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The Joy of Organizing

Summary: Each week we will be discussing practical organizing solutions for your home. We will do this through sharing our best tips and tricks, having guest contributors, and answering your tough organizing questions! Email us at and we will answer your questions in one of our episodes. This Podcast was created using

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 Anne Blumer Talks Clutter Busting Tips for the Entire Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:02

This week we are joined by Certified Professional Organizer, Anne Blumer of Portland, Oregon. Anne shares some wonderful organizing tips that you can apply to any room in the home. She also explains to our audience some of the benefits of getting organized. Take a listen and share these great, free organizing tips with friends and family. Anne Blumer is the owner and founder of SolutionsForYou, Inc., a Portland, Oregon based company, offering professional organizing services to corporate, home-based business, residential and small business clients and offering training programs for professional organizers. Anne is among the inaugural 200 Professional Organizers in the world to receive the Certified Professional Organizer CPO® Designation from the Board of Certified Professional Organizers (BCPO).

 Getting Organized with ADD/ADHD Expert Juli Shulem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:02

This week we have the great pleasure of welcoming ADD/ADHD organizing expert Juli Shulem to the show. She has been working extensively with ADD/ADHD organizing clients for over a decade. She understands the organizing challenges associated with ADD/ADHD, and gives proven tips to help the unique challenges associated with them. If you know someone with ADD/ADHD, please share this show with them as Juli shares some great tips that will make a difference in their lives. About Julie: As a Professional Organizer since 1984, I specialize in helping companies and individuals become more efficient, less stressed, and better able to manage their time so they can enjoy life more fully. Through my private practice, I provide services in space planning and design, workflow management, resource efficiency, prioritizing, paper control, time management and ADHD coaching.

 Kimberly Eagles Talks Kitchen Clutter with The Joy of Organizing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:10

This week we welcome Kimberly Eagles to the show. She shares some great tips for getting your kitchen organized, as we work through the steps for a successful kitchen reorganization. Kimberly also shares her philosophy about being "organized enough"- meaning your home doesn't have to look like a Pottery Barn ad, as long as the organizing systems work for you and your family. One of our favorite tips was about the family lost and found. Take a listen and see what its all about. Owner of Kaos Solutions and Co-Owner of , Kimberly has for as long as she can remember loved to organize. Just ask her mom; while other kids were banging pots, Kimberly was rearranging them. In the past few years Kimberly has expanded her reach by Co-founding, a business dedicated to creating and producing organizing videos to assist more people with their organizing issues, allowing people to learn the secrets of organizing in the privacy of their own homes. Kimberly is a current member of the Professional Organizers in Canada, National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, Moncton Chamber of Commerce, South Eastern Diva network, as well as Vice-Chair of Project Under the Tree. She has studied and attended conferences in Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Vancouver and Reno to name a few, meeting and networking with professionals from around the world. Kimberly is dedicated to learning and growing on a continuous basis and being a leader in her industry Kimberly has been since 2005 dedicated to providing clients with expertise in organizing solutions and helping them regain control of their space and time.

 Nancy Michaels Talks Small Business with The Joy of Organizing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:07

This week we welcome Nancy Michaels of Grow Your Business Network. Many of our listeners are small business owners, and Nancy joins us with tips to help you grow your business beyond what you thought possible. With an organized approach to small business growth, the sky is the limit. About Nancy-Nancy Michaels is CEO and Founder of GrowYourBusinessNetwork, Inc., a company devoted to empowering business owners around the world with the strategies to live a financially secure life of their dreams. More recently, she partnered with 7-Figure Strategist Monaica Ledell ( to launch a revolutionary program thatâ??s sweeping the globe â??

 Home Organizing with NAPO President Laura Leist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:34

This week we welcome current NAPO President Laura Leist to the show. She is a leader in our industry and we are excited that she is joining us on the show. Laura shares her best home organizing tips with our listeners so they can live their best life. Laura Leist, owner of Eliminate Chaos LLC., provides productivity consulting services to corporations, small businesses, and individuals as well as helping them achieve computer literacy. Laura is the author of Organizing Your Workday Using Microsoft Outlook 2007, E-mail Productivity Solutions for Microsoft Outlook 2007, Business Solutions Using Microsoft Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, Organizing and Customizing with Microsoft Outlook 2003 and the best-seller Eliminate Chaos: The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home & Life. She recently finished Eliminate Paper Chaos which will be released in 2010. Laura's work has been featured on Radio and TV - including NW Afternoon, Evening Magazine and Seattle Live. She is a regular columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Additionally, her work and articles have appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, Real Simple, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, 425, NW Home and Garden Magazine, Balance Magazine, the Puget Sound Business Journal and a variety of national newspapers. Laura is a regular presenter of Organizing Seminars for IKEA and also speaks to a variety of groups nationally. Laura's book "Eliminate Chaos...The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home & Life" (Sasquatch Books, 2006) is available in bookstores nationwide. Previously published books include "Eliminate Chaos...In Your Home" and "Organizing and Customizing with Microsoft Outlook." Laura serves as the President of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers). In May 2007, Laura was one of the first in the nation to earn the prestigious Certified Professional Organizer, CPO® designation. She also holds the CRTS (Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist) designation and is one of a few to have earned both certifications. Having been in the industry for over five years, she is also recognized as a Golden Circle member of NAPO. Additionally, Laura is a member of the National Speaker's Association.

