Say it, Martha!

Say it, Martha!

I love to read magazines. At the end of a long day, the ones to which I subscribe are a fluffy-mind-retreat filled with inspiration and ideas. For those of you who have followed my blog for the past few years, you know I like to share content I find share-worthy, especially when it directly supports what I do as a professional organizer....

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Pure energy

Pure energy

I’ve been taking an online class from Janet Luhrs, a simple living advocate who I’ve followed for the past twenty years or so and the author of The Simple Living Guide. The class is full of great information about leading a more simple and fulfilling life.

When addressing clutter, whether it’s paper clutter or stuff clutter, Luhrs uses the following terminology...

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Kick clutter to the curb

Kick clutter to the curb

My job as a professional organizer isn’t just about putting things in bins and containers and then slapping a label on each. When a client initially contacts me, they are overwhelmed with their stuff, they are stressed out, and they are incredibly frustrated. In many cases, they’ve tried and failed to get themselves organized, so some people tend to feel inadequate and ashamed. They wonder why they can’t have an organized space like everyone else.

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Feelings and stuff

Feelings and stuff

In this little blog o’ mine, I write a lot about letting go of the stuff that’s holding you back, and I also write a lot about feelings. To me, these two separate but equally important ideas go hand-in-hand. If you are surrounded by clutter and chaos, it affects how you feel. I believe clutter sucks your energy and drains you. I believe clutter contributes to unhappiness. I believe clutter steals joy.

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Spring is here!

Spring is here!

The arrival of spring brings warmth, beauty and rebirth. It's also an opportunity to take time to clear out the old. I encourage you to tackle the pantry, or the coat closet, or the garage, or the junk drawer. Take everything out of the space, make decisions on what to keep, toss or donate, and only return into the space the items you want to keep.

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