How much is too much?

I often get asked when working with clients the question “How much is too much of x?” It may be clothing, it may be crafting items, it may be serving platters.  There is no answer I can give!  It has to be determined by the owner of the items. If you have 2 huge closets but you have several bins … Read More

Alliteration for Making Things Easier

Alliteration is all around, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday and so on. It makes things easy to remember and creates a habit.  I’ve heard it on the Happier podcast recently and have read about it in other places too so I wanted to offer up a few ways you can make some alliteration slogans that make your life easier! Trouble paying … Read More

How much do you have?

We are all surprised sometimes by how much of one item we really do have.  If I said estimate how many pairs of socks you have – you may say 20.  But when you dump all the socks from all the locations onto the bed and tally up you have 62!  Um, that is 2 months worth! When things are … 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

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

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

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