how to get organized


Just what is it that prevents well-intentioned people from getting a handle on belongings and getting their homes organized? How come they want to get organized but just can’t seem to make it happen?  As a professional organizer, let me share with you where I see things take a turn […]

Two Organizing Pitfalls to Avoid


If you’re setting out to declutter and organize your home, your office or your life, I want to help you avoid some pitfalls or mistakes that may foil your progress. Take a look at these five decluttering mistakes so you can head them off at the pass. Plowing ahead without […]

Top 5 Decluttering Tips


If you like to follow tips and tricks for decluttering and organizing, the chances are good you’ve heard the advice that you should only have to touch something once. Typically, this is in relation to paper. The idea is that you have such a good system that you should never […]

Touch it Once. Myth or Reality?



If you have clutter, do you think the only issue before you is the fact that you’re looking at piles of stuff? I’m here to tell you that it’s about much more than that. Clutter and piles bring with them a host of problems and getting rid of them brings […]

It’s Not Just the Clutter


“It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.” Author Unknown At the end of the day, if you sat down and wrote a list of everything you did for the entire day, I feel confident your list would be really long because you were probably busy as soon as […]

How to Fit Goals into Your Schedule


I’m a messy cook, I’ll admit it. I’m not overly fond of cooking, but creating healthy meals for my family is important to me. On the nights when I feel rushed and like everyone is waiting for me, I tend to kind of blow up the kitchen. Some people are […]

How to Clean When You’re Overwhelmed



It’s the war of planners with digital planners on one side and hard copy planners on the other side. Often, people feel forced to choose a side without taking their own natural tendencies and work habits into consideration. Paper people often feel compelled to embrace electronic planners due to pressure […]

Paper Planners vs. Digital Planners


Setting and striving to reach big goals can be both invigorating and overwhelming. It can be exciting to think about change, to mull over creating something new, to embrace new habits and to visualize reaching milestones. But big goals can sometimes stop us in our tracks because the finish line […]

How to Make a Molehill Out of a Mountain


Thinking ahead and planning ahead is such a big part of being organized, feeling in control and not feeling scattered. Which of these two scenarios can you identify with? Scenario #1: You’ve been busy but you know your sister’s birthday is coming up soon. You wake up to get ready […]

Plan Ahead



Do you struggle with whether or not you should keep something or let something go? When I’m working with clients during the decluttering process, I want them to go with their gut and make quick decisions. And, since they’re paying me by the hour, they do make quick decisions. Okay, it’s […]

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