Jan Tips & Tricks

Here are 4 quick tips from me, Molly Boren of Simplicity Works Organizing Services. I hope they make your life a little easier.

Do Talk to Yourself

Clients think they're crazy for talking to themselves during organizing sessions, but I'm all for it. Organizing is about making things clearer, & when you articulate your thoughts out loud ("This goes upstairs...This is a 'to file'"), especially as you categorize, your decisions are clearer. I do this most nights as I put away the things I've brought home with me.

Don’t Do More

Scrutinize your to‐do list & consider the 4 Ds: is there anything I can Delete, Delay, Delegate, or Diminish? Julie Morgenstern helps separate the "Wish I Could Dos" from the "Actually Really Need To Do Nows."

Get Scratch Free Floors

Furniture socks are the newest entry in the "Why didn't I think of that" category. A client introduced me to these & they're just what they sound like: little socks for the feet of your furniture. They protect your floors with no adhesive to apply (or curse), saving time & money so you can save both for more important things.

Give Breakfast

Talk about a practical way to help those in need. St. Andrews in Ann Arbor has provided free breakfast "every single day no matter what" for 35 years & counting. Donate &/or volunteer to support this vital mission.