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My Mother Made the Bed 55,438 Times!

“I have to make the beds,” my mom would say, before she could do things like go to the grocery store, work in the yard, or call her mother to say hello. In total, during her 55 years of marriage

Posted in attitudes, organizing, time management

These Minimal Quest Meetings Are Working! and Holiday Reflections

Happy New Year organizing community! Since the spring of last year, the FOCUS Organizers (three professional organizers including myself) have held six Minimal Quest Discussion Group meetings. Topics have included organized holidays, the cost of clutter, growing up disorganized and

Posted in attitudes, minimalism, organizing

Minimalist Holidays

This time of year, it is easy to get caught in up in the craziness and frenzied pace of the holiday season. But what if there was another way to deal with the holiday season this year? How about if

Posted in attitudes, holidays, organizing, time management, Uncategorized

How Can I Be A Minimalist When I Have Shopping To Do?

We had a great Minimal Quest meeting mid-summer at the Goose Restaurant in Darien. Fabulous conversation with appetizers and drinks and a group of men and women interested in simplifying their lives. Our topic was shopping! Some love it, some

Posted in attitudes, decluttering, time management, Uncategorized

Coming Home From Vacation and My Purging Spurt!

Within eight hours of coming home from a much needed vacation, I had filled one bag with items for donation (the “Goodwill Bag”), maxed out the recycle bin, and half-filled the garbage can. Though I was still on my vacation

Posted in attitudes, decluttering, organizing, Uncategorized, vacations

Keep the Glass Half Full

I am a positive person. I look on the bright side and see the glass as half full rather than half empty. With that said, even I admit that things are a bit crazy right now. There is so much

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Winter Pick-Me-Up

The Holidays are over; spring is still too far into the future to think about. That means it’s time for a mid-winter pick-me-up. Here are a few suggestions

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