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10 Steps To Organize Any Area Of Your Life

Disorganized people often imagine that getting organized is really hard — that you have to set up a lot of complicated systems and really WORK at it every day. Not true. Organizing is as easy as driving a car. When you first got behind the wheel, there were a billion rules to remember — but once you figured out the basic principles, it became automatic. Now you don’t have to even think about what to do next, because driving has become second nature. The same is true of staying organized.

Why Only 10 Steps?

Throughout my years of working with overwhelmed clients, I’ve discovered 10 basic principles that are the key to keeping order in your life. It doesn’t matter what kind of filing system you set up, what containers you use, or how you keep your calendar — it doesn’t matter if you are trying to organize an office, a kid’s room, or your closet. Whether your goal is to have more free time, regain control over your paper, or declutter your environment — all it takes it 10 steps. Stop wasting your money on the latest “gadgets” that don’t work. Stop spinning your wheels, trying whatever new “system” you saw presented on TV this week. It’s time to get organized once and for all!

Organizing becomes an automatic and ingrained activity, once you’ve really absorbed these principles. Maintaining order in your life will be as much a part of your routine as making breakfast in the morning or brushing your teeth before bed. During this 2-hour workshop, I will teach you how to make these concepts a natural part of every day, something that happens without your having to think about it. I will also discuss practical ways to apply these principles to your work and personal life, how to get your family and/or staff members on board, and how they can help when you run into an organizing roadblock. Learn how to:

  • think categorically
  • simplify every chance you get
  • avoid the words “for now…”
  • invest the time up front to do it right
  • leave yourself some breathing space
  • if it’s not working, stop doing it
  • plan before you act
  • let go of one piece of clutter every day
  • know what you want and you’re more likely to get it
  • create structure
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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and RamonaCreel.com.

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