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 […]

Acts of Love

Acts of Love

My grandmother was an amazing woman who loved red lipstick (and nail polish, her family and God), and opened her arms to anyone who needed it. She was a beloved matriarch who lived to the age of 92. One of the touching items I inherited from her was a sketched portrait of her as a […]

Book Review: A Year To Clear

Book Review: A Year To Clear

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 […]

“Keep, Toss, Donate” vs. SWABS

There are many different ways that people go about an organizing project. We all start with a vision of how we wish our space would work. Then we need to get down and dirty by going through our “stuff” and getting rid of anything we can part with. Although most of the time we all […]