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Gratitude Feels Good and Makes You More Productive

It’s not always easy to live in a mindset of gratitude. When we are stressed or overwhelmed, it can be easy to slip into dwelling on what might not be working as well as we’d like. It can be tempting to complain about people or situations that we feel are causing us to struggle. The year… Read more

How to Start Organizing Your Home: 12 Expert Tips

Check out our feature in Redfin’s latest article: “How to Start Organizing Your Home: 12 Expert Tips”  2020 has been a whirlwind of a year. Whether you live in Philadelphia, PA, or Portland, OR, you’ve suddenly found yourself spending almost all your time at home. Now you’re noticing just how messy your home has become…. Read more

Overcome Perfectionism and Start to Make Progress

When you strive for perfectionism, it’s easy to be disappointed. We’re all human. Some days (and especially lately), it is enough just to do a good job; striving for perfection can be exhausting and entirely unnecessary. Most of the time, “done” is better than perfect! Perfectionism: the #1 cause of procrastination Many people view perfectionism… Read more

Tell the Truth: How Are You Really Doing?

You’ve been on my mind.  It’s been quite a year, month, week and a moment. I’m checking in; truly wondering how you are doing. How ARE you? Honestly, authentically, really? Would you let me know? I really want to hear from you. Personally, I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster this year. Are… Read more

How to Stay Productive During Times of Stress

It is hard to be productive when we are feeling stress in our lives. We are living through unprecedented times right now. Many things are outside of our control, but getting a handle on what we can control is the best way to move forward through the stress. Whether it is taking time to process our… Read more

Simply Placed is Honored with Best Organizing Blog Award

We love sharing ideas, strategies, tips and news related to organization and productivity via our blog. While we certainly don’t do it for external accolades, but we don’t take kind feedback for granted either – we’ve been rated a “Best Organizing Blog”! We write for those looking for inspiration and information that will help them… Read more

Make Your Personal Organizing Style Work

Whether it is at work or at home, we all have our own organizing style. Some of it is based on personal preference and some tied to routines or habits that work best for us. When we live and work with others, we need to consider their organizing style, preferences and needs, as well as… Read more

The Best Time and Task Management System

One of the topics we are often asked to consult with our clients on is selecting a time and task management system that helps them track, remember and maintain control over what they need and want to do. Simply Placed Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant Dana Diaz shares some of her thoughts and experiences in… Read more

Working With a Coach Can Accelerate Your Results

I have always benefited from working with a coach. When I wanted to be a “runner” in high school but didn’t believe I could, I joined the track team. I had a distance running coach who believed in me and guided the way. When I wanted to do a Sprint Distance Triathlon, I joined a training team and… Read more

Stop Multitasking and Get More Done

In this “work from home” world, are you falling victim to the myth of multitasking? We define multitasking as trying to do two or more things at once, or in quick succession. When you multitask, you may feel like you are being more productive when in reality, you may be messing up two or more things at… Read more

Meet Microsoft Teams: A Helpful Collaboration Tool

Have you been hearing a “buzz” about tools that are gaining popularity as more people are working remotely? Needing to find new ways to communicate, collaborate, and to connect with others for work? Meet Microsoft Teams. If you’re not yet using Microsoft Teams, it might be a valuable addition to your team’s organization and productivity… Read more

2 Strategies to Help You Overcome the Challenge of Overloading

Are you struggling with the productivity challenge of “overloading”? Here’s a Q&A with Susan Husa, Transformational Life Coach with Animate Life Coaching, related to one of our blog posts. Susan’s challenge one that we hear often from our clients. If overloading is something you also struggle with, read on! In our answer, you’ll learn how you… Read more

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