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Get Your Party On! (With an Organized Closet)

The holiday season offers an array of opportunities to get gussied up, but we need to be ready. No, frantic last-minute foraging in your closet for something to wear. Below are some Closet Organization 101 basic guidelines, which are especially useful during this busy time of year. Current Only Unless you have unlimited storage space,…

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Organization Tips for the “Kitchen Challenged”

If you are not one of those people who cannot wait to try out a new recipe, you know the type, a Julia Childs wannabe, then this blog is meant for you. In our circle of friends, there are the cooks, and then there are the “kitchen-challenged.” Often those in the latter category love to…

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With ADHD, How Can I Get Organized & Stay Organized?

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a perplexing condition for both those who have it and those who interact with them. Interestingly, the number of those diagnosed with ADHD is on the rise and has increased 42% over the last decade. So, how does one combat the ongoing disorganization that often goes hand in hand…

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Want in on a Secret?

When I started working as a Professional Organizer, I didn’t have a step-by-step process for working with my clients.  I quickly learned that it is as important to teach my clients organizing skills as it is to organize with them.  It is similar to the adage Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. …

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I agree and I disagree, Marie

Photo of book Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

You would have to be living under a rock (or a mountain of clothing) to have not heard about the new Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.  As a certified professional organizer, I was intrigued by Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  And, my clients…

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Decrease Clutter – 6 Strategies to Stop Accumulating

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Marie Kondo has been all over the media helping people to release what doesn’t “spark joy”.  Here are 6 strategies to keep clutter from returning to your home after you have Konmari’d it. 1. Play the waiting game. When you’re tempted to buy something on a whim, wait 24 hours. The typical impulse purchase seems…

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Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge

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Getting organized is one of the top two new years’ resolutions.  Getting started on that resolution is often a block.  If it is for you, I invite you to take the Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge.  It will get you started gently and quickly and much easier than taking on an entire room or…

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10 Organizing Practices to Keep You Organized in the New Year

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Getting organized is often the easy part. Staying organized is challenging for many people because it requires a change in your behaviors to create new habits that support your organizing systems.  Here are our top 10 organizing practices to keep you organized. 1.  One in—one out When something new comes into your home, something must leave.…

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Top 6 Excuses for Keeping Stuff

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Excuse #1: “I might need it someday.” Look at each item as though you were packing it (or not) for a move. Does it still have a purpose in your life today? Ask yourself, “If I were to move this item, where would it live in my home?” Why isn’t it living there in your…

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20 Questions to Ask About Your Stuff

Do you struggle with letting go of your stuff?  Here are 20 questions you can ask yourself about your stuff that might help you decide to let go: Practical Questions 1. Is it useful or beautiful to you? 2. Is it a duplicate? 3. Is this the best place for it? 4. When’s the last…

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