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Why Moving Boxes Are Never Unpacked

March 23, 2020 Comments Off on Why Moving Boxes Are Never Unpacked

In the 9 years that I’ve been running a professional organizing business, I’ve realized it is very common to find unopened boxes left over from the last move as we prepare for an upcoming move.  Clients tell me how stressful it is to have boxes hanging around in basements and guest rooms and garages.  They […]

5 Fast Productivity Tips for Small Business

January 16, 2020 Comments Off on 5 Fast Productivity Tips for Small Business

Did you know that 77% of small business owners feel the effect of burnout at some point? It’s no wonder, for many small business owners are the CEO, the CFO, the information technology department, the admin assistant and the janitor.  We are often desperately looking for ways to make more productive use of time but […]

Start SMALL for BIG Organizational Gains

January 14, 2020 Comments Off on Start SMALL for BIG Organizational Gains

Many of us wish to start the NEW YEAR with more space and less stress.  Reducing the clutter in our lives is a great way to start!  However, sometimes we jump into big projects full of motivation and resolve and realize that we tried to tackle too much at once.  If you are looking at […]

Are you the Keeper of the Family Story?

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Are you the Keeper of the Family Story?

Women often feel the weight of responsibility to maintain family connections and history.  We are the keepers of the social calendars, planners of family events, and coordinators of holidays.  Many times, we are the caretakers of relatives and the one on whom the downsizing and estate settlement responsibilities fall.   Generations of stuff It’s no […]

It’s Not Just About the Dining Room Table

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on It’s Not Just About the Dining Room Table

What to say to parents when they downsize and offer you family possessions… The holidays are right around the corner, and many of us are looking forward to gathering with family, near and far.  As we sit down together for the holiday feast, don’t let a discussion about the china cabinet or the dining room […]

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 […]