Sunday, June 24, 2007

Lateness: Maybe It's Not About You

There are lots of ideas why people are chronically late (or chronically anything, for that matter). Here's a great article from the New York Times that talks about the reasons why tardiness is such a problem for some of us.

-- Joshua Zerkel, Certified Professional Organizer - Office & Home

Friday, June 08, 2007

Managing Electronic Gadgets & Gizmos

The personal electronic gadgets that keep us connected and entertained are great. But searching for your cell phone charger, your iPod connecting cable, or your Treo’s power adapter can be a big waste of time. Here are two quick organizing tips to make your gizmo management easy:

Give them a home. Charging stations are specially designed to provide homes for all your gadgets and gizmos, while keeping all the cables tidy. My favorites are from KangaRoom at - they even have specially-designed travel pouches for cables.

Use your USB. Did you know that most small electronics can be charged directly from your computer’s USB ports? Instead of lugging AC adapters around with you on trips or taking up space on your surge protector at home, instead get USB charging cables for your gadgets, which can be found at sites like or on eBay.

-- Joshua Zerkel, Professional Organizer - Office & Home