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More low-stress, no sweat organizing tips for a move: Part 2

May 25, 2016

Last Friday, I posted about my process for organizing for a move. Today, I want to share with you all the little tricks I use to making this decluttering/organizing/packing process a little easier. First of all, try to organize for no more than four hours each day. Packing is tiring enough, but sorting and making […]

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Low-stress, no sweat organizing tips for a move: Part 1

May 20, 2016

If you have a move in your future, even if it’s just down the street, it’s best to declutter first so you have less to pack and haul. But where should you start decluttering? And even more importantly, how do you start decluttering? If you have the luxury of time (i.e. 6-9 months’ notice), start […]

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3 more weeks to enter to win a FREE bedroom makeover

April 11, 2016

I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering with Oregon Home magazine on their Dream Bedroom Makeover contest! One lucky winner will win a bedroom makeover for their home, featuring 6 hours of closet organizing services from me, 30 hours of interior design services from Amy Troute of Inspired Interior Design, paint from Colorhouse and painting […]

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Want to know the secret to getting organized?

January 11, 2016

So much of getting — and staying — organized is maintenance. It’s mostly about doing a little bit every day when messes are small rather than waiting until messes are big and take hours or days to clean up. That’s why I like these posters that I recently spotted in a music teacher’s room. They […]

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Win a bedroom makeover with reSPACEd & Oregon Home Magazine

January 5, 2016

I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering with Oregon Home magazine on their Dream Bedroom Makeover contest! One lucky winner will win a bedroom makeover for their home, featuring 6 hours of closet organizing services from me, 30 hours of interior design services from Amy Troute of Inspired Interior Design, paint from Colorhouse and painting […]

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Fight the negative self-talk with this great idea from a 4th grade teacher

October 26, 2015

Negative self-talk. That evil little voice in our head starts telling us stories of doom at such an early age! My son’s teacher made this bulletin board for their fourth-grade classroom. The board is full of healthy — and true! — responses to those negative thoughts that clutter our mind when we are attempting something […]

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5 tips for getting back on the Organizing Wagon after you’ve fallen off

September 29, 2015

How many times have you started an organizing project only to quit half-way through? Maybe you gave up before you finished sorting through everything when you realized just how long it was going to take. Maybe you finished sorting everything, but the Goodwill and consignment store bags are still sitting out in your garage, waiting […]

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Here is how I keep track of To Do’s, appts

September 24, 2015

I get asked a lot about how I keep track of my schedule, to-do’s and calendar. What system should I use? is a question just about all of my clients ask. The first thing I tell them is, you don’t have to go digital! Digital is just one option out of many. I personally prefer […]

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Keep only those things you use FREQUENTLY or love FIERCELY

September 10, 2015

You know what is a gigantic waste of time and money? Organizing things you may never use or look at again. Examples include: Getting an expensive filing cabinet for documents you may never look at again Buying expensive shelving to hold box after box of memorabilia out in the garage Spending the time organizing hundreds […]

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My 10 best tips for getting stuff done

September 1, 2015

A while ago, I asked you to submit your best tips for getting tasks done. I picked out my favorites, plus added my own. The result? Ten awesome ideas for getting boring, annoying, or overwhelming tasks done around your house:   Prepare Schedule weekly (home) office hours for yourself in order to get mail sorted, […]

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