You Can’t Take It With You When You Go…

My mother-in-law passed away early in my marriage. I really liked her warm, witty, carefree personality. She raised seven children in a 3-bedroom house with one phone and one bathroom. I remember her saying, “You can’t take it with you when you go…” while referring to things. In the short time I knew her, she […]

The Year of Rightsizing (Especially if you are NOT moving!)

Usually getting organized is right up there with exercise or weight loss on people’s New Year Resolutions List. As an organizer, I know that it’s people’s ability to create and sustain a new habit that solidifies her/his reaching any goal — let alone changing a lifestyle for either one’s physical clutter or body clutter. So, […]


Making-It-Home ( brings home furnishings to low-income families in need — veterans, people with disabilities, victims of natural disasters, and more. They are currently furnishing the apartments of formerly homeless people who are moving from emergency shelter to apartments. Frank is a 27-year veteran who served two tours in Iraq. He is a member of […]

Hop, Skip and a Junk?

I accidentally said this recently, “It’s a hop, skip and a junk…” Of course what I meant to say was, “It’s a hop, skip and a jump away” — but junk was what came out of my mouth. Then I thought to myself that when it comes to rapidly organizing a house often hiring a […]

The Peace of Mind from Donating

As a professional organizer I see the psychological hardship on people as they struggle with parting with possessions they no longer need or use. Not knowing where those belongings will end up can either tug on their heartstrings or make them feel terribly guilty, frustrated and angry depending on the psychology behind the item.

Resource of the Month

I can’t believe that I’ve been an organizer in northern New Jersey for 8 years and I never knew of this particular ministry until now. I’d like to share with you all an incredible resource for your future donations.