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What I see when clients open the door…

October 29, 2019 Comments Off on What I see when clients open the door…

I usually see a person apologizing for their mess.     They have already apologized during our initial phone assessment for letting things become a mess.  They meet me at the door and apologize again. They often mention how embarrassed they are showing me their mess.  They ask me if this is the worst I’ve ever […]

Tips to STAY Organized

October 28, 2019 Comments Off on Tips to STAY Organized

Fall is the time of the year that many people feel the urge to organize because the holidays and winter are coming. Yet 55% of those people who work to organize a space report that it takes less than TWO weeks for their space to become disorganized.  Another 39% report it takes less than ONE […]

Make the most of dorm closets!

Organizing for College

August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Organizing for College

Do you have a college-bound freshman? If so, it may seem like the summer is flying by and you still have a million things to do before move-in day.  A little preparation now will save a ton of time, stress and effort on move-in day so you and your freshman can relax and enjoy the […]

The DO’S and DON’TS of Organizing BIG SPACES

July 9, 2019 Comments Off on The DO’S and DON’TS of Organizing BIG SPACES

Organizing BIG SPACES like garages and basements is on the summer checklist for many people. A fair number of those people may also be dreading the task! What is it about these spaces that make them so difficult to organize and keep organized?  One of the main reasons is a big space like a garage or […]

Declutter your Move: 5 tips to get you started downsizing

April 2, 2019 Comments Off on Declutter your Move: 5 tips to get you started downsizing

It is not surprising that 61% of Americans believe that the best time to declutter is before a move, and there are good reasons for that. Sometimes having a big deadline like a move, a remodel, or other major life transition provides the motivation needed to downsize your stuff.   Editing the contents of a […]

Why Label a Label Maker?

March 20, 2019 Comments Off on Why Label a Label Maker?

Clearly, this is a label maker.  To be even more obvious, it’s a label maker in a CLEAR container.   So, why go to the trouble of labeling something that is so clearly what it is? It may look like overkill until we understand how this space is used and by whom.   Imagine this […]

Too Groggy to Spring Forward

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Too Groggy to Spring Forward

For a those of us already sleep-deprived, daylight savings time can have a major impact on productivity.  Losing that hour by springing forward can take the spring right out of our focus and alertness.  In fact, studies have shown traffic accidents increase by 23% on the Monday after we set our clocks forward!  The best […]

Too Much Stuff to Love

February 13, 2019 Comments Off on Too Much Stuff to Love

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – Willian Morris Even if you haven’t seen this quote, chances are you’re not sitting at home buried in ugly, useless stuff.  So why are you still frustrated by your stuff? I see this frustration every day […]

Happier Holidays

October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Happier Holidays

Are you looking forward to the holiday season or are you feeling a little grinch-like?  Whether you love the holidays or hate them, a little planning now will go a long way to making Happier Holidays.  Take a minute to reflect on last year’s holiday season and write down the good, the bad and the […]

Find Time to be Productive

October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Find Time to be Productive

The holidays are an insanely busy time of the year for many of us.  We have so many things on our calendar – work, social and family events – that it’s hard to find blocks of time to work.  My productivity tip is to be ready when you do ‘find’ time.  We find time in […]