Organization: Easier Said Than Done Part II

Sometimes organization is easier said than done, even for a professional organizer such as myself.   In my article last month I described the challenging situation I was faced with when my husband decided to retire from his job in California and join me here in Florida.  After we decided to sell our residences in both states and purchase a home this was the process we followed: The first decision made were the “must haves” for the purchase of our home: Two car garage, a “man cave” where my husband could tinker, a library where he could work, an office space [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Cleaning and Organizing|0 Comments

Organization: Easier Said Than Done Part I

Sometimes organization is easier said than done, even for a professional organizer such as myself.  It’s easy to guide someone else in making the difficult decision to give up precious keepsakes that represent beautiful memories of the past but when I had to make these same decisions, I remembered that  these can be gut-wrenching.   We, as humans, are creators of our senses; our sight, touch, smell and taste all elicit chemical reactions that recreate the thoughts and feelings of past experiences, thus, we love our possessions and will be very protective of them. We keep those possessions that remind us [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Cleaning and Organizing|0 Comments

Spring Cleaning is in The Air!

With spring in the air and summer fast approaching, it is a good time for Spring Cleaning. As I was growing up in rural Illinois, my  stay at home Mama and “housewife”, always tore the house apart from top to bottom during April after a long cold winter.  My Mom would also take the opportunity to purge out the old and organize the new.  As a result, our home was squeaky clean for the hot and lazy summer that followed. These days, though, spring cleaning has gone “out the window” what with both spouses working, taking care of the kids [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Cleaning and Organizing|0 Comments
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