How Can A Professional Organizer Help You?

iStock_000009194822Have your asked yourself, “how can a professional organizer help me?” Professional organizers help people decrease stress and increase the time they have to spend towards friends and family. Professional organizers help people regain control of time, space and improve the functionality and appearance of their home and office. Professional organizers work with clients in their home or offices to enhance efficiency, boost productivity, allowing clients to channel more energy toward individual talents. Professional organizers help to simplify lives.

In Order to Succeed is a full-service professional organizing firm providing home and business organizing solutions, moving and relocation assistance, and time management to people in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York State. Our Professional organizers help clients throughout the tri-state area make their homes and offices less stressful and more streamlined.

Our professional organizing specialists and professional organizing assistants work with people in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, and downstate New York state to de-clutter homes, offices, or calendars and create sustainable organizing systems to keep lives organized and clutter-free. By hiring a professional you’ll be able to increase productivity, save time, and optimize your resources.

How do you know if you should hire a professional organizer? If you answer yes to any of the following questions a professional organizer could help you simplify your life.

You feel overwhelmed when you open drawers and closets
Do you feel stressed out more often than not?
Do you want to understand why you accumulate stuff?
Do you want to learn how to efficiently sort, purge, and organize the stuff you have?
Do you want to design an effective organizing system for your home or business?
Do you want that organizing system to be one you, your family, and employees will actually use?
Do you want to find space within the space you already have?
Do you are moving your home or business and want it to be as stress free as possible?
Do you can’t see the surface of your desk in your office under piles of paperwork?
Do you frequently miss important deadlines?
Do you have difficulty keeping track of work and family schedules?
Do you want to learn how to work more efficiently?
Do you are embarrassed to invite people to you home due to all the clutter?
Do you want to create an efficient and effective organization system for your kitchen?
Do you have trouble completing tasks and feel there is never enough hours in the day?
Do you want to learn to work more efficiently?
Do you want to save money by being more efficient and productive?
Do you want to learn effective time management skills?
Do you have boxes in your closet, basement, or garage you haven’t looked in in three years?
Do you want to learn how to simplify your life?

Professional organizers at In Order to Succeed work with clients in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York who need to organize an office, tame their paper piles, and technology, fill out insurance claims, de-clutter any area of a home such as a kitchen, or office space. Our professional organizers handle clutter clearing, wardrobe editing, cabinet, closet and storage area organization to make the most of any space. They define and a create a space for things most often used, create filing systems, develop simple systems for mail management, bill-paying, and household maintenance, and offer time consulting services to figure out your key life objectives and priorities. Our professional organizers will manage properties, set up email management and technological support, and handle lifestyle management and concierge services. Basically our professional organizers take on projects based on the needs and wishes of our clients. We want to help you be more productive, feel a sense of balance, recapture time and take the stress and complexity out of your home, work or move. Professional organizers simplify lives.

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Week in Review 2 May 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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  • “Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life” ~ Carrie Latet.
  • 8 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Electronics from Mashable.
  • “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on” ~ Henry Ellis.
  • Filing paperwork | what to keep | what to shred from Tulsa World.
  • “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it” ~Hannah Arendt.
  • For productivity, time management and organizing ideas -Be a Facebook fan of In Order to Succeed
  • “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated” ~ Maya Angelou.
  • Need kitchen organizing tips Unclutterer has published more than 100 articles on the subject
  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” ~ Zig Ziglar.

Week in Review 25 April 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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Week in Review 18 April 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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7 Ways Disorganization is Costing You BIG MONEY – from The Clutter Diet Blog.

30 Happiness Tips: Program Your Life for Optimum Enjoyment – from Dumb Little Man.

“Success Tip: Things worth pursuing take effort! If you aren’t willing to pay the price perhaps you’re aiming too low?” ~ AdamUrbanski

Twelve Cool Tools for Writers and Others – from Freelance Folder.

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones,” ~ John Cage.

A pantry with a purpose -from Rubbermaid.

7 Life Lessons I Learned on Success, Happiness & Creativity – from Dumb Little Man.

In Order to Succeed featured in The Wall Street Journal.

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Get Organized Using Everyday Items from Real Simple

10 Organizing Tips for busy moms from Organized Life By Design.

For productivity, time management and organizing ideas -Be a Facebook fan of In Order to Succeed.

“Happiness at work involves liking what you’re doing and being good at it – feeling appreciated, in control, successful, and in balance,” ~ JulieMorgenstrn.

Week in Review 11 April 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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  • “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside”― Mark Twain.
  • “We have to go for what we think we’re fully capable of, not limit ourselves by what we’ve been in the past”― Vivek Paul.
  • “I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep,”―Greg Evans.

20 Apps to Organize Your Thoughts,” from Men With Pens.
Law and Order: How a Pro Helps Tackle Clutter,” from The Wall Street Journal.
For productivity, time management and organizing ideas: Be a Facebook fan of In Order to Succeed.

Doing Battle With Procrastination? Here’s How to Win – For Good,” from Dumb Little Man.

