Wow! Where does the time go? I spooked myself (obligatory Halloween reference) when I realized that I have been a Certified Professional Organizer for a solid decade as of tomorrow!I am one of only about 360 CPO’s worldwide, and I enjoy continuing to take classes and grow my skills to help my clients. I have added a Residential Organizing Certificate…

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As well as sharing thanks during the big meal, take time throughout the season to be thoughtful and grateful.  Express your gratitude to others with a Facebook comment, email, or even better—an old fashioned letter!  Mindfulness and being present in the moment is the best gift you can give yourself and those around you. 

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Nearly every day that we sort through pantries or bathrooms, we find dozens of items that are LONG expired. I realize there is a lot of confusion about “use by,” “sell by,” and “best by” wording in expiration dates. And if it is a dry good like rice, chances are it IS fine to use. But I…

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Perhaps you recently celebrated Mother’s Day or your birthday and your friends and family generously gave you gift cards to your favorite store or restaurant? If so, I strongly encourage you to USE those cards now, either by ordering online or getting delivery or takeout.WHY? During these unusual economic times, NO establishment is guaranteed to stay…

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A client has recently adopted this as her mantra and I thought it was so smart I wanted to share it with you. To really clear out her clutter effectively she has decided to “make like she’s moving.”  Imagine that your current home is a fresh slate. How would you use and furnish the space if you…

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I have posted 125 Tip Tuesdays since Sept 2017, when I began this series. And shame on me, as this is the first time I’m asking: What topics do YOU want to know MORE about?I would love to help solve your organizing conundrums and help “Simplify You.” So please reach out with questions, solutions, or tips of your…

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A client recently asked: “What should I do with ALL the old paint in my house?” We find clients in this paint predicament all the time.I suggest that you go through your home and make a list. I have a simple chart I use for my house listing the room/area, color name, brand, color number, saturation, finish,…

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Many of you are asking about ideas on how to wedge a “Work-From-Home” space into your already-full home. Of course, there is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution but if you are working more hours at home than in the office, now is the time to make a more permanent plan! GUEST ROOM: If you are lucky enough…

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The other week I suggested how to create a new workspace in your home. Since work-from-home looks like it is here to stay, here are a few more ideas for you. This week, consider investing in these other key work-from-home essentials: LIGHTING:Your work surface needs light! Do not strain your eyes by relying on a…

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Here we are in mid-July, and fraudsters are flourishing. Please don’t be taken in by these very clever con artists, who use our concern about the coronavirus as a way into our computers and pockets. The FBI, IRS and the Federal Trade Commission have all issued guidelines to prevent these potential rip-offs: Medical scamsBeware of anyone who contacts you offering a cure,…

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