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Finding Pain Points in Your Home

We are about three months in to this global pandemic. It's safe to say we have spent more time in our homes than we ever have before. How's it going for you? Are you feeling comfortable? Managing all the things you now need to manage? Home office? Home schooling? All the meals? All the organization?… Continue reading Finding Pain Points in Your Home

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Sprucing Up the Outdoors

I know I got a little excited back in April. We had some beautiful, sunny days that really got me revved-up for summer. I even called the farm store to pre-order some annuals and the nice woman in the garden center talked me off the ledge. "It really isn't warm enough for plants to stay… Continue reading Sprucing Up the Outdoors

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How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

This week I'm doing a presentation via Zoom for a Rotary Club up in Seattle. I thought I'd put my thoughts together here in preparation for the talk. If you would like my literature review on this subject (including a section on compulsive hoarding and complete with research and references) please send me an email… Continue reading How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

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Transitioning Into a New Season

Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? Bright sunlight flooding through the windows, warm breezes, a plethora of pollen (ah-choo!) and a general sense of ease as the days grow longer. It's sneaky, this shoulder season between winter and summer. Here in the PNW we can reach a high of 70 one… Continue reading Transitioning Into a New Season

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Are We There Yet? Four Practices to Help You Survive Quarantine

What day is it? With everyone home every day, it's easy to forget what day it is, and it's easy to let our work slide because we can always do it tomorrow. My own schedule has been a little up in the air and as the beautiful weather comes, so goes my attention span. What… Continue reading Are We There Yet? Four Practices to Help You Survive Quarantine

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An Expanded Look at How to Sort Through Your Photos

Here we go again, another post that hits very close to home. How do you manage your photo collection? Old memories and new memories, they all serve to show how remarkable your life is and how blessed you truly are. But over the decades, those memories can build into physical mountains of memories which clutter… Continue reading An Expanded Look at How to Sort Through Your Photos

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Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

It's been a wild few weeks, hasn't it? I'm amazed at how so many of us have been able to turn on a dime to change our entire routines. Homeschooling kids? Yep. Kids home from college and studying too? Husband ditching the commute and working from home? The new normal. We are blessed, I know… Continue reading Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

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8 Kitchen and Pantry Workhorses Home Organization Challenge-Day 15

In a week I'm going to help a client with a move. She has determined that her priorities in this move are the kitchen, the pantry and the master bathroom. I'm so psyched to be helping in these areas. I love setting up a beautiful kitchen and the pantry will be awesome because I'm starting… Continue reading 8 Kitchen and Pantry Workhorses Home Organization Challenge-Day 15

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Five Things to do to Have An Organized Move Home Organization Challenge-Day 13

I know several people who have purchased new homes or are in the midst of purchasing a new home and are eagerly anticipating the move-in. I just love imagining how my furniture will fit in the new space, what decor will resonate with the interior and how gatherings will flow. But moving to a "new… Continue reading Five Things to do to Have An Organized Move Home Organization Challenge-Day 13

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One-Hour, Family-Time Declutter Home Organization Challenge-Day 10

At the time of writing this, it's a holiday. Kids are out of school and so many folks have the day off. If you aren't road-tripping or skiing, what are you doing? It's a great day to round up your family members for a One-Hour, Family-Time Declutter session. How does it work? Let me tell… Continue reading One-Hour, Family-Time Declutter Home Organization Challenge-Day 10