3 simple tips to having a better day

The times I’m late & frazzled are the times when I think I can get so much more done than I have time for. Just one more load of wash, one more email, tweet an oh so witty observation, run just one quick errand before I have to be somewhere.

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Professional Organizer Training in Franklin, TN!

Interested in learning how to be a Professional Organizer and live in the Nashville area? Join me as I organize the props room at the Boiler Room Theatre this Friday & Saturday (April 13th & 14th, 2012).

kids clothes and shoes

Thinking of consigning your kids stuff?

It’s that time of year again…kids consignment sales are popping up all around my neck of the woods. I love these sales because it means that I can get clothes, books & toys for my daughter at a fraction of the retail prices in usually nearly new condition.


A few weeks ago, I used the word ‘purge’ with a client. Her reaction – and I may not have noticed if I hadn’t sensed some inner conflict going on – was illuminating. It was a combination of a lip curl, a nose wrinkle and an arm crossing.

bedroom feng shui

Book Review: 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home by Tisha Morris

Funny how the ancient art of feng shui and the current passion for decluttering and getting organized collide, especially in Tisha Morris’ book 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home . Tisha lives here in the Nashville area, which is how we met, but her book speaks to us all.

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In the moment with U2

My husband and I went to see U2 at Vanderbilt Stadium last Saturday night – it was one of the most fantastic shows I’ve seen. Not only was the stage setup amazing, these guys can still rock it with the best of them.

organized happy home and life book

Your first meeting with a Professional Organizer…doing it right. (part 2)

So now you are all set to meet with me, or your newly acquired Professional Organizer, to get yourself all organized.

You’ve got the ground rules (see Part 1 of this series) but now what? Now we get together for our meeting so I can get to know you, and figure out the best way to help you achieve your organizing goals.

dishwasher and oven

Don’t just stand there!

A few months ago, I got really irritated with my husband. He put something in the microwave to heat up and then just, well, stood there. Waiting for it. I just wanted to say, ‘you know, it’s not going
anywhere and while you are waiting, why not fill the dog dish?’

green fern leaf

Flowers & ferns: Grab your buyers attention when selling!

I can’t stress enough how much a great first impression impacts your odds of selling your home. I always recommend things like painting the front door, pressure washing away the grime, replacing door hardware & exterior lights, and putting out a fresh welcome mat.