Why I always start with the “worst first”

The most common opening question I receive from a client in our first session is, "Where do we begin?" My standard answer is, "With whatever it is that causes you the most stress - that worst thing you can barely stand to look at or think about." This strategy offers both visual and psychological encouragement. Once the most difficult space, project or issue has been tamed, the remainder doesn't … [Read more...]

A well-rounded view of my organizing universe

I posted most of my best organizing ideas on Facebook from January 2013 to August 2014. For those who want to get a better idea of what I bring to my work, as well as some valuable tips that may relate to your project(s), you might find my Facebook page interesting: https://www.facebook.com/WiserOrganizer       … [Read more...]

What are your time and peace of mind worth?

As an admitted compulsive minimalist, I've set what, for many, might be an extreme boundary: I don't pay attention to, check out, or follow up on any offers, options or coupons. (One exception: a substantial rebate on a high-ticket item, if it can't otherwise reasonably be avoided.) While freely admitting I'm missing out on saving pennies and dollars at every turn, I bask in the comforting … [Read more...]