Celebrating 10 years
of Organizing Atlanta!
Here’s the situation: Residential files were created over several years, resulting in random colors and tabs, jumbled order and overstuffed folders. The client procrastinated with filing because it was cumbersome to find and file documents.
Client: Business executive
- Weeded out old files.
- Separated too full files into multiple folders.
- Bought hanging folders in client’s favorite color and eliminated the use of all internal file folders.
- Created new tabs and lined up on the left side to make it easier on the eye.
Had the privilege of being on an “Ask the Organizer” panel in front of about 500 organizers at the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Annual Conference held May 2016 in Atlanta.
What people are saying…
“My company hired Laura to get organized to save time and increase productivity. We saw a 10 percent labor savings with our operations department. Money well spent and money well saved!”
Cathleen Chartier, Business owner
An excerpt from Laura’s interview with the Atlanta Journal/Constitution newspaper (August 30, 2015) by H. M. Cauley
“If you have a home for everything, it reduces a lot of the strain and stress. In the bath I like separate drawers or trays for each category: dental, makeup, soaps, medicines, toiletries. A big bin for everything doesn’t work; it’s more helpful to see exactly what you have in the right spot.”
What people are saying…
“Laura helped sort my papers and establish a home filing solution. She created an easy and functional system for storing and retrieving my personal documents.
Laura was very pleasant and professional while in my home. Her customer service definitely exceeded my expectations.”
manager, Fortune 50 company
Clear the clutter in your home this year! Watch tips from my TV appearance today (Jan. 25) on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta!
You’re about to start a big project, but first you want to give e-mail a quick check. One hour later, you close e-mail and wonder where the time went. Your whole schedule’s thrown off. You vow to not let that happen again.
Usually the problem is your e-mail in-box. You want to get it under control, with a few minutes answering e-mail here, and a few minutes sending and forwarding there. If the types of e-mails in your in-box don’t change and the way you handle them doesn’t either, then it’s likely more time will disappear from your schedule.
If your work e-mails are piling up — or you know someone who is drowning in work e-mail — this is an open invitation to join me on Wed., October 7, when I present for ROAM Galleria’s Lunch and Learn from Noon to 1 p.m. ROAM Galleria is a business gathering place near Galleria Mall at 285 and 75 in Atlanta.
My session, “Tame your e-mail and take back your work day,” is a shorter, but still powerful version of the one-on-one e-mail management sessions that I offer business clients.
In January 2015, I had the privilege of being interviewed by consumer advocate Dale Cardwell for his TrustDale Radio Show. We talked about organizing and productivity in the office to highlight “National Clean Off Your Desk Day!”
If you’ve never heard it, the TrustDale Radio show features advice and tips on how to find reputable contractors and avoid scams.
If you’d like to listen to it, here’s the link on my YouTube channel.
I started the New Year off with a TV appearance on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta on January 14, 2015 talking about getting control of your closet.
Here are my tips below from the show, or watch Fox 5’s show HERE on my YouTube channel.
Closet Organizing Tips by Laura Ray
Many people are overwhelmed as to where to start when they want to organize their closet. Here are 4 simple steps to get you started in the right direction:
- Break the project into small chunks. First, group like items.