Is “Sparking Joy” the Right Question to Ask When De-Cluttering?

When Marie Kondo published her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I was asked by many of my clients what my thoughts were on this book.  Then when she released her Netflix series many more were intrigued with this new process and questioned whether it had increased my business. I cannot say her writings and TV show expanded my…

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You Have the Greatest Power Given to Man!

Do you know that you have the greatest power given to man and that is the power of choice! Sometimes there are circumstances in our lives that cause us to believe we do not have a choice.  We have to accept the circumstance and situation as it is and we have no power to change.  That is a lie ……

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The Home Organizing Tool Kit

  When the seasons change, it seems that we have motivational changes either to our home or our health.  But when the Spring season comes, I find that most people have that motivation to tackle organizing projects in their home.  The windows open up more for that fresh air, we do “spring” cleaning and make the decision to tackle those…

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Clutter and Thoughts … Do They Correlate?

I just started reading a book by Dr. Caroline Leaf called “Think Learn Succeed … Understanding and using your mind to thrive at school, the workplace and life.” It’s quite fascinating the research she has done for over 20 years about what we put in our mind, what we keep in our mind and what we speak out.  It’s not…

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Is Your Disorganization Chronic or Situational?

With stress being the number one health crisis of our time, it’s a no wonder that it’s growing. We have become such a busy society/family running from one activity to another.  Never having down time as a family.  Kids are involved in a multitude of activities and sports.  Parents are serving on multiple non-profit boards, working overtime and trying to…

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GOALS NOT RESOLUTIONS!

So many have been trying to come up with New Year’s Resolutions.  Are you?  I don’t and don’t encourage them.  We make them only to feel a level of frustration … especially when it only last’s a few weeks. What I like to encourage is setting a goal or goals and doing a paradigm shift in thinking.  What would you…

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Tips for organizing your garage

Organizing a Garage

The weather here in New England is still nice enough to do some outside and garage work.  I’m sure by now, the outside furniture, hoses, umbrellas, etc are finding their way into the basement or garage … or soon to be.  If they go into the garage, it’s a great time to be sure your garage is organized and able…

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What Memories Are Hindering Your Organizing Progress?

“Listen – what you are talking about are memories — just memories.  You have to put them in a shoebox and retire them.  One thing I’ve learned is that everyday is a new thing; a chance to start again.  Give life a chance.  Grab a hold of it now.” From the Walton’s Show I am such a lover of the…

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Making De-Cluttering Decisions!

Many times when working with clients they are only able to get to 3 – 4 hours worth of work accomplished. It’s not that the physical work is so exhausting. It’s their mind that is tired. They are tired from making decisions about what to keep, what to give away or what to donate. It’s really the emotional exhaustion they…

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January is Get Organized Month!

With January being GET ORGANIZED MONTH, I have a treat for you for the next 30 days. Each day you will receive an organizing tip that will be simple and easy to implement. So come back to my website each day for organizing tips to give you a fresh start for 2015! Here is your first tip: Once a quarter…

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