How can I use my time at home most effectively? We are in unprecedented times.  Apart from those days following September 11, the United States has never seen such a slowdown of life.  And one of the biggest differences from that event and this one, the COVID-19 outbreak, is that in the wake of 9/11,…

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Why clutter feels heavy. Hello 2020!  Firstly, a big “thank you” to 2019 for always being there for me, day in and day out.  Another year gone in what feels like the blink of an eye.   And the New Year almost 2 months old!  So with this new year and all the possibilities and excitement…

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What’s important to you? Your family.  Your home.  Your car.  Your things.  Are these things important to you?.  If so, we invest in and insure these things so that they’re preserved.   What about your memories and specifically your photos?  Are they important to you as well?  Most of us say yes.  Take the time to…

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Hello, Mean Girls and Frenemies. You know who they are.  The negative people and emotional vampires that drain you physically and emotionally.  When you part from a “friend”, do you feel energized, uplifted and positive?  Or do you feel drained and negative?  Yup.  That’s a frenemy.  And frankly, it’s the same with the stuff we…

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Wait.  Is that a thing? It’s February.  And we can’t escape the talk of Valentine’s Day and the emphasis on relationships in our lives.  For now, let’s focus on your relationship with your stuff.  And yes, that is a thing.  Merriam Webster defines a relationship as “the relation connecting or binding participants; a state of…

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Welcome to mid-winter (almost) It’s less than a week to Groundhog Day.  And regardless of what that pesky groundhog declares on February 2nd, we all know there’s a lot more cold and wet to come.  So, are you maintaining your transitional space to manage the crush of boots, jackets, mittens, gloves and snow gear?  It’s…

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Reader’s Digest Online: The New Year’s Resolutions 11 Professional Organizers Are Making for 2020 Can a buying moratorium help you reduce clutter? Read about my ‘no spend’ resolution and those that other organizers are making in this Reader’s Digest Online list.

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Start fresh for 2020 It’s your mid-winter organizing check-in.  How are your intentions going for 2020?  We all start out the year with good intentions and goals to “do better” in the new year.  Eat better.  Exercise more.  Spend more time with friends and family.  Find a balance in our lives.  Be more organized and…

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How am I using this? Nothing happens without a plan.  Do you have a plan for organizing your space in 2020?  Firstly, define your biggest “pain point”.  Is it clutter in your space?   Clutter is a deferred decision and can serve as your call to action.  When you enter your home or office, how does…

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