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 […]
When I tell people I’m an organizer, a lot of them say, “Oh, that’s so cool! So…you help people de-clutter and organize their stuff?” Yes I do, especially when one is going through a life transition – where chaos can strike – such as downsizing, starting a new job, or introducing a new family member. […]
Do you have any of the following in your bedroom? • Piles of clothes on a chair that aren’t dirty but you haven’t hung back up yet • Several shopping bags filled with stuff to put away or returns to take back • Piles of unread books, magazines and/or mail • Piles of folded or […]
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 […]
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, Living Peace Professional Organizer Gabriela Burgman chats about Virtual Organizing, a little about how it works, the benefits and highlights ways you’ll know if this approach would be right for you.
In today’s Tuesday tip, Melissa Belliard, Living Peace Professional Organizer talks about how important it is to build in rewards for ourselves as we go through the process of organizing and offers some suggestions as you work through your organizing projects.
Scanning your photos yourself or getting them professionally scanned can be expensive and stressful if you don’t know what you are doing or what questions to ask. So let’s dig in … Why Scan? Scanning your photos is a great way to create not only a backup of your printed photos but an easier way […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, we continue to share a little about each of the organizers that make up Living Peace Professional Organizing. Get to Know Us in these brief interviews that highlight best tips for organizing that we personally use, what are some of the things we love about organizing, types of organizing projects we […]