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 remainder and the room now … Read more

5 things to STOP hoarding in 2015

I was recently interviewed by “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 a glorious planet) for making … 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 a home they built 41 … Read more

A Varied & Full Life

After 5 years in business, I was recently talking to a friend and realized how lucky I am.   I get to work with so many interesting people and every day is different – one day  I’ll be sitting in a nice air-conditioned office, doing nothing more strenuous than making file folder labels then the next … Read more


In my work as a professional organizer, I frequently find clients have lost track of accounts or small pension plans because they’ve relocated. I was recently alerted to the very real danger of losing these inactive accounts – thanks to Ann W. Damani-McKinney, CPO, Conceivable Solutions, Inc. As States look for ways to boost their incomes, they … Read more

Medical Equipment Donations

I frequently work with clients that have medical items left over from a relative’s (or their own) previous illness. I just met Linda Strickland, the President of A-Maze-ing Solutions here in Contra Costa County. They distribute donated durable medical equipment – crutches/chairs/ seats/Depends etc. to folks that are referred to them by non-profit agencies in … Read more