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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 24, 2024

Apartment Therapy: Shoe Storage

I recently contributed to an article for Apartment Therapy! Check it out here: I Sent a Pro Organizer a Photo of My Messy Shoe Storage Area — Here’s How She Fixed It Feb. 15th, 2024, By Rebecca Jones             Posted By Jean Prominski, Certified Professional […]
February 24, 2024

Decluttering Arts & Craft Supplies

My undergraduate degree was a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Crafts, and I worked at Pearl Arts and Crafts on South Street in Philadelphia when I was in college. I still love crafting, and have a good variety of craft supplies at my disposal. Over the years, as my tastes […]
February 15, 2024

How Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Influences Your Organizing Style

One of the things I love about people is how different everyone is. I love noticing how everyone has their own strengths, values, and shortcomings. When I was studying Feng Shui several years ago, I got introduced to The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, by Theodora Lau and Laura Lau. For […]
January 27, 2024

Hypnotherapy For An Organized Home

I have been utilizing hypnotherapy for the past 15 years to help me with a variety of ADHD related issues, and it’s been incredibly effective. I’ve been referring my clients to the wonderful hypnotherapists that I’ve worked with. I recently completed Paul McKenna’s Hypnotherapy Certification through Mind Valley. This intensive […]
January 20, 2024

Don’t Say This to Someone With ADHD

People with ADHD have been told to “just try harder” for most of their life. In fact, people with ADHD often have to work twice as hard as someone without ADHD, for half the result. The level of internal dialog going on in their mind to “work harder”, “stop being […]
January 13, 2024

Are You a Slave To Your Stuff??

Do you constantly feel like you have something you “should” be decluttering/organizing? Do you stress out trying to maintain all your inventory? Do you feel isolated and never want to have guests over? Are you experiencing marital/familial conflict due to your possessions? Are you incurring added expenses for storage (either […]
January 5, 2024

80+ Micro Decluttering Ideas

January is here and you’re probably feeling the urge to declutter. All around you, people are excited to purge. You’re seeing the lines at Goodwill being longer than normal. You’re hearing people talk about the cool new bins they’re getting to store their stuff. But what if you are super […]