We all live by a set of beliefs that inform how we see ourselves, see others, and function in the world. These beliefs may be helpful, contradictory, conscious or unconscious, but they turn into rules we live by: people are good (or bad), life is a struggle (or I won’t have to deal with than . . . → Read More: What Are the Rules You Live By?
I don’t have $20,000 to replace my kitchen cabinets but I wanted a spice drawer. I want a lot of things actually. And I’ve been finding a way to get many of them, including a spice drawer for less than $15. Can I tell you how people’s eyes light up when I tell . . . → Read More: One Drawer at a Time
So you’ve gone through your house and decided what to get rid of. Now you need to actually get it out of your possession before you start picking through and bringing things back in the house. At some point, all of the families whose homes I help organize ask me the same question: Where can . . . → Read More: Where to Give in Austin
As you may have noticed from the infrequency of my posts, I haven’t had a whole lot of time this summer. Maybe you’ve just started reading in the last couple of months and don’t remember when I used to write almost every day. My writing less is both a good and a bad thing.
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I figured out what I wanted to be when I grow up through sheer luck. God knows all the researching and planning didn’t help me a bit. I kept things that logically followed my education, getting jobs in my field, and not liking them. Then, last fall, a friend from my divorce recovery workshop emailed . . . → Read More: I Want to Be
Ever since last November when a friend was looking for someone to help her organize her papers, I’ve been helping other friends get organized. I clear chaos (usually of the clutter and paper variety). Creating order and systems is a great way of managing anxiety. I’ve been using it as a strategy to manage my . . . → Read More: Clear Your Clutter
How do you get your kid to clean up his room? I’ve had conversations with a few friends recently because our kids are hitting an age where they can sing, “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere. Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share.” That doesn’t actually mean they’re doing their share. Why not?
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Another resolution for this month is to catch up and keep up with paperwork. I’ve actually been helping a couple of friends of mine organize their papers recently. My sense of accomplishment (and theirs) is immense when watching massive piles and jumped files turn into color-coded and labeled files and containers, along with bags of . . . → Read More: Buried in Paper
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg
I finally found a book that understands why I want to deviate from a schedule the minute I’ve created it. Instead of some complicated system that makes me feel even less organized, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life offers practical advice that’s straightforward to implement . . . → Read More: Read: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life