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Blog Entries - 2017

Setting Goals is the First Step...

Posted on: December 30, 2017
Tags: Goals, Focus, Resolution, Saving, Debt

If you haven't given much thought to what the new year might hold for you, create a goal in each of these categories and see how it changes the choices you make.

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Start Where You Are. Use What You Have.

Posted on: December 24, 2017
Tags: Shame, Ashamed, Stress, Clutter

We each have only so much energy on a given day and the more we focus on our future, the faster things will change for the better.   

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"One Small Step for Man..."

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Tags: Youtube, Learn, Ask, Seek, Search, Watch, Accomplish, Goals, Challenges, Resolution

 Once you have a sense of what it takes to accomplish a task, you're much more likely to dive in and get it done.

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"Focus on Where You Want to Go..."

Posted on: December 10, 2017
Tags: Focus, Holidays, Fear, Happiness

So if you spend your time focusing on what you enjoy about this time of year instead of dreading some aspect of it, you'll have a much happier experience.

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As the Old Saying Goes...

Posted on: December 6, 2017
Tags: Pantry, Closet, Storage

We all have those products in our pantry, closet, medicine cabinet, even in storage that we bought, tried, didn't like and promptly forgot about.  We found something that we liked better but never got around to getting rid of the original item.

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Feeling Gratitude and Not Expressing It...

Posted on: November 24, 2017
Tags: Express gratitude, Grateful, Express thanks

There are all sorts of relationships in which we can express our gratitude both in our personal and professional lives

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It's Easier to Work with an Existing Habit...

Posted on: November 22, 2017
Tags: Clutter, Declutter, Orgnaize, Habits

Keep it simple.  In most cases, a bit of tweaking can make a huge difference in keeping a space better organized.

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Give Without Expectation

Posted on: November 18, 2017
Tags: Give, Receive, Openness, Acceptance

Accept someone's help and allow them the pleasure of giving. In order for the giver to give, a receiver has to receive.

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You Can't Rewrite Your Past...

Posted on: November 8, 2017
Tags: Future, Past, Decisions, Let the past go, Choices

There is always at least one extenuating circumstance that started the evolution into clutter.  Since looking at our current circumstance can be overwhelming, this can be hard to remember.  

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It Hurts to Let Go...

Posted on: November 1, 2017
Tags: Holding on, Letting go, Lightening the load, Clearing clutter

Lightening a physical load of stuff works wonders to lighten your mental and emotional load as well.    

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You Cannot Make Progress...

Posted on: October 22, 2017
Tags: Decisions, Decision fatigue, Energy, Fatigue,

As a professional organizer, one of the things I am really good at spotting is when a client has reached the end of their ability to focus on the decluttering process. They get to the point where they just can't make another decision.

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Keep Calm...

Posted on: October 19, 2017
Tags: Holiday activities, Enjoy the holidays, Traditions,

There are an infinite number of ways of doing anything so if you enjoy your current holiday activities, let the fun begin! But if you're feeling any amount of stress or dread about the upcoming season, take some time to pinpoint why and figure out how you would rather participate this year.

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Being in Control of Your Finances...

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Holiday spending, Budgeting the holidays

When you think about how much you would like to spend and keep track of it as you spend it, you won't get surprised in January by unexpectedly high credit card bills.

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Don't Try to Squeeze in...

Posted on: September 28, 2017
Tags: Holiday expenses, Holiday spending, Holiday decorating, Holiday planning

Before you get sucked into the holiday decoration vortex, I'm encouraging you to take an inventory of what you've already got at home.

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Where there is too Much...

Posted on: September 28, 2017
Tags: Holiday dining, Holiday guests, Holidays

 Is your house ready for welcoming friends and family and sharing meals?  Does even the thought of getting things ready for company fill you with dread?

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If You Want to Accomplish Something...

Posted on: September 24, 2017
Tags: Goals, Accomplish, Set goals, Get something done

The idea of writing down goals to help us focus on them has been around for a long time, but writing down goals is only a first step. 

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We Have the Power to Choose...

Posted on: September 21, 2017
Tags: Fitlers, Decisions, Choices, Regret

The variety of filters is endless and we may not be aware of them but if you take some time to think about it, you'll be able to identify yours.

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If "Plan A" Didn't Work

Posted on: September 14, 2017
Tags: Plan a, Plan b, Unexpected problems, Road block

There are many times when something doesn't go as planned.  Sometimes it's for obvious reasons (an accident on the expressway causes a traffic jam and we run late) and sometimes it's for seemingly inexplicable reasons. 

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Sometimes...

Posted on: September 4, 2017
Tags: Decisions, Deciding, Choosing

Choosing to embark on something new; a relationship, job or business, is always at least a bit scary no matter how excited we are.

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I See My Purpose in Life as...

Posted on: August 28, 2017

One of the meanings of the word 'spared' is:  to set aside for a particular purpose.  And that's how I feel.  I feel like I've been spared for the purpose of continuing to share my gifts and talents with the world. 

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The Bad News is Time Flies...

Posted on: August 22, 2017
Tags: Schedule gap, Bonus time, Schedule

Wouldn't it be great if our schedule always worked out the way it was supposed to? While that would be nice, there are times when things unexpectedly change and we find ourselves with holes in our schedule. What do you do with that time? 

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When You're Not Sure What to Do...

Posted on: August 13, 2017
Tags: Superpower, Super, Power, Talent, Passion, Unique, Defining

We all have that one talent or perspective where we take it much further than most.  It's one of the things that defines us and makes us who we are.

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If it Doesn't Challenge You...

Posted on: August 1, 2017
Tags: Change, Challenge, Accept challenges, Embrace challenges

If you know that you struggle with change, here are some thoughts about why we love our comfort zone and some information that can help you embrace change, or at least not run in the opposite direction when it shows up!

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Expectation...

Posted on: July 22, 2017
Tags: Frustration, Frustrated, Stress, Expectations

Sometimes we experience small frustrations, like when we want to pull one item off the shelf and five more come with it and land on the floor.  Sometimes our frustrations are all-consuming like when we get stuck in traffic when we're already running late for an important appointment. 

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True Happiness is...

 It got me wondering how often each of us minimizes our talents and abilities; how often we have to qualify a compliment with "Well, yes, but.....?"

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The Greatest Weariness..

Posted on: July 1, 2017
Tags: To do list, Weariness, Undone tasks

The Greatest Weariness Comes From Work Not Done. Re-evaluate your To Do list...

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"The Key to Abundance is...

Posted on: June 23, 2017
Tags: Abundant, Abundance

What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word 'abundance'?

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Doubt Kills More Dreams...

Posted on: June 11, 2017

Than Failure Ever Will.....    Have you heard of the dream building acronym C.I.T.E.?  Here's a summary of how to make a dream come true:    C stands for Create a compelling vision I'm not talking about simply setting a goal

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