NAPO2015 Expo Fun New Products

Time Timer Watches

The National Association of Professional Organizers held their Annual Conference and Organizing Expo last week. Though I found no shortage of new and innovative products to keep us productive, these four simple items spoke to me as they addressed some of my own organizing challenges. The NEET Cable Keeper by NEET Products Tired of that tangled mess of charging…

Today is a special day for Totally Orderly

Balloons

Happy Anniversary to Totally Orderly! And where was I in 2004? Carpooling my little tots, still sharing an email address with my husband; my mental health career long forgotten. I don’t know why I thought I could launch a business. I knew nothing about marketing, accounting, or strategic planning. ROI and COGS were acronyms too mysterious…

Productivity Tips from Dory the Fish

Regal Blue Tang Fish

Do you remember Dory from the Disney/Pixar movie Finding Nemo? She was the show-stealing neurotic and forgetful regal blue tang fish with the Ellen Degeneres voice. Her most memorable line, to me anyway, was this mantra: “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” She would sing song her way through life, not always knowing the point or where she was…

10 Items Obsolete in 10 Years

A cell phone

In honor of Totally Orderly’s 10 Year Anniversary (2004-2014!), I bought myself a new work bag. We, professional organizers, love our work bags full of little organizing gizmos and gadgets.  I’ve had at least five bags - one so big my client hesitated to allow me through the door! Another so small I had to ask to borrow…

Friday Finds: Chalkboard Labels

Canisters with chalk labels on them

I'm just crazy about this chalkboard craze. Which is weird, because I don't like the feel of chalk. (Chalk Ink was the answer to that "touchy" problem - looks great, too!) Anyhow, these Avery Chalkboard Labels are so much fun. These are perfect for boxes and bins - and they're removable! The scalloped edge on this one looks great on containers…

Friday Finds: Time Timer

Time Timer clock

Recently, I attended the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) conference. At the Expo, I came across the newly designed Time Timer... a useful tool for anyone who struggles with time management. I was thrilled to see their new fashionable line of colored desk clocks and updatedTime Timer PLUS. For a limited time, the 3" desk clocks come in bright spring colors (personally,…

Oh, Spiders… How I Hate Thee…

A spider on a web

OK, full disclosure: this has nothing to do with ADHD, Professional Organizing, running the PTO, or any of my other many interests. It's simply about spiders; and I hate them. And since it's Halloween, I feel like venting. They're everywhere. And they're huge. And they have way too many legs. On the other hand, I…