Getting Started- How to Begin Organizing
Having Trouble Getting Started? You Aren’t Alone! This blog post sorta made me feel like a fraud as I sat, struggling to get started on this topic. Where do I begin? How do I get started organizing a project and maintain motivation? It’s so easy to distract myself with a little social media. Or, find … Read more
Mini Makeover-Pantry Organization Edition
I’m willing to bet that we all have a space that we struggle to keep organized. One area that frustrates me is my pantry. It always seems that I am shuffling things around and searching for ingredients when I need them. Sound familiar? Here is my 5-Step Method for organizing ANY space!
Managing Memories-How to Organize Photographs
Photo albums and boxes of pictures take up valuable space on shelves and closets. Sometimes, they take up premium headspace too. Where should you begin when it’s time to organize photographs?
Why Personal Directives Are So Important
What’s the Big Emergency Anyway? I recently spent 16 hours in the emergency department with my ill father. For the first 5 hours of our experience, he was on a stretcher in the hallway next to the ambulance receiving doors. So, worry aside, I had a constant stream of entertainment for the full moon shift. … Read more
Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter in 5 Easy Steps
Dealing with sentimental clutter is hard. If you want to know what to get rid of, you first need to know what to keep.
Downsizing Reality: No One Wants Your Stuff
The Downside to Downsizing I can still remember the look of shock on my Mom’s face. We were preparing my grandparents house for sale. When we arrived at the Royal Doulton figurines, Mom asked which one(s) I wanted. “None”, was my reply. My granddad had died and my grandmother was moving into a long term … Read more
How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe: A Beginners Guide
What’s Your Clutter Vice? As a professional Organizer, you would likely expect me to have my shit together. To have embraced minimalism and worship at the altar of Marie Kondo. Keeping only the objects that “spark joy”. I can honestly admit that my closet situation is out of control. Not only is space an issue, … Read more
Memento Mori: Modern Memorials
I recently loaded an app on my phone called WeCroak (http://www.wecroak.com). It sends me a notification, five times a day, reminding that I’m going to die. When the notifications come you can open the app to reveal a death-related quote. The creator of the app was inspired by a Bhutanese folk saying that: “To be … Read more