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Recent Successes

Helped client decide how to revise her will before her 80th birthday   Organized senior living apartment, donated truckload of belongings Taught 30 year old time management  and prioritizing skills so she can enjoy her days more Decluttered home, trashed 10 bags of broken toys Shopped for furniture, set up beautiful bedroom Organized office, papers for client’s divorce Facilitated family communications, managed downsize and move, set-up of new apartment for senior couple Decluttered, organized home to make room for 2nd baby.

Tuesday
Jul102018

Organizing Tips for New Habits

It's commonly believed that a new habit can take hold in just twenty-one days. It’s possible, yet there's more to the 21-day game that is less known, and rarely acknowledged.

People cling to the overly simplistic expectation of 21-days because it feels doable, only to end up with the familiar lament, “what’s wrong with me.” Instead of haing a new habit, you have the old discouragement.

There's nothing wrong with you; what's wrong is the expectation that a new habit only takes 21 days. Possible, but unlikely. You need time to prepare, adapt, learn.

TRUTH: It takes more than 21 days to form a new habit.  

Think of it as playing more than one hand to win. To play the game successfully, you need to consider several cards in the deck: fear, impatience, doubt, the comfort of old habits, just to name a few. All make it easy to get lost in the shuffle - the emotional stuff that gets in the way of doing the new habit.

The first 21 days is about learning how to manage all the emotional stuff that comes up as you do your new habit. You learn how to take hold of a new habit by adapting along the way to what works, and letting go of what doesn't.

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Friday
Jul062018

Shedding the Shame of Clutter

Friday Flicks #7: Shame is a powerful, common barrier to organizing or decluttering, making it so easy to give up instead of persevere. Learn the essential shift in thinking that we all need to make to move out of shame, and organize or declutter with greater ease.

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Monday
Jul022018

Get FREE of Clutter Confusion

There's a lot of confusion about clutter and organizing.

Here are some fundamental truths that only a few know...

What is clutter?

Clutter is stuff that doesn't add value to your present life. You no longer love or use it (or never did) or it doesn't fit in your current lifestyle. It does not contribute to your life's productivity or meaning. It may have had value once, but not now.

Getting clear...

Organizing and clutter-clearing are not synonymous. Clutter-clearing is the often ignored first step to organizing. You do not want to organize your clutter; you want to let it go so you have room to organize what you keep.

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Friday
Jun292018

Gotta Lotta Clutter? There's Nothing Wrong With You

Friday Flicks #6: You’ve got a lot of clutter? Nothing is wrong...except that it makes YOU FEEL BAD! We all need help along the way, but you don’t need to suffer each step of the way. Just like when we’re overeating, Laura shows you how you can take care of "too much" in little bits through time or have a major operation and rehab.

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Tuesday
Jun262018

How to Avoid Decision Fatigue

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By April Kilcrease

You get home from work and your partner asks what you want to order for dinner. Somehow that simple question seems impossible to answer. You toss the choice back to them. And so the game of "I don’t care. You pick," begins. What’s going on here? Why does take-out suddenly seem so complicated?


You’re likely experiencing decision fatigue, a syndrome most of us suffer from on a daily basis. The phenomenon zaps mental energy, promotes impulsivity over thoughtful deliberation, and can cause people to shut down and do nothing. Researchers have found that just as our muscles tire after repeatedly lifting weights, our brain tuckers out after making multiple decisions. Given that the average adult makes a whopping 35,000 decisions each day, it’s no wonder dinner decisions can seem so taxing.

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