Three Tips for Clearing Mental Clutter

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What is mental clutter? Anything that takes up space in your head but doesn’t really serve a practical purpose! Fear and anxiety, regrets and grudges are all good examples. They aren’t particularly productive or helpful, and it’s a great practice to clear them out from time to time! In today’s Vlog, I want to talk…

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The New Self Care: Small Daily Practice

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Last week, a client asked what I do for myself when I have a “self-care day.” I literally had to stop and think about how to answer the question! Mostly because, like many women, I don’t really ever have a full day for self-care. Historically, we have thought of self-care as being synonymous with “pampering”;…

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A Professional Organizer’s guide to hosting Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to gather with those we love and appreciate the bounty around us. In 2006, my family hosted our first Thanksgiving for our entire family, and we have hosted every other year since! It’s a wonderful tradition that everyone loves. The more I do it, the easier it truly gets –…

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My Top 3 Packing Tips

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With the holidays coming, many of my clients are excited to visit family and get out and about a bit more – including myself!

You may find this hard to believe coming from a professional organizer, but packing causes me a lot of anxiety. I love to travel, but I don’t necessarily like to pack! To combat that anxiety, I use these three tips to make the process much easier.

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The Habit That Helps Everyone

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Boxes and bags represent clutter in virtually every home. And this type of clutter doesn’t just affect my clients who struggle with chronic disorganization – it affects everyone. Developing the habit of UNPACKING THOSE BOXES AND BAGS RIGHT AWAY will help eliminate clutter in every home where it is practiced. A tremendous amount of both…

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Creating Your Happy Place

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This photo makes me happy. It shows my friend’s living room, which she created and designed specifically to spend time with her girlfriends. It’s meant to be a place for them to gather, talk, laugh, cry, and share a communal ‘cheers’. When my friend started planning this space at the very beginning of 2020, it…

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5 Easy Ways to Declutter While Staying Safer at Home

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We are all at home now, in the place that should be our happy place, our soft spot to land. How does it feel? Are you overwhelmed because the clutter you are accustomed to leaving behind when you go to work is surrounding you 24/7? Here are five ways to start decluttering and organizing your…

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Five Things You Can Do NOW To Establish a “New Normal”

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This is happening – it’s crazy! Last week, I was getting ready to post an article about Life Transitions. I’m pretty passionate about this topic. I’ve given presentations on transitions like moving out, birth, downsizing and everything in between, and hold certificates of study in them. I believe that we also experience small transitions every…

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Organizing Tips for a Simpler Life

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It’s late February…already! Is life speeding by and are your resolutions a thing of the past? I’ve said it before, I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions (see my blog on Intentional Living for more about that). I do believe in keeping things simple, and organizing can become one of those simple things for…

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The calendar tells me it’s true – it’s officially summer, although it feels like summer has been here for weeks already. The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and our schedules may even be changing. Are you already in summer mode…is your home ready too? Here are some quick tips for keeping…

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“Sweet Home Alabama”, “Mama I’m Coming Home”, “Take me Home Tonight”, these are all popular songs about ‘home’. Oh, don’t forget about Dorothy’s famous line in The Wizard of Oz that “There’s no place like home”. So what is the concept of home all about and why is it often on our minds? And what…

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SPRING FORWARD THROUGH INTENTIONAL LIVING Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? I didn’t. I don’t believe in them. Yes, I said it (gasp)! If you made them, are you still on track to achieve them? According to US News, 80% of New Year’s resolutions were likely abandoned by mid-February. Resolutions tend to be broad, sweeping…

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Wow! I honestly cannot believe I am writing this. Here, Now. The old saying is true, “Never say never.” I admit it. I said it. A lot. I said I would NEVER write a blog. I could not see how that would EVER be part of my reality. Well, fast-forward almost three years to the…

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