door knobs

To this very day, you can buy mood rings on Amazon, eBay and Etsy. I don’t wear rings. Mood knobs it will be. I’ve just gotten a small, inexpensive Ikea kitchen cart, finally going to really truly configure my kitchen for functionality, 11 years after moving in (Readers, you are allowed an eye roll here.…

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Sound may grant the ultimate power of connection to us. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami have compiled promising data that a routine hearing test administered to newborns may allow doctors to accurately screen those newborns for autism. In other words, there is more evidence that how children hear reflects how…

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“NAPO, as a professional association, supports its members through every stage of their business. The new NAPO Stamp of Approval Program has been created to identify established businesses that embrace and meet basic organizational standards and are in good standing in their jurisdictions. All businesses, both new or established, that meet the program standards are…

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“It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.” Watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was a family tradition during this season. I still seek out covers of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” – this version by the Pentatonix is currently my favorite. There were abundant gifts, and…

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Woman in a pile of shoes

For all my colleagues, clients and friends who love their Christian Louboutin, shoes shoes everywhere and 30 Amazing Ways to Keep Them Organized from Hometalk. I’m not handy unless there’s a desperate situation to overcome. Barely crafty. My idea of stylish is a sneaker with a splash of color and I can’t remember when I…

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Clutter Buddies are soul mates. Or, at least, really really kind, patient, generous and compassionate people – people you meet in a support group, Professional Organizers, friends, family – who are willing to sit with you, or banter on the phone with you, or let you check in with them by text, as you get…

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It’s a very very very satisfying day when the work you’re doing in a mouse-infested, trash-strewn, dangerously cluttered space helps your client family put up the Christmas train display.

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Single-use plastic carryout bags are banned in Washington State as of January 1, 2021 (Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5323). And it’s going to cost us – the legislation requires retailers to charge a fee, until at least December 31, 2025, to anyone who doesn’t bring reusable tools who’ll therefore need temporary. There are reasonable exceptions,…

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I haven’t blogged in darn close to a month. I’ve been slogging through knee-deep mud, everything from revamping some of my tools for communicating with clients to research for a committee-in-formation for one of my professional societies. Sometimes you just have to watch your step, avoid distractions, and pretend you’re a Clydesdale pulling a wagon.…

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