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Your home should be your sanctuary, not a source of stress. Let me help bring that sense of peace back to your home as we work together to:

  • Conquer the clutter
  • Make the most of limited space
  • Weed out unneeded items
  • Simplify your life

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[ real neat ]   office

Your office should be an extremely efficient and productive environment. Let me help you sort out and create a customized filing system that will work for you, not against you. By the end of our session, you will have:

  • A desk clear of clutter
  • Guidelines for what to keep and what to toss
  • An organized place for your papers and supplies
  • A streamlined bill-paying system
  • Organized, easy-to-locate computer files
  • Greater knowledge of how to put technology to work for you

Not only will you learn how to make the best use of your space, but you will also learn how to better manage your time and daily office interruptions including mail, phone calls, and e-mail.

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[ real neat ]   technology

Technology changes rapidly—typewriter to computer to PDA. How could anyone possibly keep up? Let me help you weed through the mess to determine how you can best use the latest technology to your greatest advantage. By the end of our session, you will feel more comfortable with:

  • Online banking and financial recordkeeping
  • Digital file creation and storage
  • E-mail and information management
  • Data backups and archives
  • Online research and reference

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[ real neat ]   relocation

Relocating to a new space can prove to be a real nightmare. Let me help you both in the time leading up to and following your move. I can help you purge items you no longer need, declutter and maximize space for effective home staging, and set up an organized system for packing up your possessions.

Then, once you arrive at your new place, take a break; let me relieve you of all the stress that comes during the unpacking and settling in phase. I can take care of everything for you—from setting up the kitchen, to making the beds, to arranging your office furniture—getting you quickly unpacked and settled into your new home.

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[ real neat ]   change

Major life changes can throw a wrench into even the best-made plans and organizing systems. Let me help you sort through the mess and ready both you and your environment for new and exciting possibilities. I can help you:

  • Prepare your home and family for the arrival of your new baby
  • Convert your adult child’s old bedroom into a more functional space
  • Rework the organizing systems of your home and life after divorce
  • Sort through sentimental items after the loss of your loved one

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Get Organized Month Celebration !!

Get Organized Month

Yay! The new year is here… time for fresh starts, ambitious goals, and endless possibilities! To help you along your journey, I have put together a special offer just for you! Schedule your on-site ‘Productivity Power Hour‘ consultation today! Put my expertise to work for you to increase your efficiency and your profit margin! So, here are the details…

Productivity Power Hour : $100 $50

  • Complete tour and needs assessment of space,
  • Review of current routines, habits, and organizing systems,
  • On-site verbal and written recommendations,
  • Rough time estimate and plan-of-action, and
  • “How-to” organizing principles instruction.

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Wouldn’t you like to regain control of your stressful home or work environment so you have the time, space, and energy to enjoy life to the fullest? The volume of information you will glean from this one-hour consultation is literally invaluable! Invest in yourself for a change, and get the new year started off the right way!

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Friday Fave: Yoono

OMG! I just came across the best web browser add-in ever!

Yoono

Yoono is so totally awesome! You have got to check it out!

Yoono is an easy to use sidebar for your browser that allows you to connect to all your social networks and instant messaging services—in one place. Get all your friend updates, update your own status, and easily share stuff with your friends.

What a fabulous way to simplify the process of staying connected! This new find will definitely help me stay “in the know” without getting completely “sucked in.” Hello, productivity! 😉

What tools do you use to ensure that you “get things done” + and + keep “up-to-date” with family and friends? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to soak up some more ideas!

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  • Shelbyville County Public Library – Home Organization 101
  • Eastside Branch of Lexington Public Library – Home Staging 101
  • Village Branch of Lexington Public Library – Home Organization 101

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  • Bedford Acres Christian Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!

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  • Midway Branch of Woodford County Library – Get Organized in 2014
  • Scott County Public Library – Get Organized!

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  • Gano Baptist Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!
  • Gano Baptist Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Decluttering 101

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  • Hillcrest Baptist Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!
  • Business Babes Society – Organizing Your Business
  • Capital City Christian Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!

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  • Westport Road Church of Christ Mom2Mom Group – Get Organized, Mom!
  • Bluegrass Parents of Twins and Multiples Club – Organizing Life with Multiples
  • Cynthiana Baptist Church Women’s Group – Organizing 101 : The Basics
  • Harmony Christian Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!
  • Gardenside Baptist Church Women’s Group – Organizing 101 : The Basics
  • Bedford Acres Christian Church Mothers of Preschoolers – The Family Command Center

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  • Central Baptist Church Women’s Group – Organizing for the Holidays
  • Gano Baptist Church Mothers of Preschoolers – The Family Command Center
  • Business Network International Success Masters – Newest Addition : Clever Container
  • Georgetown Woman’s Club – Hands-On Organizing Demonstration : The Pantry
  • Business Network International Success Masters – Office Organization 101
  • Online Event – The Great Organizing Giveaway

