Organinzing with Your Kids: Your Role

For all you frustrated parents out there who think that the playroom will never be clean unless you do it all yourself, I have good news. As a preschool teacher, I have learned that children are entirely capable of cleaning up their own toys (and not just by dumping them all in a hidden spot).  […]

Tossing the Bouquet

Thursday was my 8th wedding anniversary, and I’m finally ready to toss the bouquet…for good. My wedding bouquet was beautiful- orange and cream roses, fresia and dark orange tulips.  It was perfect for me and for our wedding day.  It was also a gift from my dear friend Leslie. I’ve kept it all these years.  […]

Tips to Building New Habits

Perhaps you are preparing to make some changes in the new year.  I’m not an advocate for New Year’s Resolutions, but for building new habits, one at a time. Whenever you decide to built a new habit, here are some tips to help you achieve your goal: Tie your new habit to an old habit.  […]

One Habit at a Time

Getting organized is a lot like losing weight.  Slow and steady is the best way to make lasting changes.  We want to see results fast, but when we expect ourselves to change so many habits at once, we set ourselves up for failure.  The results won’t last and you’ll find yourself actually gaining clutter, whether […]

Time Management 101 – A Planner that Works for YOU

Time Management 101 – A Planner that Works for YOU

Feeling like you need to get a better handle on your schedule even though you already have a calendar? Maybe what you are using isn’t the best fit for you. I recently discovered this for myself. For the past few years, I’ve been using a Palm Pilot. It’s cute and blue and shiny and always […]

What exactly do we do as professional organizers?

Someone once asked me if a professional organizer is “just a parent-figure telling people to ‘Go clean up your room!’”   No. Not even close.   Professional organizers may be experts, but we will never scold you like a parent. Instead, we will guide you along a path. We will:   Ask you questions to help […]

“What does body image have to do with your home?”

I confess that I struggle with my weight, and for that reason I intentionally don’t subscribe to magazines that show women with "ideal" figures.  I’ve been working hard on getting healthy and I don’t want to sabotage that momentum by comparing my body to what it will never be. So when I was in a […]