Summer! Take A Deep Breath. Reevaluate.

“We don’t have to do it all.  We can’t do it all.  We are better for it when we don’t try to do it all.” – Courtney Carver I am nervous to post this blog.  You will have one of three reactions when reading this post: Believe it is negative, feel it is depressing, and […]

Spring “Cleaning” – Be Realistic

“We don’t have to do it all.  We can’t do it all.  We are better for it when we don’t try to do it all.” – Courtney Carver March 21st is coming upon us rapidly, and although for me, this date has significant meaning (our daughter’s birthday) for many, this date conjures up a season […]

Take Control of Your Financial Data

“Office clutter is almost always a paper problem.” Peter Walsh   Data is one of three criteria a Professional Organizer can assist clients.  Data is anything in regards to paper and photographs.  Today let’s talk about paper, more specifically financial and sensitive documents.  I almost can hear your heavy sigh, but it’s time to dig […]

Calling Me Out

“I will hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection.” – Emily Ley Okay, confession time, I am completely overwhelmed and in need of a reset.  I am doing too much, and in turn I am putting myself last.  This, of course, is proving to be a poor decision.  Why?  Well, we all know […]

Use Your 15 Minute Basket

“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” – Peter Walsh.   Function versus perfection.  What is keeping you from beginning, or staying on the path leading to a simpler life?  In most cases, the answer has much to […]

Are you ready?

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  Don’t complain.  – Maya Angelou   “How long will this process take?”  This is a frequent question I receive in regards to organization. The quick answer is simple, “It is up to you.”  Truth be told, the more detailed answer […]

Back-to-School: Be Prepared

“Structure doesn’t destroy your creative impulses; rather, it allows them to flourish.” – Julie Morgenstern   I know, I know!  This is a post many of you do not want to see yet.  However, it is time!  BACK TO SCHOOL is upon us sooner than you may think.  We have 4 weeks (20 week days) […]

Create a Home

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be useful.” – William Morris   There are three parts to organization, which include: objects, data, and time.  Objects include anything three dimensional – clothing, books, toys, etc.  Data includes paper and photos.  Data, by far, is the most […]

Plan to Eat

“It happens every night, be ready, plan to eat.” – Unknown   “I don’t have time in my life to unclutter, then organize.”  My response, “How often do you go to the grocery store each week?”  In a typical family’s schedule, the amount of time consumed going to the grocery store multiple times a week […]

Write it Down

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey   I believe in simplicity.  Function over perfection.  You do not have to have the latest and greatest gadget in order to get organized.  Let’s talk about time!   We all have the same 24 hours in […]