Tag Archives: decluttering

The Life-Changing Magic of What?

Neat Kitchen

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been at the top of best seller lists and the talk of the Facebook town for long enough that I feel as though I must address it. The book even made a prominent showing at the 2015 Institute for Challenging Disorganization conference. My question is, […]

Barriers to Simplifying? It’s Okay.


Last night I met with the Simple Living Discussion Group.  They are a group of folks that gather every month to talk about living a more simplified life.  In this case, simple living does not mean minimalist but it does mean letting go of the extraneous stuff.  We work through how to let go and […]

What Do Organizers Do?

Professional Organizers

  Professional Organizing What is it and how can you benefit from it?   As the owner of Sappari Solutions, I have been in this business for over 10 years. As our business has grown, it has been so rewarding to see first hand how organizing services can free people from clutter and truly help […]

Yes, Pamela Druckerman, Letting Go of Clutter CAN Bring You Joy

The Joy of Decluttering

This is your clutter wake up call.   In 2004–when I started working with people to create systems, letting go of clutter and excess, and taking control of their lives–you would see the occasional article on clutter.  It would likely show up in a spring cleaning issue of your favorite magazine, or maybe Martha Stewart would offer a few […]

Creating A Sanctuary


In this world of constant stressors: work, family, finances, health, school time, etc., where do you go to find refuge?  Have you considered creating a place that is all yours?  For rest and rejuvenation, your bedroom might be the place to start.  You already spend around eight hours in a day or a third of […]

Your Clutter is Costing You Much More Than You Think!

Your clutter is costing you more than you think.

Your clutter costs you time and money.  Let’s get it under control.   First, let’s define clutter.  Clutter is anything that you do not love, use or need, that is keeping you from living the life you desire.  It can be physical (clothes, books, paper, etc), time-related (commute, meetings, time spent looking for things, etc) […]

Where To Start

Neat Kitchen

“I don’t know where to start, can you help with that?”  asks Annie as we talk on the phone about her upcoming organizing appointment.   “Absolutely.  It’s what we do.”  I respond.   Getting organized is not just about buying cute bins at Target® to hold all the little shoes that are cluttering the foyer. So […]