Aloha Organizers https://alohaorganizers.com Professional Organizers Honolulu | Organizing Services in Oahu Hawaii Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:44:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://i2.wp.com/alohaorganizers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/cropped-logo-1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Aloha Organizers https://alohaorganizers.com 32 32 124031863 2 Minute Tip: “NEXT ACTION” LIST https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-next-action-list/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-next-action-list/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:44:17 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2687 While your “Master Project List” contains all your high-level “outcomes” you’d like to accomplish within a certain time period, your “next action” list contains the more immediate tasks or “next actions” related to those projects.  Productivity guru and creator of the “Getting Things Done” methodology, David Allen, teaches that for every project you have, you’ll […]

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While your “Master Project List” contains all your high-level “outcomes” you’d like to accomplish within a certain time period, your “next action” list contains the more immediate tasks or “next actions” related to those projects. 

Productivity guru and creator of the “Getting Things Done” methodology, David Allen, teaches that for every project you have, you’ll want to identify an immediate “next action” and put that on a “next action” list.

Example:  If the project is “Plan Maile’s Baby Luau” the next action may be “text Heidi for name of caterer she used”.

It’s helpful to have categories in your Next Action List so you group like kind of tasks together either by type of action or location where you need to be to complete it, for example:

  • PHONE/TEXT
  • ERRANDS
  • @ HOME
  • @ OFFICE
  • @ COMPUTER
  • @ ONLINE

You may notice that some actions never seem to get done…Challenge yourself! Do these items first! You’ll gain momentum and feel good about the fact that you’ve checked those jobs off your list!

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2 Minute Tip: MASTER PROJECT LIST https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-master-project-list/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-master-project-list/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:04:05 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2675 Your Master Project List serves as the repository for ALL the organizing, household, and other projects you need (or would like) to do.  It helps you prioritize What REALLY needs to be done (1st priority) What you’d like to get to sometime in the next couple months (2nd Priority) What you would like to do […]

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Your Master Project List serves as the repository for ALL the organizing, household, and other projects you need (or would like) to do. 

It helps you prioritize

  • What REALLY needs to be done (1st priority)
  • What you’d like to get to sometime in the next couple months (2nd Priority)
  • What you would like to do in a perfect world of endless time (“Someday/Maybe” projects) 

Writing down your Master Project List forces you to be realistic about the sheer amount of things you’d like to accomplish in the limited about of time you have and makes you aware of how many projects you’ve already started (and not yet finished).

NOTE: Attaching “next actions” to each of the projects on your master project list helps you to “move the ball forward” on multiple projects at the same time.

  • The “project” is the outcome you want to achieve (whether organize my photos or update my will)
  • The “next action” is the immediate next task you need to accomplish to move that project forward

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2 Minute Tip: ORGANIZATIONAL HABITS https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-organizational-habits/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-organizational-habits/#respond Mon, 24 Dec 2018 01:25:29 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2171 Whether it’s washing the dishes right after a meal or filing every day, being organized has a lot to do with habits. It’s just as easy to be in the habit of washing dishes right after a meal as NOT washing dishes right after a meal. Watch a person a highly organized person and you’ll […]

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Whether it’s washing the dishes right after a meal or filing every day, being organized has a lot to do with habits. It’s just as easy to be in the habit of washing dishes right after a meal as NOT washing dishes right after a meal. Watch a person a highly organized person and you’ll notice that they take out the garbage now (instead of “later”) because they know that this undesirable task is never going to become any more desirable.

What are two minor things you can do every day to support greater organizational habits in your own life?

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“Christmas Concierge” Service is Back! https://alohaorganizers.com/christmas-concierge-service-is-back/ https://alohaorganizers.com/christmas-concierge-service-is-back/#respond Sat, 24 Nov 2018 19:48:27 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2164 Yesterday we officially began our “Christmas Concierge” service for this holiday season. Do you need help with any of the following projects this season? Holiday Decoration Set-Up Holiday Decoration Take-Down Holiday Decoration Decluttering/Organization Gift Wrapping Gift Delivery Holiday Card Management (Production, List Creation, Labeling, Mailing) We are at your service! Contact us today to set […]

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Yesterday we officially began our “Christmas Concierge” service for this holiday season.

Do you need help with any of the following projects this season?

  • Holiday Decoration Set-Up
  • Holiday Decoration Take-Down
  • Holiday Decoration Decluttering/Organization
  • Gift Wrapping
  • Gift Delivery
  • Holiday Card Management (Production, List Creation, Labeling, Mailing)

We are at your service! Contact us today to set up an appointment!

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eWaste Recycling Event at Central Union Church September 15, 2018 https://alohaorganizers.com/ewaste-recycling-event-at-central-union-church-september-15-2018/ https://alohaorganizers.com/ewaste-recycling-event-at-central-union-church-september-15-2018/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 18:50:21 +0000 http://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2126 The post eWaste Recycling Event at Central Union Church September 15, 2018 appeared first on Aloha Organizers.

