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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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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Organizing and Preparing for Christmas!

It is really hard to believe that Thanksgiving was just 4 days ago and Christmas is a little over 3 weeks away AND I’m not ready … at least with my shopping. I have purchased two gifts thus far but have still a whole list to go. Last night I sat down to begin putting together my dinner menu for…

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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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Excuses or Procrastination … No Difference!

Get Organized Month! Tip #8. Something I would like to caution you against is listening to those voices that are aiding you in not making decisions when decisions need to be made. As you are de-cluttering and doing some much needed purging, be aware of these voices inside your head that are perhaps guiding you in the wrong direction. •…

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Mind Your Mind!

Here is your second Organizational Tip for our Get Organized Month! As you begin to tackle an organizational project, one of the first things to consider is your mind clutter. You need to “mind your mind.” Here are three voices that you should listen for as you are organizing and de-cluttering. Voice #1 – “It’s still good.” Voice #2 –…

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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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Are You “Dashing Through the Snow?”

Wow, it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and Hanukkah and Christmas are right around the corner.  Two weeks from tomorrow is Hanukkah and three weeks from this Thursday is Christmas.  Are you ready?  I cannot say that I am. So what are some organizational ideas or tips that can make the next few weeks smooth, easy and enjoyable?…

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Move, Moving, Have Moved!

This is the time of year where Moving Companies are busy as can be.  I know I’ve been helping seniors make moves into Independent Living facilities. Moving can be exciting.  But it can also be filled with stress.  How can you reduce the stress associated with moving?  BY PREPARING! What are some of the ways you can be prepared? First…

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