The Trail of Disagreements

By Peggy | April 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

So, I woke up this morning, later than usual, and have had a slow start to my day.  I decided to quickly take a quick look at FB to make sure my post published correctly on my business page and then it happened; I took a left turn, went down the rabbit hole and started strolling down my FB feed.  Here’s what I saw: Open the economy back up.  It is going to be ok. Open the economy up too soon, we will undo all we’ve done by staying home. The President, Governor, all elected officials suck. The President, Governor, all elected officials are awesome. The virus is dangerous. The virus is […]

Staying In? Here Are Some Tasks To Help You Pass The Time

By Peggy | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

I don’t have time. I’m just too tired. These are two excuses I hear on a regular basis for not organizing or de-cluttering.  Well, some of you now have the time and are possibly more well rested than you have been in a long, long time.  So, what are some things you can do while you are at home??   Gather up important papers, scan them and/or file them away in a designated spot.  Do you need a list of the kind of important papers I am talking about?  https://peggywbarnes.com/organizing/resources/ Talk with your lawyer about updating your will. Execute your advance directives.  There are state specific forms online, you can download and execute.  […]

Life Reset

By Peggy | February 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

So, I realized it has been over a year since I have written a blog post. In the back of my mind, I knew it. In my heart, I knew it. I had things to say, things I wanted to write about, but I just couldn’t do it. The words wouldn’t come. The sentences wouldn’t form. Getting “pen to paper” seemed like an impossible task. So what happened? For a girl who definitely knows how to talk and write, why did writing a simple blog post seem insurmountable? These are the questions I have recently been contemplating and trying to figure out. Here are the three things I uncovered in my quest: […]

Crying in Starbucks

By Peggy | January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today is the second time I stood crying in a Starbucks.  I just spent a wonderful weekend visiting my mother and it was time to leave. It was very early in the morning and I tiptoed in her room to kiss her goodbye as she slept.  I hated to leave.  I wanted the time together to never end.  I ached for her aching heart.  I knew she would wake up and have to get through another day, the best she can, without her mate of 74 years by her side. As we were driving away, I had already shed my inevitable tears and thought I was done, however, 40 minutes later, as […]

The Photos and The Stories Behind Them

By Peggy | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

  I stared at this beautiful photo of a couple I know.   Perfect setting.  Gorgeous couple.  Smiles.  Flawless. I found out the story behind the photo.  Hateful conversations.  Bruises.  Tears. Anger.   I stared at the family photo, all dressed in shades of blue on the beach.  Laughter. Hugs. Perfection. I found out the story behind the photo. Pain. Broken trusts. Lies.   There are so many of us who look at photos on social media and make an instant assessment of someone’s life. Look at how happy they are. Look at how sweet they are. Look at that beautiful family. Look at how gorgeous she is. Look at how handsome he […]

Confessions of an Organizer – I’m Not Always Motivated Either

By Peggy | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

      Many people, who know me, would find it hard to believe that I would love to curl up in my bed with a good book or piddle around in my home all day. I have a reputation for moving, going, doing, working, and getting things done.  From the outside, that is all very admirable, but take a look at the inside of my brain and my thoughts and how I reframe and keep going, in spite of how I feel. Me:  I am exhausted. New thought:  If you get up and get moving, you will have more energy. Me:  I have so much to do. New thought: What is […]

What is Lurking in Your Attic?

By Peggy | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

  One of the places many of us ignore and avoid is the attic.  The attic is typically the place where things have been thrown that we have been unable to make a decision about, so it is best to put it in the attic, otherwise known as purgatory, where things go to wait for their final destination. Clients don’t deal with the stuff in their attic because it is too hot, too cold, too hard to get to, too overwhelming, or will require too much time, so they just let it sit.  Things sit in attics deteriorating. People are not even sure what is up in the attic, they just know […]

Resolution or Solution

By Peggy | December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

  2018 is around the corner.  It is the time of year you will see magazine articles about changing habits, losing weight, exercising more, and of course, getting organized. I am a believer in setting goals, but I am more of a believer in committing to goals.  It is one thing to write down a lot of things you want to do better and differently, but it is entirely different to change your schedule and life to show commitment to those goals. For example, if you are going to start exercising, when have you carved out time in your schedule to actually do the exercising.  If you are going to get rid of […]

I Can See Around Corners

By Peggy | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a superpower…….I can see around corners. I can see what is on the other side of your clutter, your confusion, your resistance, your pride. I can see where you can be if you will let go of old thinking, stuff, and old habits. I can see the freedom that sits around the corner if you will just be courageous enough to do the work it takes. I can see around corners and I know there is nothing new waiting for you if you are not willing to make hard decisions and changes. Through Life Coaching and Organizing, I can help you see around corners, too.  

It’s About Time

By Peggy | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Time is odd. Time is finite. Sometimes you can feel time physically. Time is precious. Time is a commodity. Consider one minute of time.  Just 60 seconds. To a mother with a sick child, waiting for results, one minute can feel like a lifetime. To the student taking a test, one minute of time feels like it passes in a flash. To a school kid, summer is gone in an instant. To the woman in labor pains, one minute lasts forever! To a family member waiting on a deployed family member to return, one minute is equal to an eternity. In those beautiful moments of family fun, time feels like it […]

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