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eWaste Recycling Event at Central Union Church September 15, 2018

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Our 5-Star Yelp Review by “Queen of Yelp Hawaii” https://alohaorganizers.com/our-5-star-review-by-queen-of-yelp-hawaii/ https://alohaorganizers.com/our-5-star-review-by-queen-of-yelp-hawaii/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:23:10 +0000 http://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2107 We were honored to have the opportunity to work with Emi Hart, singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, and the queen of Yelp Hawaii. Here’s what she shared about her experience: Read Emi H.‘s review of Aloha Organizers on Yelp

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We were honored to have the opportunity to work with Emi Hart, singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, and the queen of Yelp Hawaii.

Here’s what she shared about her experience:

Read Emi H.‘s review of Aloha Organizers on Yelp

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What Frozen’s Elsa Can Teach You About Organizing https://alohaorganizers.com/what-frozens-elsa-can-teach-you-about-organizing/ https://alohaorganizers.com/what-frozens-elsa-can-teach-you-about-organizing/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:42:03 +0000 http://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2091 In Disney’s iconic movie, Frozen, the lead character, Elsa, has moment of self-discovery where she embraces the unique power within her that she has always previously considered a burden. With style and flair, she bursts out into the movie’s famed song “Let It Go”! Such a catchy tune! 🙂 I actually often use the song’s […]

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In Disney’s iconic movie, Frozen, the lead character, Elsa, has moment of self-discovery where she embraces the unique power within her that she has always previously considered a burden.

With style and flair, she bursts out into the movie’s famed song “Let It Go”! Such a catchy tune! 🙂

I actually often use the song’s chorus on myself!…“Let it Go, Elsa!” I tell myself, when I’m replaying a negative thought over and over again in my head.

But the same phrase aptly applies to letting go of physical things, the key “decluttering” piece that is critical to any organizing project.

Renowned organizer Peter Walsh talks about certain items in our homes being “malignant”. They have a negative associative memory and a negative effect on our spaces and lives. (I would submit negative thoughts can also be categorized as “malignant”.)

Looking more closely at the Frozen “Let It Go” lyrics, I see many similarities in the emotions that come up when you’re living in a cluttered and disorganized space:

The feeling of isolation because you feel like you can’t have people over…
A kingdom of isolation
And it looks like I’m the queen

The feeling of internal chaos that reflects the disorder of the environment/situation
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I’ve tried

The feeling of shame because you are embarrassed about your space or because you don’t “have it all together”
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know

 

And yet…the song also references similarities to the positive emotions that come up when you take that step and begin to let go…

 

The feelings of relief and release when you summon the courage and wherewithal to clear things out of your life
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door

The feelings of personal power, pride, and breakthrough when you realize you really didn’t need that stuff you’d been holding on to
It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through

The feeling of freedom that comes with letting go of things that no longer serve you
I’m free
Let it go, let it go

The feeling of living in the incredible power of the present, no longer bound by the past
I’m never going back, the past is in the past
Let it go

The feeling of contentment when you let go of the need for perfection
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone

Elsa had her struggles, like all of us! But this song always pumps me up and reminds me of the power of letting go of the “malignant” in your life, whether physical or mental.  Letting go of the malignant makes room for all the good things that are coming your way.

Now go play this song from YouTube and spend four minutes tidying, decluttering, and/or organizing your space! Let it Go!

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KHON Living808 Feature on Pantry Organizing https://alohaorganizers.com/khon-living808-feature-on-pantry-organizing/ https://alohaorganizers.com/khon-living808-feature-on-pantry-organizing/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:42:28 +0000 http://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2078 Nancy was featured on KHON2’s “Living 808” segment on April 4, 2018 to discuss pantry organizing.  Here’s the video clip!  

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Nancy was featured on KHON2’s “Living 808” segment on April 4, 2018 to discuss pantry organizing.  Here’s the video clip!

 

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Organizing the Pantry in 90 Seconds! https://alohaorganizers.com/organizing-the-pantry-in-90-seconds/ https://alohaorganizers.com/organizing-the-pantry-in-90-seconds/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:01:16 +0000 http://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2072 If only it took 90 seconds to actually organize your pantry! This particular project (shown in time-lapse below) actually took less than 3 hours.  I did it as a gift for my sister in her stunning restored1920s CA home.  She was thrilled! Check out this month’s Simply Organized blog where I feature a more in-depth “how-to” of […]

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If only it took 90 seconds to actually organize your pantry! This particular project (shown in time-lapse below) actually took less than 3 hours.  I did it as a gift for my sister in her stunning restored1920s CA home.  She was thrilled!

Check out this month’s Simply Organized blog where I feature a more in-depth “how-to” of pantry organizing.

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What Pairs Best With Spring Cleaning? https://alohaorganizers.com/what-pairs-best-spring-cleaning/ https://alohaorganizers.com/what-pairs-best-spring-cleaning/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:34:50 +0000 http://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2067 Spring has sprung!  The flowers are blooming, there’s a freshness in the air, and what pairs perfectly with Spring Cleaning? PURGING! 🙂 Visit our the latest Simply Organized Hawaii blog to pick up five powerful purging tips!

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Spring has sprung!  The flowers are blooming, there’s a freshness in the air, and what pairs perfectly with Spring Cleaning?

PURGING! 🙂

Visit our the latest Simply Organized Hawaii blog to pick up five powerful purging tips!

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