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

Duplicity

I see this a lot in homes, a new bed is bought because well you need it and suddenly you decide the old one is still useful so you put it in the basement.  New couch? Well, let’s place the old one in the basement with the other couch that we actually bought for the space as a spare.  Because … Read More

Less is More

Less is more.  I see this statement a lot with organizing and minimalism articles, posts, advertisements and such. What does this really mean? Well, let me explain.  By less, this means less belongings in all areas.  Less paper, less clothing, less toys, less stuff and maybe less obligations that are negative.  When you have less stuff, it naturally takes less … Read More

Outer order contributes to inner calm.

“Outer order contributes to inner calm.”   Gretchen Rubin I love this quote.  Actually, I live this quote.  I help my clients create order in their homes to calm them.  Your environment does dictate how you feel and how you function in your space.  I can’t preach this enough that when things are organized, simple, and in control how much … Read More

Add a Power Hour

I have been “happily” listening to the Happier Podcasts by Gretchen Rubin.  She has several great books out there on happiness and living a better life.  In the attached link for Podcast #6 she speaks on having a power hour.  Atleast once a week, set aside one hour to do the mini tasks that you have put off.  Trust me, … Read More

Thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few days away.  It is this time of year that is the best reminder to us all to be thankful for what we have.  This holiday is being taken over literally by stuff.  Sales on stuff we really don’t need.  I am amazed by how much the marketing plays into the “you must have this” mentality. … Read More

It’s All about the Feet

For most people, they buy shoes when they are needed – that is for an event or to replace a type that is worn out such as sneakers, the work loafers.  Then there are the “shoe people” that buy shoes, well, just because.  It is a hobby finding more wonderful accessories to make good outfits great. Shoes should be gone … Read More

Room Function

So, we have all walked into a room and have said “how did it get this way?!”  We walk around and say why would my child put this in here?  Why does my husband do this in here? And so on.  When I help organize a room for someone, I am usually working with 1 person, carrying out their vision … Read More

Making Sense of Sentimental Clutter

Of all the things that I help declutter, sentimental items take the longest because each item jars a memory. And, there is no way I can determine if it should be kept or not. We all have something (or many things for that matter) that serve no purpose other than they remind us of someone, some place, an event – … Read More