Unusual Organizing Tricks Help Kick-Start Spring Cleaning

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For the sixty percent of people who agree spring is the best time of year for cleaning and de-cluttering, professional organizer Carmen Coker urges them to look beyond the get-organized checklists typically used for spring cleaning to a series of new and unusual science-based organizing solutions.

When spring has sprung, an entirely new to-do list follows suit: spring cleaning and organizing. For the sixty percent of people who agree spring is the best time of year to get rid of pesky clutter, professional organizer Carmen Coker (http://www.carmencoker.com/) urges them to look beyond the typical get-organized checklists to a series of new and unusual science-based organizing tricks.

Coker explains: “There is more to organizing and de-cluttering than sorting and storing. In fact, your lifestyle choices heavily influence how engaged you feel during the organizing process and, as such, heavily influence your organizing results.”

To help busy spring cleaners get organized, Coker recommends the following series of surprising, yet scientific, organizing solutions:

1. Get restful sleep. Too little sleep hinders productivity and focus, among other serious health consequences. Ensuring they go to bed early enough, tonight, means spring cleaners will get the right amount of ZZZ’s they need for organizing, tomorrow.

2. Wear bright colors. Warm colors like red and orange stimulate the mind. One study found that, when evenly-matched Olympic athletes competed, those in red won significantly more. Wearing these colors will supercharge spring cleaners’ energy levels to achieve more while organizing.

3. Fuel properly, and often. Evidence points to the fact that diet impacts brain chemistry, which in turn, impacts personal energy and mood. Eating fresh fruits, leafy greens, and lean meats as well as drinking water are all smart choices for spring cleaners to fuel their bodies for high-performance – and organizing success.

4. Turn up the music. Music energizes. In fact, clinical music therapy uses music to connect people to movement and motivation. When spring cleaners turn up their favorite tunes, their energy, intensity, and big de-cluttering results are sure to follow.

5. Have a positive attitude. Human beings have a strong mind-body connection, and because of this, the psychological benefits of attitude often manifest into physical benefits. Using positive self-talk like “I can get organized” is a must-have resource in any spring cleaner's organizing toolkit.

For spring cleaners interested in learning more about getting organized, Coker offers a free video how-to called “The Secrets of the Super Organized™” on her website http://www.carmencoker.com/.

About Carmen Coker

Carmen Coker is a former U.S. Air Force officer turned professional organizer. She helps individuals find the serenity they long for, and she does this by helping them to get organized and clear the clutter that holds them back from living their best life.

Carmen offers organizing and productivity products and services for both home and small business through Carmen Coker International (http://www.carmencoker.com/). Additionally, she is the founder of the International Association of Virtual Organizers (http://www.virtualorganizersconnect.com/), providing organizing professionals with resources to start, run, and grow their online business.

Carmen is the creator of many popular organizing programs including The Clutter Cleanse™, and her expertise has been exhibited through numerous media outlets, including NBC, CBS, and Real Simple magazine.

Carmen currently resides in the Washington, DC, area, helping clients locally and around the world to create and maintain organizing systems that support their desired lifestyle and work style.

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Carmen Coker
#800.821.3071 ext. 3

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