Electronic Organization – is it time for a professional? A few weeks ago I was introduced to Alexa Jones, the founder of Evolve – an awesome company that specializes in electronic organization, standard operating procedures, recruiting and retention programs, website creation and design and building/maintaining a social media presence. We were chatting about how so.. read more →

The second installation from our friend Alexa Jones from Evolve.  Here she spells out the steps to truly getting yourself orgainzed electronically. How to get down to business… The Steps Follow these easy steps to create a well-regimented, powerful computer organization system. Write down a list of “master folders.” These folders are the those at.. read more →

Please tell me that I am not alone in having a love/hate relationship with photos and memorabilia. I LOVE the concept of taking pictures, keeping mementos and documenting all the precious moments. When my kids get to the point of not wanting to hang with me, I plan on diving into the boxes and albums.. read more →

Does the sight of a cluttered room give you heart palpitations?  Does it make you feel crummy about yourself and how you keep your space?  Do you feel an actual physical reaction to things being a mess … tightness in your chest or a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach?   Or does.. read more →

26 Apr 2013
April 26, 2013

NUGGETS from NAPO

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I just returned from a 3 day Conference in New Orleans with the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and to be honest my head is still spinning with all that I was exposed to.   I had the opportunity to meet some super knowledgeable and inspirational organizers and productivity consultants, I learned about a number.. read more →

10 Apr 2013
April 10, 2013

An Organizing Intervention

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  Recently, I was part of an Organizing Intervention. It was somewhat impromptu but nonetheless the many friends who participated were clear and committed to their message that change was needed. The thing is … I was the one who the intervention was being performed on! I kid you not … the Design+Conquer friends took.. read more →

There’s nothing like those first warm days of the year. Suddenly, with a re-energized spirit, I open all the windows to air out my life. It feels good, but it always makes me assess my surroundings, the piles of papers and mail and outerwear that seem to blend better during the dark winter months. In.. read more →

25 Feb 2013
February 25, 2013

There’s an App for that!

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Our goal at design+conquer is to help you make your life easier – plain and simple.  We can do that through helping you to organize your space, by creating new systems that are based on how you live, or even just being that person that helps you tackle things you’d rather not do, but know.. read more →

05 Feb 2013
February 5, 2013

Clutter- The elephant in the room

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It’s funny how clutter sneaks up on you. You bring something into your house – be it something you bought, mail, schoolwork, dry cleaning, a coat you were wearing – and you set it down. Maybe on the kitchen counter or table … just that one thing. Then later that day, you walk back past.. read more →

  Raising a future professional organizer and/or opera singer. I love the Design + Conquer philosophy. “Clear the outer, calm the inner.” It’s so true. So, so true. Less physical stuff in random places means a happier, more productive life. It’s that simple. But if you’re a certain kind of person, if you’re Edy MacKenzie(8),.. read more →