At Outside In Organizer and Makeovers one of my organizing mantras is, “love it and use it”. There is nothing “wrong” with keeping the things that you love, use or wear. When organizing and decluttering you want to set some reasonable ground rules and avoid the pitfall of making excuses for why you “can’t” let go of items. Use means current use, not “I might need it someday”. Unless of course “someday” happens within the year! If you are keeping an item that is stained, broken, or missing a part, try to set a date to take it to be “fixed” so that you can use it. If you don’t do this within that time frame, let it go. Consider how long you’ve been “planning to fix it!” These are more effective ways for you to get rid of and prevent clutter: First,take stock of everything that you have and keep it visible. Does seeing it all feel overwhelming? When you gather everything from a category into one place and see how much you have it makes deciding what to keep and what to let go of easier. Second, you can create a display of items so that you remember to use or wear all of them over time. If after a couple of months you see that you are not using them, you can let go. Third, rotate items from the back of a deep shelf or cupboard to the front so that you can remember that you have them to use, consume, or wear. When in doubt, remember your goal is to be organized and clutter-free.
How To Shop For Your Body Type… Presenting the 2014 CABI Spring Collection! Join us to learn, shop, and have fun in the process! Date: Thursday, February 20th Time: 5:30-9:00 p.m. Location: Hera Hub Carlsbad 5205 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad (map it) Hosted by Denise Levine and Sherry Dickin RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions: Denise Levine, 760-809-8851
Making Time for Love: Proven Strategies for Busy Professionals Google Hangout Recent Event: Friday, February 14th, 2014 Hosted by: Sherry Nouraini Too busy to find time for the people and the things you love to do? It doesn’t have to be that way! I strongly believe in living a balanced life, and thought the arrival of Valentine’s Day would be a great time to examine our priorities and asking whether we give enough time and attention to the people who matter to us the most? Whether or not we keep postponing to do the things we love in the name of work! We are all busy professionals, but we must not forget that we are also human. We must not forget that love is the most basic of human needs. That is why for this episode of #opensm, I have invited the fabulous time management expert and professional organizer +Denise Levine to teach us her ninja time management tips and tricks. Here is what Denise will share, in her own words: “As a Time Management expert and professional Organizer I can’t think of anything more important than making time for the people and activities that you love! Join me as I share my tips and strategies that will enable you to: Prioritize Schedule Plan” Who is +Denise Levine Denise Levine is an Organizer and Image Consultant with a passion for all things organized! She is the owner of Outside In Organizer and Makeovers in San Diego and since 2010 has been sharing her unique ideas and strategies for head to toe organizing. Denise helps busy individuals with organizing their time, space and their wardrobes. She wants her clients and audience to enjoy the benefits of organizing: reduced stress enjoy more time for yourself and others experiencing how great you look!… read more →