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Thoughts on Time Management

Many people think that they don’t have enough time, but if you look at it, we all have the same amount of time—24 hours in a given day.  If you don’t have enough time, then maybe you are not managing the time you do have. The question is: What are you doing with it?  The most satisfying days are those where you feel productive, that you have worked towards a worthy goal and made some progress. Read More...

Take Baby Steps

Losing weight, saving money or getting organized are about mindset.  Firstly, you have to recognize that just like our bodies needing a rest and reboot every night, so does our mindset.  You need to think about your goals, adjust your settings and make a move towards getting there.  I suggest doing it in baby steps... Read More...

Why Smart People Get Stuck When Organizing

I didn't go to college to learn how to organize!  If I'm so smart, then why can't I do this!? I used to be organized, until I had kids! That's what people tell me when I meet them for the first time.  Usually, these feeling are expressed with some frustration and bewilderment.  There's a couple of issues at play here. The first is situational. Many people are organized until they reach a critical mass of demands on their time. It's easier to be organized when it's just you, your stuff and your life. Read More...

Beware the Flotsam!

Last week I spent three hours cleaning out two kitchen cupboards. Not my cupboards, but the cupboards of my 80 year old client Deborah in Scarsdale.  I was called in because Deborah is under daughter’s orders NOT to climb the step ladder!  So I climbed the step ladder Read More....

Trust Your Gut

My 16 year old asked for the car keys this morning.  My heart stopped. Yesterday he passed his road test, today he wants to drive to school.  I think OK, maybe … scanning my brain for objections.  Read More...

Its noon- how’s it going?

Have you been productive already? Did you have a plan? If not, write down three things you want to get done by 5PM- ready, set, go!

Grateful to Organize

As a professional organizer, you would assume that I am passionate about organizing. I am not. I am passionate about people. Given the choice between being at home and dealing with my own piles or going to Pleasantville and sorting out Mrs. Martin’s closet, I will chose Mrs. Martin and her closet every time. Read More...
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