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody,” —Mother Teresa.
“Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Period,” ― Lou Holtz, Head Coach of Notre Dame Football.

“Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom,” ― Euripides.
How To Find Your Passion,” from Dumb Little Man
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”~Malcolm Forbes

Wall Street Journal Features Professional Organizing

NEW IOTS LogoThe Wall Street Journal features Professional Organizing Firms from across the United States in today’s Life and Style section, and we are so excited that among the four featured In Order to Succeed was one of them!

The article entitled “Law and Order: How a Pro Helps Tackle Clutter“, explains some of the ways that we work with clients to help  bring order and clarity to their homes and businesses.  The article tells how In Order to Succeed’s Robin Reid Hunt helped a Manhattan client and her family get settled into their new home.  You may read about it in today’s paper, or online here.

In honor of In Order to Succeed being featured in The Wall Street Journal we are offering 10% of our home organization services.

Find out more information here: In order to Succeed in Today’s Wall Street Journal & Special Offer!

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Week in Review 4 April 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions


3706448629_6fdecd7c66More than ever before has it become essential to be organized, as kitchens become more of a living and entertaining space, and with just about everyone getting into cooking and entertaining. In any kitchen, especially a small one, day to day living becomes more of a pleasure if you have planned your kitchen and dining areas well. In a large kitchen, it is equally important to optimize the space to realize its potential. If your kitchen is already fitted, you can rationalize and implement extra touches to your storage even more effectively. If you are putting in a new kitchen, then you have no excuse not to be really putting into practice the ‘science’ of storage. Here are my ten essential tips for smart kitchen storage:

1 ] Utilize redundant space.

This is important if you already have a fitted kitchen to add personality to bland units; a small area of shelving with your own quirky objects combined with practical kitchenware. If you are installing shelving, think laterally with your installation – you can go floor to ceiling for example. Use insides of cupboard doors for hanging, quality hooks are good if well installed, however, be ‘clever and don’t crowd’

2] Display rather than conceal.

Be creative when storing your utensils, pots and pans and ornaments and make it fun. Create open and closed storage by combining closed cupboards with open displays units, these can be bought or custom made.

3] Get rid of the fitted kitchen look.

Free up the walls, use freestanding antique dressers, [glass fronted ones let you see everything at a glance] rails for hanging, metal industrial shelving units, or bakers racks from catering suppliers – store the least used things at the top!

4] Organize drawer space.

You can get an array of different drawer dividers, my favourites are the wooden ones which add a bit of interest and don’t mark like their plastic counterparts, make sure you measure accurately before purchasing

5] Thoughtfully load your larder.

If you are lucky enough to have a larder [or pantry as it is also called] you should use the space thoughtfully, mainly for storing groceries. In our house we have shelves in the upper half, with containers at the back with less used ingredients and the good looking jars, containers, packets and tins at the front which are a display in their own right. The lower section has two wire basket trolley units which are pulled out for ease. The design of your pantry should be a bit like the inside of your fridge – with all the surfaces utilized.

6] Group items by function.

Whether it’s an interesting ceramic pot with your wooden spoons in, or bake ware in a dedicated drawer – it is always far easier to find things in logical places.

7] Circulate your gadgets.

We are all proud of our latest gadgets, but more often than not we build up a space hungry collection – too much to display all at once. So put away the sandwich toaster in the summer and get out the zinc beer cooler ready for that barbeque.

8] Get Containers for every use.

Clear plastic containers are good for cereals, but best stored in a cupboard and bought out only at breakfast, whereas tall elegant glass ones containing pastas and pulses in great shapes, textures and colours can go on display in large glass containers. Square containers are good in cupboards for space savers, although we use a collection of wooden square Cuban cigar boxes, Victorian enamel bread bins and flour containers can be found at your local bric-a-brac/antique shop and make a great authentic addition to any kitchen.

9] Be Clean and safe.

Long gone are the days when you had a plastic bin hidden under the sink unit, where dirt and germs collected – this space is now freed up for cleaning and utility product as bins and recyclers are designed to be space effective and look great. Corner bins are often practical where space is limited. Make sure you have a good range of clips, pegs and fasteners to keep food fresh and plan a cycle of storage cleaning to ensure everything hidden is kept regularly spic and span. Think of kids and pets when planning to keep certain things like cleaning product out of harms way.

10] Cut out the distance.

Utensils and cutting knives are best near their place of use. There are now a diverse range of storage products for knives from work top freestanding units to wall magnets. Also consider practicality of where things are, is good to have your large dinnerware quite close to the dishwasher to save time and effort. With a bit of planning and enthusiasm you will be able to treat kitchen storage as a creative project – not just a functional chores.

by Guest Blogger Mike Furniss, a keen cook and kitchen enthusiast.

Further Reading
Mike Furniss has worked successfully in retail and interior design in London and Europe for over 25 years. To find out more about enhancing your home kitchen and dining experience, go to;,
How to Successfully Organize a Kitchen (September 2009)
Image courtesy of Rubbermaid Products.

Week in Review: 28 March 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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Week in Review: 21 March 2010

Home and Business Organizational news and chatter from around the globe.

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