Get Motivated + Get Tips for 360° of Spring Cleaning

By |March 27th, 2014|

Did anyone happen to read the spectacular spring cleaning article in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living? It’s so good. Seriously, I struggle with being motivated for spring cleaning. In the past, I eased my […]

Are you ready for a do-over?

By |January 30th, 2014|

As I wrote about in an earlier quick tip, the New Year got off to a sluggish start around here. The reason? Wintery weather and school closings made it impossible to create momentum and get into […]

Goodbye 2013. Hello 2014.

By |December 31st, 2013|

Every newsletter I write begins in the same way…with a blank piece of paper, wide open with possibilities. I begin with an idea…an intention for what the article will be about. And then onto that paper […]

Loosen Your Grip this Holiday Season

By |December 5th, 2013|

Some of my Quick Tips stick with me more than others. One that I find myself thinking about, and reminding myself to put into practice, is one I wrote many years ago. It was about loosening […]

My 7 Experiment: Simplifying My Closet, Wardrobe and Life

By |November 26th, 2013|

Aby and Jay were clearly surprised when I told them during lunch that I’d limited my wardrobe to 7 items for the past week. I didn’t tell them about it until the week was over because […]

3 Tips to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed

By |November 13th, 2013|

This morning, in my online class The Secrets of Staying Organized, I received a question from a participant who was feeling overwhelmed. At one time or another, we’ve all felt this way—overwhelmed by clutter or by […]

Get Organized Now. Your Future Self Will Thank You

By |September 18th, 2013|

For me, late September is like the calm before the storm. The kids are back in school and we are settling into our school year routine. It feels like there’s just a little bit of breathing […]

Re-prioritizing Time and Setting New Goals

By |May 29th, 2013|

I love the “a-ha” moments of life, when things click, the light bulb goes off, and we gain some clarity and understanding. But I’ll be honest with you, I like it best when the “a-ha” moments […]

An Easy Way to Get Unstuck

By |April 24th, 2013|

If you read last week’s quick tip then you know that last week I attended the National Association of Professional Organizer’s conference in New Orleans. It was my fourth time attending this conference, but I haven’t […]

Lessons Learned from a First-Time Marathon

By |October 24th, 2012|

Last week, I mentioned that Jennifer was running in her first marathon on Sunday. Today, I asked her to share her story with all of us, including the “secrets” to her success and what she learned along the way. […]