17 Dec 2013
December 17, 2013

Christmas = Butterflies+Warm Fuzzies

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Boy, it is so easy to get caught up in all of the holiday hoopla … especially with what seems to be a much (much) shorter time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Where the heck have the last few weeks gone? I feel like I’ve been in a mad scramble not only keeping on top of.. read more →

21 Oct 2013
October 21, 2013

I Had a Hall Pass…

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(*Immediate Disclaimer: I am NOT referring to the Urban Slang version of a “Hall Pass” in which I took a break from my marriage! Read on to learn what type of Hall Pass I took…) Did you miss me? Did you notice that I’ve been MIA since the end of summer? Yup – a good.. read more →

The second installation from our friend Alexa Jones from Evolve.  Here she spells out the steps to truly getting yourself orgainzed electronically. How to get down to business… The Steps Follow these easy steps to create a well-regimented, powerful computer organization system. Write down a list of “master folders.” These folders are the those at.. read more →

Does the sight of a cluttered room give you heart palpitations?  Does it make you feel crummy about yourself and how you keep your space?  Do you feel an actual physical reaction to things being a mess … tightness in your chest or a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach?   Or does.. read more →

17 Jun 2013
June 17, 2013

Gorgeous chunks of time!

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School is out and I am exhausted. Mentally and physically. The final week felt like running a sprint at the end of a marathon. Make that an ultra marathon, entirely uphill, with an armful of bricks.   Let the lazy, hazy days of summer begin!   No wait. Hazy, yes. Lazy, never.   I have.. read more →

13 Feb 2013
February 13, 2013

And the Disco Ball keeps spinning

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            One thing I know for sure — if I want to throw out a tube of toothpaste, I need to do it when Jon’s away. I need to stick it at the bottom of the trashcan and cover it with tissues. I need to be covert and careful because.. read more →

  Raising a future professional organizer and/or opera singer. I love the Design + Conquer philosophy. “Clear the outer, calm the inner.” It’s so true. So, so true. Less physical stuff in random places means a happier, more productive life. It’s that simple. But if you’re a certain kind of person, if you’re Edy MacKenzie(8),.. read more →

04 Jan 2013
January 4, 2013

Resolutions…

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  Now that the holiday haze has worn off and we have jumped into the reality of a new year, let’s break down this whole resolution thing.  For better or for worse, people really do love the concept of resolutions …  it’s the practicality of making them happen that frustrates and sometimes discourages.  So I’m.. read more →

Are you hard on yourself? I bet you are. I mean, if you’re reading a blog on a professional organizer’s website, then you’re probably someone who strives for betterment. Just a hunch. Well I feel for you. Life is daunting. We work so hard, every day, in hopes that it turns out well. And when.. read more →

03 Dec 2012
December 3, 2012

The Anti-Anxiety Christmas Checklist

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The Anti-Anxiety Christmas Checklist Truth be told, I really and truly can’t stand all of the Holiday Checklists/To-do’s/Spreadsheets that come out at this time of year. I know I am a Professional Organizer and am supposed to love all things organized but these lists actually make me have a physical reaction when I read them. .. read more →