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It’s OK to Ask For Help

By |2021-02-26T13:44:29-06:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , , |

When you ask for help is not a weakness, it’s a strength. It means you understand your capabilities and your limitations. As we get older, we discover that we can’t do all the things we could do when we were younger, physically and possibly mentally. Aging is not the only reason that we may need to ask for help. Not everyone has the skills to do everything. Physical strength is another reason.  If the task you need done requires strength you don’t have, regardless of your age, you need to ask for help. Even if you do have the skillset [...]

How Much Trash Can I Find?

By |2021-02-15T12:46:41-06:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Downsizing|Tags: , , , , |

The answer to this question is, a lot! Depending on the size of the items and the amount, a junk hauling service may be in order. Whether you’re moving to a smaller home or not, it often surprises my clients how much trash we find when downsizing. However, when you’re downsizing to prepare for a move, the purging process is more involved. Since you are moving to another home, you have to literally touch every item you own and look in every nook and cranny in your home to determine what to keep and what to discard. Your home needs [...]

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By |2021-02-04T11:00:45-06:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Change|Tags: , , , , |

What does it mean to get out of your comfort zone? Well, it actually means to do something different than you’re used to doing that may not feel comfortable.  Sometimes it’s just the anticipation of making a change that brings on that feeling of discomfort. It’s easy and comfortable to continue to do things the way you’ve always done them no matter how your situation changes or how it makes you feel. There are times when things change in your life and you don’t particularly like the way these changes make you feel.  However, you know what to expect in [...]

How to Incorporate Organizing in to Your Daily Activities

By |2021-01-27T14:43:15-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Home Organization, Mindfullness|Tags: , , , , |

Yes, you too can get organized by incorporating this concept into your daily activities. I understand you have a lot going on and this may not be as easy as it sounds, but it really is that easy.  Adjusting your mindset may take a little getting use to, but it is possible. The key here is to be mindful in your daily activities. Notice when things are not where they belong and stop what you’re doing to put things back in their homes. It gets a little trickier if you don’t have homes for everything, but it is doable. When [...]

Organizing Your Desktop Icons

By |2021-01-27T14:45:16-06:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Decluttering, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Does your computer have so many desktop icons on it that you can’t see the background image? If so, it may be time to do some decluttering and organizing. These unused and unneeded icons equate to a form of digital clutter. This post pertains to PC’s since I’m a PC girl, not Macs, but here is a link from Apple Support that may help Mac users organize their desktop icons. Many people download files to their desktop for various reasons.  Those files then become desktop icons. Some may be temporary and then get forgotten after they have served their purpose, [...]

Using Tags During Downsizing

By |2021-01-16T17:43:43-06:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Downsizing|Tags: , , , |

Using tags to mark items during downsizing is so important. When you’re downsizing to move to a smaller home, it can get confusing if items are not tagged correctly. Something may be moved that should not be, or vice versa. The first part of the organizing process is sorting, or putting like items together using tags for various categories. This first step allows you to see all the items in one category, so you know what you want to keep. You may have multiples of one item so you know the rest can go, or you may not need the [...]

Don’t miss the recent Redfin article I was featured in: “12 Habits That Will Help You Get Organized”

By |2021-01-14T11:54:09-06:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Organizing Tips|Tags: |

Whether you live in Phoenix, AZ, or Philadelphia, PA, you’ve probably been spending more time at home than ever before amidst the pandemic. Now, you might be noticing just how disorganized your home has become over the past year and are ready to make a change as the new year begins. Finding the time to nail down a gameplan between laundry, errands, and piles of dishes, however, can be a challenge. I, along with other experts across the country, were asked by Redfin to share our best organizing tips so you can keep your home tidy all year-round.  Check out what I [...]

A New Year, A Fresh Start

By |2021-01-12T10:06:19-06:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Change|Tags: , , |

Here we are, once again, at the beginning of a new year. The new year promises a blank slate, a fresh start. I think everyone is happy to put 2020 behind us for many, obvious reasons. We may want to forget the challenges we encountered, but we need to remember them to learn from them and to grow. Last year, very seldom did we see or hear anything positive. That may be why everyone is talking about making a fresh start. Headlines such as COVID-19 numbers, the fallout of the economy, political elections, and so on kept us all counting [...]

How Did You Pivot in 2020?

By |2020-12-28T17:06:22-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Change, Problem Solving|Tags: , , |

This year may have started out well for some, but ended not so well for most.  The tentacles of this pandemic changed our lives in so many ways.  We had to get creative in order to survive, literally. I kept hearing the word pivot, mostly from companies in terms of their business models. Early on, as the cases started to rise at alarming rates, the mandate came down for businesses to close that were not deemed essential, to try to stop the spread of the virus. This caused a cascade of issues mostly related to businesses closing, at first temporarily, [...]

5 Strategies to Determine Want or Need

By |2020-12-18T16:32:32-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mindfullness, Problem Solving|Tags: , , , , , |

Some of us have issues determining want or need in terms of tangible items. This may not be an issue for some, but for others it can cause a myriad of issues, such as financial, storage that leads to clutter issues, relationships, mental health, etc. Sometimes just one purchase that you want, and not need, can hit all of these issues listed above. This is when establishing priorities comes into the picture. A priority is not necessarily a need. A priority just means that something else takes precedence. This is not to say that you should never buy anything you [...]

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