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Be prepared for an extended absence from your family

Several situations require individuals to be away from home for a long period of time. If a family member is in the military and is deployed for months without coming back home, plans need to be made for their absence. A family member may need to receive medical treatment or surgery and be away from […]

November Tips and Tricks

Quote of the Month “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattle What caught my attention most […]

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Organizing Your Craft Or Sewing Room

Few things are more frustrating than grabbing a ball of yarn and finding a tangled mess. Looking through drawers of supplies and not finding what you want is another source of distress. Try a new method of keeping your supplies in an orderly fashion, which goes a long way to creating your ideal crafting or […]

Clutter-free gift giving

Like it or not, the season of gift giving is just around the corner. This year, try to “think outside the gift box.” Now is the time to start thinking about clutter-free gifts. While getting your own clutter under wraps, try not to add to the clutter of others. Think like a minimalist, and do […]

Tips and Tricks October 2014

Quote of the Month “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe The next time you feel overwhelmed, pause, take a deep breath and focus on right now – right where you are now. Then, based upon the amount of time that you have at that moment, do what you can. […]

Switching closets for cold weather clothes

As the leaves start to fall from the trees, you know it is time to tackle the bedroom closets. Every spring and fall we all dread that closet change. Here are some tips to make things a little easier. Many people think that they have to empty out the closet first. The only time I’d […]

Tips to help you downsize to a smaller home

Downsizing can be a tough time for many people. The move often causes a person to leave a lot of memories behind, along with friends in the old neighborhood. The perceived trauma of a move can make it difficult for people to get started and many people have no idea where to begin. Start with […]

Tips and Tricks

Tips & Tricks September 2014   Quote of the Month “People often complain about lack of time when the lack of direction is the real problem.” Zig Ziglar   Ouch – this one hurts. Does that mean it’s MY FAULT that things don’t get done? This reminds me of another saying that goes “Fail to plan, […]

Just Say No!

Do people ask you to do things that you are not truly prepared to handle? Are you already overwhelmed, but you want to help others because you are kind? Do people put unnecessary pressure on you for favors? Do you find yourself volunteering to do a favor when you know you shouldn’t? Part of getting organized […]

Why hire a professional?

As a professional organizer, I often see situations that have gotten completely out of hand. Other times, a client is temporarily overwhelmed and just has no time to put a home or office in order. Either way, how can you tell if you need to hire a pro rather than organize yourself? Professional organizers are […]