Love Before Guilt… for Happy Holidays

Gifts are such a psychological conundrum. For over a decade I’ve been helping people “declutter” years (sometimes decades) of gift accumulation in clients’ homes. And why do most people feel guilty about refining their lifetime or house full of gift “collections”… guilt and fear? We all connect gift giving and receiving as a vehicle of love, appreciation, […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite… Stores (For Organizing of Course)

Welcome to retail madness this month. Can you hear Julie Andrews singing, “These are a few of my favorite things” right now as the background music in most stores? Well, I know everyone is out shopping this month so I thought I’d write about my favorite places to shop for fun and non-utilitarian looking organizing supplies. […]

Fabulous Feng Shui for Your Holiday…

By Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt. Here we are amidst the holiday season once again. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all, we can find ourselves moving so quickly, we are not even aware of what is happening that we may miss the joy connecting to the moments, […]

Santa Has a List, How About You?

Santa has a very long task list this month. How about you? Are you keeping master checklists to get yourself smoothly through December? Lists are excellent tools to help us get things done. Last month POSSE reminded you about our Holiday Binder. Here are my personal lists that keep Jean Marie sane during the Christmas […]

How Do You “Organize” Love?

What does this question mean you might ask? Well, I was thinking that as we age in our relationships with our loved ones, it seems that it gets harder to find time do the nice things (you could even call them tasks although they don’t feel like that in the beginning of a relationship). In […]

De-Stress Your Holidays

I have to admit that even as a professional organizer, handling all the extra To Do’s this month will add another layer of “How the heck am I going to get this all done?” Since I now work probably more than full-time in addition to raising a family adding the obligatory tasks of holiday shopping, […]

Valentine’s Gifts For Loved Ones

Tis the holiday to buy our loved ones gifts. Why not go sentimental this year with the below ideas. Hopefully you’ll find them creative, clutter friendly and resourceful. Everyone loves to have a gift touch their heart strings. 

Got Card Clutter?

We all have a difficult time “letting go” of cards, don’t we? Especially after the holidays. It’s so much fun to see those pictures of growing children and hear from relatives during this special time of year. But what do you do with those cards when the eggnog has worn off? Here are some suggestions […]

Only Santa is Allowed to Stuff!

You know you do it, clutter-clear your house when people are coming over for the holidays. Do you by any chance stuff your papers and miscellaneous items that you don’t know what to do with into your closets or garage? (You’re probably going to need that garage this winter to store your car!)

Think Outside of the Box (I Mean Store!)

Here are four categories with one example of a clutter-free gift idea to help you think how you can avoid giving potentially unwanted items to your recipients: