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Ten things I know are true

16 July 2015 | Comments [0] »

I wrote the following article for my newsletter, which went out yesterday, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Peace of Mind Organizing┬«, which I’m celebrating this month. Be sure and scroll down for a special offer at the end.

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Worth repeating: Beauty vs. function

31 July 2013 | Comments [2] »

I first published this post in September of 2009, and I stand behind my contention that functional trumps beautiful!

I live near a heavily trafficked thoroughfare in St. Louis that has a big median down the middle. A couple of years ago, volunteers from the neighborhood decided to beautify the street by planting large decorative plants in the median. It looks lovely.

Unfortunately, it’s unsafe. I regularly turn left from that street onto another. When I’m waiting to make that turn, the large plants on the median block my view of oncoming traffic. It’s dangerous. Really dangerous. I curse it on a regular basis.

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Organizing wisdom from the Expo

1 April 2013 | Comments [0] »

As I’ve posted here, the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-STL) sponsored an organizing expo for the public on March 23. It was over a year in the planning and all that planning showed. The event was a great success, with every detail anticipated. It ran so smoothly. I was extremely proud of our chapter. We had great participation!

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Worth repeating: Store things near where you use them

4 March 2013 | Comments [0] »

Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about one of the most important (and common sensical) organizing axioms: store items near where you use them. I think it’s such an important message, I’m posting it here again.

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Store things near where you use them

8 February 2012 | Comments [3] »

One thing I always tell my clients—and I mention it when I give talks—is that it makes life a lot easier if you store items near where you use them. If you select a distant place to store stuff, it gets that much more difficult to put things away when you’re through with them.

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Peter Walsh's "It's All Too Much" DVD: A review and giveaway

17 February 2010 | Comments [11] »

I really like Peter Walsh. I love that he provides straight-forward, common-sense advice on decluttering and organizing. I also like his innovative storage solutions. You’ve had the opportunity to see him on Clean Sweep, and Oprah. You may have read his books, including It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff. And now you can watch him demonstrate the principles in that book with this terrific new DVD, It’s All Too Much with Peter Walsh.

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Beauty vs. function

28 September 2009 | Comments [4] »

I leave near a heavily trafficked thoroughfare in St. Louis that has a big median down the middle. A couple of years ago, volunteers from the neighborhood decided to beautify the street by planting large decorative plants in the median. It looks lovely.

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A compilation of organizing principles

28 July 2008 | Comments [0] »

Claire Josefine, an organizer in California and the author of The Spiritual Art of Being Organized, was interviewed on The Organizing Playground radio show recently. (The interview was aired on July 8—you can listen to it now by clicking here.) I really enjoyed listening to the interview, and it made me want to read her book.

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