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What is virtual organizing? Virtual organizing is a process for getting organized through the use of telephone, email, photographs, Zoom Video Conference, FaceTime, or other technology. The primary difference between on-site organizing and virtual organizing is clients don’t have our hands to help you move and sort your items. “Our expertise, your hands.” It can…

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Is spending so much time inside making you go stir-crazy? Well with life outside seemingly on hold, this may be the perfect opportunity to make a few easy home improvements to transform your house into a nicer and more refreshed place to spend your days. From adding a pop of color to your front door…

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One of the proudest moments of my life occurred when my two children graduated from college.  Alex graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo/Architecture and Hannah from University of Oregon/Linguistics.  It was a bit nerve-racking to get from San Luis Obispo to Eugene to attend both ceremonies within 24 hours of each other.  And, their…

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In preparing for that special vacation or exciting first-time overseas travel adventure, have you looked at your startlingly tiny carry-on suitcase, wondering how the heck you will get all your clothes and belongings stuffed in it? Many travelers hope to save time and money by not checking luggage, which is a smart way to travel.…

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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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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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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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Finds the best place for all of her client’s belongings and recommends storage solutions to maximize her space. Provides her client with resources for donations and resellers. This makes it easier for her client to let go of the things she no longer uses or loves. Helps her client (a mom with a demanding career) organize her…

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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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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…

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