Okay, you now know what you want. You’re ready to move through the coaching process and have everything figured out within a month. Clarity has arrived! You will be flinging open your shutters, emerging from the dark winter to feel the rays of springtime sunshine beaming down on your face. Singing birds will flutter about… Continue reading What do you REALLY want?
From a very early age we are taught to judge feelings. Anger is bad. Happy is good! Emotions are neither good nor bad. They just are. How we USE them though is where the power lies. We are emotional beings. It is part of our existence as a human. Fear, anger, love, joy, shame –… Continue reading Taskmaster or teacher?
When one crinkles their nose at the cost of an organizer, I know they are likely not ready to get serious about their clutter. What I find curious though is how they overlook the price the clutter is already costing them on a daily basis. Storage unit rent, time, valuable items that are buried under… Continue reading The cost of disorganization
I am currently on, what I believe to be, my final organizing gig. I’ve been unpacking a garage and sorting through a lot of boxes that were packed last minute. One of my favorite things about doing this sort of work is when I uncover something I suspect the client was missing. This happened yesterday.… Continue reading A jewel in the clutter
Of all the clutter I’ve dealt with over the years, the far most damaging is the Sacred Clutter. It’s unforgiveness. Undealt with trauma. Unfelt feelings. Especially grief. Closet clutter is easy to deal with. Dig it out and give it away. Done. (Well, it theory, anyway! One must be ready.) Sacred Clutter isn’t as easy.… Continue reading The vilification of grief
Mrs. W presented me with my most challenging organizing job ever. Even now, many years later, I have never tackled something on that scale. She was a sweet lady in her late 70s. She always wore a house dress and a ready smile. But underneath her smile, you could see the stress. Her health issues… Continue reading Mrs. W and the bulging basement
When I help a client purge a closet or a storage unit I often hear, Where did this STUFF come from? No one sets out to stuff a storage unit or have cluttered closets. It just happens with accumulation – little by little over time. Most folks just say they’ll deal with it when they… Continue reading Where clutter really begins