Aloha Organizers https://alohaorganizers.com Professional Organizers Honolulu | Organizing Services in Oahu Hawaii Sun, 12 May 2019 05:52:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 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: DO IT NOW https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-do-it-now/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-do-it-now/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:17:37 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2784 Today is yesterday’s “tomorrow”. This year is last year’s “next year”. We put off something until “tomorrow” because we don’t feel like doing it today. Will we feel like doing it tomorrow? Probably not. Will the undesirabletask be any more desirable in the future? Probably not. Do it today. Whatever “it” is, make an effort […]

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Today is yesterday’s “tomorrow”. This year is last year’s “next year”. We put off something until “tomorrow” because we don’t feel like doing it today.

Will we feel like doing it tomorrow? Probably not.

Will the undesirabletask be any more desirable in the future? Probably not.

Do it today. Whatever “it” is, make an effort to do it today. Tomorrow will bring its own list of “To-Dos”.

P.S. Motivational Speaker Mel Robbins and developer of “The 5 Second Rule” would agree…(This video is 5 minutes but worth the watch!)

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Simply Organized “Organizing 101” Series: Frequency of Use https://alohaorganizers.com/simply-organized-organizing-101-series-frequency-of-use/ https://alohaorganizers.com/simply-organized-organizing-101-series-frequency-of-use/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:36:49 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2779 Aloha Organizers partners with our local organizing products store, Simply Organized in Kahala Mall, to provide tips to their customers via the Simply Organized Blog. This year, Aloha Organizers owner Nancy Nino is writing an “Organizing 101” series for Simply Organized. Each month, she shares quick and easy tips related to key organizing concepts. This […]

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Aloha Organizers partners with our local organizing products store, Simply Organized in Kahala Mall, to provide tips to their customers via the Simply Organized Blog.

This year, Aloha Organizers owner Nancy Nino is writing an “Organizing 101” series for Simply Organized.

Each month, she shares quick and easy tips related to key organizing concepts. This month’s tip details the “frequency of use” concept. Go here for this month’s tip!

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2 Minute Tip: PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-personal-responsibility/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-personal-responsibility/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:24:53 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2762 Did you know that it’s NOT your job to clean up your children’s toys?  It’s true! Teaching your children to put their toys and clean clothes away, bring over their dishes, and keep their rooms and bathrooms tidy will not only make your life easier, it will help them to be more responsible. These good […]

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Did you know that it’s NOT your job to clean up your children’s toys?  It’s true!

Teaching your children to put their toys and clean clothes away, bring over their dishes, and keep their rooms and bathrooms tidy will not only make your life easier, it will help them to be more responsible.

These good habits will make them much better roommates and spouses when they get older. If you’ve been accustomed to doing the majority of these things in the past, consider implementing some changes today.

The lessons of personal responsibility will serve your children (and all those they live and work with in the future) well.

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Before & After: Bookcase https://alohaorganizers.com/before-after-bookcase/ https://alohaorganizers.com/before-after-bookcase/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:16:43 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2752 The post Before & After: Bookcase appeared first on Aloha Organizers.

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Bookcase – Before
Open view shelving, as is the case with this bookcase, often provides a challenge for clients who don’t want to have everything “out” and in view.
Bookcase – After
In this case, the client either discarded or relocated a number of the items that were previously stored in this space and therefore gained a few empty shelves in the process!

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Before & After: Garage https://alohaorganizers.com/before-after-garage/ https://alohaorganizers.com/before-after-garage/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 03:16:35 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2737 The post Before & After: Garage appeared first on Aloha Organizers.

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garage before
This garage had a lot of outdated work-related supplies as well as some personal items.
garage before
There were some not-yet-assembled shelving units that would come in very handy once we started!
garage after
Ta-da! What a difference! Our client got rid of a LOT of items they no longer needed and we organized the rest of the items — like items together — on the newly-assembled shelving units! They were thrilled!

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2 Minute Tip: SAME TIME EVERY DAY https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-same-time-every-day/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-same-time-every-day/#respond Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:49:26 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2729 If you have decided you want to get organized but are very busy and do not have large blocks of time to devote to your organizational projects, commit to doing a certain amount (even 5 minutes) each day. It is best to do the work at the same time each day so you create a […]

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If you have decided you want to get organized but are very busy and do not have large blocks of time to devote to your organizational projects, commit to doing a certain amount (even 5 minutes) each day. It is best to do the work at the same time each day so you create a habit.

Treat your organizational time as an appointment like any other. Put it on your calendar. For fun, consider making the appointment at an odd time, like 6:17 a.m. or 7:34 p.m., whatever it takes to get you to do it.

Set your watch, cell phone, or an Alexa alarm to notify you that it’s organization time. You may even find that once you get going on a project, you spend more than your allotted time. BONUS!

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2 Minute Tip: ERRANDS BY ROUTE https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-errands-by-route/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-errands-by-route/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:44 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2713 On your “To Do” or “NEXT ACTION” lists, consider having an “errands” section. Map out your route for your errand runs so that you are taking care of all errands in the same neighborhood at once. Your efficiency will save you time and gas.

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On your “To Do” or “NEXT ACTION” lists, consider having an “errands” section. Map out your route for your errand runs so that you are taking care of all errands in the same neighborhood at once. Your efficiency will save you time and gas.

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Aloha Organizers LOVE via Facebook https://alohaorganizers.com/aloha-organizers-love-via-facebook/ https://alohaorganizers.com/aloha-organizers-love-via-facebook/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:31:19 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2704 Thank you to our client, Michelle, who gave us a rave review via Facebook!

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Thank you to our client, Michelle, who gave us a rave review via Facebook!

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2 Minute Tip: SHOPPING LIST https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-shopping-list/ https://alohaorganizers.com/2-minute-tip-shopping-list/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:45:41 +0000 https://alohaorganizers.com/?p=2697 The old adage “Don’t go to the grocery store hungry” rings true. When you go to the grocery store or Costco, go on a full stomach and bring a list (divided by type: produce, grains, dairy, cleaning supplies, etc.). You’ll save money buying only the things on your list. You’ll save time avoiding aisles that […]

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The old adage “Don’t go to the grocery store hungry” rings true. When you go to the grocery store or Costco, go on a full stomach and bring a list (divided by type: produce, grains, dairy, cleaning supplies, etc.).

You’ll save money buying only the things on your list. You’ll save time avoiding aisles that don’t contain any items on your list.

In the good old days, we kept lists on the fridge and added things when we ran out. Better yet now, keep a running list on your phone (which you always have with you) so you can shop smart at the store.

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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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