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Donation Resources and Other Ways to Remove Clutter

You’ve done some spring cleaning!  Now what? Now that you’ve been quarantined at home for a while, you may have been inspired to do some spring cleaning. Members of our “It’s About Time” virtual productivity program also recently participated in a month-long Minimalism Challenge, each eliminating over 450 items of clutter in just 30 days! We… Read more

Morning Routines to Help You to Work More Productively

In our last blog post, we shared our thoughts on how to end your day productively when you are working from home. Similarly, starting your day with routines both at home and at work will add predictability and success to the flow of your work for the rest of the day.  When you have a set pattern… Read more

How to Productively End Your Work Day at Home

Have you successfully made the switch to your new “work from home” routine?  Are you finding it difficult to turn-off the switch at the end of your work day? Are you shutting down your computer and physically “leaving the office” at the same time you ordinarily would?  The value of routines and habits Routines and… Read more

Why You Need a Clutter-Free Workspace

With social distancing guidelines in place, many professionals have no choice but to work remotely to help flatten the pandemic curve. It might not be ideal for some, while others may be work-from-home veterans. Some may have wanted to lose the commute for some time now and welcome this opportunity to show their boss they… Read more

Self-Care is a Productivity Strategy, too!

The last in our series of “quick hit” organizing strategies is focused on activities related to self-care and personal development, and things you can do to tap into your creative side or nurture others.  Some days you may need more rest. Some days you many only have the energy for what is non-negotiable in your… Read more

Work-Related Organizing Tasks You Can Complete in 30 Minutes or Less

In our continuing series of posts about “quick hit” organizing strategies, today we are focusing on work-related organizing or clean-up tasks that you don’t regularly take the time to do but that, once done, give you a better sense of control, improved systems or less stress.  Process 30 emails from your inbox or clean out a… Read more

“Quick Hit” Productivity Tasks Around Your Home

In Part 2 of our series on “quick hit” organizing tasks or projects, we are focusing on specific spaces. With the weekend coming, it’s a great time to focus on some general spring cleaning, or even tackle some semi-annual tasks you might have put off when you moved your clocks forward an hour for daylight savings… Read more

Sometimes it’s Productive to NOT be Productive

Are you feeling pressure to “be productive” with things around the house while you’re spending more time at home? There are lots of posts and encouragement to tackle big projects during the new-found “downtime” everyone supposedly suddenly has on their hands or to “keep busy” to ward off boredom.  Maybe you don’t have much, if… Read more

Why Organize Virtually with Simply Placed Now?

Because when there are so many things that are not within our control causing anxiety, uncertainty or making life just feel “messy” and off-kilter, focusing on what we can control, our attitude, our effort and even our physical environment, can reduce stress, simplify our lives and help us be more productive and effective in what… Read more

“It’s About Time” To Join Us!

If the new world of working from home has thrown you for a loop, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, out of sorts, not “settled” into a productive home office space and routine, isolated, or unfocused, join our virtual program, “It’s About Time”.  NOW THROUGH THE END OF THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL… Read more

Weathering Uncertainty and Gaining Back Control

These are unprecedented and uncertain times. We all are dealing with rapid life changes, and with those come overwhelm, stress, and a general upside-down feeling as we temporarily live a “new normal” lifestyle. How we react, through resiliency, flexibility, adaptability and practicing gratitude are all things that can help us gain control back during these… Read more

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