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Recycling Collection Event – Sunday, Sept 17

Recycling Collection Event – Sunday, Sept 17

The City of Sammamish and King County is holding a recycling collection event and rain barrel sale on Sunday, September 17th from 9am-3pm. If you are in clutter-clearing mode, here is an opportunity to get rid of those items that are normally difficult to toss! There are two locations: Eastlake High School 400 2228th Ave… Read more

The Benefits of Organizing with Color

There are lots of ways to organize your office and improve productivity, but have you thought about the benefits of organizing with color? According to Smead, using color as an organizational tool is one of the most effective ways to save time and be more productive. We instinctively recognize colors and associate meaning to them… Read more

Organizing a Move for Less Stress

Are you planning a move? If so, you’re in good company! According to the American Moving and Storage Association, between 11 to 13 percent of all moves occur during summer months as compared to eight percent or less during the other months of the year. (Source: Moving.com). Whether you’re moving across the country or just… Read more

Open Office Spaces; Do They Help or Hurt Productivity

Collaboration Nation: Benefits and Drawbacks of Open Office Spaces How many offices have you worked in? If you’ve worked in more than one place, it’s likely that you’ve been exposed to an open office. Starting in the 1970s, these office types—usually with short or no walls—started to take hold, and now up to 70 percent… Read more

The Start of My Practical Minimalism Journey

My Minimalism Journey – by Linda Wenzinger Simply Placed wrapped up the 30 Day Practical Minimalism Challenge on Sunday and I wanted to share my experience during the challenge. It launched my minimalism journey. Being an employee of Simply Placed I have the benefit of seeing clients homes transformed into a clutter free oasis quite frequently…. Read more

Smead Asks the Organizer: Our Take on Minimalism

Minimalism Redefined Minimalism is all the buzz. Simplifying things at work and at home is a concept that has broad appeal, however, Minimalism, as defined by some others as the extreme paring down of one’s possession, living space and even carbon footprint, can feel overwhelming. Attracted by the idea, but paralyzed to know where to… Read more

Clearing Clutter at Home Can Increase Productivity at Work

Looking to increase productivity at work? Clear clutter at home! The Simply Placed community this month has been participating in a 30-Day Practical Minimalism challenge. Much of the clutter clearing has been done in our personal lives, but we wanted to address why this is relevant to our business clients and professional community. Clutter at… Read more

Free Paper Shredding Events: Spring Clean Your Files

Got Paper? Paper shredding on your to-do list? Spring is a great time to Spring Clean your files. Whether you are purging paper as part of our 30-Day Practical Minimalism Challenge, or coming across paper you no longer need as you pull the last documents you need to file your tax return, make sure to… Read more

Practical Minimalism: When Less is More

Considering Minimalism ‘There’s nothing wrong with possessions; it’s just that they add value to us only when we use them, engage them, enjoy them. They’re nouns that mean something only in conjunction with verbs…If you’re not careful you can end up with a garage full of nouns’. -Rob Bell Stop for a moment, whether you’re… Read more

Making Space for Relationships to Thrive

Happy Valentines Day!  Simply Placed consultants wish you a day filled with rich relationships, friendship, love, and organized spaces. If you have a significant other, you’ve probably encountered a time (or many times…) when ‘stuff’ has become an emotionally charged topic.  Whether it’s that comfortable (but ugly) LazyBoy that the man in your life refuses get rid… Read more

3 Key Areas to Organize at Work for Greater Productivity

Want to increase organization and productivity at work this year? Guest blogger, Jeriann Watkins has some ideas: The New Year is a great time to organize your office space and workflow. Getting things organized is a start, but keeping them organized will help you experience success on an ongoing basis. Once you create a new… Read more

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