Tag Archives: organization

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, […]

Setting Goals With Students

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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

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 […]

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 […]

10 Acts of Organization Month 6: Anna’s House

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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 […]