Last night I completed my class series called “Declutter Your Home NOW!” It was amazing to work with those 25 people, helping them learn what it really takes to declutter and organize. So often we are given “three easy steps,” or told “all you have to do is…” But if you, like me, are not […]
“Next morning, Meg did not appear till ten o’clock; her solitary breakfast did not taste nice and the rooms seemed lonely and untidy; for Jo had not filled the vases, Beth had not dusted, and Amy’s books lay scattered about. Nothing was neat and pleasant but ‘Marmee’s corner,’ which looked as usual and there Meg […]
Most of us have been taught that books are our friends. We think about all the vicarious adventures we’ve had with Jo March and her sisters or Harry Potter and his wizarding world. But there is a dark side to our book collections that haunts us with fear and guilt.
“You Matter to Me Day” is celebrated October 7. This has become an annual event of acknowledging the people who matter to each of us, created by Linda Jew in 2010 after having lost a friend and colleague in an accident that also claimed the life of her friend’s son. We often neglect to let […]
Sometimes other people try to bring us down whenever we try to make some kind of improvement in our lifestyle. However, you may actually sabotage your own success at decluttering and organizing. Here are 7 ways we sabotage ourselves as we try to get organized: 1. Cluttering your life with objects that have little real value […]
1. Begin with whatever irritates you most. However, DO NOT choose someone else’s space (husband’s office, child’s room). Take care of your own stuff. 2. Use a timer. Set time limits of 10, 15 or 30 minutes. Allow yourself to be done with the task, even if the project is not done. 3. Tackle one […]
It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I’m a professional organizer/declutter expert. My job is to help people struggling with their clutter and disorganization. I love doing that! But I was ill for about a week and still rather worn out after that as I was continuing to recover. So things have been let go. […]