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This summer we have been in many homes where memorabiliba is a focus for at least part of our time. So many of us have photos - hard copy and digital - which may be all in one place but are far from organized. Or, they may be all over the house in drawers and cupboards, just waiting for the "right time" to start organizing them!
Memorabilia is an important link to all that has happened to us...
You have probably heard us say that when organizing, it is best to "Start Small". Starting small could be setting a timer for 10 or 15 minutes and focusing on one project. Starting small could also be focusing on one pile, or shelf or drawer at a time. But even though that focus is small, it is still often hard to get started, especially when the task is overwhelming.
We have recently seen some...
Summer has officially arrived and the kids are home for the summer. Whether your children are still living at home or just in town for the summer, now is a great time to help them downsize!
We recently worked with a client and her young daughter to clear out old clothes which no longer fit, to find toys she could donate and to prepare her space for the new bedroom set she will get soon. Despite...
Summer has officially arrived and the kids are home for the summer. Whether your children are still living at home or just in town for the summer, now is a great time to help them downsize!
We recently worked with a client and her young daughter to clear out old clothes which no longer fit, to find toys she could donate and to prepare her space for the new bedroom set she will get soon. Despite...
Although Summer doesn't 'officially' begin for another 3 weeks, we have already begun many of the festivities over the Memorial Day Weekend. Now, we look to the next three months of enjoying all those special moments that summer holds in store: vacations, summer camp, bar-b-ques, picnics, outdoor concerts, art fairs, friends and family visiting, trips to the beach and pool, amusement parks.... The...
Spring has finally sprung! We just love to see the flowers popping up, the sun shining down and the smell of newly cut grass. For our business, it is also our busy season! Spring cleaning is taken to an even higher level as many get inspired to clear their clutter.
Some of our clients are calling because they have been inspired by two recent books; "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning:How...
In honor of April Fools Day, we thought we would provide some humor about our services.
The Organizing 4 U team only works with individuals who hoard. April Fool! This is definitely not true. In fact most of those we work with are in need of our services because they are overwhelmed due to a situation in their lives that interfered with, and upset, the normal routine. The situations include...
It seems that every year or two an organizing book with a different approach, and a uniquely named method, comes along and is all the fad. In 2014 it was The Life-Changing Majic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Author Marie Kondo presented the KonMari method for "...simplifying, organizing and storing." There is a follow up book, Spark Joy: A Masterclass on the Art of...
Every couple of years, we send out tips for gathering your tax information and making this process a lot easier. We hope you have incorporated some of our tips throughout the year into your daily processes, all of which should help in preparing the information for your tax return. We are happy to share a few tips which we find useful.
1) Create a tax folder for 2017 if you have not done so already....

Happy New Year Everyone!
We hope 2018 will be all you want it to be
While a lot of the public thinks of a Professional Organizer as someone who works with individuals who want to arrange their clothes in their luxurious walk-in closet, or to help with someone who hoards, those who know us have heard us say that most of the individuals that we work with are 'situationally...
A number of years ago, JoEllen and I compiled a book called "Where Can I Find It", which is a guide for individuals in the case of emergencies. Once completed, it is a handy place to find all the phone numbers of service providers, passwords for computers, account numbers for banking and investment accounts, and the location of important papers. It is available through our website in hard copy or as...
Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us and however you spend that day or weekend, we know that much attention will be given to what we are thankful for. Many of you might even have a tradition of sitting around the dinner table and reciting what you have been thankful for over the past year.
We did a little reasearch to find what people are thankful for and found the following to be pretty universal:
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JoEllen and I have recently been asked to give talks about time management - it is obvious to us that finding enough time in the day is a challenge for many people. Highlights from our talk follow and we hope at least one of these ideas will resonate with you.
1) Manage your time just the way you would your things. Time can be compared to money! Being inefficient with your time can be costly...
All of my training and expertise as a professional organizer came to a head this summer after the unexpected passing of my mother. She was my father's caretaker, too, so the family went into crisis management at the same time we were supposed to be grieving. Dad moved to assisted living and the house is almost emptied now, but it has taken so much effort and coordination. While I do this for a living...
WOW it's already August! Are you wondering when those lazy days of summer are supposed to happen? If you have not yet found them, this month we will give you some tips on (as our tag line suggests) .....making life simple. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week, and if you take this first week of the month to start the simplifying, pretty soon you will be learning new habits...
"You only work with hoarders, right?"
"Do I have to be a hoarder to work with a Professional Organizer?"
"Are most of your customers hoarders?"
The answer to all of these questions is
"NO"
Yes, we occassionaly work with individuals who hoard. But almost all of the individuals we work with have not been able to put things away because they have experienced a major...
It seems that springtime has people moving and thinking about downsizing! We have helped several customers in the last few weeks and are about to help our daughters move into their first rental home as working adults! There are some tricks to moving which can help you save time and money...
Being organized about a move or downsizing is largely about time management. Start early and plan to pack...
This past month we have been helping many individuals who are getting ready to move. Sometimes this is for a move to a larger location, and sometimes it is downsizing. Whatever the reason, moving always seems like a good way to take a personal inventory and see just what is wanted or needed in the next home. To do this we go thgough the usual steps of evaluating belongings and trying to decide if they...
In the last two weeks, I have been interviewed by two people regarding the profession of organizing and the concept of minimizing... here are a few of the questions I was asked, and how I responded:
1) How has Marie Kondo, the Japanese author of "The LIfe-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" affected your business?
Marie Kondo has created an awareness that our society today encourages buying...
WOW, what a Winter this has been for us in Northeast Ohio! We haven't had to do a lot of shoveling of snow and, although there have actually been a couple of days when the schools were closed, for most of us this has been the mildest winter we can remember.
Did all this nice weather upset your plans to tackle some organizing projects that were on your list of New Years Resolutions? We completely...
Just the other day, a friend of mine thanked me for being so organized! We had worked together on a fundraiser raffle and silent auction, and she said it was a pleasure to work with me because I was so calm and well organized. What a nice compliment - would you like your friends and relatives to say the same about you? Then keep reading...
While not everyone needs to organize an event, we all...
Overwhelmed and don't know where to start?
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