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  • Dear Organizer, Letter From a Client
    Thank you for asking me about myself and about the challenges I face as someone who struggles with clutter and chronic disorganization.  First of all, there are reasons why I have these issues.  I may have learned these behaviours from a parent or maybe my parent was a neat freak and I just decided to … Continue reading
  • Have you heard of Swedish Death Cleaning?
    Don’t let the title scare you?  It doesn’t mean that you are planning your death anytime soon.  It means that when you are well and you have a more time to focus on your home and belongings, this is the time to really assess every area of your home. Celebrate your life and then make … Continue reading
  • Fall Routines and Productivity
    The beginning of September is a great time for new routines and to look at what routines have been established over the year.  It’s also a good time to look at the goals you set at the beginning of the year and re-assess if needed. Goals usually do change. Some get done and new ones can also … Continue reading
  • Are You Ready to Downsize Your Clothing?
    Have you heard of the 80/20 rule?  This rule can apply to many different things but for this we are focusing on clothing.  Did you know that we generally wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time? I started using the “Hanger Method” before winter of last year and it has been a game … Continue reading
  • Barriers to Clearing the Clutter? There are Solutions!
    BARRIERS Making Decisions – How are you at making decisions?  Difficulty or avoidance about making decisions can be a real barrier to clearing the clutter.  What do you think of this expression?   “Clutter is really just deferred decision making” For example, do you hear yourself saying “I will do it tomorrow or another day, … Continue reading
  • Change Can Be Hard, But You Got This
    Do you ever hear yourself saying “change is so hard” or “I really don’t like change”?  I have heard this a lot from friends and clients.  I have always said “I love change” but really, what I mean is that as long as its a positive change then I am all for it.   But, … Continue reading
  • What to do with Grandma’s Tea Set?
    It’s been forever and a day since you have heard from me.  I guess I have been a bit busy as I am sure you all have been too.  It’s been such a hard time with this Covid situation which feels like will never end.   I want to share a fun story with you. … Continue reading
  • How to Get Grounded and Be More Organized
    When it comes to decluttering, do you ever feel like you are all over the map and you just don’t know where to start?  It just all feels so overwhelming at times.  So how do we get focused to do the work that we need to do?  Let’s take a breath together and think about … Continue reading
  • Motivation and Getting Past the Overwhelm
    Have you ever noticed that when you least expect it, something happens and you have to deal with it right away. All of a sudden you have to stop whatever you are doing and get this thing dealt with.  So, imagine, there is water all over the floor because the toilet overflowed or there is … Continue reading
  • What’s for Dinner During a Pandemic?
    Do you have anxiety knowing you need to get out to get groceries?  What about the big question of what’s for dinner?  What if you haven’t been cooking in your home much before the Covid19 Pandemic started?  A lot of us do not even like cooking and what about the chores surrounding the cooking? Eek!!  … Continue reading
  • How To Get Motivated? (to declutter)
    What helps you to get motivated?   How to get more motivated is a huge theme in our Declutter Your Life and Mind Group – for more motivation check us out here https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeclutterYourLifeandMind/   How do you get motivated? Some of their responses:  “Knowing that I will eventually be moving from this house and wanting … Continue reading
  • How to Help Your Child Get More Organized
    Are your children organized?  Do you wish they would just pick up after themselves? Is your child a collector of sorts and cannot let anything go? Would you like to help your children to be more organized? I have to be honest here.  I don’t have any young children living in my home but I … Continue reading
  • Can De-Cluttering Be A Spiritual Practice?
    It was such an honour to be invited to speak at The Circle Women’s Collective on the topic of De-Cluttering as a Spiritual Practice. I was nervous and excited as I have been involved in The Circle on and off for many years and have always looked up to these amazing women.  This was such a … Continue reading
  • Working From Home – It’s Messy!
    Working from home is messy.  It has never really appealed to me but now I find myself in this position.  When I was working at CMHA, My Sisters’ Place, I was offered a “Work from Home” day and I never took advantage of it because I knew that I would so easily be distracted by … Continue reading
  • Make S.P.A.C.E. For You
    Make S.P.A.C.E. For You How can you make more S.P.A.C.E. in your life for what you truly want?  What can you do to make more S.P.A.C.E. For You? Do you have a project you have been thinking about working on? Here is a process that will help you to see your project all the way … Continue reading
  • Next Steps For You and Me
    We are now into the second full week of 2020 and it can feel challenging to get back into the groove.  How are you doing with your decluttering goals you have set for yourself?  Are you feeling motivated to get started? Do you know what your next steps are?  A lot of people talk to … Continue reading
  • My Very Real Year in Review
    This past year sure has flown by.  I really believe it is so important to look at your past year and review what you did whether it was positive or negative. This will certainly help you with working on new intentions and to manifest what you want for the New Year. This is a very … Continue reading
  • The Magic of Decluttering
    Does this title confuse you? Do you think there is magic in decluttering? On the one hand there can be a lot of pleasure in acquiring things and on the other hand what do your do with all of this stuff…….. like, now what??? Could be “where do I put this, or perhaps it ends … Continue reading
  • A Support Worker who will help you with your decluttering efforts?
    If you have had a lot of trauma in your life, then you will want to have a Professional Organizer/Mental Health/Support Worker/Family Member who has knowledge and experience working within a Trauma Informed Approach. It is important to have positive support to help you with your decluttering efforts and to help you to move forward. … Continue reading
  • The Link between Trauma and Chronic Disorganization
    Do you think there is a link between trauma and clutter/chronic disorganization/hoarding? The current research is showing that there is a connection between the two. So, the good news is that you are not alone. There are reasons why this is so challenging for you. It is helpful to look underneath the clutter issue and … Continue reading

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