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Organize and Prioritize

Dear Kathi,

I am determined to use my time more effectively this year. I often have too many tasks to complete with not enough time. I constantly have to make choices and am often at a loss with which tasks to postpone until later. Help!
Bernie, Del Mar

You will do well to prioritize your list of tasks at the beginning of each day. Time is your most precious resource. It cannot be replaced but it can be optimized.

The very act of taking a moment to think about your time before you spend it will begin to improve your personal time management instantly.
As you go about your day, reallocate activities of lower value to activities of higher value as you complete the highest priorities on your list.
Be diligent and reshuffle your priorities as needed. The best schedule is one that is flexible and able to seize the golden opportunities as they present themselves. Have a fabulous 2005!

Kathi is a professional organizer, image consultant and event planner based in San Diego California.

Please submit your questions to: advice@addspacetoyourlife.com 
San Diego Professional Organizer

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Teach Your Kids How to Organize Their School Papers

As your kids begin their evening homework, have them first check their planner to see what is due before they empty their backpack. Encourage them to pull out each assignment one at a time.

As each assignment is done, have them put it back into their pack. This way nothing will get left behind at home.

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Organize Your Cleaning Supplies

Resist the temptation to stash your cleaning supplies wherever they will fit. Instead create a cleaning station with all supplies in one bucket.

With everything in one bucket, you can take it from room to room as you clean. This will save you time and money. You wont have to search for the scrubby sponge or buy duplicate supplies. When you run out, you will know it and will be able to restock in a flash on your next shopping trip.

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Organize and Optimize Your Business ~ Featured by the SBDC & San Marcos Chamber of Commerce

12@12 Luncheon

Date: June 22, 2011 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Event Description This one hour program will help you organize your business and optimize your time using tips and tricks presented by professional organizer Kathi Burns.

Kathi is a Board Certified Professional Organizer  and the founder of addSpace To Your Life!

This learning session is free to the public with sandwiches provided by Jersey Mikes.

12@12 is an ongoing program sponsored by the California Small Business Development Center.

Event Location: San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
904 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 10
San Marcos, CA  92078
(760)  744-1270


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How to Get Your Teenager to Organize Their Bedroom

This is a transcription of an interview that I had with a client part way through our organizing process. This was recorded during a shining moment when her teenage daughter had also decided to get help getting her room organized after watching the progress we were making in her mom’s closet. I always say, “be the change you want to see” and this time (more…)

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Organize Your Barn ~ Yes, You Can!

After spending my teenage years training and riding my horse Blaze, I am proud to have been assigned by Horse and Rider Magazine to organize a horse (more…)

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Office Depot reports that clutter in office work spaces is often food!

I can testify to this fact. many desks that I organize use complete file drawers only to store food. Does everyone now eat at their desks?


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Secrets of Getting Organized

Feel the need to get better organized? Pick up the new magazine Secrets of Getting Organized by Better Homes and Gardens.

There are organizing solutions for almost every room in (more…)

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Guest Room or Storage Room?


Situation: This guest room had fallen prey to typical problems. Without use, rooms like this often become disorganized dumping grounds for whatever items do not easily fit into other parts of the house.

Challenge: A son was moving in for a few months and we needed to get the room organized and ready for him to live in. Where does everything now go and how do we also create enough closet space for the son?


Solution: We cleared out the hall linen closet and the master closet to make enough room to move out the extra items that were in the guest room. In the end, we were able to set up a nice space for her son with a computer desk, stereo and even room in the closet for his clothes!

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How to Organize Your Master Closet – Fox 5 News

Organizing Your Master Closet

Organizing your master closet will make getting dressed in the morning easy if you first determine how you decide what you will wear each day.

For instance, I start choosing what to wear by determining what the temperature is going to be that day. With that in mind, I start putting together an outfit based on sleeve length. I tend to run cold and still have Florida blood in me, so it is all about how cold it might be that day. This helps me decide if I am going to wear sleeveless, short, mid or long sleeve shirts.

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