Last March, I learned about a woman that identifies as a “Recovering Perfectionist”. I really liked that term. As I get older, the costs of perfectionism, such as anxiety or stress, outweigh my perceived advantages of it, that is, feeling in control. Can you relate? This woman also happens to be a professional organizer like […]
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 […]
As a Boston moving company and partner to Living Peace, we at Olympia Moving & Storage have seen that moving is the perfect opportunity to re-organize your life. In your new house, you can hit reset with your home design, belongings, and habits. However, if you’re looking for a new start, the process begins well […]
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 […]
Happy New Year Living-Peace Community! I write this on January 16th, the first new moon of 2018. The new moon marks the beginning of its waxing cycle; day two we can just see a sliver of glowing crescent, day 14 half a pie, until a month has gone by and the full moon lights 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 […]
Step 1: De-clutter. Step 2: Identify and Acknowledge what´s not working for you. Step 3: Repeat. Step 4: Non-Do. Step 5: Meditate Meditation is the final thing I practice on a regular basis that keeps me afloat. Literally, I live afloat on my sailboat, as a minimalist in the Boston Harbor. Through a lot of […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, continuing in her series on planners, Sara discusses the Self Journal and it’s many benefits in using to identify & meet your short-term and long-term goals, set intentions and create your daily plan. BestSelf Co. offers a pdf version. Give it a try!
In today’s Tuesday tip, Sara Valverde continues her series on using planners for goal setting, planning, and intention setting. Today she highlights the Desire Map Planner and mentions how it could be a benefit not only to enhancing your life but a great tool in your efforts towards organizing and ADD.
What’s for Dinner? Dinnertime comes every day, so how is it that we get caught off guard so often? Having a strategy is important because the alternatives like fast food restaurants or frozen meals aren’t always the healthiest of choices. Just like you plan for other activities at home and at work, we need to […]