Life Transitions

The Olympics Are Over; Boost in Productivity Commencing!

 

Who else spent every night watching the Olympics?  I sure did!  I couldn’t get enough of it, and every night, I went to sleep so proud of the Olympians and their hard work.

I have to admit, their stories made me cry on several occasions.  There were so many “first time in history” events, and we […]

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Many people cringe at the sound of the word “declutter” as it brings to mind a process that can be emotionally and physically tough. Many others are like me and don’t cringe, but rather make grand plans to clear out all my spaces but then always seem to end up […]

Organize Now, Not When Your Home Is for Sale

We work with many real estate agents and their clients to prepare a home to put on the market. Do you know what we hear most from the homeowner?

“Why did I wait this long to get organized?”

That’s a great question!  Why wait when you can enjoy your home and organize now?

There are two benefits to […]

Book Club – A Twist of Lyme

Book Club – A Twist of Lyme

“A Twist of Lyme – Battling a Disease that Doesn’t Exist” is author Andrea Caesar’s personal memoir, in which she bravely narrates her difficult battle with Borrelia burgdorferi, better known as Lyme disease. She shares her intimate stories to bring comfort and hope to others that share her afflictions.

A […]

Student Organizing Tips

Student Organizing Tips

The first semester of school has come and gone. How have your kids survived? For many children, especially those who started middle or high school for the first time the first semester can be tricky. A new set of expectations, a new type of schedule, all things that make the transition difficult for […]

Why Didn’t My Planner Fix My Life?

Why Didn’t My Planner Fix My Life?

Disclaimer: I’m addicted to my planner. I love it and don’t want to live without it. I know that I am of the electronic generation and am expected to track my life on my phone, but I love my paper planner.

I often hear from clients, friends, and others that […]

Millennials don’t have the space for legacy memorabilia

Cris was quoted in the December 7, 2015 Washington Post article, Boomers are ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them. Boomers are wanting to downsize their holiday decorations, but the boomers’ adult children are not interested in taking the decorations and would prefer to come home during the holidays and have […]

Legacy Memorabilia

Legacy Memorabilia

I was recently interviewed by the Washington Post and the reporter asked me what are some of the things that overwhelm baby boomers. Legacy Memorabilia was the first answer out of my mouth. That was an easy answer because Legacy Memorabilia is everywhere in our older clients’ homes.  The Holiday memorabilia, especially, seems to become […]

One Organizer’s Thoughts on Organizing Books

We all have them. They are bright and cheerful and full of promises. They claim to fix our time management problems, do our small space planning, and organize every aspect of our life and room in our house. But have you ever read through one and immediately become overwhelmed? Or thought that the steps sounded […]

Focusing on One Step at a Time

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg was, in fact, a powerful book for me. I was particularly drawn to the concepts of keystone habits (those habits that can truly transform a person’s life) and small wins. The further into the book I read, the more an inspiration to make a personal change began building […]