What is your clutter comfort level?

What is your clutter comfort level?

Losing clutter is analogous to losing weight. Being organized is a lot like being in shape. And though everyone is unique, most people tend to fit in to one of these three clutter comfort levels. Which of the following weight loss analogies best describes your clutter? (more…)...
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The most important step in organizing a kid’s room

The most important step in organizing a kid’s room

Toby was a kindergartener with a very messy room. He was so excited after his room re-do he started labeling the bins himself the next day! Scroll down to see an old video from 2010 of Nonnahs working in Toby's room with his parents while he was at school one day. (more…)...
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5 truths and 3 lies about professional organizing from “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”

5 truths and 3 lies about professional organizing from “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”

Marie Kondo is a professional organizer. She gets paid to help people throw away their excess clutter and organize what they keep in their homes. Before January 1st when her Netflix show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" dropped, many people didn’t know this was a profession. I’m so grateful to the show for exposing you all to professional organizing! Organizing is a really great job. It’s also important and deserves screen time. However, there are some serious holes in the portrayal you are seeing on Netflix. (more…)...
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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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