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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Children’s Important School Work

It’s really almost here … the First Day of School. Today is August 20th and many schools have started already. Are you ready? Or are you starting to feel overwhelmed by the routines, scheduled activities and the abundant of papers that will come into your home? Of course our children (and even parents) think all that paperwork is critically important…

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Simplify Your Life!

Recently, I’ve been doing some major reflection on issues in my life. There have been days when I feel like I’m on overload and my brain can’t take much more. Being a business owner and a single mom whose sole income supports the household has at times put me in “driven mode.” You know what that means. You keep going…

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31-Day De-Cluttering Challenge Check In!

By now you should be half way through this 31-Day De-Cluttering Challenge. How is it going? Are you able to each day gather the focused item and purge or are you finding reasons to hold onto them? Now please understand that just because I am suggesting an item each day for purging does not mean you need to purge if…

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31 Things You Can Toss in The Next 31 Days!

When I do speaking engagements as a Professional Organizer,  I always do them “hands on.” I want my audience to walk away with something they can physically do when they get home. So I’ll usually hand them a list of items that I want them to check off to see if they have them in their home. If they do,…

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Simplest Tip for Organizing!

Yesterday I spent a part of my day doing laundry. Don’t like to be doing work (unless totally necessary) on a Sunday. Saturday is my laundry and clean house day. But I was gone most of Saturday having a little fun with some neighbors and then tending to my mom’s needs. So Sunday was my laundry day. After I had…

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Organizing for the New Year!

I am not one that promotes or believes in New Years Resolutions. What pressure we place on ourselves with those Resolutions. First, we have the pressure of what our Resolution should be. Secondly, we put such pressure on ourselves to stick to this resolution. Of course when the New Year comes, we are all excited and eager to make changes….

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How to Stay Organized as a Way of Life

So many times we talk about how to get organized. Of course, that is a great topic to be discussing. But there are some who have gotten themselves organized (either on their own or by hiring a Professional Organizer) and now want some strategies on staying organized. Understand that there are many books and teachings in the market regarding organization…

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Simplify Your Life!

Let’s continue focusing on the preparation of your home as fall is coming upon us. Last week we talked about our kitchen. Hope you were able to apply some, if not all of those suggestions. Today I want to give you some overall ideas that can be applied to any room of your home. They are simple and straightforward. Give…

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Organizing Your Kitchen … in Preparation for the Holidays!

It’s hard to imagine that summer is over and fall is falling upon us. Kids are back to school … as well as myself and the Holidays really will be here before you know it. It’s really not too early to plan on getting your home ready for the Holidays and your out-of-state guests. Today I’d like to focus on…

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