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How many times have you gone into your office at work and just sighed when you saw your desk?  That familiar, sinking feeling hits your stomach, and you realize it’s going to be at least a half an hour or more of finding your desk before you can get around to the business of actually...
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Let’s face it, what’s so difficult about moving?  You put all your stuff in boxes, get a moving truck (or friends with pickups) and everybody you know to come help, then you move it all from the old location to the new! Piece of cake, right? Well, for those who have moved their entire home,...
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  In my previous blog,  “Organizing vs. Cleaning,” I alluded to my work with hoarders, with the promise to go more in depth on this topic.   I often receive phone calls asking if I work with hoarders, and more often than not, it’s the friend of a hoarder calling.  When it’s the hoarder themselves...
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This entry will go hand in hand with my next entry, “Helping Hoarders.” Often when I get calls to help with estates or hoarders, after looking at the property, I will turn down the task, simply because what they really need is someone to haul junk away and to clean.  So, what’s the difference between...
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  If you know me, you know I aim to put the personal storage unit business out of business.  Why?  Because if we’re truly  honoring our memories and using our possessions, there’s no real reason to store anything other than our home decorations for the holidays and a few off season items. Often people use storage...
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      For most of us, the school year has begun, and with it comes literally mountains of papers, forms to fill out, rushed mornings and exhausted bedtimes.  What if you could make this a bit easier? With a little effort and responsibility on both the parts of you and your children, it can...
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This blog entry is specifically for parents, young or old, of kids small or grown and out of the house.   We all like to “do” for our family: To take care of them, to nurture, to help, to make them feel better. It’s in our blood as parents.  We can’t stand to see our...
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Several have asked about my tag line, “No closet too small! No estate too big!” and wondered just what I do when it comes to estates or clearing out the family home after a loved one has been moved to a skilled nursing facility.  If you’ve read my blog from the beginning, you know how...
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Do you have an area that you feel like you keep re-organizing, maybe even every week? Take a step back and figure out why! What’s not working? Is it a “dumping” place? Once you can identify the problem, it’s easier to figure out a solution. (Or call me for a free consultation and I”ll give...
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  Most people I know get the urge to “get organized” every few months or so, usually at specific times of the year like the holidays, when the new year begins, when it’s almost spring, when summer vacation begins, or when it’s almost time for the new school year. What causes these urges? Usually just...
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