Posts by Anne Langton

Designing a Custom Reception Desk

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Do you hear the word “custom” and automatically assume it will break the bank?  Sure many times “custom designed” can be synonymous with high end products but sometimes a custom designed piece of furniture costs less than its manufactured assembly line counterpart!  If a furniture solution has size limitations or unique requirements…custom designed could be… Continue reading

Organize Projects with LESS STUFF

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I have a friend that every spring has visions of a well manicured lawn. He pridefully imagines his beautiful lawn…free of weeds and grubs.  He imagines a vast flowing sea of green grasses that is truly the envy of all that pass by.  So he does what any good landscaping dreamer does…each Spring he buys… Continue reading

Color Facts: RED, WHITE and BLUE of Old Glory

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I am intrigued by colors.  In fact I have spent most of my adult life learning how colors are perceived.  It is no secret that the work environment is considerably improved when surrounded by inspired colors.  But have you ever wondered how some common color combinations ever came to exist?  Take for example the American… Continue reading

De-clutter for a “Good Cause Yard Sale”

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Us humans are a strange lot.  There is no other species on the planet that saves stuff like we do.  When thinking about De-cluttering, many of us get overwhelmed by the process.  The thought of parting with our stuff can cause great anxiety.  Simply…we like our stuff.  If only our homes and offices could easily… Continue reading

4 Award Winning Organizing Products

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Each year Professional Organizers from around the nation converge for the NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) Annual Conference and Organizing Expo.  This past April, New Orleans hosted the event and indeed there were tons of educational opportunities available that ultimately promote, refine and advance the profession of organizing.  Among these festivities, organizers and productivity… Continue reading

Finding Your Peak Productivity Time

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Growing up I have distinct memories of my mother rising at sunrise because her checkbook did not balance!  She was determined to find that missing 3 cents and she knew that for HER…early morning was when the thinking cap fit best.  Rather than time management, I like to think of it as ENERGY management and… Continue reading

Organizing Solutions using Velcro

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I had a little victory last week…a Velcro victory to be exact.  While organizing Charlie’s desk area, it soon became apparent that SOMETHING had to be done with the power strip sitting smack on the floor where Charlie’s feet would undoubtedly cause havoc.  Now in this technologically advanced era in which we live, one would… Continue reading

Shelving that Functionally Organizes

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One critical feature of all organized home and business offices is adequate amounts of usable shelving.  Let’s discuss the options available for shelving that works for pure functional uses.  Here are some pure utilitarian shelving solutions that are true work horses…great for closets or forgotten corners.  This is shelving that functionally organizes! SHELVING BASICS… Books… Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Stuff when Organizing

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Our society teaches us very well how to consume but not necessarily how to discard.  Throwing stuff out can be often stressful and overwhelming.  Here are some tips on how to get rid of stuff when organizing.  As a professional organizer I assure my clients that they are the decision makers of what stays and… Continue reading

7 Features of a Good Ergonomic Desk Chair

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There is a lot of confusion out in the marketplace when it comes to purchasing a good ergonomic desk chair.  Some vendors will have you think it’s all about thick plush cushions while others tag a chair ergonomic if it has adjustable height. only.  Be wary of the the extra padding in the chair back… Continue reading