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Organize Your Files for Success

The thought of filing may fill a precious few with joy: “Hooray! I’m processing that paper and finding a home for it!” But if you’re like most, the thought of filing comes with a wave of dread. If you fall into the latter category, I’m…
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Organize Your Desk for Success

What is your workspace like? Is it a sanctuary you escape to in order to focus, create and produce brilliant work? Or is it a place you run away from (or would like to run away from) because you can’t focus, aren’t able to access the items…
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Organize Your Paper for Success

What does your desk look like? Is it a blank slate, waiting for inspiration to strike, or is it strewn with a mess of papers that looks like a tornado just touched down? I’ve seen both and lived through it all! I’m a “Nothing Out”…

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Gumbo!

It’s Fat Tuesday: a perfect time to share and prepare one of my all-time favorite Southern dishes from New Orleans: gumbo! This love affair has grown stronger every year as I have tinkered with the recipe, figured out what I wanted more…
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3 Ways Lemon Water Can Enhance Your Life

Lemon water. That’s where this blog started a year ago, and I figure there’s no better way to start the blog this year than with the elixir that has been a constant for me over the past 12 months. It's the first thing I have in the morning,…
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The Recipe for Good Luck in the New Year: Black-Eyed Peas!

The New Year is almost here!  And with that comes a great reason to throw a holiday party. For this occasion however, we bypass the New Year’s Eve ruckus to focus on the New Year’s Day goodness . . . as in the Rose Bowl Parade, football…
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Labeling: May the Font Be With You

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ordinary people get together to do extraordinary things . . . sounds like your typical organizing session! It’s been a year since my first blog post “Give it a Home” and so much has been sorted, purged,…
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Tips to Make Your Holiday Party a Hit!

Holidays are wonderful for so many reasons: it’s a time to honor traditions, gather with family and celebrate with friends.  They’re called “holidays” because they aren’t “everyday” – it’s a special occasion that calls for…
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The 12 Days of Organizing: My Favorite Things

‘Tis the season for giving!  I absolutely love this time of year and as a professional organizer, I encourage my family, friends and clients to focus on experiential giving. These are gifts that are consumable (food, beverage, treats), indulgences…
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‘Tis the Season: Get Organized and Enjoy the Holidays

Making a list and checking it twice . . . that is my mantra for the holiday season and it’ll make a world of difference in your life, too! Just like you’d never go on a road trip without looking at a map, smartphone or GPS device to guide…