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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Stuff by Mary Lou Sanelli

I’m a Professional Organizer. And that does not, cannot, and will never mean that I make people get rid of their Stuff. Many many many times more often, it means I help people discover their thoughts and feelings, their values, about their Stuff. Decisions about what to keep, or not, follow from those insights. And,…

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SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life Julie Morgenstern

Ms. Morgenstern has a theory that people with disorganization issues may have developed those habits as emotional responses to particular experiences in their lives.  She coaches her clients to identify those experiences and those responses, to allow her clients to “repurpose” the responses more productively.  She believes there is often positive value, core truths about…

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Marie Kondo, a peer-reviewed compendium

I make no secret of disliking Marie Kondo. I’m gonna link to proof here and here. And I watch very little television these days, follow the news through secondary sources (Facebook, the Weather Channel) and trace it back to primary sources (The New York Times, Washington Post, reputable websites, etc.) as needed. It’s not ignorance,…

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IF THIS DOESN’T MOTIVATE YOU, NOTHING WILL

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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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