Organizing Mom Over the Summer

Before this summer I wrote personally about my mother’s situation and how I hired a professional organizer in Florida to help her. My mom had lost her partner last July after 25 years of togetherness and is handicapped to boot. When she came to visit this me this summer, it was such a whirlwind of […]

Helping the Elderly Downsize

Check out this great article titled “Helping the Elderly Downsize” from The Times July 22, 2016 edition. As a Professional Organizer, “Senior Move Manager” is one of my roles as a PO. Take a look at how we work here.

Even the Organizer Hired an Organizer

My mother lost her partner Don almost a year ago. They were together close to 25 years. Due to complications from a prior stroke my mom decided after Don’s passing that it was best to relocate out of their second floor condo to ranch-style living that would best accommodate her physical impairments. She has almost […]

June is for Jewels

Did you ever notice that in summertime people wear less clothes but more jewelry? The warmer the weather, the more skin available for more “bling”. That being said, I wonder how much of most people’s sparkly jewelry is valuable and if they have those pieces are insured. (Yes, these are the kinds of questions a […]

Making-It-Home

Making-It-Home (www.making-it-home.org) brings home furnishings to low-income families in need — veterans, people with disabilities, victims of natural disasters, and more. They are currently furnishing the apartments of formerly homeless people who are moving from emergency shelter to apartments. Frank is a 27-year veteran who served two tours in Iraq. He is a member of […]

SSPOE Your Pet’s “Stuff”

This spring is a good time to review POSSE’s basic organizing recipe SSPOE. Even though I am going to use pets as a category of possessions as my example, the principles are the same and transferable for all organizing skills. So, think about your pet(s). What kinds of things do they require you to keep […]

“Frients” and “Frolleagues”

I was excited to read in the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) 2016 Spring Newsletter’s Letter from President Ellen Faye, a bit about her visit to our local New Jersey meeting last year. She quoted me on my description of the many “Frients and “Frolleagues” I’ve met in the organizing business. She loved my […]

Perfect Your Photos (for you!)

I’ve had several people tell me I should write about my own personal way of dealing with my digital photos. So here it goes… Since I am over 50, I’m not wonderful at technology, so I devised a SYSTEM (Saving You Space, Time, Energy & Money) to help me keep my picture taking in check. […]

Spice Up Your… February

How many spices do you really use? Come on, be honest… and now count how many you actually own in your kitchen. Go ahead, count. I’ll wait. What does the math tell you? In my 10+ years as a PO, I have helped many women toss hundreds of expired, unused and unnecessary spices into the […]

Reflect & Refocus & Reorganize

In October of 2015 I wrote about “The Mass Distraction and Destruction“ of our time management that we are all dealing with in this digital day. One way I like to combat this myself is to have several “still” minutes in the morning and in the evening DAILY to stay grounded and sane. Then ANNUALLY, […]