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Lisa Montanaro – Multi-Tasking Decreases Productivity: Fact or Myth?

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“To do two things at once – is to do neither.” ~ Roman philosopher Publilius Syrus, 100 A.D. When we need to accomplish many tasks, we do 2-3 things at once, sometimes more. We do this in order to be more productive. Multi-tasking has basically become the American way. In fact, employers often include “multi-tasking” […]



Lisa Montanaro – The Clothes Closet Overhaul

Jun 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! The Clothes Closet Overhaul The Clothes Closet Overhaul Remove everything from your closet. Create four piles: Keep, Donate, Toss, Tailor/Clean.  If you haven’t worn it in a few seasons, get rid of it! Try on everything in your keep pile and decide item by item if it is really a […]



Lisa Montanaro – Organizing After the Loss of a Loved One

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

I have worked with many clients over the years to organize after the loss of a loved one. Living in the greater NY metropolitan area, I helped many 9-11 widows and widowers organize after losing a loved one in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. It is an emotionally draining process. My best advice is […]



Lisa Montanaro – Being Organized Puts More Money in Your Pocket

May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Millions of Americans vow to be better organized every year. But did you know that being more organized can save you money? Yes indeed! Here’s how. Organized finances – If your financial papers and systems are organized, you can easily assess your budget, track your spending and see where to cut corners if need be. […]



Lisa Montanaro – Got Clutter? Do the Spring Fling!

May 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Everything ends. But there are always new beginnings. ~ Ralph Bellamy Spring marks the transition from winter into summer.  It is a time that most of us equate with renewal, increasing day length, and a symbolic changing of the seasons.  Spring is seen as a time of growth, when new life (both plant and animal) […]



Lisa Montanaro – Organizing After the Loss of a Loved One

Apr 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

I have worked with many clients over the years to organize after the loss of a loved one. Living in the greater NY metropolitan area, I helped many 9-11 widows and widowers organize after losing a loved one in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. It is an emotionally draining process. My best advice is […]



Lisa Montanaro – Got Clutter? Do the Spring Fling!

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Everything ends. But there are always new beginnings. ~ Ralph Bellamy Spring marks the transition from winter into summer.  It is a time that most of us equate with renewal, increasing day length, and a symbolic changing of the seasons.  Spring is seen as a time of growth, when new life (both plant and animal) […]



Lisa montanaro – Take it Bird by Bird When Trying to Get Organized

Feb 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Attempting to Get Organized? Take it ‘Bird by Bird One of the best books on writing – and life itself for that matter – is Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Among the pearls of wisdom she offers in her funny, witty style, is to take baby steps. Apparently, when she was a child, her […]



Lisa Montanaro – Organizing and Marriage

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

‘Til Death (or Disorganization!) Do You Part: Organizing & Marriage: “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” ~ Robert C. Dodds I’ve worked with many couples as a professional organizer over the last 8 years. Many of them are married, some are domestic partners, others just roommates, etc. My […]



Lisa Montanaro – How to Survive the Daily E-mail Attack

Jan 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Survive the Daily E-Mail Attack For most people these days, keeping up with the daily onslaught of email is a major challenge.  In fact, experts estimate that e-mail has added an extra 1.23 hours to the average person’s workday (E-Writing: 21st Century Tools for Effective Communication by Diana Booher; Managing Your E-Mail by Christina Cavanagh).  […]