If you are having one of those super crabby days when everything feels like it's going wrong, pick a few things off of this list of instant mood enhancers and see how much better you feel!Read More
“I’m just so busy!” seems to be the mantra of our times.
Declared with pride, yet often tinged with guilt and overwhelm, it is our collective plea for understanding, offered as an apology.
Our brains are wired to seek and solve problems. A healthy ego helps us feel safe and secure. But what happens when our egos operate out of fear, and our brains find so many problems to solve that we can never complete our to-do lists? We end up with cluttered brains and that’s no fun, not to mention unproductive.Read More
Guest post by Adrienne Dorison
Clutter comes in many different forms. We bring “things” into our lives for unknown reasons and put them on our shelf, but we also keep ourselves and our schedules cluttered without thinking twice.
Do you find yourself running around all day long, doing things that at the end of the day aren’t very meaningful or productive? Sometimes our life just becomes a laundry list of to-do’s that takes over and we don’t give much thought to whether or not we’re doing what we want to do.Read More
When I first started my Professional Organizing business I was obsessed with always having every conceivable organizing tool on me when I went to my clients homes. I called my 20 pound work bag my "Mary Poppins" bag and it contained all kinds of labels and clips, markers and tape. I also had boxes of folders and files in my trunk.
I had every conceivable organizing accoutrement. I was prepared, people.Read More
Hello my Lovely!
Are you ready to declutter some books?
I bet you and I have something in common: we both love books and are avid readers. As a Professional Organizer, I often see massive book collections where only a tiny fraction of my clients' books are actually being used, loved and read.
And as a former Librarian, I have to say, it makes me giddy to help my clients with this. :) It is SO fun for me to dig in and help my clients discard the books that don't light them up anymore and then make the remaining collection both functional and beautiful.Read More
Stuff can be sooo much fun. Getting a new pair of jeans that make you feel like a million bucks, finding a new lipstick in the latest trendy color or buying a beautiful new mug to drink your morning coffee in are all lovely things and can make your life sparkle. One of my favorite times of the year is back to school time when those fresh new notebooks, pencils and journals all hold so much potential. A new beginning. A fresh slate. I love having a pretty home and get sweaty palmed and juiced up thinking about new throw pillows, organizing do-dads and kitchen ware. I feel the pull of new stuff just like the next person. So while I do have minimalist leanings, I have a nice collection of lipsticks and shoes and have no interest in letting those things go. Why should I? I love them. They bring me joy and they do make my life sparkle.Read More
Many of us have so much stuff that we don't enjoy our homes. There is stuff everywhere. We haven't seen our table tops in ages, it's hard to navigate some rooms without tripping over something or bruising our hip squeezing past furniture. There might be whole sections of our homes that we avoid at all costs. One of my favorite clients has a room that we lovingly refer to as "The Mystery Room" because what's in it is, well, a mystery.
When we have so that much stuff it's like trying to write a book while sitting on the floor of a busy airport terminal. There is so much stimuli to distract us we can never get quiet and focus on the thing at hand. It's mentally fatiguing to take in all that information.
It nags at us and tells us lies.Read More