Spring is Coming… and so is Patio Weather!

Spring is coming, and so is patio weather.   This is the time to get all your closets, storage areas, kitchen and bathrooms purged and organized so you can head to the patio in the nice weather.  Often this time of year we talk about going through your closets, but this year I am going […]

Hiring a Professional Organizer Can Be Like Shaking An Etch-A-Sketch

When you were a kid, did you own an Etch-A_Sketch?  You could turn those dials and make the lines go in crazy, jumbled directions. You could try and make an actual picture or just scribble away.  When the picture got too muddled or you wanted to try something different, you just gave it a good […]

Honouring or Afraid?

Honour (verb) – “regard with great respect” Afraid (adjective) – “feeling of fear or anxiety; frightened -worried that something undesirable will occur or be done -unwilling or reluctant to do something for fear of consequences When entering into your organizing journey, inevitably, there will be an item or items that have been “handed down” to […]

Do You Have Items That Need A Time Out?

Have you ever thought of giving your stuff a time out?  Well, let us introduce to you a great organizing tool called the “TimeOut Box”.  If you have ever tried to get organized, you have probably read about, or tried, the “ Keep” and “Go” method.  Why? Because it works. It’s a great starting point […]

Guilty or Not Guilty? Environmental Guilt

If you are on social media or watch the news or even read the newspaper, you can’t miss hearing about what is happening with our environment, global warming, and the call to action to make more responsible environmental choices.  Insert Environmental Guilt. The last 2 weeks we have discussed guilt associated with our stuff and […]

Guilty or Not Guilty? Emotional Guilt

Last week we discussed the financial guilt surrounding clutter and disorganization. Now let’s discuss Emotional Guilt and how we attach it to things in our space.  While there can be several reasons we attach emotional guilt to items as professional organizers, we have determined to two (2) most likely reasons for emotional guilt are; Gifts […]

Guilty or Not Guilty? Financial Guilt

There are so many emotions and feelings that surround “stuff”. One feeling that often gets overlooked is the feeling of guilt. There are 3 main areas of guilt associated with clutter and disorganization. The first being Financial Guilt. All too often, we choose to keep items because we spent money on them.  We associate getting […]

How is Organizing Like Weight Loss?

Getting your space organized can feel like losing weight.  When you are successful, you feel lighter, healthier and have increased energy and a positive outlook.  Overall, you just feel better about yourself (and your surroundings).  Like weight on our body, weight in your home can feel heavy and affect your self esteem. Study after study […]