Posts Tagged ‘declutter’

Get Organized Month in Washington

THANKS TO THE DEDICATED, RESOLUTE DETERMINATION OF CINDY JOBS, my amazing colleague in the Seattle Area Chapter of my professional society, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, Governor Inslee has given us Washington Professional Organizers a New Year’s Resolution. He’s declared January 2019 as Get Organized in Washington Month. Most encouraging!  

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IF THIS DOESN’T MOTIVATE YOU, NOTHING WILL

Canadian Man Finds 1.75 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Jacket Newsweek, U.S. Section 10/7/2018 by Tom Porter at 9:40AM.  IF THIS DOESN’T MOTIVATE YOU TO DECLUTTER, NOTHING WILL. “A Canadian man made a life-changing discovery when cleaning out his closet. Gregorio De Santis of Montreal was getting ready to take some clothes from the closet to a…

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Why Hire Professional Organizers? – Client Side

The Client Side – I love this review as advice for anyone thinking of hiring an Organizer, forget whether someone chooses to work with me or not!!! Robin has so perfectly captured how a pro can help, I’m in awe. If the process can’t be fun, it (almost, grin) might not be worth it. Lauren…

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A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder Eric Abrahamson & David H. Freedman

Subversive. Heretical. Blasphemous. Sacrilegious. Profane. Charming. A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder; How crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place by Eric Abrahamson & David H. Freedman is a dense, irreverent, thought-provoking rallying cry against the modern march to perfectionism. It is charming.   The message? “Dude, chill.” Creativity…

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What to know about hiring a professional organizer – 2/15/2018 Washington Post article

This February 15, 2018 Washington Post Home and Garden article “What to know about hiring a professional organizer” by Kevin Brasler is worth analyzing, line by sometimes-painful line. So I’m reprinting it in its entirety, with my comments in red. A National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals colleague sent us the link via a Facebook…

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Fun, informative talks for Seniors in the Puget Sound Region

 I’ll be presenting The Organizer on the Road Show Tuesday April 3, 2018 at Sno-Valley Senior Center 4610 Stephens Avenue Carnation, WA 98014  1:00PM – 2:00PM as a guest during its Health and Wellness Fair. AND Monday April 23, 2018 at Kenmore Senior Center 6910 NE 170th Street Kenmore WA 98028 10:00AM – 11:00AM  …

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Style

I firmly believe that people who have a strong sense of style, who know how to dress and shop, are less likely to have cluttered closets, because they are less likely to purchase items which don’t flatter them, and less likely to keep items which were mistakes (And who doesn’t make some of those? Blame…

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Making Peace with the Things in Your Life by Cindy Glovinsky

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In Making Peace with the Things in Your Life, Ms. Glovinsky begins with a simple idea: that all people have emotional responses to their Things.  And she ends with a meditation on life.  Warm, witty, thought-provoking and kind, Ms. Glovinsky gently teaches you to identify your reactions to Things, whether those reactions are fearful, possessive,…

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