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Why is it so Hard to Get Organized?

Why is it so hard to get organized

Getting organized is not exactly the stairway to heaven. It’s not winning the lottery and it’s not a once in a lifetime opportunity. Yet, the benefits are beyond anything you can possibly imagine. It’s freedom. Get organized and find freedom. Freedom and relief from the daily stress and challenges that rob your time, drown you in heaping clutter and spin …

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Funny Valentine’s Day Stories & A Giveaway

Funny Valentine's Day Stories & A Giveaway

I’m starting to get that heartfelt feeling. New Year’s resolutions, now long forgotten, have moved over. Romance is hitting the stores and Valentine’s Day is everywhere. It’s much bigger than a Hallmark moment. It’s a collection of the funniest experiences, stored in our mind like a “Jack in the Box” ready to boast. It was the best of Valentine’s Day …

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How to Be Successful & Achieve Your Goals

Be Successful & Achieve your goals

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien Talks. Trust me I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life. When I look back at my days of working in retail, I remember feeling so stuck and not knowing how I could get to where I wanted to be. I knew I wanted more from life and that …

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Mother of the Bride Musings on How to Plan a Wedding

Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride

And so it happens, from pigtails to wedding veils. Your daughter becomes a bride. Just like that; you’re the mother of the bride. And in the moments before she says: “I do” – in those few moments when your heart swells as she takes that majestic walk down the aisle, you see the treasures of your lives together in a …

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What’s New & Exciting in Organizing for 2020?

new and exciting in organizing

Before I can say “in a flash”, I will be celebrating an unconventional pilgrimage of 42 years as a Professional Organizer. The business of organization was not common back then; I was a frontierswoman in this unheard-of field, along with a dozen other smart and caring leap-of-faithers around the country aiming to bestow the magic of organization. Now, you will find …

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How to Avoid the Blunder of Time Traps

How to Avoid the Blunder of Time Traps

Here’s your 2020 New Year’s resolution solution. It’s bundled into one very clever and important goal on your to-do list. Pinky swear that you will Organize Yourself and avoid time traps as you parade into a fabulous new decade. Examples of Time Traps How can I ever forget the very first phone call I received, over 40 years ago, to …

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Lost Luggage & How to Make Peace with Your Past in 2020

Lost Luggage & How to Make Peace with Your Past in 2020

I pulled up to the curb as I had done so many times before. Eyeing all the skycaps, I was hoping one would scoop up my baggage, so I wouldn’t have to think about it for the next few hours. It was such a busy morning at the terminal; I had no choice but to make peace with it and …

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How to Change Your Life for Good

Lady embracing the ocean view

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien talks… I believe there’s a simple way that anyone can change their life and I’m going to tell you how. Self-Discipline vs Motivation We’re talking about cultivating self-discipline here, not motivation. These two things have a distinct difference. Motivation is based on having a particular mental or emotional state …

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If You’re Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

If You're Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

I’m lucky. I’m lucky in big ways and small. For instance, I have parking karma. It’s true and no less than 100% of the time. Even when a space is dearly coveted and the competition is rough, I’ll arrive just as a car pulls out, and I’ll slip in. I’m absolutely, positively confident. Ok. That’s a small way. Maybe not? I have good health, …

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How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

A frantic young woman called me today driven to the point of meltdown. Juggling parenthood, a full workload, responsibilities, and activities created unmanageable stress. You know the kind of stress that heart palpitations are made of. We met at a conference for working women not too long ago. As we chatted, I was drawn to the pace of her daily …