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September 2, 2021

Getting A Fresh Start

Ah, the start of the new school year.  Whether or not you’ve got kiddos in school, or you’re in school yourself, September is a great time to get a fresh start on something you’ve been working on. For some people, getting a fresh start is easy.  But for others, it […]
August 26, 2021

Optimizing Circuits for Organization

I have a deep love for reggae music, and have wanted to learn to play some sort of hand drum since I first heard Burning Spear’s “Wadada” almost 25 years ago.  Wadada is the Amharic word for love.  Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, which many Rastafari consider to […]
August 19, 2021

Purse and Backpack Organization

I love bags! I think it’s so much fun to have the right bag for the job.  Needless to say, I have a good assortment of bags to choose from.  I recently helped one of my adult clients organize her backpack, so that’s what inspired this post. This post applies […]
August 12, 2021

Meal Planning for Productivity

In my last post, I talked about aspirational grocery shopping, it’s impact on the environment, and I touched on how food can be used for productivity. In this post, I’ll give you 7 steps to help make it easier to have healthy meals on the table for yourself and your […]
August 5, 2021

Aspirational Grocery Shopping

Did you know, people who are aspiring to eat healthier tend to throw out more food? My #1 productivity tip is to eat right for your body type.  For some people this may mean eating more Paleo.  Others may do better on a vegan diet.  Many people will fall somewhere […]
July 30, 2021

Before and After- Home Office Refresh

Below are some photos (shared with permission) from a recent home office organizing project I helped my client with.  We were able to get this done in less than 3 hours.  My client was on a role!  He was able to quickly and efficiently sort though his paper while I […]
July 29, 2021

Tool Organization

I love helping people organize their tools. My love of organizing tools goes way back. I attribute a lot to the rigorous training I had, starting at age 7, at a very old-fashioned Virginia horse riding school that had been founded in the 1950s. In college, studying architecture, it was […]
July 22, 2021

ADHD and the Emotional Scale

As a home organizer, I have a lot of clients that have ADHD.  Disorganization is one of the hallmark signs of having ADHD.  I have ADHD myself, yet I have always had a particular interest in cleaning and organization. This has been largely inspired by my love of caring for […]
July 15, 2021

The Broken Windows Theory

“The Tipping Point” was the first of Malcolm Gladwell’s books.  It was published in 2000.  I’m currently re-reading it for my book club, and loving every minute of his genius.  He weaves together seemingly unrelated concepts to show how epidemics are started.  “The term ‘Tipping Point’ comes from the moment […]