Happy Birthday! The Order Expert Celebrates Three Years of Blogging!

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Image of phrase, "Happy Birthday"Today’s a very special day…it marks three long, yet seemingly short years since I started blogging.

That’s right, The Order Expert has been bringing you organization, time management, productivity tips and inspiration for a whopping thirty-six months. Wow!

Even though the calendar says it’s been three years, it doesn’t really feel as if I’ve been blogging for that long.

I suppose you could say it’s a combination of my love for order, writing and blogging that has helped the time to fly by; I’d be hard-pressed to write for this long on a subject that didn’t interest me.

Before going any further, I’d like to extend a set of heartfelt thanks to everyone who has made The Order Expert possible…

To my subscribers, readers, followers and anyone who has ever stopped by the site: Thank you so much for your support, comments and inspiration! You’re the reason why I write my blog and keep plugging at it each and every day. I do hope you find my tips and inspiration helpful.

If there’s ever a topic or subject about organization, time management or productivity that has got you puzzled, leave a comment on the site or send me an email. Your question/query could be the source of an upcoming post. Please don’t be afraid about asking a question…chances are someone else out there has a similar question to yours!

To my family and friends: Thank you so much for all of your love, support and encouragement over the years. As you are well aware, putting and keeping things in order is what I was born to do. I’m truly grateful to have each and every one of you in my life. Please know that all of your ideas, inspiration, writing prompts and laughter are always well received and embraced.

To celebrate my blog’s third birthday, I thought I would do a roundup of my thirty (count ‘em, thirty) favorite posts thus far. Naturally, I’ve organized these posts into their respective sections. Whether you’ve been with me and The Order Expert for many months or have just newly found the blog, I hope you enjoy these selections!

Here’s to a very happy third birthday!


My 30 Favorite Posts on The Order Expert (as of 4/30/14)

Organizing Tip: How to Organize Your First Day Back to Work After a Vacation
Feeling Disorganized? You’re More Organized Than You Think
Organizing Tip: Organizing by the Senses, Part One (okay, and parts two, three, four and five)
Organizing Tip: How to Organize Volunteers
Organizing Tip: Getting Organized with the Original Back-To-School Cheat Sheet
Organizing Tip: 5 Points to Keep in Mind When Creating a System Others Will Use
Organizing Tip: How to Make Your Favorite Halloween Candy Last Until December

Time Management
Time Management Tip: How to Gracefully Play Timekeeper When Good Times Abound
Time Management Tip: Why You Should Give Yourself More Time to Work on a New Project
Time Management Tip: How to Figure Out When To Get Ready for An Appointment
The Benefits of Scheduling Nothing in Your Calendar
10 Time Management Questions You Should Always Ask at Work
Time Management Tip: What to Do When You’ve Double-Booked Your Schedule
Time Management Tip: Lessons Learned from Working a 15-Minute Billable Hour

8 Reasons Why Procrastination Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing
Productivity Tip: How to Work with a Colleague Leaving for Vacation
Productivity Tip: What to Do When You Feel Like You Haven’t Had a Productive Day
Productivity Tip: Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Productivity Tip: How to Be Productive at Work Without Using the Internet
Productivity Tip: Take a Break
Productivity Tip: Fueling Your Productivity

The Hidden Power Of Words: “Organize”
Top 10 List:  How To Be Productive When You Are Procrastinating
Top 10 List: 10 Time Management Truths
Top 10 List: 10 Reasons Why A Miscellaneous Folder is a Bad Idea
Order as Art: A Stormy Sculpture
Order as Art: Lines of Light 
Order as Art: Shopping Cart Art
Order as Art: Vent Perspective
Order as Art: Circular Gathering

Want to wish The Order Expert a very happy third birthday? Join in the celebration and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.

2 Responses

  1. Thea

    Congratulations Rashelle! Your passion and expertise for organizing and how you share this on your blog really comes through with every post. I can’t believe it has been three years already. I am always so impressed with how you make organizing so doable and easy to make sense of. Keep up the amazing work!

    • Rashelle

      Thanks Thea! I know, I can’t believe my blog is already a toddler. 🙂 I’m truly flattered by your kind words; they really mean a lot to me. Thank you so much for your support over the years!