I Love It When My Clients Make These Statements

I enjoy working with clients and seeing them benefit from their hard work and focus. There are three phrases clients regularly exclaim that prove organization is worth the effort. 1. “That’s where that is, I’ve been looking all over for it!” This exclamation is music to my organizing ears. Clients are super excited and relieved… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Challenge: Reduce Mail Tip #4

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Simply subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on decluttering a tiny area of your home…. [Read More]

How Do You Work Up the Courage To Get Rid of Stuff?

How do work up the courage to get rid of stuff?  It’s rather frightening for many of us, isn’t it? When I’m contacted for hands-on organizing assistance, I always ask if they are ready to let go of stuff.  It’s crucial for you to be ready and in the right frame of mind in order… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail Tip #3

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Simply subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on decluttering a tiny area of your home…. [Read More]

You’re Gonna Want To Do This First

Who doesn’t love the container aisle with their lovely selection of useful tubs?  So much potential, so many different options.  You may salivate over the containers thinking they are the {easy} answer to all your clutter woes. Hold up there my organizing friends.  I  have {possibly} unwelcoming but money saving news for you.  You’ve gotta… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail Tip #2

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on decluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Reduce Mail, Tip #1

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on decluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

What To Do When You’ve Run Out of Space

Uh-oh!  You’ve run out of space in your closet, junk drawer, bookshelf or {insert the name of the space here}.   Should you squeeze and squish more stuff into the space, encroach upon other available spaces, leave the stuff out, use the floor for storage or start looking at larger homes? Please, for the sake… [Read More]

No Clutter Gift Guide

What do you get the person that has everything…..or the person that literally has EVERYthing?!   It can actually be easier to find and give gifts that don’t add clutter because there are plenty of options. Click here for my clutter-free gift giving guide.  There is sure to be something for everyone on your list…. [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Mini-Challenge: Receipts

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

My dad turned 88!

This guy!  He doesn’t look a day over 70, but he recently turned 88. Birthdays are a time to celebrate and treat yourself.  I tend to find ways to celebrate without buying ‘stuff.’  Who needs more stuff, right? Dad’s (Rex’s) celebration went like this…… His absolute, favorite meal is breakfast so off we went to his… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Holiday Gift List

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Schedule a Donation Pickup

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

When Cute Becomes Clutter

Clients will tell me they don’t need a particular item yet they have the hardest time letting it go because it’s soooo cute!   The cuteness factor probably enticed you buy things that eventually became cute clutter. An organizing colleague, Jamie Novak, uses the acronym (C.U.T.E.) Can’t Use This Ever to describe cute things. When… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Create a Grocery List

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

How to Help Someone in Need of Organizing Assistance

Let’s say you have a friend or relative who needs organizing assistance and they ask you for your support. Consider it an honor — it probably wasn’t easy for them to ask you. Here are some guidelines to follow if you want to be as supportive as possible: 1. When you enter their home, do… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Return a Borrowed Item

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Is it Worth Something?

My father-in-law delivered my husband’s childhood collection to our home during a recent visit.  They both thought they may be worth something….since they are very old and in good condition. I had my doubts.  What do you think? Although most of our possessions are worth something this doesn’t mean we have to hang onto them… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Coupons

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

When is it Time to Ask for Organizing Help?

It’s hard to ask for help regardless of what you need. But sometimes it’s difficult to move forward without it. I receive calls for organizing assistance when the person calling isn’t able to organize on their own. They may have tried to organize on their own, but ended up feeling defeated. Has getting organized been… [Read More]

Weekend-Mini Organizing Challenge: Nail Polish

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: One File Folder

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Organizing Workbench Chaos

Recently my husband’s workbench looked like this. The mess was a result of a frustrating electrical problem with his boat trailer.  The problem plagued him for a week, but now the trailer lights are working properly. Doug and I have different personalities.  I consider him practically a perfectionist yet he can still function when his… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Top of Washer/Dryer

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Organizing Challenge: Bath Towels and Wash Cloths

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]