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July’s Task: Organizing Strategies for the Bathroom

Your bathroom is a very private place. Besides using it for the obvious reasons, you start every day there, getting showered, shaved, and coifed for the day. Later, you go back to get ready for bed. You spend a lot of time there, but most visitors to your home don’t. They use the other bathroom—the public one, or the one the kids use. That means your bathroom is your very own place to treat as you wish.

Here’s the problem: if a space in your house isn’t seen by the public, then it tends to get neglected. I’m always surprised that we’re motivated to clean a room when others will see it, but we have no energy for the spaces we use the most often. And we’re the ones who have to live with the mess …[Read more]

June’s Task: Organize the Master Bedroom

Our bedroom is our sanctuary. It’s where we go to sleep and get restorative rest. It’s where we go for naps—when we can spare the time for one! It’s where we share intimate moments with our partners.

Clutter can put a damper on everything that takes place in your house, especially in your inner sanctum. It creates a bunch of negative noise in your mind, and all that racket prevents restful sleep.

I once worked for a tall young man who piled all his clothes—clean and dirty—on the bed. When he was ready for bed, he slept crosswise on the bed …[Read more]

April’s Task: Tidy Up the Home Office


If you’ve made progress clearing paper piles in March, then cleaning up your home office is a great next step, because it’s not just the papers in the office that are out of control—the supplies and the equipment are, too! Removing the paper from the desktop and other surfaces uncovers what’s buried beneath. Now it’s time to deal with the rest of the office.

Here’s a strategy for putting your office area in order.

  1. Collect the materials you’ll need to get started …[Read more]

Houston Clutter Coaching March 2010 Meetup

Thursday, March 25, 2010
7:00–8:30 p.m.

Gayle Goddard facilitates the monthly meeting of the Houston Clutter Coaching Meetup Group.

At the March meetup we’ll follow up on the project we introduced in February: “Purging Paper Piles: Getting Yourself Ready for Tax Season.” Come tell the group about your progress and we’ll share hints about how to keep rolling.

Home office
The home office: productive workspace or no man’s land?

We’ll also introduce our focus for April: “The Home Office: Productive Workspace or No Man’s Land?” If you’ve made progress clearing paper piles, then cleaning up your home office is a great next step! We’ll talk about how to streamline your files, manage the desktop, maybe rethink your furniture placement. Or do you need to create a filing system from scratch? We’ll take a fearless look inside the home office.

[See the Program Notes for this meetup.]

As usual, we’ll also open the floor to your questions, success stories, and tales of trouble spots. And don’t forget the drawing for a door prize or two! (You must be present to win.)

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
(Carriage House)
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77030
832-393-2600
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Workshop: Conquering Clutter 101—The Basics (February 2010)

Sunday, February 7, 2010
1:00–4:00 p.m.

A disorganized messThis introductory classroom session will give you the tips and tricks you need to move past being overwhelmed and start clearing out your “stuff.” You will learn the secrets of sorting mail, clearing and organizing your desk, cleaning out your closets, and divesting yourself of unused, unneeded items. You’ll leave the workshop with loads of organizing ideas to transform any space into a productive, pleasant, clutter-free zone.

NiaMoves Studio 1
508 Pecore St.

Houston, Texas 77009
713-864-4260
Price: $45 early registration (by January 31).
$55 late registration or at the door.

Register online now.
…[Read more]

Fox 26 Morning News Extra: Common Organizing Mistakes

Station: KRIV (Houston Fox 26)
Air Date: October 19, 2009

Mike Iscovitz, co-host of Morning News Extra, interviews Gayle Goddard about common organizing mistakes. …[Read more]

Workshop: Conquering Clutter 201—Your E-mail (April 2009)

Saturday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 22, 2009
1-4 p.m. (Sat.)
7–9 p.m (Wed.)

Does the thought of organizing your e-mail give you the willies? Is your inbox up to 800 items yet? You need some strategies to “file” your paperless data, just as you used to file your paper. You have to be able to find electronic data when you need it. We will talk through some great ideas to help you organize your data so you can retrieve vital data when you want it.

Spectrum Center
4100 Westheimer, Suite 233

Houston, Texas 77027
713-840-8957

How to Avoid Common Organizing Mistakes

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions “Get this place organized this year?” How is that going? Having trouble getting started? Maybe you began, but you’re having trouble making progress? Let me offer some mid-game course corrections to help you achieve that resolution. Here’s my list of the five most common mistakes people make when they undertake the process of getting organized. In the spirit of David Letterman’s Top Ten lists, let’s start from the bottom:

Mistake #5: Products first

What does every American do when she wants to start a project? She goes shopping! Everyone wants to …[Read more]

Getting Organized in the New Year: A Clutter Fairy Perspective

Baby New Year makes a resolution

How are you doing so far on the New Year’s resolutions? I get the impression that at this time of year, we’re all trying to become better, more-together versions of ourselves. We believe somehow that all we have to do is draw a line in the sand—“starting January 1”—and a better person will emerge all of a sudden. I think that one reason people don’t accomplish their resolutions is that expecting monumental, fundamental changes in yourself just because you’ve started using a new calendar is not a recipe for success.

“Get organized” is a popular New Year’s resolution. Having let their spaces dissolve into disaster areas over the holidays, people wake up with …[Read more]

Workshop: Conquering Clutter 101—The Basics (February 2009)

Saturday, February 28, 2009
1–5 p.m.

This introductory classroom session will give you the tips and tricks you need to move past being overwhelmed and start clearing out your “stuff.” You will learn the secrets of sorting mail, clearing and organizing your desk, cleaning out your closets, and divesting yourself of unused, unneeded items. You’ll leave the workshop with loads of organizing ideas to transform any space into a productive, pleasant, clutter-free zone.

NiaMoves Studio 1
508 Pecore St.

Houston, Texas 77009
713-864-4260