Take it Down a Notch: Managing your Expectations

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One weekend, you decide that you are fed up with the mess and disorganization in your home. You declare that this is the weekend you are going to get it under control. Main goal: clean up and clear out. You plan your attack. First you will tack...
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I am not OCD.

The other day, I was with a client in her apartment. A maintenance man stopped by to fix something and I introduced myself. When I said I was a professional organizer, he immediately responded with “So you get paid to be OCD?” I laughed at ...
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Keeping it Real: The ROC Eats Real Challenge

I am so excited to be speaking during the ROC Eats Real Challenge May 27th, 2015 at 6 PM. ROC Eats Real is a six week, community-wide nutritional challenge designed to educate and get people eating healthy. Want to learn more? Check out my blog...
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Don’t Fear the In-box: 3 Tools to Make Your E-mail Awesome

According to The Productivity Show by Asian Efficiency, people avoid their in-box because they are afraid of the unknown. People actually have physical reactions, like sweaty palms and elevated heart rate, before checking their in-box because t...
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Three Ways CrossFit has Made Me More Productive

  Have you ever wondered how to be more productive? CrossFit! One of CrossFit’s tag lines is “functional fitness.” To me, this means that the ideas and lessons learned in the gym can easily transfer to everyday life. And ...
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It’s finally here!

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It’s HERE! I am so excited to introduce you to my new brand and website! I can’t believe I am finally revealing it to you all! It has truly been a labor of love. I have done countless hours of soul-searching to explore ways of uniting my mi...
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Loath Laundry? Read this.

I love laundry. It requires short bursts of attention and then it’s done. And I can fold while I watch TV, talk to a friend on the phone, or some other enjoyable task. Really…it’s one of my favorite household chores. Want to f...
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Self-care, Not Selfish-care: The Effect of Self-care on Productivity

a b c In my latest blog post for the Democrat and Chronicle’s Her Local Expert Blog, I talk about how, when we neglect ourselves, our productivity suffers. This is the exactly opposite of how we think about self-care. We tend to neglect o...
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Are you visiting WDW?: 5 Basic Disney Planning Tips

WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! YAY! I am so excited to go to the happiest place on earth! A whole week with three of my favorite people: my kids and husband. It will be glorious! In honor of our trip, I thought I would put together some planning...
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Shop for Organizing Tools like a Pro!

Ever wonder how professional organizers find all our fancy organizing tools for clients? I have a new blog post at the Democrat and Chronicle’s Her Rochester Local Experts Blog! Learn where to shop for organizing supplies when you are loo...
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5 Key Areas to Organize this Summer

This is my most recent blog post written for the Democrat and Chronicle’s Local Experts Blog. Summer may be short here in Upstate New York, but it’s never too short to organize. Learn about 5 key areas to organize during the warmer ...
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5 Grab-n-Go Bag Must-haves for Summer!

This is a new article I wrote for my weekly blog at the Democrat & Chronicle’s Local Experts Blog. Summer is a time for spontaneity. Create some “grab-n-go” bags so that you are ready for any summer activity at a moment...
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Holiday Prep 101: Holiday Cleaning Checklist

Over the next month or two, I will be dispensing tons of fun tips, printables, and checklists on how to prepare for the holidays. The general motto is “Prepare now, enjoy later.” In other words, if we do a little prep work now, we w...
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“That’s my FAVORITE toy!”: How to help your kids edit their stuff

In my recent blog post for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, I mentioned that a good way to start prepping for the holidays is to edit your children’s toy collection. This is great in theory, but how many of you struggle with making this ...
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The Least and Most of Productivity

When are you most productive? Read my new blog post for the Democrat and Chronicle and find out! See if you agree or disagree with the statistics. Feel free to leave your comments below! I would love to hear about your most productive time!...
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National Shoe Lover’s Day! Organize Those Shoes!

According to DSW, this is National Shoe Lover’s Day. And, since I am definitely a shoe lover, I thought I would share some of the ideas I found on Pinterest to organize your shoes. Go to my Pinterest Board here. Some things to keep in min...
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Plan Now, Enjoy Later: More Tips to Plan for the Holidays

My latest Democrat and Chronicle blog post talks about how to plan for the holidays without sacrificing the joy of the fall season. Here are three more tips for you! Take stock of your wrapping supplies: Do you have wrapping paper, gift bags, g...
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So how do you prioritze your “to-do” list?

We all know about making a “to-do” list to help us understand what tasks need to be completed. We also know that we should prioritize our tasks for optimum productivity. But how do you actually do that? Here is my latest blog post a...
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Want to organize school papers?

One of the most common questions that parents have is how to manage and organize school papers. Since this is the first week of school, I thought I would address this topic. Very timely, eh? Read my latest blog post for the Democrat & Chron...
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Loose your keys? Create a habit!

I recently read Charles Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit. Best book I have read in a long time. It really helped frame up many concepts I use with my clients every day. I totally geeked out on this book and pretty much made my husband li...
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The Harisis Family Camping Checklist

This week, my Democrat and Chronicle Local Expert blog is about that time-honored past time – CAMPING! You either love it or hate it. But if you are going to do it, do it organized! Here is our Camping Checklist. Let me know if you have a...
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