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  • Brain Dump: Your Turn

    Woo hoo! I’ve already got a couple of overfilled brains interested in my free consultation! There’s room for more; I’ll be doing this all month long (maybe longer if we’re still having fun!). What is it? I made an offer at the end of my previous post, about a client’s brain dump. You can use […]


  • See What You Have

    Clutter tends to fade into the background once it’s been there for awhile. If you no longer see it, you can’t do anything about it.


  • Organize your Jewelry for Travel

    You may know that I’m a big fan of the lowly zip lock bag. It can be used to corral extra cords, stash manuals and spare parts together and keep dead batteries until it’s time to drop them off. They excel at toiletries, vitamins and other little items one travels with. I’ve used zip locks […]


  • Save Web Receipts Easily

    I’ve had my MacBook Pro for about a month now and, having been a PC user for so long, I continue to learn new things about it. Since I like to make things easier for myself, I also search out shortcuts and cool tips like this one from the Mac Observer to quickly save web […]


  • Less Information = Fewer Decisions to Make

    I’ve written many times about decision making (here and on my previous blog, which I wrote between March and October of 2006) and how to make it easier and less


  • Vertical Storage

    A reporter asked me today, “What’s the best advice you can give to someone who has a lot of stuff and not a lot of space?” “Go vertical!” I replied. Get shelving that goes up to the ceiling wherever you can fit it in. Add more shelves above the ones you have, even in the […]


  • The Seven Deadly Organizing Sins: Sloth

    Here’s the next installment in my sin series, following lust, gluttony and greed. I am a proponent (and a practitioner) of the lazy school of organizing. Some


  • Home office clutter management

    If you’re not lucky enough to have a separate room for your home office, you’ll make do on the dining table, or setting up a desk in a corner of the living room. This poses a special challenge because any clutter you leave on your desk is also now in the common living area for […]


  • Hi, glad you’re here! Come on in.

    We all have stuff in our lives, and have different thoughts and feelings about it. Just for the record, having stuff in itself is not a bad thing. It’s only


  • Nap to Recharge

    A year ago I wrote about the wonderful benefits of power napping. Now, at the Equinox gym in New York, you can take a yoga class that ends with one. Years ago, when I went regularly to yoga classes, I was surprised that many teachers didn’t close their classes with the corpse pose. I learned […]