Swipe Left by Amy-Ellen Trefsger

I’m proud to announce that a colleague of mine in NAPO Washington State, Amy-Ellen f. Trefsger, Distance Decluttering, very new to the profession, has had the gumption to publish a book, Swipe Left on clutter, an entertaining, absolutely unique perspective on the highs and lows, trials and triumphs, of decluttering. Take a chance, get a…

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Sit in a chair

Computer monitor in modern office

For the second time in the last few months, a client asked me to sit in a chair. For many clients who need organizing help, especially those with neurodiverse minds, especially especially maybe people with ADHD, some of the best support you can give them is to simply be present with them. It can be…

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82 pages

82 pages. Bigger than some of my favorite books. Going in recycle as fast as I can dump it, unless I decide it’s kindling for my fireplace. I feel awful this morning, who knows why. I am finding it impossible to focus on the important work I urgently need to start, let alone finish. It…

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More tall less flat

More tall less flat. That was the closest to coherence I could get this morning, because I did NOT get enough sleep, as I did a quick pass clearing up in my bedroom. I’ll explain in a minute.   Organizing is not static. If it were, Organizers might be out of a job. Organizing is…

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Italian Wedding Bell Soup

Italian Wedding Bell Soup is ambrosial, one of the best soups ever simmered by humankind. Complex, toothsome, I’ve had it in restaurants where the balance of flavors and textures left me swooning at its perfection, and I cheerfully savor an overly-commercialized bowl from a billion-dollar conglomerate because it tastes good.   Until that conglomerate stabbed…

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Victor Gruen – NOT a J. Gordon Lippincott

Who, you ask, is Victor Gruen – NOT a J. Gordon Lippincott? In the commercialized cacophony that is the “Holiday Season” leading up to Christmas and Hanukkah, I felt compelled to learn more about the inventor of the modern shopping mall.   And it was my sheer dumb luck that the Austrian Embassy in Washington…

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Another professional first

Another professional first – helping a client find a baby snake who escaped her enclosure. Who, fortunately, turned out to just be sleeping in a very hidden spot and not escaped at all. YAY!!!

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