living room clutter

Is Clutter Weighing You Down?

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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memorabilia management

“Insuring” your memories

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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is your stuff your frenemy?

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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relationship with our stuff

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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organizing your winter gear

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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piles of files

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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graphic for Chalene Johnson quote

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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analog clock

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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pile of Christmas gifts

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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decorating christmas tree

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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