“You Wouldn’t Believe How Much I Have Already Thrown Out!”

By |2014-02-05T15:35:31-05:00February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Paper Management|Tags: , , |

I’m in my tenth year as a professional organizer and clients have told me this statement more than any other. You wouldn't believe how many times people have told me, “You wouldn't believe how much I have already thrown out!” First, I would. Second, it’s roughly the equivalent of a smoker telling me, “you wouldn’t believe how many times I quit smoking.” It’s irrelevant. Unless you analyze the reasons for the bad habit and develop a realistic plan for maintaining a good one, the bad habit will most likely return. Here are 7 tips to make your next decluttering efforts really count.

Do You Need a Clutter Broker?

By |2014-01-07T13:00:47-05:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page|Tags: , , |

I’ve just come to the realization that the job my team of organizers and I do is that of a clutter broker. What do I mean by this? Just as there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mortgage, there’s no thing as a one-size-fits-all clutter solution. A mortgage broker has the job of brokering the right mortgage to suit your needs and a professional organizer has the job of brokering the right balance of keep, toss, donate, and sell. Here’s how.

Gray Away

By |2013-02-05T22:04:49-05:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: Clutter Control, Home Page, Systems|Tags: , , , |

So what does hair coloring and organizing have to do with each other? Organizing is never as simple as black or white, keep or toss. There is a lot of gray that must stay, but must be stored away. We’ve all been there. We can’t take that cluttered room anymore, so we go in with a trash bag and start tossing the old periodicals, the empty component boxes, but then we get stuck on a half finished craft project, the old documents, the expensive gift we never liked,