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Opting Out of Phone Books: One Year Later

I opted out of receiving phone books in August of 2011, but I have to admit I was somewhat skeptical at the time that it would actually keep the phone books at bay.  I can happily report today though that a little over a year has passed and I haven’t received a single phone book, […]

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Using Mind Mapping to Pack More Efficiently

I’m a big fan of mind mapping tools.  Mind mapping is a way for relational thinkers such as myself, to build structure around an idea or ideas.  A mind mapping tool, such as iThoughts HD, which I blogged about earlier this year is a great tool for creating a list of things to pack for […]

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Using a Travel Grid: Pack Right, Pack Light!

I recently helped a client pack for a trip.  She had previously felt unprepared for trips, either over packing and lugging a hopelessly heavy suitcase, or under packing and not having what she needed. We did two things to make this trip different. First, we created packing lists – one for items she takes on a […]

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Coaching: Grateful for the Opportunity to Witness…

I keep a gratitude journal and at some point I plan on writing about what a powerful influence it has been in my life.  Today though I want to discuss something I was grateful for in yesterday’s entry: “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as witness to the amazing changes my clients are […]

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My Favorite Things…Leopard Print File Bench

Every once in a while I like to share a favorite with you, be it an organizing product or something that makes life simpler.  Today I want to share my Leopard Print File Bench, which makes organizing my files simpler and my living room more fun and functional! My office is in the living room […]

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Simplifying Your Life by Patronizing Local Businesses

I took the morning off to take my car to the dealership for its 25,000 mile service, which I assumed was oil related as there was an “oil maintenance required” light flashing on my dash.  Having driven the 20+ miles to the dealership, I was miffed to learn the service was not oil related at […]

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Simplifying Thanksgiving

I love this photo of my family at Thanksgiving a number of years ago.  The meal was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxed.  I wasn’t working at this time though and had plenty of time to plan for and prepare the meal.  Not the case anymore.  Therefore my mom and I agreed to simplify Thanksgiving […]

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Why some people don’t have clutter…

As a professional organizer I help people reduce the clutter in their lives.  An acquaintance of mine Narda, recently shared an interesting story with me about why she no longer has room in her life for clutter. Many years ago, when Narda was building a home, she stored boxes of personal belongings and memorabilia in […]

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