Do you work from home (“WFH”)? Do you have limited space and multiple people also working from home? Would you benefit from some WFH organizing tips to help streamline your processes so you feel more in control and create a professional environment? This episode will cover the challenges of WFH and provide organizational solutions.
Our guest, Geralin Thomas, is a naturally gifted professional organizer. For 19 years, she’s helped people around the world get organized and become more productive so they can pursue their passions. You may have seen Geralin on the Emmy nominated television show, Hoarders, where she worked in some of America’s most cluttered homes. She is the author of Decluttering Your Home: Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets, and is a wealth of information.
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Work From Home office setup and motivation
Desk, chair, wastebasket, shredder, Diva ring light, camera, microphone, headphonesGlass floor mat for easy-glide chair
Fragrances: Grapefruit, lemon, lime, mint
Temperature: cooler rather than warmer
Stand rather than sit.
Brush your teeth
Determine if you’re an early bird or night owl and work with your natural rhythm
For a “chill” playlist —background music good for focus try searching “lofi beats” on Spotify — it’s sort of like soft nightclub music
This article has good suggestions for people who want to experiment and try different types of music https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-playlists-thatll-power-you-through-your-day-better-than-coffee
First Interview with Geralin Thomas on How to Organize Your Closet
Book: Decluttering Your Home: Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets
Michele’s Freebie – join the newsletter
Kathy Vines Organizing Interview on my podcast
Here’s the woman on YouTube that shows how to organize digital files in Google Drive. Pocketful of Primary: Digital Organization for Teachers https://youtu.be/8ApGLGzTT4k
Jacki Hollywood Brown from Productively Organized says “It’s easier to put all old emails into a “pre-[date]” folder and sort at your leisure than to bulk delete them. Some emails may be records or have attached records that you need to keep” for legal reasons.
Geralin Thomas from Metropolitan Organizing is a naturally gifted professional organizer. For 19 years, she’s helped people around the world get organized and become more productive so they can pursue their passions. Geralin especially enjoys transforming chaotic closets into color-coded, curated collections.
You may have seen Geralin on the Emmy nominated television show, Hoarders, where she worked in some of America’s most cluttered homes. She’s been featured on TV commercials and interviewed in national publications. Her book Decluttering Your Home: Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets has been translated into [x] different languages and is sold worldwide.
In addition to coaching professional organizers, Geralin’s Ask Me Anything YouTube videos provide answers to frequently asked questions about their business challenges. Her website has free articles, quizzes, and checklists to help people get organized – whether that be by decluttering their homes or standardizing processes in their small businesses.
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