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Resolution Solutions

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year's Resolutions. In my work over the past eight years, I have seen the effects that decluttering and organizing can have on individuals and families so I offer you my potential solutions, to your potential resolutions: 1. Lose weight When the kitchen and your meal planning is organized, you are more likely to eat at home, consuming healthier meals and snacks. 2. Get organized Clutter and disorganization can cause strife between roommates. Lea...

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Mealtime Mayhem

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Bring order to the mayhem of mealtime, was on my mile long TO DO list. Because it never had a due date, it stayed on that list, unfinished, for years (seriously). It was not until I put it on my calendar as an action item, that it was finally accomplished. There were several goals: healthier meals for my family, less stress about WHAT to make, fewer trips to the grocery store, save money, eat out less, utilize leftovers more. My first action was to purchase two identical packages of...

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Collect Moments, Not Things

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM
Consider the items you have in your life. When did plenty spill over into just too much? Some real examples working with clients: 96 pairs of yoga pants, 44 pairs of scissors, 32 pairs of sneakers, 23 Vera Bradley bags, 6 sets of china, extra luggage, lamps and chairs, etc. You get the picture. All that we possess requires our attention, care, time, and money. Why hold onto more than enough? You can choose to spend your life buying, collecting and tending to stuff. Or, you can live life... Read Full Post »

Household Station

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM

You are getting ready for work, grab a blouse and put it on. “Oh, right! That missing button.” You return the blouse to the hanger, or worse, throw it on the floor where it gets swept into the laundry only to return to your closet a week later.


Rummaging through the kitchen drawer you pull out that power cord; still a mystery as to what it belongs to. But you find what you opened the drawer for ...

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If Not Now, When?

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM

If you made New Year's resolutions, were any of them carried over from last January? Do you have wishes that you just keep wishing? "I crave to be healthier! I aspire to be more organized! I wish for financial security!" How long have these been on your mind or your TO DO list? It can be exhausting to drag them around with you.

You will recognize these words from my other ...

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Clutter-free Gifting

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM

As a Professional Organizer about 20% of my work is actual organizing. The first 80% is often helping clients make decisions about their stuff. What do they use and love; and what to do with the rest? Most clients have ‘never used’ items - doesn’t fit, don’t care for it, what is it anyway? And yet it is kept because ‘it was a gift’. Folks feel obliged to hold onto a gift, even if they donR...

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Five Biggest 'BUTS'

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM

#1 Client: I haven't used that (worn it) in years, BUT I might now.

Response: If you are fearful of parting with something, think about it this way - items that no longer suit you are taking up space and preventing you from experiencing what is exactly right for you now. If you still feel fear, practice parting with things tem...

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Home Organizing - The Basics

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM

  • Keep a bin labeled "ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD" so every member of the household knows where to put items they are ready to let go. 
  • Assign specific 'zones' to all of the areas of your home - cupboards, closets, shelves and drawers. Have spaces for sporting equipment, games and puzzles, office supplies, archive paper, seasonal decor, batteries, etc. Label them for a week or two until everyone gets us...
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