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    Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of the housework in an average home? (National Soap and Detergent Association)

  • The average employee wastes $5251 a year in time searching for information. (ARMA International)

  • 28% of adults say they pay bills late (thus incurring late fees and interest charges) because they lose them. (Harris Interactive)
  • 80% of what we file is never looked at again. (The Leader-Post)

  • Employees spend 3.5 hours a week searching for information they cannot find. (ARMA International)
  • Americans waste 9 million hours a day looking for misplaced items.
    (American Demographics Society)
  • The self storage industry has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the United States commercial real estate industry over the period of the last 40 years.
  • As of year-end 2014, of the approximately 58,000 self storage facilities worldwide, 48,500 of them are in the United States.
  • Almost 9% of all American households currently rent a self storage unit (10.85 million of the 113.3 million US HHs in 2013).

Tackle Your Office in Style – Parade Magazine

Penny was featured in Parade.com’s article on office organizing, talking about how to “Tame the Paper Monster” using the Fujitsu ScanSnap. Read the article  to see how the author uses her ScanSnap, and to check out Penny’s top three tips for getting rid of paper in your home office.


Family Emergencies: Organize Your Life To Keep Your Career On Track – Forbes Magazine

Penny’s tips on which essential family documents to keep on hand (especially if you have older parents or younger children) and how to store them both physically and digitally, are outlined in this Forbes magazine article here!


Organizing Family Emergency Documents

Organizing Emergency Documents


Spring Cleaning: Refresh Your Life and Home on RadioMD

I was very happy to be the featured guest on RadioMD.com with Dr. Pamela Peeke and Michelle King Jobson on March 27th, 2014 discussing ways to declutter your home for spring!  Click here to listen to the interview.



How to Go Paperless – Sparefoot.com

So excited to be featured in Sparefoot.com’s blog on How to Go Paperless!

paying bills online

Organizing Around the World

My Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 and I were very pleased to be Tip #20 in the following collection of 45 Organizing Tips from Around the World!



50 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Productivity and Profitability

On October 19th, 2013, I attended Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (also known at MARCPO) in Bethesda, Maryland and was invited to submit a blog post on one of the conference sessions on one of my favorite topics,  50 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Productivity and Profitability.  Here it is!

50 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Productivity and Profitability


Keeping on Top of Receipts – DocumentSnap.com

messy receipts

Penny describes how she manages receipts using her Fujitsu ScanSnap and other cloud based tools in this DocumentSnap blog post.

Keeping on Top of Receipts

messy receipts

Penny chats with The Washington Post

Read the organizing tips I shared with readers of The Washington Post in a recent live chat.

Order Your Life’s Penny Catterall joins the weekly chat

The Washington Post, January 24, 2013

Going, Going, Gone – Forbes Magazine

Are you downsizing or helping someone who is?  Read about how I helped my mother transition through this stage of life.

Going, Going, Gone

Forbes Magazine, June 27, 2011

The Organizational Woman – Bethesda Magazine

Here’s a great article about how I got started in the organizing business.  Enjoy!

The Organizational Woman

Bethesda Magazine, January/February 2011