It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Tax season! Who doesn’t love spending time pulling together all the documents and information necessary to file taxes? I’m obviously being facetious, although if you are organized, this task may not seem so daunting. Something that helped me last year was to create a master list of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, Living Peace owner & CEO Wendy Buglio is joined by Living Peace professional organizers Melissa Belliard, Gabriela Burgman and Sara Valverde for another session in the series where you ask the questions and we answer. This week we answer … What do you like most about working as a team? How […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Living Peace owner & CEO Wendy Buglio is joined by Living Peace professional organizers Melissa Belliard, Gabriela Burgman and Sara Valverde for another session in the series where you ask the questions and we answer. This week we answer … What are some of your favorite resources for donating items? Are […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Living Peace Professional Organizer Sara Valverde walks us through a short sitting exercise that will relax and refresh us. Give yourself a few minutes to get present, relax your body, refresh your mind, gain focus and improve your productivity.
Since our work as professional organizers often involves helping people declutter their bathrooms, it is common for us to find medications that are past their expiration date. In the past, we would have likely thrown them in the garbage or dumped them down the drain, but these days, the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) […]