As a librarian, I have spent my career organizing information. As a professional organizer, I apply some of the same concepts from the library world to help clients get the most from their homes, offices and lives. I have experience with cross country moves, downsizing homes, art and craft studios, and general home organization systems.
If you are ready to take a step towards a more organized life and home, please contact me for a complimentary consultation. Organizing sessions are booked in 4 hour blocks, with special rates available for those who purchase 8 or more hours. I serve all parts of the East Bay, including Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Oakland, the Tri-Valley area, and other regions upon request.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I've been reading Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to get stuff out of your head, find it when you need it, and get it done right.
Douglas Merrill, former CIO at Google, has a PhD in Psychology and has struggled with dyslexia through his life. In his book he promotes the idea of getting information out of your head quickly, because we can only remember a certain amount of stuff at any time. He is more into the idea of search than in putting everything in its place. As a librarian who trained after the advent of the internet, I like his way of thinking.
I have been incorporating Gmail and other Google products more and more into my every day life. (I call Google Calendar my brain.) This book gave me new ideas for how to use their (and similar) products, as well as giving me a lot of food for thought about why we do things the way we do, and many reminders that just because we have always done something one way doesn't mean we need to keep doing it that way.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Link of the week
Great ideas for how to simplify your life, including some as simple as "14. Buy enough socks and underwear to make it through a full laundry cycle, to avoid doing small “emergency” loads" and "91. Don’t be a drama queen. Making mountains out of molehills unduly complicates life."