Real Life Real Solutions 2019-10-11T18:08:32+00:00

Don’t Wait!

As the days get shorter and holiday décor fills the shelves – and Black Friday sales flyers fill my mailbox [...]

Love the Season, Not the Fall!

September is Fall Prevention Month, and in honor of this noble cause, here are some timely tips to keep you [...]

Everyone Needs a Plan B

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin  With so many scary headlines in recent [...]

5 Phrases Professional Organizers Live By

Many industries have their own special terms and jargon, while some phrases are universal, like: “push the envelope” or “think [...]

Gifts from My Dad

“My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington [...]

mother knows best

“The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” —Henry Ward Beecher Every day I honor and remember the lessons I’ve learned [...]

Smart Tips to Save Time, Money, and Mother Earth

In a recent webinar I attended, the host, Brandon Gidicsin of The Junkluggers, shared some alarming statistics: 11 million tons [...]

Home is Where the Heart is!

What makes a house a home? It's the little things; done overtime that slowly transforms a house into a home. [...]

Sweet Serendipity

The past few months have felt like Groundhog Day for many of us, but despite the day-to-day repetition of our [...]

Is Your Memorabilia Weighing You Down?

In the blink of an eye, the global pandemic, coupled with the social unrest in our country, has changed our [...]

Are Your “Ducks in a Row?”

While the origin of the phrase to “get one’s ducks in a row” is questionable, I opt for the image of actual [...]

My Day with Oprah — Say What?!?!

Earlier this month, I took my BFF and joined 14,998 friends and spent the day with Oprah for her Oprah [...]

Out with the New!

Psssst, did you hear? As the dust settles from the holidays and you look to reclaim your space, think twice [...]

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Top 10 List for Less Holiday Stress!

#10 – Create a gift budget and track your spending to avoid January credit card blues. Discuss with all pertinent [...]

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Our Top 10 Favorite Organizing & Productivity Books!

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book and a warm beverage on a cold Winter's day. [...]

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Top 10 Organizing Tricks to Help You Get and Stay Organized!

#10 - Ziplock bags make great storage containers! Bonus points if you use the ones with a label on them! [...]

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Top 10 Time Management Tips

#10 – Have SMART written goals. (SMART: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Realistic, Time-sensitive). #9 – Plan your day (week, quarter) [...]

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Our Top 10 Favorite [organizing] Things

Julie Andrews isn't the only one with a list of favorite things: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright [...]

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Top 10 Items You Can Toss/Recycle/Donate NOW!

Declare your independence from everyday clutter with our quick, no brainer list of easy peasy items to ditch this summer. [...]

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TOP 10 Vital Documents That Should Have a Good Home!

Vital documents are those essential papers you want to know where they are when you, or a loved one, need [...]

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Top 10 Funny, Sweet or Odd Things We’ve Found (or not) While Organizing with Clients

#10  – Storage Wars – NOT! While reality TV shows may tell a different tale, we have yet to find [...]

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Top 10 List to Fool Your Family (and yourself) into Getting Organized!

 #10  – Corral all your batteries in one, and only one, storage bin. …Throw in a battery tester and you’re [...]

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Top 10 Organizing Mis-steps to Avoid

#10 – Organizing and/or discarding someone else’s stuff, without their permission… oops, never a good idea! #9 – Thinking you can organize [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell (faster)

#10 - Schedule time. Take the time to de-clutter your home before putting it on the market. #9  - Make [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer

#10 – We’ve seen your closets and, admit it, you need help!  #9  – Clutter costs…dollar$.  #8  – Getting started is the [...]

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