Top 5 Mailchimp Tips for Newbies

Top 5 MailChimp Tips for Newbies While helping a local non-profit group this week we converted an email campaign and newsletter into a service called MailChimp. I love MailChimp for several reasons including the fact that it makes it easy for new subscribers to sign up for your mailing list, your messages do not get

Acquisition Expert (TM)

Acquisition Expert (TM) acquisition is defined as 1.    an asset or object bought or obtained. Early in 2006, shortly after starting my business, I got a call from a person self described as a hoarder.  I had a family member that would be described by that term and I grew to hate the term when

How hard would you fight?

  How hard would you fight for your happiness and life?  In fall of 2010 I was hired by my clients children to help her downsize.  She had lived in the same house for 20+ years, raised all her kids in that house and along the way had acquired a lot of possessions from all

If Mother Nature Can Do It Why Can’t We?

I love fall, the crisp fall air, the fresh smell of the leaves that have fallen to the ground.  This fall as I was driving around Central Minnesota from one client to the next I was noticing all the trees showing off their beautiful colors.  Then I realized, trees are a great example of organizing. 

Story from Transition Organizing Client

Assisting a writer has its perks.  Mary MacDonell Belisle put pen to paper to express her experience in helping her mother make another move.  Thank you Mary for the permission to share this. Organizer JoyGenea Schumer Furnstahl pumped, primed for moving projects JoyGenea Schumer Furnstahl is EXCITED about projects I dread. One of those projects

Who moved that?! $*#@^!!

Ok, I’ll just come right out and ask: On a scale from 1 to 10, ten being not at all, how well do you adapt to change?  I used to be an 8, maybe 9 kind of person. Change scared the heck out of me.  I liked to be in control of what was going

Goals and Actions-Bugs Between Your Teeth

I don’t know about everyone else, but once a year in early January I write out my goals for life, for the coming year, sometimes many years. I like to see where I want to take my life and to make sure that should an opportunity arise, I don’t miss it because I didn’t recognize

Would you marry an organizer? Think about it.

It started out as a normal Saturday. We had obligations later in the day, but we are able to take it slow in the morning. So my husband heads off to the gym on his Goldwing and I hit the gerbil track at home (my term for the treadmill). While I am on the treadmill,

Planning to Prevent Failure

“Planning to Prevent Failure” Jeffrey J. Fox page 68 of How to Become a Rainmaker That is all organizing is, planning to prevent failure.  Trying to stay on top of my reading for the book club is not always easy.  I seem to give away that time to eating, finishing a work project or driving