Death cleaning, you say? A technique originating in Sweden (“Dostadning”), death cleaning is a way to decrease your possessions over time so that your next of kin has much less to deal with (e.g. “get rid of”) after you pass away. According to an article in the New York Post, “In Sweden, people start the […]
I was fortunate to attend a presentation a couple years ago to our local NAPO (National Association for Professional Organizers) chapter by Stephanie Bennett Vogt about clearing your home with spaciousness and intention. Stephanie is a leading space-clearing expert, international speaker, and blogger/author. I recently read her book A Year To Clear, “a journey of […]
Not all projects and causes of disorganization are the same, some simple and part of the everyday and others, well bigger and more emotional. In today’s Tuesday tip, Melissa shares insights and wisdom on the importance of being gentle and compassionate with yourself as you go through the organizing process.
As we move into the holiday season, many of you may be feeling a certain amount of dread or overwhelm as planning kicks in, not to mention all the advertising, sales and commercials everywhere you turn. Now that my kids are older, I can choose to ignore some of the marketing, but I remember how […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Melissa Belliard, Living Peace professional organizer talks about using counter space and organizing a corner on your counter for use according to need and frequently used. Taking her suggestion and applying your specific need, you can have a little corner that works for you!
For those of you who have a lot of art supplies for yourself and/or your kids, here are some ideas on how to organize them. Keep in mind who will be accessing them and if the storage is easy to utilize. Remember that the more steps there are like removing the bin, then opening/closing bins […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Melissa Belliard talks about the challenges faced by Empty Nester’s and offers some pointers to navigate through the process and reclaim your space. Want more resources? Melissa is sharing her webinar, “5 Top Challenges for the Empty Nester” with you. Click the link below to access the webinar, tools and downloads. […]
I admit it, I’m a fan of reading memoirs about positive changes in people’s lives. Whether it’s about weight loss, finding themselves again after a major life downfall, or decluttering, I love reading about their process and how they motivated themselves to move forward. It’s usually never a linear progress, but more often one step […]
The first week of August is national Simplify Your Life week. As a Professional Organizer, this is music to my ears! Since most of us could probably afford to simplify our lives, here are some suggestions to try out. Even if you just do it for that week, wouldn’t it be a fun experiment? Maybe […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer talks about how important it is to build in rewards for ourselves as we go through the process of organizing and offers some suggestions as you work through your organizing projects.