Organizational Systems

Creating an Organizational System

Do you think your job is done once the clutter is cleared? Without a system to keep it organized, your clutter might be back next week, or even tomorrow. With Ducks In a Row, you come away with an organizational system that works for you.

Business Organizational Systems

With a mountain of papers on your desk, having the right filing system is a real advantage. If you have a lot on your mind, color coding may be for you. Or you may need a simple alphabetization or category system. Too many deadlines? We can help establish a calendar system to suit your needs.

Whatever your situation, we discover the right system for you. 

Home Organizational Systems

Do you have a potholder in one drawer and dish towels in another? With Ducks In a Row you learn to categorize things so you remember where they are. Use labeled plastic storage bins to organize your holiday items, toys and sewing materials. And if you want to get fancy, use different colored bins.

No more rummaging around to find what you need—you will know exactly where to look.

Your Shadow: a Body Double

A body double is a personal organizing consultant who stays with you at your home or office to motivate and encourage you. Forget to file the latest memo or receipt? She is right there at your home or office to remind you. When you no longer need her to help you stay organized, you will have good habits that could last a lifetime.

Organizing a Business

Cathy owns a children’s theater business. She was buried in paperwork when she came to Ducks In a Row. Scripts for each children’s play, personal and business bills, receipts, sign-up forms, and information packets all needed a home. During a free half-hour consultation, Cathy discussed her project with Anne Lucas, owner of Ducks In a Row.

During the first few sessions, Anne replaced hand-written labeling with computer labels for all files. Now the files are much easier to read. Then she set up two four-drawer filing cabinets using an alphabetical and chronological filing system. With the system in place, Anne easily maintains the files for Cathy so that Cathy can focus on her business.

Like Cathy, you can come to Ducks In a Row for organizing systems that will turn your home or business into a smooth-running machine.


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Client Testimonials

“I highly recommend Ducks in a Row. I have used them during two transitional periods in my life; they are very organized, hard-working, thoughtful and low pressure. The act of scheduling, allotting time, and having assistance in the effort of purging and organizing made the seemingly overwhelming process very doable. Living with the results adds an element of peacefulness to my life. They are worth every dollar I spent with them and I plan to use them again in the future.”

K Qu Igley
Winchester, Ma

“Anne Lucas is extremely knowledgeable and very efficient, and has a natural ability to organize. She’s very respectful of what is important to you to keep, and as soon as you decide what you don’t want, she’s resourceful in knowing where to give it away. I found that very satisfying, because it’s hard to throw things away, but knowing that it will be recycled and used makes it easier.”

Mary Caroll
Winchester, Ma

"Anne was the best person who could've helped us when moving. Between herself and the real estate agent, the house was in such good shape that it sold on the first day it went the market. Her help made an enormous difference — I'm not sure we could've accomplished it without her."

Marie Berry
Winchester, Ma

“Anne Lucas definitely has a creative way of putting all your “ducks in a row.” With a gentle nudge to let go of your things, to finding excellent homes for your throw-aways, in the end, your clutter is gone, and you’ve had fun accomplishing a long overdue goal!”

Harley Elia
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Winchester, MA

“When I have a huge job with a lot of clutter, it’s easy to lose the way. Anne helps to remember daily, weekly, and long-term tasks, and brings me back to the task in a nonjudgmental way. The whole thing becomes less overwhelming and less like a weight on my whole life, and the job gets done. Anne also helps in figuring out a logical place to put things that works for you, and that’s what’s important: finding out what works for you.”

Alicia Hintlian
Winchester, MA

“Anne takes care of everything, she thinks of everything, and she puts your mind at ease. Anne makes me feel good about what I’m doing and what I’m letting go of, because she has a good home for everything—she has unlimited resources.”

Susan Corkery
Winchester, MA

“Anne is a lifesaver. She organized my office and home. My basement was filled with 25 years of theater memorabilia!! Now, it is easy to keep things under control — her system makes so much sense!“

Cathy Alexander
Director, Cooperative Theatre for Children
Winchester, MA

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