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January 29, 2017

When I discuss with my clients their interest in going paperless, I ask them certain questions to determine their readiness to do so. We know it is a good for the environment and for the companies who benefit by lessening their printing and mailing costs; however going...

January 15, 2017

There are a few times a year that feel transitional. Spring time symbolizes renewal, birthdays earmark another year older, certain religious holidays spark self-reflection and January represents a starting over. For me, that means clearing out household & personal mana...

December 30, 2016

My ears perked up when the use of gift cards was mentioned on a WNYC Lenard Lopate radio program this past November. David Pogue, journalist and bestselling author of how-to books, was there to discuss money saving tips (some kind of pre-holiday joke). I became interes...

December 10, 2016

I am a fan of TED talks. Recently I was inspired by Laura Venderkam’s “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time”, in which she shifts the “I’m too busy” Sisyphean mindset to an “I have the time” perspective. The talk wasn’t about random tips or tricks claiming they would...

November 16, 2016

Why as a Professional Organizer do I take it upon myself to encourage clients to complete a Last Will and Testament? Because over the years I have learned it is a task that lands at the top of the “things I avoid” list. Helping clients get organized involves more than...

November 2, 2016

I recently downsized from a modest home that I lived in with my family for 15 years. This experience gave me many opportunities to reflect on the struggles my

October 17, 2016

Many of my clients are very creative individuals. I admire how expansive they think and what they can make with their hands and minds. But they are challenged by the more mundane requirements of adulthood and family life…like opening mail, filing papers, paying bills,...

October 3, 2016

It is said that clutter is the physical representation of decisions unmade. That is profound to me. One of the first questions new clients ask is, “What do I do with it all?” They don’t know how to decide what to keep, what to let go of, where to donate, if something h...

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