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Worth repeating: Closet issues

21 August 2013 | Comments [0] »

If you have trouble parting with clothes, you’re not alone. Even Oprah Winfrey has a tough time, as I explained in this 2010 blog post. Incidentally, I still adore the fact that the clothes in my closet are organized by color!

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Closet issues

17 May 2010 | Comments [2] »

Cleaning out the clothes closet is difficult for many people. Clothes can represent so much — like music, they can do a great job of capturing a feeling about an occasion or part of life. They also can represent hopes. You hope to wear that size again. Or you hope to have an occasion to wear that evening gown.

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Who doesn't love a sale?

2 July 2009 | Comments [0] »

Any sale is fun, but a sale at the Container Store? That’s cause for celebration.

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Container Store coupon

26 February 2009 | Comments [1] »

Last week Oprah re-aired her Oprah’s Clean Up Your Messy House Tour episode that originally aired last November. Included in that episode was an offer of 20 percent off purchases from the Container Store (in-store and online). I visited the store today and was reminded that the offer is being extended again. The coupon expires March 1. (Last November, the response was so good the Container Store extended it. Maybe that will happen again.)

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Oprah to the rescue

13 November 2008 | Comments [2] »

In case you missed it, yesterday’s Oprah show was the debut of Oprah’s Clean Up Your Messy House Tour. Oprah is sending organizer Peter Walsh, of whom I’m an unabashed fan, around the country with a “clutter crew” of helpers (in VW Bugs) to help people get rid of clutter. (In this first episode, they were in New York City, knocking on doors of unsuspecting people.) Designer Candice Olson of Divine Design is also on hand to help with beautiful storage and design solutions.

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S-L-O-W down

2 October 2008 | Comments [0] »

Yesterday’s Oprah show revolved around the theme of slowing down. It featured the tragic story of Brenda Slaby, a Chicago educator and mom who forgot her two-year-old daughter was in the car and left her there for eight hours last August. The child died. We relived that experience with the guilt-ridden mother. Such a sad, sad story.

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I'm a member of the Peter Walsh fan club

14 May 2008 | Comments [2] »

Peter Walsh, organizer on TLC’s show Clean Sweep, as well as Oprah’s go-to guy for hoarders, gave the keynote address at this year’s annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

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I'm off to learn something

8 April 2008 | Comments [2] »

I leave today for Reno, Nevada, to attend the national conference of my professional organization, the National Association of Professional Organizers. This is my third national NAPO conference in as many years and I’m very excited.

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The power of Oprah

20 November 2007 | Comments [2] »

Thursday and Friday of last week (November 15 and 16), Oprah had a two-part show on hoarding. It was riveting viewing. I was so pleased that they gave the subject its due, treated the hoarder who was featured (and helped) with respect and brought in experts who were spot-on in their advice and assistance.

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