De-cluttering Your Life!

Some Quick and Easy Organizing Tips

NicoleCabai_lgThis week, we asked our friend and professional organizer, Nicole Gabai, to give you some expert advice on de-cluttering.

When starting any de-cluttering project, its best to work on it for three hours at a time.  Don’t dedicate all day as this causes ‘burn out.’  It’s a process that needs time to sink in every step of the way.  Once you have your space where you want it to be, maintenance is easy with about 15 minutes a day.  If you can only get to your maintenance time once a week, then 1 hour or so should do it.  Ask yourself, “Do I love this item?  Do I use this item?” if the answer is no, then you have a good start on getting rid of ‘stuff.’  Only do one section of the house or office at a time.

Nicole Gabai is a professional organizer who enjoys creating order out of chaos. Whether assisting you with time management, paper management or creating the perfect closet, her focus is to help you move from feeling stuck, discouraged, overwhelmed or afraid of change to a place of feeling encouraged, hopeful, happier, peaceful and productive so you can move on with your life!

Nicole will help you design customized solutions for all areas of your life and to discover what systems work specifically for you. You will soon realize that through the process of becoming organized, you will have renewed energy and excitement about your life. To be organized is to be successful.

Her clients include small business owners, full-time moms, educators, attorneys, doctors, scientists, philanthropists, professionals in the film and TV business, artists and actors.

Before founding B. Organized in 1999, Ms. Gabai worked in television production for 10 years at MTV, Nickelodeon, and the Orlando Film Commission. 

She can be reached at 508.532.2715 or at


(Originally Published February 16, 2013)

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