An Infographic is Worth a 1,000 Words

MakeSpace Reasons to Declutter Infographic

This to-the-point infographic from MakeSpace storage, a full-service storage company based in NYC, Chicago, LA and Washington DC, illustrates many of the overwhelmingly compelling reasons we Organizers wish EVERYONE who needs organizing help would get organizing help. CLUTTER IS RUINING YOUR LIFE.     Please, get going, with this link to a full set of…

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National Coming Out Day – LGBTQ without apology

I am bisexual, capable of loving, committed, supportive, long-term physical and emotional relationships with either men or women. I’ve been out since 1982. I’m neither proud nor ashamed of this, any more than I’m proud or ashamed of being a redhead, short, having extremely bad eyesight or being right-handed. It is just me. I am…

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Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh

No, it’s not a cruel book. Walsh is exploring the idea, which he has seen in his clients many times and which his readers have described to him, that a person’s clutter can lead to a vicious cycle of the clutterer losing hope, neglecting self-care, getting depressed and anxious and therefore even more disorganized, then…

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Computer-free does NOT mean fancy-free

Day 6 without a computer. My phone feels like the marvelous machine in the photo (not mine, I stumbled on it in Sumner, WA) in comparison to the computer. I wish the truck was mine: day 52 without my RAV4. The Loaner Lexus just doesn’t make the grade.

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My computer went on strike Wednesday 9/20/2017

So I’m getting a lot of  reading done. That adaptability thing again.  Taunton’s Home Storage Idea Book, written by Joanne Kellar Bouknight in 2003 is worth every second of effort to find on Amazon and worth every penny to buy. She’s FUNNY, creative, practical. I found myself wishing I could review this book just by…

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C. Melita Webb

It was marvelous fortune that I met C. Melita Webb when she consulted me for organizing help. She has taught me a great deal about courage, and what it means to aspire to graceful, compassionate dignity for oneself and others. I am not a Christian, but I think Ms. Webb’s ideals are universal to all faiths and I…

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Spark joy by Marie Kondo

Overflowing mail sorter

I disliked Ms. Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’m warmer to Spark Joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up. It’s significantly gentler: Ms. Kondo has softened her “my way or else” invocations, acknowledging that people can use other approaches  to their…

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