I think we have all felt this before. We take a look around our messy house, and the immediate feeling is one of dread, panic or shame, all contributing to feelings of overwhelm. We can’t snap our fingers and make the mess go away. But there are a couple of things we can do to […]
Are you trying to micro-organize when you should be macro-organizing?
This is something that trips up a lot of our clients, so here’s one of my theories about organizing: macro-organizing vs. micro-organizing. Macro (meaning large) organizing is when we organize things into broad categories or focus on big-picture organizing in the room. Examples of macro-organizing include: Sorting things into broad categories such as tools, hardware, […]
The 5 essentials of organizing kids’ school papers
Have your child empty out their backpack each Friday after school and put the papers in a pile to show you. Paperwork about upcoming events can be entered in your master calendar. Then put any paperwork associated with those events in a folder on your counter labeled “Upcoming Events.” Include you current school year calendar, […]
Unhelpful things we tell ourselves when we want to get organized
Hoo boy, we are sometimes our own WORST enemy when it comes to getting organized because of the things we tell ourselves! Here’s a list of the most common thoughts we hear and how to reframe them: Thought: I’m just going to put this here for now. Reframe: Stuff never stays there momentarily. Chances are, […]