Author Archives: Amber

The Heart of Organizing

    One thing I love about being an organizer is my clients that come across my path. All of their stories are different and all of their challenges resemble their stories. If I can bring hope, order, and a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Moving Tips from a Certified Professional Organizer

                  I’ve been helping people move and unpack now for twelve years and I frequently encounter the same questions and the same mistakes. So if I could only tell you ten pieces … Continue reading

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Are you organized?

Ten Statements to Gauge Your Organization Factor Ever wonder, am I really organized? Would someone say I’m organized? On occasion I show up to an organizing appointment and I walk in and after showing me their home, I’m wondering, “ … Continue reading

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Stuff or Systems: Which do you struggle with?

      The other day I was organizing a busy mom. Her kitchen, pantry and mudroom needed my help. As we were going through things she stopped and asked “ Amber, so is the problem too much stuff usually?” What … Continue reading

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Get Organized Before Hiring Your Handyman

Hiring a Handyman? Get organized first! One of the most requested service people I get asked about from my clients is a good handyman. Getting organized unearths several undone projects around a condo or house. Little things here and there … Continue reading

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7 Questions to Ask Before Black Friday

  Black Friday is for some, a tradition, religion, habit and a no brain brainer… why wouldn’t someone want amazing deals and sales? As a professional organizer, I cringe. If I could shut down all the stores for Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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Greeting Cards: Why are we keeping them?  

  With all communication going digital in this day and age, getting a piece of actual mail becomes a treasure and something rare. Whether the greeting card is tacked onto a present or sent in the mail, we get attached … Continue reading

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Emotions that Accompany Organizing

  Often professional organizers are quick to show before and after pictures of the spaces we organize. Photos flood professional organizing company websites as well as Instagram and Facebook pages. We want to show the beautiful results and the neat, … Continue reading

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How Sentimental Are You?

  Clients often say, “You have nothing sentimental.  I bet you throw everything out.”  That’s not true.  I just choose what to be sentimental about.  I choose what will add value, joy, and positive memories instead of allowing “everything” to … Continue reading

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Organizing Conference Take Aways

  Last week I was in Los Angeles for the National Association of Professional Organizer’s 2015 Conference. Each year about four hundred and fifty organizers gather to soak up education classes and industry trends. Thankfully the conference rotates around the country … Continue reading

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