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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6 Ways Clutter Affect Your Health!

“This doesn’t bother me. I’m ok with it.” “I’m doing this organizing project for my husband/wife.” “I’m able to find what I need.” “I know where everything is.”   Are these words or statements you have said in the past … or are currently saying? These are statements I hear many times from new clients. But today I want to…

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Keeping the Memory … Not the Item!

Working as a Health, Wellness and Organizational Coach helping individuals (mostly seniors) downsize, has shown me a reoccurring problem among this population. They are usually a couple or individual who has lived in their home for 30, 40, 50 and even 60 years and have many wonderful and precious “treasures.” The only problem is no one else looks at those…

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Organizing for the Holidays – What To Do In November!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just weeks away and Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner. Are you ready? Are you beginning to feel overwhelmed? Is there a pit in your stomach beginning to form? Are you dreading the Holidays … even at this point? Are you a “last minute” shopper? Well don’t let old habits get…

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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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Getting Ready For Spring With A Spring Cleaning Checklist!

It’s hard to believe that spring is a week away as we here in New England having a blizzard. Eugene is blowing through the Northeast. Regardless, that we are still dealing with the affects of winter, it is never too late to prepare for spring! It’s this time of the year that Professional Organizers hear from individuals wanting to begin…

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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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Small Steps/Big Results!

When we have organizational projects in our home, we can sometimes feel so overwhelmed by the massiveness of it. We become paralyzed and we stop in our tracks to only allow the clutter to get bigger and bigger. But there are some steps that can be taken that will help to STOP the clutter from even starting. But you must…

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