 The Joy of Organizing talks clutter with Organizing Pro Matt Baier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:38

This week we have the great pleasure of welcoming Connecticut organizer, Matt Baier to the show. Matt gives us his best tips on our most requested organizing topic- managing clutter in your home office. Take a listen to these great tips that can help you make an immediate impact in your life. About Matt: Matt Baier Organizing LLC is the company people contact when the organizing books have failed and effective results are needed FAST. These results are less about using decorative baskets and more about increasing productivity. Over the past five years Matt and his team have been organizing businesses and busy homeowners, who are overwhelmed with clutter in New York City, Fairfield County and Westchester County.Matt's approach was developed during his tenure as Head of Design Services at the Jim Henson Company, home of the Muppets. His promotion from art director to department head arrived with half the staff, working in half the space, with 25% more work in demand. To succeed, he relied on a skill that came as naturally to him as breathing: ORGANIZING. As a result, Matt's department increased production tenfold. Matt spent the first half of his life riding horses in the hayfields of Maine and the second half riding the subways of New York City. He and his wife Susan now live in Stamford, CT with their cats, Sally and Daniel.

 The Joy of Organizing-Part 2 Maximizing Productivity with Barbara Hemphill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:41

This is the second of a two part series with organizing pioneer Barbara Hemphill. She shares her best tips to live a more productive life through getting organized. She is known as "The Paper Tiger Lady" due to her highly successful book series Kiplinger's Taming the Paper Tiger. These are tips that will make an immediate impact on your quest for an organized life!

 The Joy of Organizing- Maximizing Productivity with Barbara Hemphill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:39

This is the first of a two part series with organizing pioneer Barbara Hemphill. She shares her best tips to live a more productive life through getting organized. She is known as "The Paper Tiger Lady" due to her highly successful book series Kiplinger's Taming the Paper Tiger. These are tips that will make an immediate impact on your quest for an organized life!

 Elizabeth Hagen Joins The Joy of Organizing to Tame Your Cluttered Office! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:28

Organizing Expert and Motivational Speaker Elizabeth Hagen joins us this week to share her simple steps to tackle paper flow and disorganization in your office. These simple steps will change the way you work and handle the items in your office. They will make a difference in your life. She also has some wonderful resources on her website that she shares with our listeners that you won't want to miss!

 The Joy of Organizing Welcomes Diane Albright- Organizer from Jon & Kate Pl | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:20

This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Certified Professional Organizer, Diane Albright to the show! Diane is the owner of All Bright Ideas in Allentown, PA. She was the organizing expert featured in Season 5 of Jon & Kate Plus 8- Time to Organize! This week we discuss how to set time aside to organize, closet tips, and her experience organizing in front of the cameras of reality TV. Don't miss it!

 The Joy of Organizing Declutter by Identifying Easy Stuff To Throw Away | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:16

Take a look around your home. Do you think you have things you could identify as "easy to get rid of?" This week we challenge you to clean out the clutter and fill one black trash bag with things to throw away, and one of things that are in good condition that can be donated to those less fortunate. We will give you the organizing tips to make great strides in the fight against clutter!

 The Joy of Organizing interviews Creativity Expert Jeff Tobe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:42

This week we embrace our philosophy of "Be a Better You"when we have creativity expert, Jeff Tobe join us on the show. Jeff is a sought after speaker for events and has given motivational speeches to the IRS, The Department of Defense, and Pepsi Cola to name a few. So let Jeff help you unlock your creativity, and think about getting organized in a new light.

 The Joy of Organizing:Organize your basement with our quick tips! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:19

This week we give you some quick tips to get your basement organized. For many the basement is the "catch all" for clutter. It doesn't have to be! Often times the basement is the size of one whole floor of your home. Here are out quick, free organizing tips to help you make the most of this under utilized space!

 The Joy of Organizing interviews a team from Rubbermaid! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:48

This week we had the opportunity to interview a team from Rubbermaid about the tips, tricks, and products that they use to get and stay organized. Rubbermaid has also generously donated one of their Food Storage kits for one of our lucky listeners! Subscribe to our newsletter at to enter. Winner will be selected March 1. Also remember that our Talk Shoe programming will cease March 1. Please visit us at our new show home page,

 The Joy of Organizing Conquers the Messiest Closets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:58

This week we will give you some fantastic tips to help you organize your closet! One of the most frequent questions we get from people is "How do you organize a closet?" We will discuss some questions to ask yourself about each of the items in your closet to determine whether or not to keep them. And once we have determined what you no longer wear, we give you some great places and causes to donate your gently used clothing to.


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