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It’s wonderful to be asked to be on Good Day Atlanta (Fox 5) for a second time this year! I was interviewed on their live show for mail and paper organizing on February 19, 2015.
Here are my tips below from the show, or watch Fox 5’s show HERE on my YouTube channel
Mail and Paper Organizing Tips by Laura Ray Organizing
Set up a mail center in your kitchen or nearby space
- Use trays or a desktop file
- Use a recycle bin and/or shredder
Believe it or not, there is an annual educational conference for professional organizers and I love going to it! It makes me a better organizer and productivity consultant and it’s fun! I attended for the fourth time and was happy to represent the National Association of Professional Organizers – Georgia Chapter as its president for a second time.
NAPO Georgia President Laura Ray (L) enjoyed a visit from the new NAPO National President Ellen Faye in June 2015.
Laura Ray has been named President of the National Association of Professional Organizers – Georgia Chapter, for a second term beginning in May 2015. Laura began her role as President in December 2013 and is in her fifth year on the Chapter’s Board of Directors.
The Georgia Chapter has approximately 85 members, mostly in the Atlanta area. Membership includes residential and business organizers, as well as partners who provide services to the organizing industry.
TV Time: Watch for me on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta for the second month in a row Subject: Taming the mail! Airing: Thur., Feb 19, live between 9 and 9:30 a.m.
TV Alert: Good week for getting organized! I’ll be on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta tomorrow (Thursday) talking about getting control of your closet,(between 9-9:30 am). I’ll put it on my YouTube page when I get the clip!
Listen for me on WGST 640 AM from 5-6pm today! (Monday) I’ll be on the Trust Dale Radio Show talking about organizing and productivity since it is “National Clean Off Your Desk Day!”
(L to R) Lisa Carlquist, Laura Ray and Belinda Skelton
I had a great time as a guest on Belinda Skelton’s WSB Radio show, broadcast live from the Atlanta Home Show on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Her other guest was Lisa Carlquist, from one of my favorite vendor partners, Artisan Custom Closets. We talked about organizing closets, garages and paper stacks in the hour-long call-in segment.
We discussed how long to keep paper, and I mentioned the list would be on my site. Here’s the link: http://organizeatlanta.com/general/keep-it-or-toss-it-how-long-do-i-keep-paper/
“How long do I keep paper?” is one of the questions I get asked the most. Many people are afraid to throw papers out. To help, I compiled this list from several sources including the IRS, for which there is a direct link to their recordkeeping document at the bottom.
These recommendations are for residential recordkeeping. Business recordkeeping varies, please check with your accountant.
Save for 1 month
- Credit-card receipts
- Sales receipts for minor purchases
- Withdrawal and deposit slips. (Shred after checking against your monthly bank statement.)
I’ve got a guest blog post/article in StyleBlueprint Atlanta this week! It’s about springing into organizing by weeding out your clutter.
It’s wonderful to be asked to be on Good Day Atlanta (Fox 5) for a second time! I was interviewed on their live show for kitchen organizing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so making it peaceful and functional is so important. Here are my tips below from the show for your kitchen:
Or, watch my Fox 5 clip here!
1) Get rid of the clutter, don’t organize it! (Think mismatched plates and glasses, and unused small appliances.)