Ask an Organizer

Juli Shulem is an efficiency expert and coach. "Ask an Organizer," her column in the Santa Barbara Independent, offers tips, ideas, and solutions for people struggling with any issues related to organizing, time management, efficiency, system creation, paper management, etc. "With 28 years in this field, I have heard and seen just about everything," Shulem notes. "I create solutions that help curtail overwhelm and disorder both in people's physical environments and in their minds," Shulem says. "Living with constant stress is unhealthy and counterproductive. I can help you determine and overcome the blocks that are keeping you from moving forward and achieve the success you want, even if that just means gaining peace of mind." Shulem is the author of Order! A logical approach to an organized way of life. Learn more at her website,

Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Sometimes, careful listening allows you to achieve results. Read story.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jump-Start Spring After a Break

When Spring Break arrives, schedules become relaxed, and that’s the way it should be. And then it’s over. Read story.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Joys of Cooking

If your child has left home only knowing how to open a bag of chips, some serious issues are probably going to come up down the line. Read story.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Keeping Schoolwork in Order

"Papers" seem to plague the world and challenge even the most organized individual. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Put Those Things Away!

Making a game out of the putting away and organizing process, says Coach Juli. Read story.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Teaching Our Children Organization

Many skills are learned in the seemingly simple process of doing laundry. Read story.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

When to Replace It

Lots of things we use don't have wear dates. Read story.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2014 Alert! Did You Get It Done Yet?

A productivity app called Do It creates timers that set you onto your next task. Read story.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Year's Resolutions

Looking back, did you check the year's resolutions periodically? Read story.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Cleanup Before You Set Up!

Is going into your attic or garage to dig out the holiday decorations and entertaining items a dreaded event? Read story.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Survival Tips to Enjoy the Holidays

If you are reading this, then you just survived the first of the holidays this season … Thanksgiving! Read story.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

ADHD Awareness: It Isn’t Just for Children Anymore!

Many parents who learn their child has ADHD begin to recognize the same issues from their childhood. Read story.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

ADHD Awareness: Diagnosis in the Teen Years

Upon starting high school or college, when ADHD symptoms become more troublesome or apparent, students themselves may realize something isn’t altogether right. Read story.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Three 'A's of ADHD Awareness

ADHD in children can be difficult for a parent to notice until after the child becomes a student. Read story.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


An individual with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder more often than not really struggles to just get through the day. Read story.

Saturday, November 2, 2013
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