10 Digital Filing Ideas for Professional Organizers

As a professional organizer, you’re used to helping clients get rid of clutter, come up with a streamlined storage solution and keep their homes and offices in optimal shape. However, there may be one area that’s been overlooked — computers. These devices can easily become overwhelmed with information, files and photos. Here’s some advice to give to clients to keep…

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Get Your Laptop Startup Ready

There are so many things to think about when you’re starting your own organizing business! I’ve previously blogged about training, setting your fees, naming your business, planning your website, and many other considerations, but I’ve never touched on choosing a laptop. Whether you’re in the market for a new computer or trying to decide if your existing system will meet your needs,…

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Don’t neglect digital decluttering

1-800-GOT-JUNK? has played a big role in the organizing industry for as long as I can remember. Established in Canada (woo hoo!) in 1989, they now have franchises throughout the United States and Australia as well. Today I’m pleased to welcome their Content Manager, Samantha Landa as my guest, with some tips to help you and your clients with digital…

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Computer Organizing Tips – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Computers have become a huge part of our everyday lives, at home as well as at work. They present a whole new organizing challenge, because you can’t sort emails or other electronic files into piles on the table or floor. This month, I’ve invited my readers to share their strategies for using your computer as an organizing tool and for…

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How Secure Are Your Passwords? [infographic]

In last week’s post, Christopher Wallace shared some valuable information about online security, including the importance of making sure your online passwords can’t easily be guessed by others. Unfortunately, many people still take this subject lightly.

Five Tips for Protecting Your Privacy On the Web

For most of us, the internet is now our primary method of communicating with colleagues, clients, and suppliers. Although sometimes it seems like privacy is a thing of the past, it’s crucial that we never let our guard down. My guest today, Christopher Wallace, has some important advice to help us keep our information and our accounts secure.

Technology – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to the Technology issue of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! You’ll find lots of great tips here for using technology to organize today’s busy lives and for organizing your (or your clients’) technology. Be sure to read the posts and leave some comments – it’s a fun way to network with your organizing colleagues! Five Productive Jobs for Evernote…

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Book Review: Take Back Your Life!

For many years, I wanted to take advantage of Microsoft Outlook® as a time management tool, but was frustrated because the courses I took covered only the basics, and none of the books I read went sufficiently in depth to satisfy me. My woes ended when I discovered Sally McGhee’s Take Back Your Life! Using Microsoft Outlook® to Get Organized…

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