2017 – A year of Less Stuff

If you are feeling overwhelmed with that state of clutter in your home, make 2017 a year of less stuff! There are so many ways you can do this so pick some or all of the items below to achieve your goal.  Try to let go of 1 thing per day to either a donation box or to trash/recycling. Choose … 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

Lose Tonnage

Lose Tonnage This was a previous years’ January Newsletter and because it is January again, well, it is a good read!  Enjoy! Let me first start by wishing you a Happy New Year!  If you are local, you are starting your year snowed in.  I am trying to be very productive on this snow day and completing this newsletter was … 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

Boxes

One thing I see a lot of while I am organizing is boxes!  Boxes from orders, boxes from shoes, boxes from electronics, and so on.  I am all for keeping boxes but there has to be a limit. Little boxes – grab a plastic bin or a large electronics box that you think you want to keep and fold in … Read More

Step 2….

What is step 2?  Maintenance, habits.  Getting organized is fantastic.  We go through everything, pare down on our belongings so we can enjoy what we have and use.  We also pick great homes for our items where it makes sense to store them, they fit and they look good hopefully by putting them in a basket or bin or neatly … Read More

The Basics of Getting Started

I think everyone wants to get organized but getting started is something else.  It is a BIG change.  I can assure you the discomfort of the process is worth the results. Things to remember – the stuff didn’t magically get there yesterday so tomorrow it won’t magically go away.  What may have been important to you years ago, isn’t now … Read More

Those Items You Didn’t Choose

Doing this business of organizing for 7 years, a LOT of stuff has been let go of.  I just love the bliss someone has over really doing it.  Stuff they have put blinders up to not see for literally years.  And then I come in, we pick each item up, we talk and then yay, the words “it can go” … Read More