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Personal Chaos Control

We live in a chaotic world so why come home to chaos? Shouldn’t your home be your sanctuary, a place of refuge?  While you may be organized and can find many things you need (like the car keys, bills, gift cards, files, office supplies, and tools), you may still long...

Storage Units–A Mixed Blessing

Storage units can be a godsend when you need a place to put furniture, boxes, and other treasures when you don’t have the space for them, especially during a transition.  There are good reasons to have a storage unit and some lame ones.  You must always ask yourself,...

The Junk Drawer Debate

Imagine my surprise when I opened my latest NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) news to find an article titled “Why Having a Junk Drawer is the Worst Organizing Mistake.”  I suppose that if you really only put junk in that drawer, this would be a...

HOW TO BECOME TIDY

When people visit a tidy house, they may wistfully comment on how clean it appears and how they wish for the same.  Tidiness implies order where everything is in its place and can give the illusion of “clean” even though it’s been a while since a full cleaning has...

Declutter and Maybe Find a Gift

For the past 7 or 8 years, my family has engaged in a creative gift-giving practice for the adults that has now become a tradition for the holidays.  In years past we had bought stocking stuffers as well as a “big” gift for each other.  We became tired of all the...