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Happy Organizing!

Here we are again already-that time of year where many of us are turning our thoughts to making new plans and organizing our homes and offices.  This year, why not start out on a high note and not only organize, but organize beautifully?  I did a little bit of searching around and found a few cool items that I thought I would share. 

  • Green Office Store has a huge selection of just about everything you might need to get started with your office organizing.  They have recycled file folders, storage boxes, pencils, even 100% recycled laptop bags.  They offer recycled wood desk organizers and a selection of remanufactured inkjet and laser printer supplies.
  • offers custom closet organizers that are easy to install.  You can fax or email them your dimensions and they will design the layout for you, or you can design the system yourself.
  • To keep your receipts in order while on the road, Galison/Mudpuppy has some great accordian organizers that are truly both beautiful and practical.
  • To keep that loose change from getting lost, KIOSK has some cool coin organizers that are far more beautiful than those mechanized monsters.
  • NAPO (The National Association of Professional Organizers) has a list of organizing tips for both your home and your office on their site to help get you started.  If you need professional help, they can put you in touch with a local pro who will guide you to an organized Nirvana.

Please feel free to comment and add any hot tips you might have that will help us all get off to a beautifully organized (and successful) new year.

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Nickie is the founder of and She is a certified IBE Healthy Home Practitioner, Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner and Feng Shui Consultant. She has lived on both coasts (as well as in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado) of the US and currently calls Los Angeles home. You can find her in plenty of spots in the online world and should you happen to catch her at home, she will probably make you something yummy!



  1. John Trosko

    December 27, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Great article Nickie Rothwell!

    John aka OrganizingLA

  2. Missy Caulk

    December 28, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Yep that time of year again. Used lap top bags, and accordian receipt holders sound good.

  3. Nickie Rothwell

    January 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Hi John! Thank you and so nice to see you stop by AG! Perhaps we will have the chance to see each other at LA Organizing Awards 🙂

    Hi Missy, I have to admit, I am one to stuff all my receipts in a file and then I am forced to organize them all at once-quite a chore. Organizing them before they get filed is just so luxurious…

  4. Michelle Minch, Moving Mountains Design

    May 23, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Nickie: Organizing is an ongoing battle for most of us. Regarding receipts, I enter every receipt into QuickBooks once per week. Everything gets categorized as I enter it. I clip the receipts together by week and slap a post it note on the front of the stack. That way, if I need to refer to a receipt it is easy to find. I’ve been thinking of trying Neat Receipts. Its a little scanner that also enters the receipt into a data base. Then you can throw all receipts away and not worry about organizing or storing them. Thanks to the links to good organizing resources.

  5. Dante Layton

    May 24, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I agree with Michelle, organizing is an up hill battle for most of us. I use to digitize my receipts, it keeps me paperless and automatically updates QuickBooks with the expense data. You can fax, scan, or e-mail documents into the system. One of the most useful features is giving your vendors a custom fax or e-mail address which then automatically creates the paperless bill for you ready for QuickBooks integration.

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