A Holiday Thought/Gift for You

Giving yourself the gift of time is just as important as giving gifts to others this holiday season (which hopefully includes your time with them as well...). Without adding time for ourselves to decompress, we subtract from our own quality of "the most wonderful time of the year" and turn into grinches. Personally, I love the week between Christmas and [...]


Come Smell the Gratitude and Maybe Keep a Journal

I'm not sure if this counts as being organized or not, but every morning I try to write in my gratitude journal. I do personally feel this is productive for our minds and spirits. It also helps warm my heart when the weather turns cold and grey. The other morning I wrote the word "grateful" vertically and came up with [...]


Are You Afraid to Have People at Your Home for the Holidays?

When my kids were little, we used to go through their things before Christmas and donate their discards between Thanksgiving and Christmas so we could make room for the onslaught of what was then a carload of presents… Now they are grown and I work in the world of adult-size donations, recycling and discarding by working for The Junkluggers [...]


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, [...]


Love Before Guilt… for Happy Holidays

Gifts are such a psychological conundrum. For over a decade I've been helping people "declutter" years (sometimes decades) of gift accumulation in clients' homes. And why do most people feel guilty about refining their lifetime or house full of gift "collections"... guilt and fear? We all connect gift-giving and receiving as a vehicle of love, appreciation, and thoughtfulness and many use it [...]


These Are a Few of My Favorite… Stores (For Organizing of Course)

Welcome to retail madness this month. Can you hear Julie Andrews singing, "These are a few of my favorite things" right now as the background music in most stores? Well, I know everyone is out shopping this month so I thought I'd write about my favorite places to shop for fun and non-utilitarian looking organizing supplies. Gone are the days of [...]


Fabulous Feng Shui for Your Holiday…

By Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt. Here we are amidst the holiday season once again. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all, we can find ourselves moving so quickly, we are not even aware of what is happening that we may miss the joy connecting to the moments, what can one do? Feng [...]


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 [...]


How Do You “Organize” Love?

What does this question mean you might ask? Well, I was thinking that as we age in our relationships with our loved ones, it seems that it gets harder to find time do the nice things (you could even call them tasks although they don’t feel like that in the beginning of a relationship). In most intimate connections whether with [...]

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