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March 1, 2024

Book Review: Swipe Left On Clutter

Amy-Ellen Trefsger of Distance Decluttering is a fellow Seattle based professional organizer and NAPO member. She recently wrote “Swipe Left on Clutter: Treat Decluttering Like Dating To Break Up With Your Stuff”. She is also an artist, and has decades worth of experience in social work and organizing. She’s got […]
February 4, 2022

Codependency and Home Organizing

Many people can’t get organized because they don’t have the skills or knowledge about how to organize. They may be overwhelmed with stuff, or have brain based challenges such as ADHD which make organizing very difficult.  Some people may also have issues with codependency. Depending on how the codependency is […]
September 10, 2021

Are You Addicted To Your Mess?

I grew up with a father that was an alcoholic. Both sides of my family have had some major problems with addiction. I find studying addiction and behavioral patterns fascinating, and I always love hearing about what helps people break their addictions, no matter how big or small they are. […]
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 […]
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 […]