Thursday, January 21, 2010
By way of introduction, my name is Kitty Grubbs, and no, I am not a professional writer. I am, along with my husband, Joey, however, a personal organizer as well as a professional musician by training and education. You may ask how I got invited to speak with you about organizing...that would be through my friend Debbie Kaufman, with whom I have had the privilege of working in her home. I hope that I will be able to offer you a number of organizing tips as well as enabling you to contact me with any questions regarding your personal workspace.
Recently, Debbie posted a blog about her former and present desks and how she works most effectively. I believe my job as a personal organizer is to find out how your work best in your space.
Now, I would like to show you my desk and some of the tools that are effective for me. I love to use baskets to organize "like" items in my desk area. Some of my baskets include items such as pens and pencils, batteries, scotch tape, glue sticks, scissors and notecards.
One of the shelves pictured in my photo includes an organizer for cards and receipts. Adjacent to the organizer is a row of "blank books" that I use to organize data for the many activities I participate in weekly. I also use these books to record the contents of my storage bins so that I know what I have available to offer others or to use myself. I also have a calendar stored in this area on which I pencil in appointments for the week.
On the third row from the top I store my budget notebook in which we keep track of our spending. This versatile desk unit additionally includes "hidden" hanging files. There are great books available on organization that include tips for workspaces that promote bulletin boards, labeling, and other useful ideas for making your space your own.
Our motto at Let's Get It Together, LLC is "Let Us Help You Win Back Your Space." May 2010 be your most productive year ever! I can be contacted with questions or to arrange a free quote at Kitg777@yahoo.com