Do The Most Important Thing FIRST

Do The Most Important Thing FIRST

Every day, do the most important thing first! I don’t recall where I learned this productivity tip, but it is quite effective for me. I admit I don’t always follow it, but when I’ve been procrastinating around a major or unpleasant task, it helps me to push through the inertia. Often I find that the […]

Life Without A Cell Phone

Life Without A Cell Phone

What did you feel when you read that title? Terror? Secret relief? Anxiety? Yes, I feel the same and got to feel all those things recently when I took an unexpected dip into the Ipswich River when my kayak and its contents overturned. Thankfully the water was only hip deep, but it was October in […]

Notes From A Recovering Perfectionist

Notes From A Recovering Perfectionist

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 […]

Organizing Your Wardrobe in Boston’s Summer-to-Fall Season

Organizing Your Wardrobe in Boston’s Summer-to-Fall Season

Utilizing the Idea of the Capsule Wardrobe This crazy weather…demanding both summer and fall clothes! Over the past month I have found myself having to pull out my light winter coat from storage one night, but then scrounging around for open-toe’d shoes and a summer dress another day. It’s been discombobulating to say the least, […]

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 […]