Why You Can’t Get Organized

July 14th, 2014

Do you find yourself struggling to organize your things? You’re not alone.

Read my article on Dr. Mark Banschick’s blog in Psychology Today. I know it’s overwhelming. But, you can do it.

Organizing a Closet

June 5th, 2014

RimbergBeforeToUseDo you have a closet that looks like this? Or worse?

Could you find what you needed in this closet?

Scroll down to see the results of a few hours of professional organizing help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RimbergAfterToUseE-mail Marcia to get your closets in order.

Best Gadget for Self Management

May 6th, 2014

Sometimes the oldest technologies are the best technologies.  The old fashioned “timer” for instance can help you stay on track in your projects, and manage time throughout the day. Using a timer can empower you to feel more accomplished in your projects.

See my interview on News 12.

Who Benefits from Working With a Professional Organizer?

January 6th, 2014

Certainly, the very disorganized.
A learning disability, dyslexia, disphasia, ADD or ADHD can inhibit one’s ability to focus, to make decisions, or to envision “organization.”

Consider the situationally disorganized – having a change in life status.
After a birth, death, move, job change, change in marital status, home remodel or redecoration…any life transition can cause short-term disorganization to even the most organized individual. The need to get back on track can feel daunting.

Even, the moderately disorganized.
If you find yourself spending time looking for things you use often, your “systems” may need better organization, or “tweaking” by an experienced professional.

A brief consultation with a professional organizer can put you on a path toward a more “productive” you, and give you more confidence with peace of mind.

Procrastination

April 1st, 2013

“When the time is right” is an expression that guides us through many decisions. Sometimes, however, it could be an excuse to put off an important task.

Procrastination can be a healthy decision when it’s intentional – part of the plan to complete one priority before another. If the “decision” to procrastinate is unintentional, it may be a bad habit. If you want to break that bad habit, refer to Linda Sapadin’s book, It’s About Time.

Read more in my latest newsletter in Under Control Organizing News 2013.

 

Out of Control? Here’s How To Get Under Control.

March 25th, 2013

Out of Control? Here's How To Get Under Control.

A Tool to Manage Time / Manage Yourself

January 21st, 2013

A journal is a simple tool to help you get control of the overwhelming number of activities that consume your life or your business. Use a journal to help keep you from becoming a victim to wasted time.

Time to De-Clutter

October 27th, 2011

There’s never enough time! Our lives are so full as we attend to day-to-day chores and activities. There never seems to be enough time to decorate, renovate, start or complete special projects. Can you de-clutter or organize all the stuff around your house? In order to set aside some time to accomplish these important things, we need to become aware of how we spend our time. If we are able to eliminate the “time wasters”, we can set goals, prioritize, and begin those often put off projects. Become skilled at estimating how long it takes to accomplish a task. Set a stopwatch to learn how long a task takes. Eliminate distractions. Do you want to plan your next project to de-clutter the garage in order to fit the car inside before the winter comes? Examine your garage space and decide the purposes for which it should be used. Visualize the car inside the garage. Sort the contents into Trash, Recycle, Sell, Give Away and Donate. Follow through by distributing those items to appropriate places. Store the rest on shelves, hooks, bins, and use other easy-to-organize products.

Spring “Organizing”

June 6th, 2011

SPRING-TIME ORGANIZING!!!!! It can be a chore, and it can be invigorating. Make time to clear out your closets and mud rooms from the winter necessities. Clean and store all of those winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves, boots, coats, long underwear and sweaters in durable containers. Add some whole cloves (yes, from the kitchen shelves) to ward off moths and bugs. Be sure they are stored in areas that are not prone to high heat and/or high humidity. Make room for all of your spring/summer items that you stored last November. Give all of those items a second look. Will you really wear them this season? Consider donating or consigning your gently used or unused clothing and accessories. It’s a great way to raise some needed cash or a tax deduction for the following year’s filing. Consider your jewelry box as well. If you have jewelry that you longer wear, you may enjoy seeing it worn by a daughter, niece or cousin. Or, trade it in for cash while the price of gold is so high. Spring-time organizing can be a chore, and it can be invigorating.

Stay Organized in your job search

April 18th, 2011

Marcia Sloman, president of Under Control, will present “Getting Organized and Staying Organized in your Job Search: Insights, Tips and Suggestions for Managing Your Job Search.” She will help you to organize all the steps, to develop an action plan and a system for follow-up, and to excel in networking in order to land the job of your dreams. The program, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, will run from 9:30am to 11:30am at Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester in Pleasantville, NY.

Marcia, a veteran professional organizer, teaches people to become more productive, both at home and at work, thus freeing them for other more profitable or pleasurable pursuits. Marcia’s mission is to ease the burden that our possessions place on us when they become out of control. Her objective is to help you save time, money and energy by offering positive solutions through practical applications. Learn the best techniques for transforming out-of-control to under control with Marcia Sloman.

The program is FREE to all women in Westchester. It is sponsored by Women Helping Women, a Westchester Jewish Community Services program. Call Lenore Rosenbaum at 914-761-0600 ext. 308 to register.

Registration is required.