For Karen Mask, creator of Cord Controller, being organized is all about time management and efficiency.
After spending an entire career managing multi-billion dollar project budgets, her design of Cord Controller is the natural progression of a highly successful career.
So what does she have to say about everyday organization? She applies her guidelines in project management to everyday organization.
--No Time? Make Time! Short run costs create long run benefits = saving time! In other words: if you take the time now to organize, you'll save time in the long run.
--Dress Quickly? Organize Your Shoes. First, organize them by usage, then organize them by color. For example, gather all your sandals in one area. Then, arrange them by color. Similarly, gather close-toed business shoes and arrange by color. The system may take time to set up, but in the long run, it'll make you time!
--Laundry Overwhelming? Create Bins. A bin for lingerie; one for towels; another for dry cleaning, light colors, dark colors. When you visually see what needs to be done and it's organized as you go, you won't believe the stress it removes from simple daily living.
--Garage a Nightmare? Live in It. That's right. Karen can live in her garage. It has a nice floor, chairs, great pictures, white cabinets, stored books. It's organized to be used - not simply to park the cars.
--Cell Phone, lap top, lamp cords, extension cords. Cord Controller to the rescue! Truly, there's nothing like it. Wrap, tuck and detangle. Banish cord chaos forever and transform a life of entanglement into streamlined organization. Fast. Neat. Easy!
--Want to Hide & Organize all those Cords? You'll be Safer, too. Order increases safety in the home, in the office and on the job site. The Consumer Product Protection Commission (CPSO) estimates each year 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords." Cord Controller delivers the solution to detangle, store & even hide the jungle of electric cords that surrounds us today.
--Hope to be Organized? Hope is not a Plan…Get a Plan! Hope is a powerful, precious thing, but in the end you must ACT. Just as in business where there are goals, objectives and actions, the same holds for household organization. Identify the goal, identify steps to reach the goal, then move into action!
--Yesterday was a Challenge. Today it's Normal. When Karen was raising her children, she had to be VERY organized to work and raise a family. Today, it's simply expected!
--In Arizona, it's more often Summer Cleaning than Spring Cleaning. People are indoors; the pace slows a bit. It's a perfect time to invest in organizing!
--"One-More-Thing Karen…" Karen says she always tried to get one more thing done. It's a sign of the times. It's still about women - and now some men, too -- working to maximize their time. I don't recommend this as a lifestyle, but it was my reality.
Purchase Cord Controller on www.Amazon.com (keywords 'Cord Controller Organizer'). Also at Phoenix-area Ace Hardware stores. Visit www.CordController.com for the latest retail locations.
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