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Form Follows Function

Clutter aside, you just want your home to look good… once you’ve gotten organized you may also want to spend some energy prettying up the place!  Many of us don’t need a full-on interior designer, so I am delighted to tell you about an emerging trend called "interior redesign," also referred to as "one-day decorating."… Read more »

I’m North, You’re South–Where Should We Meet?

How many times have you had this conversation with someone about where to meet for coffee?  Someone lives in one part of the city and you live on the opposite side– Where do you meet that is an equal distance and fair amount of driving for each of you, and then what place is there… Read more »

Make a “Tourist Binder”

Now is the time of year that you start anticipating summer travel and guests.  I thought I would share something that I like to do to make things easier when guests are coming– having a "Tourist Binder." Recently my Productivity Café friend Susan Sabo visited me and it really came in handy to show her… Read more »

Funkify Your IKEA Stuff

Apologies– something very strange happened to this post and it was duplicated and I had to fix it– sorry if you have already read this!– Getting organized is easier at IKEA… the prices are very affordable and their designs are amazing and innovative.  What’s fun is that you can usually use their things in many… Read more »

Who Me? Organized?

One of our alert Clutter Diet members found this great calendar called the "Whomi," as in "Who me? Organized?"  It allows busy moms to organize the schedules of multiple family members in one place. I love this idea!  It’s color-coded and you can just see everyone’s whereabouts at a glance.  It even has a special… Read more »

Check us out in American Way magazine

Just wanted to tell everyone that we were in American Way magazine this month (American Airlines inflight magazine)!  They interviewed me for tax tips to get ready for next year. You can read the article here. It was fun to travel last week with this magazine in all the seat pockets.  🙂

NAPO Conference Wrap-Up

I was gone all last week to the NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) conference in Minneapolis, and I wanted to say a few words to wrap that up.  Imagine about 900 Professional Organizers all in one place!  One of my friends was analyzing the slow breakfast buffet line and figuring out workflow processes to… Read more »

Got an Idea? “Jott” it down!

Are you a person who needs help organizing ideas and all of the random thoughts that you get when driving or somewhere else?  Could you benefit from having a way to reach multiple people with just one phone call?  JOTT is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.  By calling just one… Read more »

NAPO Conference Fun Stuff

I am here learning more about the latest in the organizing industry at the NAPO conference in Minneapolis, and I have seen some GREAT fun things here!  My favorite product so far: Intelliscanner, which allows you to create a home inventory or library using a little keychain scanner.  So fun!  You can scan anything with… Read more »

Can You Be TOO Organized?

Being a Professional Organizer, people constantly ask me if my house is "perfect." Well, it certainly is not, but it’s generally free from clutter the majority of the time and things tend to function very well.  It does not look like a magazine photo! There is such a thing as being TOO organized, and striving… Read more »

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