Have you ever met an organizer that didn’t love labels? There are so many to choose from – big labels, small labels, printed labels, temporary labels, chalkboard labels, labels that attach to fabric or to wire shelving… There is a label for every situation, mood, and personality. Why do organizers love to label things? First,… Read More Labels
I know joy. Sometimes she visits. Sometimes she even stays for a while. Joy doesn’t always show up when I want, and sometimes she even eludes me for extended periods. When I have joy, the world is great and I feel fantastic! That is not to say that when joy is gone, so is contentment… Read More Do You Know Joy?
Indecision is often at the root of clutter, and while many people do not need or want someone to tell them what to do, they do want someone to help them make decisions. If you are trying to help a loved one de-clutter, you may already be aware of how difficult it can be. That’s… Read More 7 Tips to Help Someone You Love Make Decisions
Why do we have so much trouble judging our own situations accurately? When it comes to clutter, some of us believe we are in one of the worst hoarding situations imaginable because there are some things left out and we have 40 pairs of shoes. Others climb over piles to get from one end of… Read More How Cluttered Am I?
It can feel so good to get something organized. Whether it is a whole room or just a drawer, most people love the feeling of looking inside a drawer where there is order and purpose and not too much stuff. Why then is it so hard to maintain an organized space? Why doesn’t the feeling… Read More 3 Reasons It’s Hard to Stay Organized
My mother should at least think about firing me as her organizer…though not as her daughter. In many ways, I am a great daughter. I help my mother in any way I can. I try to help her simplify so she can remember things better, and I live by some of her rules, like making… Read More My Mother Should Fire Me
We don’t hesitate to hire someone to fix a leaky faucet, help sell a house, or teach us to play an instrument. But there are other common tasks that still seem to carry a stigma when you don’t do them yourself. How do you feel about people who don’t do their own grocery shopping, laundry, or organizing? If you… Read More 7 Reasons to Hire An Organizer