If you watch my “Live at Five” on Sundays you will know this somber story already. Last week, while visiting my older sister in Florida, I went to wake her up for an early doctor’s appointment. She was totally incoherent and unable to move so I called 911. When the paramedics arrived, their first question was “Does she…

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Here’s one question I get all the time: “How can I get my partner/spouse/roommate/kids to get organized and stay organized?!” It’s not easy, but I have found that these “EX” words can help: EXAMPLE – YOU need to get YOUR things organized before you can expect the same from others. It is hypocritical to ask…

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Last week I reviewed the KonMari kitchen collection, and this week I tried out products from KonMari Storage from TCS. If you are in my Facebook Group you can see a “Live” of me in MY kitchen showing the products! Here is a summary of the products I reviewed and my scores for them out of ten: First are the Hikadashi…

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Have you seen the new KonMari Collection from The Container Store? It includes 114 products for your office, kitchen, closets, and kids. If you are in my fun Facebook Group you can see me in MY kitchen reviewing the products, so go join! If Facebook isn’t for you, here’s a summary of a few kitchen items and my scores for…

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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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Sometimes I long for the “good old days,” when there was a limited amount of choices and decision-making was easy. I remember my Mom shopping for a new refrigerator about four decades back. I grew up near Vestal, New York, so we went to family-owned Olum’s Appliances (still going strong!). A knowledgeable salesman presented five or six…

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Recently a reader asked “What can I do about the endless amount of junk mail?!”   The best solution is to register with the Direct Marketing Association at DMAChoice.org.  There is a $2 fee but once you pay and log in you can easily and dramatically reduce the volume of: catalogs, magazine offers, other mail offers (such as…

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I know what you’re thinking: “What does the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) have to do with organizing and lifestyle tips?!” I want to share a personal story that may give you some perspective on the things you’re holding on to. My beloved mother, Helen, worked her whole life…

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