Andrew J. Mellen, once-upon-a-time VirgoMan and now “simply” “The Most Organized Man in America,” began in the organizing profession in 1996.  He’s another of our giants – a little more literally, since he stands at 6′ 1″ – alongside such luminaries as Judith Kolberg and Julie Morgenstern. Luminary is appropriate in another sense – Mellen…

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Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

I was introduced to Beyond Hoarding, a 2019 documentary motivated by director David Coffin’s personal experiences as the executor clearing out the hoarded estate of his Great Uncle John, during the  International OCD Foundation‘s 2020 Online Hoarding Meeting. The film is a painstakingly balanced and sensitive examination of hoarding disorder. Balanced because it demonstrates the…

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Sunday July 26, 10:00AM – 12:00PM PST – $10, registration through EventBrite Sunday July 26, 1:30PM – 3:30PM PST – $10, registration through Eventbrite Sunday July 26, 5:00PM – 7:00PM PST – $10, registration through Eventbrite Monday July 27, 11:00AM – 1:00PM PST– $10, registration through Eventbrite   Sneak Peak at the Virtual Organizer on the…

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I’m experimenting with a Casual Uncluttering Company Page on LinkedIn. I’m going to offer unique business-oriented content in its posts: I will give you just this one sample, an article from Libby Sander in the March 25, 2019 Harvard Business Review “The Case for Finally Cleaning Your Desk,” to tempt you into following me.

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Sneak Peak at the Virtual Organizer on the Road Show Sunday June 7, 2020, 9:00AM – 10:30AM Pacific Standard Time, Tickets on sale through Eventbrite Friday June 12, 2020, 9:00AM – 10:30AM Pacific Standard Time, Tickets on sale through Eventbrite Friday June 12, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:30PM Pacific Standard Time, Tickets on sale through Eventbrite…

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Friday June 5, 2020 3:00PM – 4:30PM Pacific Standard Time Tickets on sale through Eventbrite I have a portable demonstration of an organizing session, to let anyone get familiar and comfortable with the process. It’s a bin of items my clients and I often encounter in our sessions. Coco in the photo is a sample…

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I never thought I’d find enough to say to contribute to a second article about bathrooms (“How to Organize Your Bathroom in Seven Simple Steps“) by Paige Smith for SelfStorage.com was the first) but I did.   “How to Organize Your Bathroom Fast – Even in 15 Minutes” by Michelle Coy, January 14, 2019 for realtor.com   Overwhelmed…

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Professional Organizers remind themselves, often and steadfastly, that we can’t want change for our clients more than our clients want change for themselves. We can’t force them to adopt new habits, mindsets, preferences or even a new kind of file folder. And that’s imperative – change is always something which each of us needs to…

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Perfect timing for the re-release of this November 3, 2018 Sparefoot article by Rachel Hartman – just after the holidays, just before Valentine’s Day, and heading into the stretch towards the end of the school year.   How to Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long-Term   When a child enters your life, a mass of clothes,…

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