here’s a firsthand example from my own home! We store lightbulbs by type (see the bottom photo of the storage drawers in my linen closet). However, we...
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring officially arrives this Wednesday, March 20. The impulse to clean and organize our homes often feels more pronounced this time of year. My friend and colleague, Linda Samuels, has done it again in this inspiring radio interview on WNYC. Tune into the radio...
Labels – An Organizing Fundamental

Labels – An Organizing Fundamental

I’m a firm believer that an important fundamental of organizing is labeling. I’m not just saying this to justify the fact that I own 5 label makers (time for an intervention?!!). In case you were wondering, they are all different and I view it the same as...