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Get Your Child Organized for College

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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The 5 Most Efficient Packing Methods

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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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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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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10 Ways How a Professional Organizer Impacts Their Client’s Life

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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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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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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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