Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

True Confessions: This Professional Organizer’s Pitfalls

  I was recently asked, “What’s your organizing weakness?”  or better yet  “What’s the one area of your home that would surprise people that you don’t have organized? “ Two things come to mind and I’m a bit embarrassed to … Continue reading

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This Professional Organizer wears Pink!

  Five years ago this month, I heard the dreaded words from my doctor “ You have breast cancer.” I will never forget that day, that moment, that fear. In an instant my world came crashing down and all things … Continue reading

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Decision Making: How to Become More Decisive

  Have you ever stopped and thought about how many decisions take place during an organizing session? I would say hundreds even thousands of decisions are made in a matter of a session in one day. Either my customer is … Continue reading

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Being Mindful of Others

                Over the summer, I attended a very large leadership conference. I believe there was close to seven thousand people at this two day event. You could imagine the parking lots were completely … Continue reading

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Breaking Up with Stuff

              Break ups, splits, getting dumped, divorce, moving out, moving on brings some of the worst emotional pain imaginable. I’ve been there and have done it three times in the last three years. I’d … Continue reading

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Organizing the Intangible

                  Have you ever felt disorganized virtually or electronically? Whether it is email, photos, or files, being disorganized in any of these areas drives me bonkers as if they were mounds of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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