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5 Tips to Streamline Your Morning Routine

With the change to daylight savings time, I have heard from many clients they are having a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning.  As a result, they are rushing to get out the door on time.  Are you looking to save time in the morning, so you can steal a few more winks or get to work on time?  If you are, then do as much as you can the night before, which should be easier since it is staying lighter later.

Here are my top 5 tips to streamline your morning routine:
Look at the weather report and plan what to wear head to toe and set it out, so you don't have to think about what to wear in the morning. Use a valet rod to hang your outfit.Get a coffee maker with a timer, each evening get it ready and set the timer. Place your work bag, keys, phone, and anything else you need to take with you for the day by the door to grab and go. Establish a launching and landing pad for these items.If you have trouble staying focused on a routine, try setting alarms on your phone for each …
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Follow Your Joy!

Does organizing your pantry, closet, junk drawer, anything bring you joy?   Are you interested in starting a Professional Organizing business and you are not sure where to start?  
Each layer of our Fast Track Method™ training and education program develops your skills and confidence to work with clients and Master the Business of Organizing™. Layer by layer we provide you with increased protection that your business will thrive. You will not find another professional organizer training program with our unique layered approach, comprehensiveness, and affordability.
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Are You Ready For the BIG One?

Join the American Red Cross for Prepare Out Loud earthquake preparedness forum and be ready for a Cascadia earthquake and disasters of all kinds. Our earthquake preparedness event will be on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsboro Aviation. RSVP to attend this free event at www.redcross.org/POLHillsboro.

Niche Professional Organizers - Our Interview with Tywanquila Walker

Niche Professional Organizers Interviews with Professional Organizers focusing on their unique niche. 
This month we interviewed
Tywanquila Walkerof Order Your Life
Anne: Tywanquila, why did you become a professional organizer?Tywanquila: I became a professional organizer because organizing is something I love doing.  Sometimes, I walk into a space and I can literally see what it can be.  Within seconds, objects float to their intended destinations.  Papers are filed away or placed in neat piles.  In my mind’s eye, the room is brighter, tidier, and more functional.
Furthermore, I love helping other people visualize their goals and then reach those goals.  Helping other people see the vision of what could be is rewarding.  Organizing is like sitting down to create a work of art.  The canvas is alive, and it speaks to the artist.  Eventually, the canvas speaks to the viewers as well.
Anne: As an organization consultant, you specialize in helping others organize moves.  What suggestions do yo…

Professional Organizing Business Launch Checklist

If you are like me when I was contemplating starting my Professional Organizing business, you are not sure where to start and are probably feeling like you might fail before you even begin. 

You don't have to feel that way!  Download our *free* Business Launch Checklist to complete what is necessary to start your Professional Organizing business today!

Our Story - What is Your Story?

Our Story - The Institute for Professional Organizers™ has trained and educated participants the world over with our highly successful and proven Fast Track Method™ training and education program for Professional Organizer business owners. Whether you are contemplating forming a business as a Professional Organizer, or are newly in business, our training and education programs have something for you! I want your Professional Organizing business to be successful and profitable.


What is your story? Are you ready to get started? Contact me today for your 15-minute no cost mentor session. 
--Anne Blumer, CPO


Niche Professional Organizers - Interview with Annette Adamska

Niche Professional Organizers
Welcome to the first in our series of interviews with Professional Organizers focusing on their unique niche. 
This month we interviewedAnnette Adamskaof Back Up Your Life.

Anne:  Annette, Why did you become a professional organizer? Annette:  Quite simply, I wanted to help people. Longer version: I realized that my skill set—innate and professional—focused on helping people understand their needs, and then working with them to achieve their goals and “get it done”. I began my career as a stage manager in the theater, and the theme of helping people around me achieve a greater goal has remained consistent. Anne:  As a Professional Organizer, your unique niche is in helping others organize their life and legacy.  What suggestions do you have for those that feel overwhelmed by this task? Annette: First, take a deep breath! There are so many facets to life and legacy organizing, it is totally normal to get overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, and a pause, and don’t ge…