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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Out Your Closet

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Out Your Closet

You’ve decided to tackle your textiles.  Congratulations! Cleaning out your closet is a struggle for many. Time to gather a few bags or boxes and dive in.  There are a few approaches you can take when preparing for a purge.  You can remove items one at a time and assess.  I recommend creating piles-Donate, Consign, … Read more

Coping with Grief-Working & Thriving Through Loss

Coping with Grief-Working & Thriving Through Loss

Love & Grief Today marks two years since I last heard my Mom say, “I love you.” Two years since I last felt her loving embrace, smelled her unique scent and kissed her goodbye. I miss her so very much. Although I am no longer lost in my grief, it never goes away. It never … Read more

Powerful Relationships-Earn Trust as an Organizer

Powerful Relationships-Earn Trust as an Organizer

“A house is not a home without a dog.” Many of the clients I work with have pets.  I love pets.  You can guarantee that I want to know their names and, at some point, will dialogue with them.  Or, for them.  This is a story about a dog.  I’ll call him Nugget.  That’s not … Read more

Fridge Organization Ideas Made Easy

Fridge Organization Ideas Made Easy

How often should we go through our fridges to check for expired food? Disorganized fridges lead to food waste. A few simple fridge organization ideas can change that!  I recommend using a first in, first out (FIFO) approach with food.  Rotate older items towards the front of fridge shelves so they are front of mind, … Read more

Buy Nothing Groups-Feel Good Ways to Save Money

Buy Nothing Groups-Feel Good Ways to Save Money

As an Organizer I see, firsthand, VAST amounts of stuff. We are mega consumers. I physically remove and transfer boxes (and boxes) and bags (and bags) of donatable items to charities and other organizations. Much of which will end up for resale. I’m fond of the proverb-Charity begins at home. One’s first responsibility is for … Read more

Gentle Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Gentle Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s 10:43am. I’m writing this from a nest of duvets in my bed. I’m rocking a nightgown and, as of yet, am unbathed. My hair can best be described as OMG. In short, I have the winter blues. Every year I find myself wandering around aimlessly in these “lost days” after the holiday rush. When … Read more

Stress Free Organizing for Living Together

Stress Free Organizing for Living Together

So, you’re shacking up. Taking the plunge. Making a commitment and merging your lives (and possessions) into one unit. Congratulations! There are many reasons why people move in together. Organizing for living together doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you are a couple, blending a family, roommates or a caregiver, it’s important to address the … Read more

Deck the Halls?-Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Deck the Halls?-Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas? I’m not going to lie. Holidays are a difficult time for me. Emotionally speaking. I’m a bit of a Grinch. I find the season over-commercialized, wasteful and just a little bit tacky. I know, Bah Humbug. There ARE certain things I find charming like: little boys dressing up in clip … Read more

5 Easy & Family Friendly Ideas for a Safe  Halloween

5 Easy & Family Friendly Ideas for a Safe Halloween

If you are feeling that Halloween is a tricky situation this year, you aren’t alone. If you decide to take your kids out then great! Or, if you stay at home and pull the curtains closed, that’s great too! It’s a difficult decision for parents. Either way, Halloween can still be a treat! See what … Read more

Practical Ways to Organize for Aging in Place

Practical Ways to Organize for Aging in Place

Talking ’bout a renovation! 10 years ago, when my husband and I purchased our current home, we knew that it would be our forever spot. The place that we would raise our family. Watch the sunrises together in our retirement. Mint juleps & rocking chairs. We plan on aging in place. Other than the glorious … Read more