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Why Smart People Get Stuck When Organizing

I didn’t 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 […]

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 to dissect and discard the ancient artifacts […]

Trust Your Gut

 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.  Part of me wants to keep him safe (and whole) for along as possible and […]

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. Yes, […]