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What is Lurking in Your Attic?

By Peggy | January 9, 2018 | Comments Off on What is Lurking in Your Attic?

  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 | Comments Off on Resolution or Solution

  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 | Comments Off on I Can See Around Corners

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 | Comments Off on It’s About Time

  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 […]

Virtual Organizing

By Peggy | August 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Virtual Organizing

  Many people are in need of assistance to organize their homes and lives.  There is a way to get this done, no matter where you live, with virtual organizing services.  We work together via phone/email/Facetime or Skype to organize your space the way you have always envisioned. Virtual organizing works for self-motivated individuals who have a desire to organize their home or office but need accountability, tools, and recommendations by a professional organizer.  We will set up a schedule, weekly or bi-weekly to discuss tasks that need completing, discuss what has worked and hasn’t worked, look at the progress you have made, and time for you to ask any questions you may […]

The Creep

By Peggy | July 30, 2017 | Comments Off on The Creep

Pictured above is a plant called Kudzu.  It is an invasive plant;  creeping, coiling, and climbing until it has taken over every square inch of the space surrounding it.  Kudzu doesn’t take over all at once.  It does it slowly and over a period of time. When working with myself and my clients, I call this “the creep”.  Little by little clutter begins to pile up in an area of your house.  It doesn’t come in all at once, it accumulates slowly over time.  A stack of mail, a stack of papers to file, a stack of magazines you are planning to read, a stack of clean clothes, a stack of dirty clothes.  It goes […]

I Eat Salad for Breakfast

By Peggy | July 25, 2017 | Comments Off on I Eat Salad for Breakfast

  Yes, you read that right.  I love a salad for breakfast.  In fact, I’ll even eat leftover salad from dinner the night before. Many of you reading this will say, “Yuck!  How do you eat a salad for breakfast?” Others of you will say, “Yum, me, too!” While others will say, “Breakfast? Who can eat breakfast?” And even others will say, “Salad?  I hate salad!” You might ask, “What is the point of you letting us know you eat salad for breakfast?”  I’m glad you asked. There are so many responses to something as simple as what people eat for breakfast, so why do we expect our lives to be exactly […]

Why a Life Coach?

By Peggy | July 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Why a Life Coach?

Life coaching is one of those concepts many people have a hard time grasping. What is a life coach?  Why would I want a life coach? Life coaching is simply helping you get from point A to point B in your life. It is helping you identify your dreams and goals and find the steps you need to take to get there. What are the benefits of using a life coach?  Objectivity  – We all get in the midst of our lives and can’t see the forest for the trees.  We look at life from one viewpoint and think that is all there is.  A life coach asks you the right questions […]

Vines and Thoughts Can Destroy

By Peggy | May 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Vines and Thoughts Can Destroy

VINES AND THOUGHTS CAN DESTROY Anyone who has read any of my blog posts or heard me speak should know I seriously dislike yard work.  As a result, what you see is an area in my back yard that should not look like this.  So, I knew I needed to carve out some time to work on this area and I did just that.  As usual, I see a lot of analogies with yard work to mind work and this time was no exception. First of all, what is covering most of the area you see in the first photo is vines.  Now take a closer look. The vine latches on to walls, […]

Steeped in Clutter – How I Spend My Days

By Peggy | March 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Steeped in Clutter – How I Spend My Days

I spend my days in clutter – talking about it, looking at it, moving it around, boxing it up, putting it up, donating it, throwing it away, recycling it.  I spend my days working with people who are surrounded by clutter – in their kitchens, garages, closets, dining rooms, living rooms, kids’ rooms, bathrooms, dens, attics, offices, and their minds. I spend my days watching how people struggle –   Do I donate it?  Where?  Who could use this?  Will I need this again?  I paid so much for that.  I used to wear/use that all the time.  It is still in such good shape.  I think I’ll give it away, no, […]

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