You know that feeling after a good summer rain and the fresh, crisp smells that go with it? The rain knocks the dust from the air, cools the blacktop, and drops the temperature. Streams that were low are flowing again. The world feels refreshed. The focus is not on the rain or the dust or the […]
Tag Archives: organization
Really, I just want to know HOW to organize my stuff!
Really, I just want to know HOW to organize my stuff! Organizing is not about how much stuff you can get rid of. Truly, there were always be more to part with. There will be one more piece of paper, one more article of clothing, one more book. If you always focus on parting with […]
She used organization for living and got results
“I had been needing something my whole life,” Elena B, one of Sappari Solutions’ fantastic clients, said in a recent conversation. Elena shared that she had seriously lived a whole life of disorganization. Unable to get ahead of paperwork, it was a struggle to pull everything together when things like taxes needed to be done. […]
Are you possessed by your possessions?
Possessions or Possession? As Americans, we live in a society that puts a huge emphasis on possessions. Whether it’s advertisers telling us that we should have more, or trends and movements that encourage having less, there is always someone telling us that possessions, or the lack of them, are what define us. In a sense […]
The Life-Changing Magic of What?
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, […]
Setting Goals With Students
Goal Setting …is an important part of managing our lives. Knowing what our priorities are, setting objectives and working to make them reality, is a vital skill in our busy world. Parents would do well to begin teaching their children, as they grow, to set achievable goals for themselves and become proficient at breaking them […]
Yes, Pamela Druckerman, Letting Go of Clutter CAN Bring You Joy
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 […]
Where To Start
“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 […]
10 Acts of Organization Month 6: Anna’s House
Anna’s House, a part of Catholic Charities, provides housing for homeless women and children in Harford County and helps them on the road to self-sufficiency. They face the same types of challenges to getting and staying organized as many non-profit organizations do; a very busy staff, limited storage, tight budget making them hesitant to get rid […]