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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Something else new!

In tribute to one of my mentors, Anne Blumer of Solutions for You, who is retiring after an incredibly-inspiring career – another first. A client asked me to just sit in a chair. It’s HARD!!!

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Magificent day

Today was a magnificent day. My colleague Val Green, Pivot Organizing, and I spent a few hours organizing a supply shed for the Seattle Animal Shelter. We had fun AND made a significant difference for the immensely compassionate and dedicated staff and volunteers. The shelter is a menagerie – dogs, cats, birds (one serenading us…

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The Holderness Family – Organizing Humor

Woman in a pile of shoes

I think Kim and Penn Holderness are hilarious. And a great reminder that we’re all human. You better believe I’m a subscriber. And I LIKE, or HAHA, a lot. They’ve also got FABULOUS ADHD content. You’ll understand the shoe reference if you watch all four clips…   It’s a Pretty Good Box   Weird Things…

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The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project is an awesome, stubborn, effective San Francisco USA-based non-profit which strives to open eyes and minds to the dangers of common consumable pollutants such as plastic bottles and junk mail. Launched in 2007 with an online documentary, The Story of Stuff, its product list now includes 12 more titles. And…

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I hate issuing a refund

jar of money

I hate issuing a refund. Don’t like anything that hurts my income. I hate issuing a refund, until I issue the refund. Clients ask for refunds when they’ve learned enough, become confident enough in their efforts they don’t need as much time with me as they anticipated. They need refunds when they’ve accomplished the move…

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