Living An Organized Life

This Morning Routine Could Change Your Life

Mornings are my favorite time of day … and that wasn’t always the case.  When I worked in the theater, I often didn’t get to bed before 2 or 3am and would typically sleep until 10 or 11am. Now, I’m up at 6 or 6:30 and I’m digging it. Things feel so much manageable when …

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Escape Information Overwhelm in 3 Simple Steps

“We’re the product. Our attention is the product being sold to advertisers.”  – Justin Rosenstein, The Social Dilemma In the United States, 2020 is a presidential election year—a vote that’s happening this week, in fact … which would seem to be news only to somebody who didn’t have access to the Internet or wasn’t alive …

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Where to Get Great (and Unbiased) Advice on New Tech

So you’ve done the inner work and decided that, yes—you DO need new tech. What inner work, you ask? Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, which focus on deciding if you actually NEED new hardware or software in the first place. Once you’re officially shopping, it’s easy to get misled. Between …

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Making the Most of Your Current Tech

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Click here to read Part 1, which is all about deciding whether you need new hardware. In Part 2, we’ll focus on software. We all have a bad habit of grabbing the wrong solutions to our problems. Let’s say you’re having a terrible day.  Your boss just …

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Stop! Do You Really Need That New Tech?

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” —Aldous Huxley It’s fall. Big box retailers are churning out coupons inspiring us to spend money—seasonal decorations are already on the shelves … and is that really a Christmas Carol I’m hearing?! With the constant messaging from every angle, it’s super easy …

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Does your stuff have a you problem?

When I coach clients on how to handle their stuff, I talk a lot about how stuff isn’t really the problem, at least not in the ways they think it is. How you think about, feel about and interact with your stuff is what determines whether you stay organized or are dealing with the kind …

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How reusable face masks can help you unclutter your life

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzberg In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, disposable products leapt off the shelves at a pretty alarming pace. On Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Safety ranks as far more important than Self-Actualization—where things like concern for the environment tend to fall.  …

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Tried Marie Kondo’s method and still need help? Here’s why.

As a professional organizer, I’m often asked about the difference between my methods and Marie Kondo’s.  If you aren’t familiar with Ms. Kondo, I’d first ask, “where have you been?!” She wrote a book a few years back called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which outlined her KonMari method of organizing.  I deeply appreciate …

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3 Tips for Approaching Your Taxes Like a Recipe

3 Tips for Approaching Your Taxes Like a Recipe

  “Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related.” -J.C. Watts, Jr. Do you like to cook? Have you ever cooked? Let’s start there. If so, then that will be the basis for this article. Just like following a recipe in the kitchen, this is a recipe for your financial records. And …

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