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Is your stuff your FRENEMY??

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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What’s your relationship with your stuff?

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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Mittens, Mittens Everywhere

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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No more “file piles”

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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Setting your 2020 Vision

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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Do you want more time?

Organizing isn’t just physical –“where should my stuff go?” Organizing is really how we spend all of our resources – money, time and emotional energy.  Are you looking for more space and more time in 2020?  Time is a non-renewable resource.  How we spend our time reflects what we value in life.  Do you spend…
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Yes, Virginia. Santa did bring a lot of new stuff…

Now, what do I do with all this?! Happy December holidays – I hope they were merry and bright.  And if you’re like most Americans, the gift-giving season was filled with lots of new stuff.  New clothes, toys, electronics, and housewares now fill our already overcrowded and cluttered spaces.  In an effort to show our…
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What NOT to organize at the holidays

What’s your holiday “goal”? This year, do you want to entertain family and friends in a calm, peaceful home?  Are you looking for more time to enjoy holiday traditions?  Is having a more jolly holiday season a goal?   Being organized at the holidays can help with all of these.  Clearing the clutter that crowds your…
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Ready for your Winter Wonderland?!

It’s here…… Winter doesn’t officially arrive for another couple of weeks but you wouldn’t know that here in the Northeast.  So, it’s time to organize your personal winter wonderland.  When the first cold weather hits, we tend to dig through last year’s collection for a hat and some gloves for the commute or waiting for…
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Organizing Your Thanksgiving

Ready to celebrate? When we think about the “holidays”, it’s generally the big ones in December that bring on stress and overwhelm.  But for many of us, the true holiday season starts in November with the gathering of family and friends for Thanksgivings (or Friends-giving).   Being organized can be the difference between enjoying the gathering…
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