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In The Other Side of Organized, Linda Samuels, CPO-CD® will encourage you to get organized enough to reduce the stress of life’s details and make time to embrace your passions. Already, thousands of clients and readers have found help and inspiration in her advice, personal reflections on change and connection, and vision of what can be accomplished when you find that sweet spot between chaos and perfection.

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12 Most Popular Organizing Concepts to Help You Focus

We’re just a few days from this year ending and a new one beginning. Are you in vacation or wrap-up mode? Are you planning, relaxing, or maybe doing a combination of both. Before I move forward, I like to reflect on the past. I’ve put together for you highlights from the most popular posts of 2015 along with a short video. If you find one of my quotes that speaks to you, go back to read the original post. Maybe you’ll discover a seed idea that will inspire you as you organize for the New Year.

What area will you focus on to create the balance that you desire? Where do you want to give your time, energy and attention?

Watch, read, then join the conversation!


 "12 Popular Organizing Concepts from 2015" video




Fresh Start

“Computers have a restart button. Why can’t we have a ‘fresh start’ button?”

Pressing the Restart Button 



“…sometimes it’s essential to change our routines.” 

How to Embrace Small Changes 


Next Step

“Make the next step small enough to motivate forward movement.”

How to Make Next Smaller and Actually Feel Wonderful





Letting Go

“When we’re able to let go…we create space for what’s truly important.” 

What Inspires You to Let Go of Your Clutter? 



Clutter is complex…we become emotionally attached to our things.” 

Two of the Most Powerful Clutter Concepts


Time Management

“Amazing moments are the ones we notice. Which moments fill your time?” 





“If I’m exhausted, I won’t have the energy or motivation to do anything.” 

How to Re-Motivate When Life Gets in the Way 


Enlisting Help

Enlisting help is a human experience whether we embrace it or not.” 

10 Valuable Kinds of Help to Improve Your Life



“The next time you’re stuck with solving a problem, get up and walk.”

Easy Success Tips to Boost Your Creativity and Learning




FALL 2015

Possibility Thinking

“…benefits of being mindful…you are open to new ideas, challenges, and possibility thinking.” 

Powerful Influence of Mindfulness on Possibility Thinking 


Wonderfully Human

“It’s in the diversity of experiences and feelings that we appreciate what it means to be human.” 

How to Unlock Gigantic Gifts in What Makes You Sad


Life Balance

“Feeling out of balance is a human experience, no matter where you’re from.” 

Guaranteed Solutions for Restoring Your Life Balance 



My gratitude goes to you for being part of this community. We’ve had a wonderful year of conversations and sharing of ideas and resources. You fill every day with learning, growth and wonder. Thank you for coming back again and again to share your best.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, joy-filled New Year!







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Reader Comments (10)

Oh Linda, I love them ALL! You are so creative:) What a powerful way to review so many important aspects of life. All of these are worthy of printing out and pinning up! Today I'm resonating with "get up and walk"... it always helps me think more clearly. Happy 2016 -- looking forward to more great thoughts!

December 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

Wow! Linda - your video offers a wonderful bird's eye view, and year-long glance, for shifting perspectives to create a more positive and intentional life. I just love it. xo

December 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRegina Lark

A marvelous way to close 2015. Happy new year Linda and to all your readers and collaborators. This was a fantastic journey, let's do the next a better one. Thank you.

December 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNacho Eguiarte

Happy, happy 2016 to all!

@Seana- I'm so glad that you like the quotes and consider them print and pin worthy. Thank you, my friend. Just yesterday I did "get up and walk" (in the rain no less) not so much because I was stuck, but more to get my energy flowing and my brain engaged. It worked beautifully. When I get away from the walking habit, I forget how great it makes you feel inside and out. Note to self: More walking in 2016.

@Regina- Happy to hear that you like the video. It was fun to create. Many of quotes aren't the typical organizing concepts, but they do relate to living an organized and balanced life…or as you so wonderfully described, a "more positive and intentional" one. Thank you.

@Nacho- Thrilled to be on this journey with you and all the readers and collaborators. I'm so lucky to have great people to share ideas with like you, Seana and Regina (and many more too.) It's a special community. Looking forward to more great conversations in 2016!

December 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Hi Linda, I love the way you displayed your favorite parts of this year's posts. Great idea. The quote that resonates with me is "Enlisting help is a human experience whether we embrace it or not.” I tend to be the one people come to for small business advice and organizing advice. But, sometimes, I need help as well and it tends to be more difficult to get it. But, I reached out more this past year and found some great people, like you and others PO organizers bloggers, to help with this journey. Thank you so much and I look forward to your future posts.

December 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina Quairoli

@Sabrina- Love the quote you picked out. I am with you 100% on that one. Like you, I am often the one that gets enlists TO help. I've gotten better at reaching out for help and it makes all the difference. We can't do it all ourselves. But more than that, in the process, we can learn so much from others. So happy to be in this community with you. Here's to an awesome 2016 and many more conversations together.

December 31, 2015 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Linda, you're always so positive and inspiring. My favorite part of your video was you smiling at the end.

Here's to a wonderful new year.

December 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlys Milner

@Alys- Thank you for your uplifting words. You made my day…and made me smile too. Happy, happy 2016!

January 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Not long ago, I was talking to a coach and identified that I have to schedule my leisure activities, or my default is to just sit at my computer and work. Then I read this advice from Marie Forleo: "Make time off predictable and required." That's going to be my focus this year!

January 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

@Janet- The idea of being intentional in all areas of our lives is such a great reminder. What a wise coach that you spoke with! I remember that my mother-in-law was a master at making family time planned and predictable. She used those planned gatherings as happy anchors to look forward to. They'd keep her going in between and allow her to pace herself with many health challenges that she had. It was something I always admired about her. Wishing you all the best as you focus on intentional balance between work and play.

January 5, 2016 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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