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The One Thing You Need To Do To Get Organized

Ok.  Here it is.  The magic bullet you have all been waiting for.  You only have to do ONE thing to get organized…..just ONE!   What do you think the ONE thing is?  Throw away all your stuff?  Buy cute bins, boxes and organizing tools?  Never buy anything?  Make sure your house looks like a …

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The 5S System – What Is It and How Does It Apply to You?

The 5S system is a 5 word productivity system – you guessed it, all the words start with the letter “S”. The words are Japanese words and I will post them in Japanese, because of course that will make me look much smarter, with the English translation. This system is typically used in the workplace, but …

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Confessions of an Organizer: Closet Clean Out – The Final Results

This is the last post about my epic closet clean out.   I don’t post any before and after pictures on my website because I think they are unrealistic.  Anyone can get an area cleaned out for a period of time, but the most important thing about organizing any area is not to make it …

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Confessions of an Organizer – Closet Clean Out – The Process

In my first Closet Clean Out Blog Post  I showed you what my closet looked like prior to the clean out.If you missed the first blog post, click on this link to see how all this began!   In this blog post, I am going to show you what it looked like as I was …

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The Next Step…….YOU Have To Take It

As I work with clients, as an organizer and a life coach, I find one consistent issue, not taking the next step.  Let me show you a little bit about what the next step looks like in my life and see if there is anything you can apply to your own life.   The towel …

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Taking Down the Christmas Tree and a Little More

The final step of Christmas “take down” is the tree. The first step is to remove all the ornaments.  I lay a towel out so I can see them all on my oriental rug…..some of them can get lost in the pattern of the rug.  I sort them, on the towel, by kid’s ornaments, fragile …

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ADHD and Organizing…..It Can Happen!!

I hear it all the time from clients or prospective clients:  I have ADHD or my kids have ADHD or my husband has ADHD. I, myself, am convinced I have ADHD and I am a professional organizer! Granted, I am one of 7 children, growing up in the 60’s when those acronyms meant nothing.  I …

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Math….It Really Is Important

  The other day it hit me…..a lot of the things I do are based on basic math principles. Here are several examples: If you want to weigh less you have to eat less junk food and exercise/move more.   If you want to have less clutter, you have to bring in less and get rid …

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Confessions of an Organizer

I am a Certified Professional Organizer….sounds impressive right???  Well, here is the truth about me: 1.  I can still be a messy Millie.  Check out this photo of my current work area.  Yes, it all makes sense to me, therefore, I am organized but it is still, nonetheless, messy.  2.  I do not have my …

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