How Managing Time Can Help You Get Organized

It might seem counterintuitive but, in my experience, one of the main reasons most people struggle with disorganization is that they have trouble managing time. Here’s the thing.  You can’t really manage time; you can only use it wisely to accomplish the most important things that you need to and want to do. And if … Read more

Not Minimal Enough to Move

You would think that someone such as myself who is considered by all accounts to live a fairly minimal existence would very easily be able to pick up and move. Well… much to my dismay that doesn’t appear to be the case. Yes indeed, I am moving after just over three years of living in … Read more

Looking Back to Move Forward

What a year it has been.  I don’t know about you, but never in my lifetime did I think I would see anything like a worldwide pandemic.  It has turned all of our lives upside down in one way or another.  We have had to adapt and change everything from the way we do business … Read more

I Can’t Get Organized!

I came across an article I’ve been saving that really has nothing to do with organizing, “I won’t I won’t I won’t – you can’t make me” by Carl Duivenvorden.  However, the point he makes about the difference between “can’t” and “won’t” has everything to do with organizing. So many times clients have said to me, … Read more

Managing Your Energy

Let’s say you spend your entire day running from one meeting to the next, switching from one task to another. You’re constantly checking your phone, and on top of it all, you don’t get enough sleep. Isn’t that a typical day for most of us? And what’s wrong with that, apart from the fact that … Read more

Tuning into to Your Zen Brain

Have you ever wished for a more Zen brain? Is your brain constantly thinking about what you should be doing next or what you haven’t done? Do you find yourself making a mental list only to forget it later in the day? The good news is that there are strategies for quieting your mind, which I learned … Read more

Turns out… it’s not just about the stuff!

A few years ago, I travelled to California, where I spent three days in Palm Springs, fueling my obsession with mid-century modern design. The following three days, I attended the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) conference. It was overwhelming – in a good way! Imagine, if you will, several hundred organizers who … Read more

Collecting, Shopping, and Hoarding Disorder

When people find out I’m a Professional Organizer, they often ask me, “So, do you work with hoarders?” First of all, the correct term is hoarding disorder. (We don’t label people). I believe it’s very important for all of us to understand that hoarding disorder is a mental health issue. In fact, collecting, shopping and … Read more