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Managing the Day-to-Day During Times of Stress

I love to write about organizing. But for the past few months, I’ve had a hard time focusing. Writing about closets, pantries, garage shelving...

A Season of Sign Ups

In many ways, September is a season of sign ups. This month inundates us with opportunities to volunteer at school, with sports and with...

Helping Those in Need

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of natural disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want...

Quitting Time

I’ve been thinking about quitting a lot lately. Not quitting my job (because I truly love what I do), but quitting other things. Things...

An Ode to the Camp Trunk

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleepaway camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer … a week...

Use it or Lose it

In the past two months, I’ve had more than 25 people ask if I’ve heard of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo and her bestseller The...

The ABCs of Organization

You can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper in January without seeing some article about getting organized … doing it In 10 Simple Steps...

Out With the Sad, In With the Glad!

As we barrel along towards the end of 2014, overeating, overshopping, overdrinking and overdoing, I think it’s helpful to pause and think for a...