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Real Life Magic of Tidying Up

The Real Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

In 2014 a tiny Japanese woman named Marie Kondo published a book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, that revolutionized the organizing industry. Not just for those who were constantly seeking the cure-all for their organization challenges, but for average and above average people looking to jump on the bandwagon to organized bliss. It […]

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Organization Inspiration

Organization Inspiration

The field of organization has changed a lot over the years. When I started my business over 20 years ago, a typical conversation looked like this: Them: “What do you do?” Me: “For work? I’m a professional organizer.” Them: (Blank stare or puzzled expression) “Sorry, what did you say?” Me: “I’m a professional organizer.” Them: […]

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5 Tips To Declutter Your Garage

5 Tips to Declutter Your Garage

According to an online survey by SpareFoot, an online broker for storage and moving companies, nearly half of Americans admitted to being unable to park their car in their garage. This likely sounds familiar to many of you and is the reason garages are one of my most requested organization and decluttering projects. The San […]

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A Beginners Guide To Minimalism

Minimalism 101

The minimalism movement has grown from a small group of outliers to a huge following of individuals, families, bloggers, and communities embracing a simpler life. While you may think that means living with 33 articles of clothing, abandoning home ownership, or not having nice things, you’re far from correct. Minimalism is basically this; Remove what […]

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Fabricate A Pinterest Worthy Home

Pinterest Worthy Home

The ubiquity of photo sharing sites like Instagram, Houzz, and Pinterest have given us so much inspiration for creating the home of our dreams. At the same time they set the bar high for what our homes are supposed to look like. Achieving a Pinterest worthy home does not mean you’re slaving away or spending […]

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Staying Organized vs. Getting Organized

staying organized

It is the start of the new year and a time when many people vow to Get Organized, Pare Down, or Go Minimal. Whatever promise you’ve made to yourself or to your loved ones, I’d like to suggest a more encompassing solution. Rather than thinking about “getting organized”, put some thought into Staying Organized. Carl […]

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Common Organizing Challenges

Common Organizing Challenges

Having been in the organizing business for over twenty years, I’ve noticed a thing or two about the people who hire me or those who think they should. They’re DISORGANIZED!!! Shocking I know, but it is so much more than that. What do they have in common? What prompts them to hire a professional? Check […]

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Organize Like An Olympian

Organize Like An Olympian

The Olympic games come only every two years, yet they are so inspiring. Watching these athletes compete not only shows amazing athleticism, but also an incredible commitment to a practice, a sport, and a lifestyle. Organization is not an Olympic event, but the payoff when you achieve it (like any other goal you set for […]

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