Urge to Purge… It’s Springtime!

Does the warm weather bring you a new felt energy to "let go," declutter, clean, reorganize and revisit setting up your spaces inside and out? It certainly does for me, and I see it in my clients too. We all seem to enjoy the change of season with longer, brighter days seen both with our eyes and felt in [...]


POSSE’s Favorite Organized December Traditions – Pandemic or Not

I was thinking that this Christmas and New Year's are going to be extremely different for most... including me and my family. We are in a new (and much smaller) home and our two children who have been away at college will be returning for a two-month break. Who knows if they will return to a "normal" spring semester. Therefore, [...]


Are You Ready for a “COVID” Winter?

I write this November article selfishly. I often use my work to work on things I need to improve on. As many of my readers know, I recently downsized during the pandemic. The real estate transaction and actual move were easy peasy. What was a hardship was renovating the older home we were moving into. The arduous months from March [...]


10 Top Decluttering Tips to Increase Your Sanity or Sale Price!

Last month I presented at The Home Ownership Fair in Fair Lawn, NJ. It was a fun, community event to help educate homeowners on the value of using a REALTOR®. I'm providing my hand out to you for the presentation I did titled, "10 Top Decluttering Tips to Increase Your Sanity or Sale Price!" As you can see below, I left space [...]


Every House Should File These…

I had a very interesting phone conversation with a colleague of mine who is in the mortgage business. He is extremely organized -- both physically and digitally. He told me that when he was on vacation in California a relative of his contracted Shingles and he wanted to confirm that his son had been immunized against the Chicken Pox virus. [...]


Moving Mom…

Many of you might remember that two years ago I wrote about Organizing Mom. That was the summer my mother lost her partner Don whom she had been with for over 25 years, the last 12 years in Florida. The article reflected the organizing tasks taken when one falls into a widow’s situation. This summer I helped move my mom from [...]


Santa Has a List, How About You?

Santa has a very long task list this month. How about you? Are you keeping master checklists to get yourself smoothly through December? Lists are excellent tools to help us get things done. Last month POSSE reminded you about our Holiday Binder. Here are my personal lists that keep Jean Marie sane during the Christmas chaos: Greeting Card List Who [...]


Are You Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month so I wanted to review a few tips since many of my clients are unprepared for any event that brings down their electrical power or wreaks havoc on their houses. Here is a link to the FEMA checklist on how to prepare yourself and your home for a disaster. I'm going to highly recommend you, [...]



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