Scarves got you tied up?

I’ll admit that I’m addicted to scarves.  I blame it on my Inner French Girl! They don’t disappoint me when I gain weight, they cover a multiple of sins, they jazz up old outfits, create multiple looks when added to the same basic pieces, reclaim bad-hair days, brighten my mood– what’s not to love? But […]

Happy CUYI Week!

Happy Clean Up Your Inbox Week (January 25-29)!  I’m not kidding.  Marsha Eagan, Email Productivity Expert, created this week 3 years ago as a way of challenging us to rethink how we use email. According to her press release (1/6/10), it is estimated that 247 BILLION email messages are sent EACH DAY. That is the […]

Create space to grow in your home, in your life

I’m very excited to be working with 3 different groups this January to offer Healing Your Home: Releasing, Cleansing, and Healing Your Space. The first event is tomorrow, Saturday, January 9th at the Newbury Town Library. See our event calendar for details. I feel very passionately about this topic because it speaks to the deep […]

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.  […]

…and a partridge in a pear tree

12 drummers, 11 pipers, 10 lords, 9 ladies, 8 maids, 7 swans, 6 geese, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves, and don’t forget the 5 golden rings.  Do you think this is a bit excessive?  People who know me know that I’m all for glitter and I love this time of year […]

The Giver Always Receives More

The Giver Always Receives More

At this time of year, we are surrounded by the spirit of giving and generosity. As a Professional Organizer, I have experienced that every day, with every client, we have the opportunity to both give and receive gifts of exceptional value.  We give our clients two things: our attention and our advice. However, when framed […]

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 […]

Sticking With Velcro

This week I came across two new Velcro interventions!  Car Note Pad with suction cup (found in a closet) The instructions say to wet the suction cup and apply to the windshield but this didn’t work for me – obstructing my view and the suction didn’t hold.  I bought some adhesive-backed Velcro, applying a strip […]

Vampires – Good or Bad?

Vampires – Good or Bad?

I couldn’t resist sinking my teeth into this topic as the teens in my life breathlessly anticipate tonight’s screening of New Moon   (the film based on Stephanie Meyer’s hit novel.)   My vote:  Edward = GOOD     Energy vampires = BAD  You know the ones I’m thinking of – the people, places, activities, behaviors and things that […]