Guest Post: Controlling “Dump” Zones

There are a few other organizers I have met in this great town of Athens. I love that we can support one another. I had the pleasure of having coffee with a new organizer just getting her feet wet in this business, Lisa Lewis.  She has some great ideas and has been working on her own home and friends spaces for some time and is now available to help others. She has a special passion for helping those whose clutter has become debilitating and extreme.  But for today I've ...continue reading

So You Say You Want Technology

My children love technology.  Who am I kidding...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  But in real life you can't sit on your iPod all day and ignore that there are chores and responsibilities for each of us. In real life we have to be responsible.  At least that's what I tell myself when I sit down to pay bills. What's that saying? “If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want do when you want to do ...continue reading

The Cottage

I have some new clients that I am pretty darn excited about.  We are new friends and have known each other for about a year.  But this is first time that we have worked on any organizing together.  They recently had the ability to travel abroad for an extended period of time and upon returning to their home they realized it was time to make some changes.  When you live out of a backpack and barely have any of your possessions with you for an extended period of time it ...continue reading

War on School Papers

If you're anything like me...you are always battling a war on paper...specifically school papers.  We talked about those stacks of paper last week.  Let's continue to talk about how those stacks of paper enter your home.  They don't always enter your home as a stack...usually they come in the form of cute drawings and special stories written by your children.  They come in the form of papers from the teacher and communication from school.  There are all kinds of sources  ...continue reading

Activity Bags

My children are 11, 9 and 5.  We have one playing volleyball, one playing flag football and one taking trapeze lessons.  On top of that we attend church regularly and sometimes help out with the campus ministry at church.  And we do have a little bit of a social life beyond that...sometimes.  HA!   Last year we were always arriving at someone's lesson or practice and the other children were complaining of being bored, thirsty of hungry.  So this year we are trying to be ...continue reading