Zen Life Organizing

By: Zen Life Organizing | July 02, 2018

The American tradition for a happy couple about to get married is to pick out nice sets of cutlery and dishes from the store to add to the gift registry so their friends and family can easily purchase these items as gifts for their wedding.

The married couple is so eager to receive them...and then safely store them away only to be used for entertaining or special event. They end up purchasing a cheaper set of dishes and cutlery for everyday use.

In the past decades, entertaining has become more relaxed and casual, so these beautiful China sets are not needed. The sets are held on and then pass down to their children, which will not be used because they have their set that they like better. The guilt will make it difficult for them to let go, ...

By: Zen Life Organizing | May 02, 2018

First of all, I would like to address a stigma a lot of people have about minimalism.  Being a minimalist doesn’t mean you need to live out of a backpack and get rid of all your possessions.

Minimalism is about freedom. It is about finding a balance in life, and having your stuff work for you and not the other way around. It is about trimming all the excess that take up space in your life and your mind.

Minimalism is a way of life and it is different for every person.  It is intentionally living your life.

I consider myself a minimalist. I currently live in a 1200sqft, 4 bedroom, and 2 bath home in Silicon Valley. I have 4 kids, an awesome husband, a successful business and volunteer and run programs in my kids' school. All of this i...

By: Zen Life Organizing | April 14, 2018

Keeping your business paperwork organized will help you monitor the progress of your business, and keep track of your finance documents needed to prepare your tax return.

The following are general guidelines for organizing business paperwork.  Please consult your legal expert for advice on how to keep documents that pertain to your specific business.

The first step is to gather all documents related to your business in one specific location. The second step is to organize them into categories. We recommend creating folders for the following categories.  This can be done with your paperwork and your electronic documents.  You can create folders for subcategories within each category and sort them by year.

Business Process (d...

By: Zen Life Organizing | March 23, 2018

Does this sight look familiar?

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of paper coming into your house every week?

Paperwork is a tricky beast to handle. It’s inevitable that you have to deal with it and stay on top of it or it will take over your space. It’s the least fun thing to do because it is boring. It is usually the last priority on your list, unless, it’s tax season, then you are scrambling to gather all the paperwork needed to file your tax return so you don’t get penalized and hope to get a refund.

Here are a few tips to help you simplify and get rid of your pile of paperwork.

  1. Go Digital

Set up paperless billing so you have one less paperwork to deal with.  Bank and credit card companies make it convenient for you to set up notificat...

By: Zen Life Organizing | January 11, 2018

Popular resolutions like get healthy, live life to the fullest, learn new hobbies, travel more or get organized will likely be forgotten by the end of February.

Those are not resolutions but wishes.

If you want to be successful with your 2018 resolutions, here is a good way to make it happen:

  1. Set up a SMART Goal (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound)

For example: If your wish is to get healthy, be more specific. Is it losing weight? Why? How much? Your resolution could be to lose 20 pounds by the December 1st.

  1. Make a plan

You will not lose 20 pounds by tomorrow so what are the steps to get there. Exercise, diet… You can plan to exercise 3 hours a week and lower your carb intake.

  1. Choose an accountability partner

It could be a ...