Only lazy people need to hire an organizer

Only lazy people need to hire an organizer

I’ve been a professional organizer for many years. Often people who are naturally organized ask me incredulously, “What do you do for people? Why can’t they throw away their own trash?” When you are born with the desire and ability to keep things in order, it's easy to see other people's disorder as a character flaw. (more…)...
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Drop the extra weight to get ready for a move

Drop the extra weight to get ready for a move

My father was in the US Air Force for 20 years! That's a long time. During his career our family moved every 3 years or more. We are all good at moving now, that's for sure! In some ways a military move is easier than a civilian move. But in most ways, it's exactly the same. In both cases, it really helps to be organized and ready for a move. (more…)...
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You’re too rich to hoard that!

You’re too rich to hoard that!

This parable about a raft can show us a lot about why we hold on to clutter. “A person traveling along a path came to a great expanse of water. As she stood on the shore, she realized there were dangers and discomforts all about. But the other shore appeared safe and inviting. The person looked for a boat or a bridge and found neither. With great effort she gathered twigs, logs, and branches and tied them all together to make a simple raft. Relying on the raft to keep herself afloat, the person paddled with her hands and feet and reached the safety of the other shore. She could now continue her journey on dry land. This brought up a question, What would she do with her makeshift raft? Would she drag it along with her or leave it behind?” (more…)...
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