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Life is a highway….

On the road again I recently did a social media post on keeping your car uncluttered.  And it got a LOT of attention.  Your car is an extension of the rest of your personal space because it’s full of the spillover from your personal and work life.  Your gym bag, stuff to be returned to…
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Something in, Something out

What, exactly, is this? Have you ever opened a drawer, closet or bin and wondered “what the heck is in here?”.  Welcome to the club of too much stuff and lack of organization.  In our homes and offices, we accumulate stuff because as humans, we have an amazing capacity to create use scenarios for things. …
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‘Tis the Season (almost)…

Halloween is already in the rear view mirror.   Which means that Thanksgiving, and then THE holiday season is right around the corner.  Yup.  I said it.  Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year in rapid succession.  Do the coming holidays fill you with excitement and joy as well as dread and overwhelm?  If you’re like…
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30 Expert Tips to Get Organized

Who doesn’t need a little help getting organized?  While I hardly consider myself an “expert”, I am thrilled to be included in this list.  Check out this link to some great tips – ranging from increasing your mindfulness to creating drop zones and to do lists. Here’s to your organized life….https://upjourney.com/how-to-be-more-organized    
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Tips for Staying Organized This Holiday Season….

Here are some tips for putting a little more merry and a bit less stress into your holiday season…..here’s to a joyful holiday season and a healthy and happy 2019! Track the gift purchases you have made and need to make in a spreadsheet or notebook. Recording gifts as you purchase them gives you a “snapshot”…
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Taking off the “badge of busy”….

But it’s a good busy… Do you ever run into a friend or acquaintance and when you ask “How are you?  How are things going?”, the response is “busy”.  Or “good busy”.  So, what does this really mean?  In our manic society that always seems time deprived, busy has become the new sign of success. …
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What’s the real value of your time?

What are you spending your time on now? As an organizing coach, I help my clients rewrite the stories of their lives.  We move from frazzled and overwhelmed to living a more calm, intentional life.  To be organized and find more space, more time and more joy, time management is key.  While there are lots…
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Where can I hide this?

Finding good hiding spots… Do you think finding good hiding spots is all about playing “hide and seek” or having a great Easter egg hunt?  In organizing, good hiding spots mean effective space management.  Maximizing your existing storage comes in many forms.  Closet organizing, purging unneeded and unused items and choosing effective storage are important. …
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No two snowflakes are alike….

Why your organized home isn’t like anyone else’s… As no two snowflakes are alike, no two organized homes are the same.   When working with clients, I’m often asked to replicate a system or solution modeled in someone else’s home or in a magazine or often, Pinterest.  But like all unique snowflakes, every organizing challenge and…
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What works today may not work tomorrow…

Why is this system no longer working for me? One of the first messages I share with an organizing client is that organizing is an intuitive process.  It is intuitive to you and your family (or company) and needs to work in the context of your life.  From there,  we can create systems and solutions…
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