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  • Ave Maria Ladies of Saints Francis and John Catholic Parish – Organizing 101
  • Private Organizing Party – Closet Organization 101
  • Senior Activity Center – Paper Management 101
  • Georgetown Realtor Breakfast – Home Staging 101
  • Business Network International Success Masters – Organizing 101

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  • Grace Christian Center Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!
  • Babies ‘R’ Us – Organizing 101 for New Moms
  • Northeast Christian Church Mothers of Preschoolers – Get Organized, Mom!
  • Grace Christian Center Mothers of Preschoolers – Organizing 101

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  • Georgetown Moms Club – Organizing 101

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organizing 101 : the basics

If your organizing project seems insurmountable, you may find yourself paralyzed with indecision on where to begin. Or, if you have begun organizing your space, you may find yourself with a bigger mess than when you started. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • identify your organizing style and design tastes,
  • select the best storage solutions for your project,
  • use planning tools, checklists, and forms effectively,
  • transform a cluttered space into an inspired haven, and
  • regroup and recover from any organizing set-back.

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office organization 101

Productivity and efficiency are key ingredients to every successful business. If your office is not functional, it affects everything you and your staff do, which in turn, cuts into your profits. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • optimize your work schedule to ensure peak performance,
  • manage the influx of paperwork and safely store your archives,
  • employ the basics of Feng Shui to enhance your work environment,
  • select the best storage options to efficiently organize your office supplies, and
  • increase productivity by clarifying roles, minimizing interruptions, and delegating tasks.

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paper management 101

The mountain of paperwork that is growing on your countertop or desk represents a loss of freedom, a loss of control, and a nagging feeling in your gut that something important isn’t getting done. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • set up and maintain your daily-use action files,
  • use the FAT™ system to process incoming paperwork,
  • find the right off-the-shelf filing system (or custom solution) that works for you,
  • store the vital documents for your family or business safely and securely, and
  • migrate your files to a paperless system with ease and peace-of-mind.

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time management 101

Demanding workloads, a hyper-speed pace, and constantly changing responsibilities can wreak havoc on both your family and your business. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • prioritize your to-do list with confidence
  • outsmart email, phone, and ‘drop-in’ interruptions,
  • minimize (or even eliminate) distractions to get more done,
  • optimize your work schedule to ensure peak performance, and
  • establish a healthy balance between work and family to meet your goals.

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home organization 101

Your home should be your haven… your private oasis… your retreat from the challenges that you face in the ‘outside’ world. Now is the time to transform your home into the safest, most comfortable place you know. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • repurpose and efficiently use what you already own,
  • use the SPACE™ technique to manage your belongings,
  • set guidelines and limitations for what comes into your home,
  • get your family ‘on-board’ to maintain your organized space, and
  • enjoy and make the most of your newfound space and freedom.

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closet organization 101

An organized closet sets the tone for your whole day—it makes every day a notch simpler and whole lot brighter! Now, creating an organized closet is easier, faster, and more fun than you ever dreamed. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • weed out your wardrobe (so you look and feel fabulous every day!),
  • store seasonal items, sport equipment, and jewelry safely and securely,
  • select the right off-the-shelf or custom closet organizing solution,
  • establish a regular laundry routine that really works, and
  • turn your closet into a showpiece (so you never need to close its doors again!).

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get organized, mom!

Being a mom is the single most challenging (plus the most rewarding) 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year, entire-lifetime experience. Getting some help along the way as your children grow—infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond—is simply the smart thing to do! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • keep track of everyone’s schedule,
  • manage the influx of school paperwork,
  • store clothes, toys, art supplies, and sports gear,
  • stay organized as the needs of your family change, and
  • cultivate your marriage and personal interests (guilt-free).

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organizing 101 for new moms

“Baby changes everything” is the understatement of the century! The more planning and preparation that you get done before your due date, the better off you’ll be in those first few weeks that baby is home. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • manage life with a newborn (and all the accompanying ‘gear’),
  • discover your baby’s natural schedule and maintain accurate records,
  • store clothes, toys, feeding supplies, and other baby items,
  • travel with a little one (from shopping trips to long vacations), and
  • cultivate your marriage and personal interests (guilt-free).

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organizing for the holidays

What do you really want for Christmas? More time, more joy, and less stress? A calmer, more centered holiday celebration is easy when you learn to simplify with a tried-and-true road map for organized holidays. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • get your holiday mailing, decorating, baking, and shopping done early this year,
  • prepare your home (and your psyche) for hosting and entertaining holiday guests,
  • take charge of your schedule, from start to finish, and stay focused on the big stuff,
  • manage the “aftermath” (i.e., returns, exchanges, and “undecorating” the house), and
  • start making plans and preparations for next year’s organized holiday season.

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Michelle is obviously an experienced facilitator. I have a Master's Degree in Rhetoric and taught at the University level for a few years—I really thought she gracefully led the seminar rather than just conducted it.

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