But I paid a lot for that

Many times when working with organizing clients we will hit an issue that goes like this: “But, I paid a lot of money for that and it IS top of the line”   Top of the line  more than 3 years ago in electronics means it has little or no resale value left and needs to

How are your actions making your customers feel?

How are your actions making your customers feel? Last week I mentioned that I was less than satisfied with my television provider, then had switched to an even worse situation before ultimately discovering my new happy solution of live-stream television. The story of how that happened provides some entertainment value, but moreover it provides an

How live-stream TV saved me $100 per month

How live-stream TV saved me $100 per month Paying over $200 per month on internet and television prompted me to request new equipment from my provider after 4 years of rental. A decline to this request lead me to explore new options. Sadly, there were not many local options in our area, and the one

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

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. 

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,