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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 Inspire Your Year

We straddle two zones as we wind down this year and gear up for the new one to begin. The days are an odd mixture of parties, paperwork, and preparation. What mode are you in? Are you planning, relaxing, or maybe doing a combination of both? One of my favorite things to do before moving forward is to reflect on the past. This gives me insights into what was and clues about what’s possible. In that spirit, I’ve gathered for you highlights from the most popular posts and organizing concepts of 2017 and also created a short video. If you’re curious to learn more about one of my quotes, click on the link to read the original post. My hope is that you’ll discover a seed idea that will inspire you as you embark on your organizing journey for the New Year.

What area will you focus on to create the level of organization and balance that you desire? Which people, projects and things will you give your time, energy and attention to?

Watch, read, and then join our conversation!





Fresh Start

Let go of the shoulds. Ground yourself in the here and now.”

How to Practice Mindfulness for a Compassionate Fresh Start


Embrace Change

“In small ways each day, I can see and feel change happening.”

How to Embrace the Changes with Awareness and Delight


Next Step

“Finding next often takes less effort than you think it will.”

How to Pass the Human Test and Quickly Unlock Next





Letting Go

“The powerful method to reduce overwhelm … is to let go!”

Reduce Your Overwhelm & Increase Zen With One Powerful Method



“Facing our clutter is a process. It begins with noticing...”

How to Use This Mindfulness Invitation to Better See Your Clutter


Time Management

“In this corner of our world that is fixated on doing more … the pause is essential.”

Make Time to Get Benefits of the “Pause”






“As your mind and body gets more sleep, notice the positive affect on your motivation.”

Do You Nurture or Sabotage Your Motivation?


Enlisting Help

“Practicing mindfulness … can be huge in helping us to navigate transitions...”

How to Get Great Mindfulness Help for Anxiety with Change



“It’s essential to cheer yourself on … with each small success.”

What Does Organizing Success Look Like for You?




FALL 2017

Possibility Thinking

Possibilities open up when your space is clear.”

What Are The Possibilities When You Clear Your “Space?”


Wonderfully Human

“Connecting with the human side of organizing brings the process to an entirely different place.”

What Treasures Will Be Discovered When You Are Organizing?


Life Balance

Balance is … not always level, but in a constant state of motion that requires thought and action.”

How to Immediately Put Back More “B” in Balance


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

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





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Reader Comments (3)

Reading this as I take a break from working on my "The Year Ahead" yearly planner - a very good fit! I've been visiting with family, doing a little work on my business, and trying to get some R&R, but it's hard to fit it all in. I may need to shut down for 2 weeks next year. :)

December 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

@Janet- Thank you for stopping by on your break. How is your annual planning going? I've only started to have seed ideas for 2018, but still feel like there's quite a bit to do to wrap up and wrap my head around 2017. It sounds like you've been having a nice combination of work and play. It's wonderful that you're considering closing down for two weeks next year. And how convenient that you're doing your planning now. You can secure the time now. :)

December 30, 2017 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

The Year Ahead is more of a big-picture planner than nitty gritty details. Big picture thinking isn't my strong point, so I've found it quite helpful. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the details!

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

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