A Simple Five-Zone Approach to Decluttering

This will come as a huge shock to any of my readers who have known me a while – I recently became certified as a Professional Organizer. I know, it’s completely out of character for me (in that not-at-all, saw-this-coming-a-mile-away, Read More …

Reducing Digital Clutter and More Time with Mario Batali

digital clutter

It’s probably pretty obvious that I care a lot about helping you get your clutter reduced and helping you find ways to organize your physical spaces and processes. One thing we often overlook, however, because it’s not obvious clutter, are Read More …

Conquering the Overwhelm – A Three-Step Approach

Conquering the Overwhelm

I don’t know about you, but I could waste hours and hours of my life on Pinterest if I wanted to. One of my favorite things to look at are dream kitchens and beautifully decorated bedrooms. Once in a while, Read More …

Organizing Your Kitchen Pantry – Pair With a Red Blend

organizing kitchen

I think I’ve figured out why so many people struggle to get organized and stay organized. It’s not that the process of purging and cleaning is overwhelming, it’s that it’s tedious and boring. There is a solution. Find the right Read More …

You’re a Better Resume Away from a Job That Doesn’t Suck

resume

You’re a better resume away from having a job that doesn’t suck. The commute used to be horrible; now you’re indifferent about it, maybe complacent. The gray-taupe cubicle was small when you first started, now this little box feels like an Read More …

Are your goals your own?

goals

We’re into the second week of the new year. By now the shine on our resolutions is wearing off a little and we’re settling back into our habits and routines. Good or bad, it’s the life we’ve created for ourselves. Read More …

Six Things You May Not Realize are Cluttering Up Your Time

time

I don’t feel like I’m over-estimating when I say that most of us probably wonder where most of our time goes. I know for me, far too much of it is spent worrying about useless things. For example, I have Read More …

Your Crap is a Distraction – Part 3 of Series

distraction

Your crap is a distraction. We find all sorts of ways to distract ourselves. Television and gadgets, addictions, busyness and to-do lists, even some of our relationships. Having a lot of extra clutter and convincing ourselves we somehow need it Read More …

Stop multi-tasking. It’s not a thing.

multi-tasking

Multi-tasking has long been thought to be the litmus test of how we measure the ability to be productive. Corporate America has required this enigmatic skill for decades, which is why, being the not-so-Spring-chicken that I am, I assumed that Read More …

Downsizing Out of Toxic Relationships

toxic relationships

I talk about detoxing, simplification, and minimalism a lot here. Typically we think of eliminating things like excess weight, material things that no longer serve us or that we’ve outgrown or no longer enjoy. But what I want to talk Read More …