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Working from Home during a pandemic – Part 1

Part 1: Routines and Boundaries Starting to accept the possibility that working from home may go on for months, if not indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic? As short-term work from home set-ups evolve into long-term arrangements, it’s time to consider how a Professional Organizer can help you stay focused and be more productive. Yes!…
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The COvid-19: 19 things to Clean and Organize

Spring Into Action! Put the Clean and Organize into your COVID plan! Feeling uninspired to tackle top-to-bottom spring cleaning of your home? Even while self-isolating due to COVID-19, it’s still easy to come up with countless reasons (translation: excuses) for avoiding even everyday housework. So whether you’re feeling anxious or unmotivated, I’ve come up with…
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Self-isolating? Keep calm and tidy up!

How to make the most of your “Quarantime”: One of the primary goals when I work with clients, whether they live in a house or a condo, is to transform their disorganized home into a place where they can relax and unwind, especially after a stressful day at work or school. For anyone self-isolating because…
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Feeling stuck? Get out of bed.

Days keep getting shorter and especially with the recent switch to daylight savings, it’s all too easy to go into hibernation mode. Unfortunately, doing so can affect individuals in many ways – from not getting enough exposure to sunlight to suffering from seasonal affective disorder to simply wasting the day away or even depression. Simply…
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Food For Thought: Your Messy Kitchen is Making You Fat

Summer is winding down and, if you’re like most people, you’ve been enjoying the fabulous weather and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Even if you didn’t venture much farther than your own backyard, chances are the inside of your home has been left at least somewhat neglected over the past few months. But…
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Let’s Talk About Death: The Stuff of Lifetime

I was recently speaking with a friend about her parents, just after she’d spent Father’s Day weekend with them. While this retired couple does not need my help at this time (unless I help them with their next downsizing move), as a Professional Organizer, I commend – and highly recommend – their healthy, practical and…
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This Valentine’s Day, Put The Past To Bed

With Valentine’s coming up, it’s hard not to notice how practically everything is geared towards couples. This is fine if you’re one half of a happy couple, but meanwhile, there are people dealing with break-ups, separations, divorce or even the death of a spouse. So while others are out in the cold, shopping for Valentine’s…
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2019: Year of “More Out With The Old, Less In With The New”

How you are you coming along with your 2019 New Year’s resolution? Whether you’ve already forgotten about it, given up or are falling behind with your goal, as a Professional Organizer, I can assure you that you’re not alone.   Fortunately, it’s not too late to get back on track, especially if your resolution has…
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The Scary Reality of Hoarding

Halloween has come and gone – perhaps even the candy, too. And while there may be a few homes on your street with their spooky decorations still out on display, is there also a house that looks scary all year round? Maybe the drapes are closed in the front window but there is stuff piled…
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Decluttering in a Heat Wave: Tips for Avoiding a Meltdown

                  Dealing with sweltering temperatures and unbearable humidity can quickly exacerbate how you already feel surrounded by piles of stuff throughout your home, along the side of your house and strewn about the backyard. If you were already feeling stressed, it’s understandable if this brutal heat wave…
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