Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Paper Shredding

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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]

Spring 2015 Free Shredding Events: Madison, WI Area

It’s time to get your shred on!  Here are links to Madison, WI area shredding events for Spring 2015. Better Business Shred Fest Other Free Shred Events What should I shred?  Click here for guidelines.

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: How to Reduce Junk Mail

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  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…. [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Your Messiest Area

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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: Create a Home for Donations

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle nudge? Subscribe {above} to my blog to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. These challenges are simple and super focused because I want you to succeed.  Mini-Challenge: Set up a Donation Station Welcome to my first video blog…..or vlog! The video isn’t perfect.  I had… [Read More]

Who Hires a Professional Organizer?

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Have you ever wondered who hires a professional organizer? You might be surprised by the wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances of people who need organizing help. Clients who have hired me… Might be your neighbor or a relative, but I’ll never tell because my services are completely confidential. Are everyday people with everyday lives…. [Read More]

Simple Solution For All Those Recipes You Want To Try

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I’m frequently searching for new recipes — collecting them from magazines and the internet with every intention of trying them. Without a system for recipe organization, however, they would become buried in a pile of papers and forgotten. But there’s an easy way to turn a pile of recipes into an organized collection you can actually… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Printed T-Shirts

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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]

5 Zones Every Kitchen Needs

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Our kitchens are typically the busiest room in the house. Whether you enjoy cooking or merely tolerate it, creating zones in your kitchen will make it a lot easier to find things. A kitchen zone is an area organized for a specific activity. Every kitchen should have five zones. Click here to learn the 5… [Read More]

Make Dinner Easy By Organizing Your Pantry

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Do you have a pantry or kitchen cabinets that are full of food, yet you have no idea what’s really there, let alone what to make for dinner? Then this is the perfect time to organize this area. Before you attack your pantry tell yourself it is not the time to beat yourself up or feel… [Read More]

Your Kitchen Is Big Enough If It Is Organized

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Do you wish you had a bigger kitchen or feel your storage is lacking? Stop looking at larger homes on the market and maximize your current storage space.  Hop on over to Clutter Interrupted to discover the 7 space maximizing tips.

Three Reasons Resolutions Don’t Stick And How To Overcome Them

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Happy New Year!  If you have found it difficult to keep resolutions in the past, this week my post at Clutter Interrupted will help you make your resolutions stick. There are three reasons resolutions don’t stick.  Join me over at Clutter Interrupted to read about the three reasons resolutions don’t stick and how to overcome them.

Gifts Should Not Be A Burden

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted.  This week it’s all about gifts. Have you been blessed by thoughtful and well-meaning gift givers? It feels good to receive gifts from loved ones, but then again, some gifts end up adding clutter to our homes. Click here for tips to help you stay more organized after unwrapping the… [Read More]

Where Do I Begin Organizing?

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  I’ve been a professional organizer since 2002. Many of my clients have told me that getting started is the most difficult part of the organizing process, especially when they have tried to organize on their own. If you find this to be true, I have three strategies that will help you not only start… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Toys/Games

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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]

4 Tips For Gift Wrapping The Easy Way

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted.  This week it’s all about gift wrapping. I have always envied those who have the gift wrapping “gene.” After decades of wrapping gifts, I still haven’t mastered corner creasing. Whether you are the Queen/King of gift wrapping, or somewhat challenged like me, I have some suggestions simplifying gift wrapping.  Find the… [Read More]

7 Tips To Prepare The Guest Bedroom For Holiday Guests

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. I can’t remember a Christmas when we haven’t had at least one guest in our basement. If overnight guests are heading your direction, here are some tips that will help you be prepared so you can enjoy their visit.  Head over to Clutter… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Guest Room

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe 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]

Help Your Spouse Become More Organized

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I am a contributor to Organizing Made Fun, an awesome organizing blog.  Here is what I wrote about this month. What if you thrive on organization and prefer a clutter-free home while your partner is the complete opposite and doesn’t seem to understand the importance of organization? It’s not an uncommon situation. As a professional… [Read More]

Gifts That Don’t Become Clutter

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week.   Have you started Christmas shopping? I used to dread it because I would get anxious about whether I bought the “right” gift. You wouldn’t believe how much time I spent returning gifts because I found something “better.” I’m a professional organizer; the last… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Earrings

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe 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]

Clutter Free for the Holidays

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Will you be entertaining family and friends during the holidays? If your home is cluttered, this might make you feel anxious. Removing clutter is a good way to start the organizing process and an important step in maintaining organization. As a professional organizer, I don’t recommend stashing… [Read More]

It’s fun to give things away!

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  A client wanted to donate this booster chair. I loaded it into my car, with the rest of her donations, for a drop-off at Goodwill on my way home. Unfortunately, Goodwill would not accept it due to liability issues.  Bummer!  It was certainly too nice to toss in the trash and I was sure… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Empty Jars

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe 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]

First, Lose The Guilt. Then Your Stuff.

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Fear can deter you from cutting the emotional ties to clutter.  In addition, the feeling of guilt may also sidetrack your attempts at downsizing.  Would you like some tips for overcoming guilt and freeing yourself from stuff?  Read about them at Clutter Interrupted.