As we let go of that which is no longer relevant, doesn’t serve us, and/or no longer represents who we are, we create room for something new to enter…

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...]

“Do you do life coaching?”

One question which links organizing & life coaching is: What does one possess? When asked if I do life coaching, I say that, while I have no formal training, I offer useful observations, questions & insights that will shed light on what someone's true passion is. (I'll speak in the singular, but many people have more than one pursuit which brings them joy.) Helping clients think about … [Read more...]

The “department store box” method of garage organizing

  OK - let's say your last move was a rush job, and you ended up with boxes that had a variety of items in them in no particular order, with no specific themes. (Or, for whatever reason, you just have boxes with mixed categories inside.) I suggest setting up a table as your work area, & laying out whatever number of boxes your categories require. (If you have a number of tables to … [Read more...]