Month: March 2016

Following My Own Advice

Being a professional organizer doesn’t mean I am uber-organized in my personal life. Ask my husband, Jerry, who will tell you that when I get crazy busy, I’m a pile maker. Notes. Lots of them. Balancing precariously on top of another. One pile of them in the kitchen; another in the home office. Ask our …

Spring Fever Is Our Friend

spring fe·ver noun a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring. Doesn’t Webster’s Dictionary describe spring fever perfectly? Well, it should. I mean, it is the dictionary, right? Really though, after hibernating during the frigid winter, we’re suddenly ready to be more physical: We’re obsessed with walking 25 miles per week. …

Touch That Stuff

I read an article recently that promotes a new spin on decluttering. In it, the author states that the best way to declutter your home is to make sure you don’t touch any of the items. Her theory is that once you touch things, you assign emotion or purpose to it and will never get rid …

If It’s Broken, Toss It

  Let’s start out with the The Rube Goldberg Conclusion: If it’s Broken, Toss It. But, let’s stop at that point because we don’t want to run right out and buy something new to replace something unneeded in the first place. Let’s just concentrate on the part about broken things being tossed. Here’s the deal: …