The Order Expert’s 2015 Year in Review

Image of a closed laptop computer sitting on a piece of furnitureCan you believe it? There’s just a handful of days to go until 2016.

Before we roll over the calendar, it’s worth taking a few moments to review what happened this past year.

In this post, I’m going to take a walk through the calendar year and look at all the exciting things that took place in 2015 on The Order Expert.

It’s a change from my regular posts, but as I always say, there is great power in reviewing where you’ve been.

Before we get started, I’d like to thank several people…

To my readers: Thank you very much for reading my blog, following me on social media, leaving comments, and sharing your stories with me. It is a true honor to be able to help you live a more organized and balanced life. I hope you are enjoying my posts as much as I enjoy writing them. Thank you for your continued support!

To my family and friends: You give me so much support, encouragement, inspiration and love. You have shaped this blog with your thoughts, suggestions, and comments, and have been tremendously helpful to me. I really couldn’t do it without you. I am so lucky to have you in my life. Thank you for everything that you do!

Okay, let’s get on to the year in review…

JanuaryImage of a screengrab from Lifehack.org

I was mentioned in the Yahoo! Health article, How to Be on Time.

I also had two guest posts appear on Lifehack.org, Everyone Should Know These 10 Tips Before Returning to Work After Vacation, and 10 Bad Habits Which Always Destroy Your Productivity.

Image of a parade float of people on a champagne float and the phrase, The Order Expert's 700th Post!

February

I celebrated The Order Expert’s 700th post with a roundup of the top seven posts on the blog.

You can read the post by clicking here.

March

Image of a screenshot of OnBlastblog.comI appeared in a blogger roundup in On Blast Blog, an online resource for new bloggers.

The article, Expert Tips to Become the Most Productive Person You Know, offers tips on how to be more efficient and productive.

April

The Order Expert LogoThe Order Expert celebrated it’s 4th anniversary on April 30th!

I unveiled a brand-new theme for the blog, as well as a new logo.

May

Image of a screenshot of a Goodhousekeeping.com articleI appeared in Good Housekeeping’s article, 8 Real-Life Ways to Put Organization on Autopilot.

The piece was also picked up by Country Living and House Beautiful.

June

Image of screenshot of bulletin.swarthmore.eduJune was a busy month! I had several media appearances including the Daily Worth article, 7 Tricks to Better Manage Your Time, which was subsequently picked up by TIME and Money.

Good Housekeeping ran another article with my tips, 9 Storage Tools Pro Organizers NEVER Use. The article also appeared in Woman’s Day, MSN Lifestyle, and Country Living Magazine.

I appeared in Healthy Wealthy Affiliate’s blog post, How to Achieve Goals that Bring Success in Life and Profits in Business: 35 Experts Reveal their Goal Setting Activities & Secrets. The article is full of goal-setting information and tools.

Finally, I had the privilege of being selected as a featured alumna for my alma mater’s magazine, Swarthmore College Bulletin.

I was interviewed by about my work and blog, and helped organize a professor’s office on campus.

You can read the full article and watch the amazing transformational video and stunning time-lapse photography online.

July

Image of a screenshot from Refinery29.comBoth Refinery 29 and The Washington Post picked up the Daily Worth time management article from June.

AugustHow to Plan a Great Event in 60 Days

I relaunched my event planning eBook, How to Plan a Great Event in 60 Days, as a PDF, ePub and Mobi files, complete with a companion workbook.

If you need help planning a large social event, this is the guide you’ve been looking for!

You can learn more about the eBook here and purchase a copy by clicking here.

September

The Order Expert reaches 800 posts!Image of an eBook with an alarm clock and the phrase, The Order Expert's Guide to Time Management

It was a great time to celebrate with the post, 80 Easy Ways to Be More Organized Everyday, which just happens to be one of my most popular pins on Pinterest.

I launched my first time management book, The Order Expert’s Guide to Time Management, a step-by-step guide to better managing your time.

You can learn more about the workbook here and download a copy here.

October

I appeared in the Daily Worth article, Why You Keep Overscheduling Yourself and How to Stop. The piece was later picked up by Money.

Image of a screenshot of TimeManagementNinja.comI also appeared in the Bustle article, 7 Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Not Feeling It, and had a previous Good Housekeeping article appear on Elle Decor and House Beautiful.

Every year near Halloween, I write a special monster-themed post. I don’t always get to write fiction, so this is always a fun post to write. This year’s post was entitled, A Ghoul’s Guide to Time Management: An Interview with a Goblin, Gorgon, and Swamp Creature.

I had a guest post appearance on Time Management Ninja with the article, 5 Smart Ways to Stay on Schedule.

November

Image of screenshot of BedBathBeyond.comI was featured in Bed Bath and Beyond’s blog, 5 Ways to Make Holiday Prep Less Stressful. There’s some great tips in the article, so if you’ve not yet finished your holiday prep, I highly suggest reading it!

I appeared on Levo League in the article, 11 Differences Between Busy People and Productive People, and on Vibrant Nation in 4 Tips for Decluttering as You Decorate for the Holidays.

I also started my holiday gift guides this month: Office Organizing Gift Guide 15 Great Ideas for a Tidy Workspace, Bathroom Organizing Gift Guide: 16 Stunning Ideas for a Neat Bath, and Hallway Organizing Gift Guide: 18 Incredible Ideas for an Efficient Entryway.

December

Image of screenshot of Levo.comGood Housekeeping ran an article called 11 Smart Things Pro Organizers Do Every Morning, which later appeared in House Beautiful and Redbook.

I had another Vibrant Nation appearance, Professional Tips for the Most Organized, Uncluttered, and Easy-to-Use Holiday Storage Ever, as well as another appearance on Levo League in How to Be the Person Who *Never* Misses a Deadline.

I finished up my holiday gift guides, Bedroom Organizing Gift Guide: 19 Nifty Ideas for a Beautiful Bedroom, and Kitchen Organizing Gift Guide: 17 Smart Ideas for a Clean Kitchen.

Wow! As you can see, 2015 was quite a remarkable year for The Order Expert.

Thank you once again to everyone for making 2015 a landmark year. I hope you enjoyed the posts, my media appearances, and my new products and offerings this year. I’ve got new products and offerings planned for the new year, so, stay tuned…

Lastly, I hope I was able to help you reach your personal and professional goals when it comes to being more organized.

What goal(s) did you reach this year? What are goal(s) you most proud of?

Please leave a comment below. It would be great to hear your stories and achievements.

Here’s to a healthy, wealthy, happy, and organized 2016! 🙂

Yours in order,

Rashelle

How about you? What was the most memorable moment (or moments) of the year for you here on The Order Expert? What organizing projects did you complete this year? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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    Rashelle

    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.

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