Valentines Day and Organizing?

You might not think those two topics go together but I have to disagree. We just had a fun weekend.  On both days we worked in San Francisco for male clients getting their houses organized before new partners could move in.  In some ways, the clients were very different – […] Read more »

Reflections on Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I enjoyed a lovely family gathering.  I hope you were able to spend your day with loved ones. Before dinner, one of the kids went around and asked each person to list a few things they are grateful for and put the slips of paper in a basket.  After […] Read more »

Liberating a Guest Room

I had a great 4-hour session this morning helping a client whose guest room had become a catch-all room.  She was motivated by a garage sale being held by one of her favorite charities so was able to let more than 50% go.  After decluttering, we re-packed and labeled the […] Read more »

5 things to STOP hoarding in 2015

I was recently interviewed by NowU.com “our leftover bolts and stacks of sticky notes rarely (never?) empower us to conquer complex problems. If we’re honest, they really just clutter up our lives.”  read more HERE Thanks to journalist Tammy Kennon (who explores the universal truths of being a tiny human on […] Read more »

Sometimes work is a privilege

This week my team coordinated a move for a wonderful couple. We were so impressed with their attitude to all the chaos and change around them. I don’t approve of the way words like “bravery” are often thrown around but that is what I witnessed this week. They were leaving […] Read more »

Getting Rid of Crutches

I just read this wonderful article by Leo Babauta – check out his website Zenhabits.net I know people who travel with several huge suitcases and carry-ons for a short trip, even if there’s no way they’d use everything, because it makes them feel safer. Others have a lot of clutter […] Read more »

Clear Clutter AND Help Animals

Here’s the perfect opportunity to donate some items. Paws In Need asked me to pass this notice along as their press release has not been picked up by any of the newspapers or media at this time. As I’m always looking for ways to help clients release their unwanted items, […] Read more »