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Posts by Anne Blumer

5 Tips on how to be an Ideal Houseguest

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Here are 5 houseguest etiquette tips to get you invited to visit again and again. 1.  Be thoughtful and grateful. Bring a small gift that you think your hosts will enjoy.  Such as a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, or something representative of your hometown.  Or, treat your host to a dinner out. …

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5 Ways to Prepare for Overnight Houseguests

How to be a Memorable Host to your Houseguests 1.  Welcome! Hopefully, you can be home when your guests arrive.  However, sometimes that is not possible due to work or other commitments.  Have a spare key available and tell guests where you hid it if you won’t be home when they arrive.  Or, if you have…

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD

When you have ADHD you feel like you are the only who feels the way you do.  I’m sharing a client story (with her permission) and maybe after reading it, you won’t feel as alone. Angela discovered and communicated to me that she was diagnosed with ADHD when her son was diagnosed with ADHD. When…

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Our Top 3 Questions about Time and Budget on Organizing Projects

As with most professions, fees vary widely based on experience, geographic location, and the type of services requested. Many organizing and productivity professionals charge by the hour, while others offer packages or charge by the project.  The top 3 questions we are asked about time and budget on organizing projects are: #1.  How long will it…

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Organizing Survey

We surveyed a few of our clients about their experience with organizing.  I’m sharing the results of our survey because sometimes we hear from client’s that they think they are the only one who feels the way they do about their disorganization.   We want you to know, you are not alone!Here is what we learned.…

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7 Strategies for Maximizing a Smaller Footprint

It seems everywhere I read on social media the message is downsizing and go minimal.  Often that isn’t as easy as one hopes.  If you have run out of space, here are 7 strategies to maximize your smaller footprint or any footprint. Strategy #1 Edit Your Belongings: Follow our proven and easy to implement 5 Steps…

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How to Prepare for Your Strategy Session with SolutionsForYou

Don’t change anything about your physical space! We need to see your current state of organization to understand your relationship with your stuff and how it is contained.   Do think about answers to the following questions: What do you think are your barriers to getting organized? What is not working? What part of your environment feels most…

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Permission is the Key

Recently I was asked, “When did you find your voice and how do you help your clients find their voice?”  What powerful questions!  I thought about how to answer those two questions for weeks.  Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day Vera Katz, former Mayor of Portland declared June 14th John Mosser Day. John was…

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