Monkey Bars … and they aren’t for exercising!

Do you know that 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle.  U.S.  Department of Energy.  Are you one of those families? Organizing your garage is a space that should not be neglected just because it’s not your day to day “living space.” Spring is here and…

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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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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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