Jeans in drawer

Kiss Your Clutter Goodbye! (With or Without Marie Kondo)

Have you ever watched the show, Hoarders? What about binge-watching the series to scare yourself into throwing things out? Well, on the opposite end of hoarding is minimalism. There’s even a show for that. Then there is Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up… But what about an in-between solution for those of us who Read More

Technology and seniors

Rules for Seniors and Technology: There Are None

Seniors and Technology: Apps and Gadgets Any stereotypes of seniors and technology not being a good match are outdated. Recently I coached my mother through the process of creating and updating contacts on her iPhone 6 Plus. After about an hour of instruction and practice, she understood it and thanked me. We took a lunch Read More

I repeat: No Junk Mail

Junk Mail: How to Stop it and Let it Go

“I’d like to write to the folks in Wisconsin. If you mail a letter now, they can write this winter, and then we can hear from them next spring.“  – Little House on the Prairie This is probably my favorite line in the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House book series. I’ve quoted it in Read More

Messy office

12 Signs You Need a Professional Organizer

Why Hire a Professional Organizer? You don’t have to qualify to be the subject of a reality TV show, such as Hoarders, to benefit from the help of a professional organizer. Beyond the clutter and chaos there are other non-obvious signs you may need an expert to help you create and maintain order in your Read More

Mazda on road

Professional Organizing: Why I Chose it as a Profession and Why it’s My “Thing”

Why I Chose Professional Organizing Transitions In the spring of 2016, I decided to take a cross-country road trip to visit my brother in California, and friends in several other states. I’d left an unfulfilling job as a branding manager, and had completed ten online courses and earned a certification: CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Read More