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June 23, 2016 Paperwork – File or Discard Everything?

I have been reading way too much of Marie Kondo lately!  But in her first book, The Magic of Tidying Up, she says you should get rid of all your paperwork.  Her reason is that if you know you don’t have it, you won’t spend

June 9, 2016 Organizing versus Cleaning

  I recently read Marie Kondo’s book Spark Joy.  Chapter one starts with “Tidying is the act of confronting yourself: cleaning is the act of confronting nature.” Organizing versus cleaning - that sounded interesting to me! One thing is for sure, we can’t deny that Marie Kondo

June 2, 2016 What Should I Organize First?

We get a lot of great questions from clients, but one of the questions we hear all the time, is “What should I organize first?” It’s a great question, but the answer can be different depending on what you are trying to accomplish. With all of

May 30, 2016 How to Make the Most of your Filing System

How to Make the Most of your Filing System If you've got piles of paper stacking up around your office, your countertops, and other available flat surfaces, chances are that your filing system isn't working for you.  Filing is a tricky game these days where there

May 26, 2016 Don’t Put the Container before the Clutter

  One of the most common questions we get from clients before our appointments is, “What kind of containers should I get before you come?” The answer is none! Before you spend hours trying to find the perfect container bins, you should first go through everything. You only

May 23, 2016 Work Smarter Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder.  It's an oldie, but a goodie.  Summer is right around the corner and for many of us this means that life speeds up, not slows down.  With kids home from school, trips to be taken, and the sun to enjoy, often

May 19, 2016 The Only Way to Organize Your Space

I recently worked with a client, let’s call her Chrissy.  She had just sent her last child off to college and wanted to get her kids’ closets organized. Visually, her home could be on the cover of Architectural Digest, but, everyone has a closet or a

May 12, 2016 Organizing is all about Mindset

  Organizing is all about mindset. It is a challenge of the mind, first. No, I am not kidding!  We have worked with hundreds of clients, and our clients that are most successful at getting and staying organized are those that changed their mindset about their

May 5, 2016 Organize Now, Not When Your Home Is for Sale

We work with many real estate agents and their clients to prepare a home to put on the market. Do you know what we hear most from the homeowner? “Why did I wait this long to get organized?” That’s a great question!  Why wait when you can

April 25, 2016 Spark Joy – Marie Kondo is back

Marie Kondo is back at it!  This time she brings us Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.  The Maniacs chose this for our book club to see what the tidying guru had in store for us this

April 18, 2016 How To – Spring Clean Your Home Office

Winter has come and gone.  Well, and kind of come back again.  But have no fear, it will eventually be Spring!  To prepare, check out our favorite tips for how to spring clean your home office.   Purge Just like the sky clears up and lets the sunlight