Simple Colors

I recently took a vacation to a cute little town in Vermont.  During my stay at a B&B, my husband noted the mugs and dishes used from the pottery place up the road.  We decided to stop in to check it out. Walking in, it felt like what a massage would look like.  All white walls, light pine floors and … Read More

The Maybe’s

How much of your clutter is “the maybe’s?”  Maybe I will take a trip there.  Maybe I will use that in a project.  Maybe I will fit into those pants again.  These are the things we have questions on and weigh us down with indecision. So, where does all the current trip planning, current projects and current pants stand out?  … Read More

Monitor it!

We are still in January so the hope of succeeding with our New Years goals is still there.  How can you make sure you are on task?  Monitor it! Find a way to check off on some frequency the tasks that move you towards completion on a task.  If you want to lose weight, make a checklist for exercise 3x/week, … Read More

‘Tis the Season of Sharing

‘Tis the Season of Sharing With the Holiday Season here, it becomes a sea of purchases, receipts and parties.  I think it a great time to share what we have but don’t need.  Create a season of sharing by letting go of belongings no longer loved or needed with those that can love and use them! Got too many clothes?  … Read More

NAPO 2017 Conference

NAPO Conference 2017 Well, I just got back from the 2017 National Association for Professional Organizers conference in Pittsburgh.  This is only my second time attending but both times have been a wealth of information and a sea of organizers!  I plan on attending more sooner rather than later. As organizers, we have the ability to take a variety of … Read More

Movie Time

Movies, most people love to watch movies.  The stories they tell, the enjoyment they bring.  We all have our favorites, right?!?  Well, we can’t love them all. If you buy a lot of movies then chances are you have a large library of movies at home.  And chances are you may have some in formats that you no longer use … Read More

Habits are Helpful!

Habits can be super helpful.  They can solve a whole host of problems.  The key it to only change one habit at a time, make it easily attainable and commit to giving it a fair go for atleast 3 weeks – no excuses. The reasoning is that it if you try to focus on changing a lot of things at … Read More


Limits are super helpful when you have an area that you just can’t seem to keep in check.  Limits can be for your time, money, things, relationships; almost anything. A great quote on limits is from “The Power of Less” by Leo Babauta.  “A life without limits is taking a cup of red dye and pouring it into the ocean, … Read More

40 Bags in 40 Days!

I can’t take credit for this but what a great way to purge.  There is an idea sheet as well as a tracking sheet so you can plan small purging/declutting activities in 40 areas so you can let go of 40 or more bags of stuff!  For example, go through socks and underwear – purge old/ratty ones and there you … Read More

Managing the Mail

Delivered daily, it is a system that needs constant maintaining.  Why is it so hard to keep it from turning into ugly piles of papers all around the house?  Here are the best tips to keep it in order:  Have a mail bin located closest to where you enter the house.  It can be a large basket,  wall bin, spot … Read More