Making Time to Clear Clutter

| January 23, 2012

It always sounds so easy. Grab a stack of magazines or a box still packed from your last move and just go through it. Uh-huh. Getting right on that. But ooh, look. Something shiny and way more fun. Stack of what? This happens to all of us. We have great intentions of accomplishing all sorts of things, but life gets in the way. Other stuff is always more fun than clearing clutter, unpacking boxes and folding laundry, but we know there are some things we have to do. Here are some ways to make time to clear clutter…

My Three Words for 2012: Courage, Creativity and Health

| January 11, 2012

I don’t know who came up with the idea, but when I first heard it a couple of years ago, I liked the idea of picking three words to help you focus on the coming year. So my three words for this year are Courage, Creativity and Health. Let me explain.

A Meaningful Life

| January 9, 2012

With the start of the New Year, many things have been written about meaning, purpose, passion and goals. So let me ask. Are you happy? Are you living a meaningful life? And what is a meaningful life to you? … When someone is asking for help from a professional organizer, it’s because they want to change some aspect of their life. Granted, not all of the organizing clients I meet are asking for life-altering change. They just want less stress, less headaches and less stuff.

Depression and Silver Ribbons

| January 4, 2012

It was a week or two after my birthfather Mike passed away that I met my friend Ellen Delap for lunch. She asked how I was doing, and I told her that I made an appointment with a therapist to deal with the depression I had sunk into during the past year. “Oh, good,” she said. “So we don’t have to have that discussion today.”

Goals for 2012

| January 2, 2012

I always love the start of a new year. It’s a clean slate and a fresh start filled with possibilities. This time of year, lots of us think about making resolutions, setting goals, and changing habits, and there are different approaches you can use to make changes you want to make… Here are a few ways to approach your goals for the new year.