Clean Off Your Desk Day 2017

By Peggy | January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

How many of you know it is CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY?  Well, it is.  Hallmark just hasn’t jumped on board with a lot of hype, but us organizers love this day! Here are a few quick tips about how to clean off your desk effectively:  Take it off….take it all off.  I like to take everything off my desk and sort it into piles based on category.  Bills to pay, respond, take action, trash; whatever makes sense based on what is on your desk. Only put back on your desk what needs to be there. Find a home for everything that is running around your desk homeless.  If it’s there it […]

The Truth About Organizing

By Peggy | December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  It is January 1st and I can bet at least 75% of the people reading this post have a resolution to de-clutter and organize.  As an organizer and life coach, I say go for it!  However, I will let you know there are some truths that you need to know before you begin. As the quote says, you need to start with your vision.  Your “why”. If you can identify that, decision making will be easier and your motivation will not fade.  Visualize the life you’d rather be living, then move towards that vision. De-cluttering is one thing.  Organizing is another.  De-clutter first.  Organize second. De-cluttering and organizing is not a […]

The Pain of Clutter

By Peggy | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

  I have seen it more times than I can count…….the pain of clutter. I have seen it in the eyes of my clients when they realize how much “stuff” they have accumulated and the time and hard work it will take to clear it out.  I have seen it when they realize how much money has been spent and how much of their time and life has been wasted “organizing” and managing all of their purchases. I have seen it in the eyes of my clients’ children when they talk about the “stuff” they will have to deal with once their parents are gone. I have seen it in the eyes […]

The 5 Things I Do in the Morning

By Peggy | September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are 5 things I do, in the morning, to start my day off on the right foot: 1.  Make the bed.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  The great feeling of walking into an orderly room, at the end of the day, is well worth those 5 minutes. 2.  Eat breakfast.  Those that know me know I do not skip meals.  I am hungry when I wake up and I know my body needs fuel for the day, so I eat!  I eat anything easy and fairly nutritional and in moderation – oatmeal, cereal, salad, chicken, eggs or pizza.  Obviously, I do not discriminate against eating foods at particular times of the […]

It’s Your Choice

By Peggy | September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

I came to a huge revelation several years ago…….I have choices I never thought I had. These choices have always been there but were buried under fear of the unknown, fear of making the wrong decision, fear of making someone mad, fear of looking stupid, fear of something being hard, fear of hurting someone’s feelings or my own lack of self-confidence.  Choices are all around us each and every day.  Many of our options don’t feel like choices because they look hard or painful.  Have you ever experienced a choice in your life you knew was right, but you knew it would hurt?  Most of us have, but most of us choose […]

The Cure for Pain

By Peggy | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The cure for pain is in the pain – Rumi I heard the above quote a few weeks ago and it quickly resonated with me. I spend my days working with people who are in pain because of their physical and emotional clutter. People genuinely want to live a more fulfilling life but can’t because their minds and their homes are so cluttered with “stuff”. If you have lived any life at all, you know that in this life you will suffer.  In fact, I have come to understand that the suffering is what causes us to grow, stretches our faith, and can create a better version of ourselves…….if we let it.  If […]

Why I Do What I Do?

By Peggy | September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

  I am a Certified Professional Organizer and Life Coach.  My job is to help you organize and simplify your life and mind.  Why do I do what I do? 1.  I have a heart for people who hurt and I have found most people hurt. 2.  I see how clutter of space and mind sucks the life out of people. 3.  I can see around corners…..I can see what can happen when you let go of the mental and physical stuff holding you back. 4.  I know how hard it is to break bad habits, but I also know the benefits of breaking those habits. 5.  I know how people do […]

Time – Where Is Yours Going?

By Peggy | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

  [ctt template=”11″ link=”ekf07″ via=”yes” ]Money I can only gain or lose, but time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully. ~Author Unknown~ peggywbarnes1[/ctt] Fact……We all have 24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86400 seconds in a day. There is no one anywhere that had, has, or will have any more or any less. So what are you doing with your 86400 seconds? Many times we are in circumstances beyond our control, but more often than not we can control most of how we spend our day. Here are some things I find are time suckers and result in unproductive time during our day. Computer– Let’s face it.  Many of us read […]

Where Do You Want To Live?

By Peggy | August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

People often talk about where they want to live. I want to live in that neighborhood with that school system. I want to live on the water or in the mountains. I want to live on the East Coast or the West Coast. I want to live in a more secluded area. I want to live in a house with a huge walk-in closet. Not that deciding where you want to physically live isn’t important, however, as I’ve gotten older, my interpretation of this question has changed a bit. I want to live in peace. I want to live a less cluttered emotional and physical life. I want to live deliberately and […]

Why You Are Never On Time

By Peggy | August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

[ctt template=”11″ link=”sQ3ac” via=”no” ]”Either you run the day or the day runs you” ~Jim Rohn~[/ctt] Are you one of those people that can never seem to make it anywhere on time? Here are some of the reasons why: 1.  You don’t really care if you are late.  I know that sounds harsh, but if you cared  you are always late, you would do everything possible not to be late.  Possibly you know people expect  you to be late, so you know, in your mind, you have that option. 2.  You think you have more time than you do.  You try to squeeze one more thing in before you go. 3.  You are […]

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