NAPO 2018 Conference Recap

NAPO 2018 Conference Recap

Every year, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) holds a nationwide conference. It’s packed with education, networking, and a vendor expo to keep us organizers up-to-date on tools, trends, and digital software/apps. This past April, they decided to change up the format into more of a retreat-style offering, so the focus was […]

How to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things

How to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things

There comes a time when you have to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things. With my kids, it came when my son was around 8, and his bedroom floor was reduced to a one-layer high display of all of his put-it-together-yourself kits. Mini-trebuchets, papier-mache volcanos, replicas of pyramids and Lego fill-in-the-blank […]

Myth-Busting Minimalism: Radical Simplicity for Sentimental Folks

Myth-Busting Minimalism: Radical Simplicity for Sentimental Folks

When it comes to streamlining their life, my clients have expressed, “I’m too sentimental”. They want to simplify, but they get stuck trying to de-clutter their homes because they’re sentimentally attached to many of their belongings. To this, I respond, “You just need to be sentimentally smart!” Below, I offer 3 dilemmas and solutions to […]