January 2022 I gasped when I heard someone say they threw their old race medals in the trash. I still have every finishers’ medal I ever received from crossing the finish line. They remind me of the hard work and discipline I put into training. As a new grandmother, I also know there will come … [Read more...] about Trophies and Plaques and Medals, Oh My!
We didn't touch a single turtleneck or even venture into closets, but let's talk Christmas decorations. Forty years’ worth. And flowers. Lots and lots of silk flowers. The thing about being an organizer is that you have to be adaptable, flexible and quick thinking. You go in thinking you'll do one … [Read more...] about My Old Kentucky Home – Part II
This weekend I'm heading home to Kentucky. I haven't spent any quality time with my parents in more than a year. My mom tells me I'll be disappointed that the organizing we did a few years ago is now in disarray. "It's the worst it's ever been," she says. Mom’s in her 80's. I know as she gets … [Read more...] about My Old Kentucky Home
People collect things for a variety of reasons. Some people start collections with the hopes that their collection will gain value over time and then be sold for financial gain. Some people start collecting because of sentimentality. When I was a kid, I collected Smurfs. I collected them because … [Read more...] about The Joy of Collecting…or Not
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is downsizing. In a recent article on www.courier-journal.com, he says, “The hardest thing to give up is when I start to lose my memory. My memories are unbelievable.” Another point that hit home in the article: “Like a lot of men of lesser means … [Read more...] about Downsizing Lessons From Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench
I recently had the opportunity to help a virtual client clear an organizing hurdle. She works full-time, is a mother to two boys, a wife, musician, volunteer, and the list goes on. She told me that she has come to realize that it’s not that her family is sloppy, but that they’re never home long … [Read more...] about Organizing In Lockdown
We have about a dozen plastic bins containing photos that my husband inherited after four family members passed away in the span of a few years. When we inherited these photos, we did an initial sort, placing photos of his mom’s family in one bin, his dad’s family in another, his uncle’s family in … [Read more...] about How To Efficiently Organize Those Old Photos In Your Free Time