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

Find Your Motivation

It's January....the new year...everyone is making resolutions and goals. Have you?  Did you make a goal about organizing? Before you can make a goal you need to know what you want to change or why you want to change. Here are some things that you may be thinking. -I want to get more organized. -I want to declutter my house. -I want to get my house ready to sell. -I don't want to be embarrassed to invite someone over to my home. -I want to be able to ...continue reading

How Long Should You Keep Packaging Materials

Someone asked me recently what to do with all those boxes of electronics and appliances.  You may have been lucky enough to get some great presents for Christmas and now you have some boxes hanging out taking up space.  So the question is...do I have to keep them? And if so, for how long? This is not a yes or no answer so let's break it down. 1- Do you own the item still?  If no...GET RID OF IT!  If yes...see number 2. 2- Does the item have a warranty?  If ...continue reading