Overwhelmed by Your Email?

Overwhelmed by Your Email?

Are you overwhelmed by your email inbox? Do you have thousands of emails and don’t know what to do? Are you wasting time searching in your email inbox on a daily basis? Get unstuck and start tackling your inbox. I use Outlook for my business email. While most emails come straight into my inbox, Outlook […]

New York Times Article on Professional Organizers

New York Times Article on Professional Organizers

One of my clients sent me a link to this article published in the New York Times: What Professional Organizers Really Do, and How They Can Help You. I thought it was very interesting and I wanted to point out some of the important parts of this article. Professional Organizers (PO) can help you organize […]

Off to a Good Start with the New Year

Off to a Good Start with the New Year

One thing I really love is paperwork. I guess it will come as no surprise to you to tell you that I am already working on my taxes for 2018. I love the idea of a fresh start and I love cleaning out my files. The best time to do this overhaul is when you […]

The One Thing I Want to Do In 2019

The One Thing I Want to Do In 2019

I really don’t like to do New Year Resolutions. Resolutions seem unattainable and most of the time I have forgotten about them by the end of February. It is so much pressure to change my habits. This year I want to think of things differently. So I am going to work on one thing and […]

Ruthann Quoted in Real Simple Article

Ruthann Quoted in Real Simple Article

Ruthann lends her expertise to the article The Things in Your Bathroom You Should Get Rid of Immediately by Kelsey Ogletree. For many people, the bathroom becomes a place where you store (or stuff) all of your personal care items into any available space. Yet that’s not always the best solution, as clutter in there—like […]

Tips for Packing Your Suitcase

Tips for Packing Your Suitcase

I don’t know about you, but I love to go on a trip. It really doesn’t matter to me if it is by plane or by car. I just like to travel. What I am not so fond of is packing my suitcase. I tend to take too much because I like to have some […]

When Things Go Wrong to Your Home

When Things Go Wrong to Your Home

I have been having lots of discussions with insurance companies over the past year. One thing I have learned is that you better have good records. Insurance companies are not our friends nor do they have your best interest in mind. Your best defense is good records. For example, if you make a claim about […]

Home on Wheels

Home on Wheels

This is not a blog about Tiny Houses, but I might do one on that topic some day. This is about that place that you probably spend a good percentage of your time. Your car. I know you have seen those cars or vans in parking lots that have discarded fast food wrappers, water bottles, […]

Parking in the Garage

Parking in the Garage

Do you know the one room in your house that you are probably not using for the purpose for which it was intended? Yep, you got it right, the garage. Most Americans are not using their garage for a place to park their car. It has become the place where things go because there is […]

Book Review: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

Book Review: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

First of all I love Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism because it has great before and after pictures. These pictures are not only of the author’s spaces but of some of his friends. There are only five chapters and they are all packed full of great information. Sasaki’s definition of minimalism is “reducing our […]