Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

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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7 Ways to Create Extra Time to Exercise

  Prep lunch food on Sundays for the week, so assembling lunches during the week takes less than a minute. Create an organized lunch shelf in your pantry and your refrigerator so it’s grab and go during the week. Lay … Continue reading

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When Hobbies Overtake Our Space

  I was reminded this week of a home I walked into many years ago in the beginning of my business. When I stepped into the front door, I was greeted with a quilting loom. At least I believe it … Continue reading

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Time to Let Go: Amber’s Journey

  I’m in the middle of a house project, renovating my basement, and I was forced to get through things in storage, in my crawl space and closets. As I was pulling things out and going through bins, all of … Continue reading

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8 Mistakes to Avoid While Tackling An Organizing Project

  So the day and hour has arrived. You have blocked off time to tackle the organizing project that has been on your to do list for months. I’m glad you are ready to dive in and start making headway … Continue reading

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Grandma was Organized

Reflections on Grandma This last week, I lost my grandma. She was a beautiful woman and lived ninety-four years – a very long life. As the funeral has taken place and the reality has set in that I’ll never be … Continue reading

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3 Lessons on Letting Go

Whether you’re letting go of stuff, clutter, a negative thought, person or dream, letting go is not easy. For some of us, pitching our old records or childhood doll is easy. For others, dismissing a thought or goal is easy. … Continue reading

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Progress: Getting back up after Falling

We are in the middle of September and three quarters of the year is over. Think back to New Year’s when 2013 was a new clean slate with potential and goals. We hopefully reached some of those goals and have … Continue reading

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Clutter Confessions and the Storage Solution [Guest Post]

Let’s face it. We all have the same propensity to amass junk, or “the excess” as I like to call it. This excess consists of items that at one point or another seemed necessary. Eventually however, it slowly begins to … Continue reading

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