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Make Space For Stress Free Holidays

Happy Holidays! They’re officially here! Full of merriment, goodwill, and wonder…right?! Absolutely. However, they can also be accompanied by feelings of stress or overwhelm. For many of us, our holiday traditions include gift giving. This is a joy to participate in, but it’s all too easy for stuffocation to set in, as the items we’re bringing into our homes leave …

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

Tis the season for…gift guides! I’m seeing them left and right from bloggers and in magazines. They are fun to browse and there seems to be a gift guide out there for all the hard to buy for people in your life – husband, teacher, nephew, teen, and everyone in-between. Giving gifts is a way to express our love and …

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Make the Most Of Your Space

*Disclosure: The amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Do you know what people identified as the #1 challenge to organizing their homes? The desire for MORE SPACE! 34% of people (Home World Business, 10/18), …

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11 Time Management Tips

So much to do and so little time, right? We all have 24 hours in a day, so being intentional with that time really makes a difference. This doesn’t mean rigidity. It does mean efficiency – working smarter instead of harder! Here are 11 powerful time management tips to not only keep your ahead above water, but to knock time …

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Make Space for New Seasons

The back-to-school transition is behind us and, ready or not, we’re on to full on FALL! Embracing new seasons is the focus for this Monday’s “Make Space for…” theme. And, what a perfect time to create some physical and mental space for all the good that comes along with them. Wardrobe Before you change over your closet to cool weather …

Clothes Organization Q&A

*Disclosure: The amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. One of my favorite things to declutter and organize is clothes. It’s just plain fun! Clothes organization is an area where there’s typically a lot of …

Make Space to Simplify

We’re continuing the “Make Space Monday” series by focusing on Making Space for simplification. Many of us would agree that there’s a certain appeal to the concept of living more simply. I’ve always been a huge Little House on the Prairie fan. There’s just something about that time, though far from easy (survival was a daily goal!), that was more …

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Make Space Mondays

“Make Space Mondays”. It has a nice ring to it, eh? I’ll be starting a series of posts every other Monday about something either in our mental space or our physical environment that we can make more space for. It may be deep or it may be casual and light. Consider it an invitation. An opportunity. An opportunity to start …

Decluttering Sentimental Items

Let’s jump into a tough topic here. No, no, we’re not discussing how to achieve world peace. We’re talking about something that can evoke some big emotions…decluttering sentimental items! As a professional organizer, it is NOT my place to determine what people should and should not keep. It IS my place to bring thoughtfulness and respect to the scenario, acknowledging …

You, Yes, YOU Can Do Hard Things

I left a great corporate gig after 20 years to start my own business. To take a risk. Me. “Oh, you must be one of those entrepreneurial types”. Nope. At least I never thought of myself that way. “Wow, I wish I could do that. You must be really brave”. Hmmmm, some days I feel that. But overall, not so …