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Sort Out Sunday: Bringing ONLY Things You WILL Use In Your Home

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I’ve written blog posts about repurposing and I’ve blog posts on getting rid of things as you bring things into you home. I’ve also talked about rotating your clothes. Now I am writing about something that I am practicing myself. Only bringing items into the home that will be used.ACTUALLY USED!  And I don’t mean in a year! And I don’t mean MIGHT be used. I’m talking about going to the store and only buying clothes, accessories, food items, appliances, etc that will have a spot to be and will be used.

I got the idea from a minimalist friend of mine. I didn’t want to go that extreme, but the thought is similar. The benefits are less clutter forming, money-saving, knowing what you actually have in your home, and  things get used. I am on a new crusade to use the items that are in my home. Get my money’s worth! AND as a Professional Organizer, I want to eliminate clutter! This accomplishes both! Think about this!

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Posted by on October 7, 2018 in Organizing


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Sort Out Sunday: Re-Purposing to Build Your Urban Garden

In my quest to reduce clutter, i have found the world of repurposing items in my home. I recycle and donate but also re-purposing works.

I’m a gardener and love plants and flowers inside and outside of my home. If you are too, then use glass bottles, jars, cups as vases for flowers and plants. You can decorate them and make them fancy but can also leave them clear.

try it!

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Posted by on November 26, 2017 in Organizing


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Sort Out Sunday: Do One (or Two) of These Things Today!


  1. Organize your shower caddy and leave in there ONLY things you ACTUALLY use.

  2. Go thru all your medicines and throw out the ones that EXPIRED.

  3. Look at your shoes and ask yourself, are they being stored the best way they can?

  4. Pick a shelf on your bookcase and get rid of every book that you will never read (or read again).

  5. Go in the kitchen and get rid of all broken/cracked/chipped plates.

  6. Clean out your car.

  7. Clean out the trunk of your car and organize it.

  8. Go buy a clear, plastic jewelry organizer.

  9. Put loose jewelry in organizer.

  10. Recycle old magazines

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Posted by on September 11, 2016 in Organizing


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Sort Out Sunday: Spring Cleaning Has Arrived!

Spring has officially begun! Today, March 20th is the official day! So you know what that means folks….Spring Cleaning Time!!

I will share with you some tips and suggestions to help you Spring clean your home, office or garage.
Lets do this together!

But before we begin the season, I ask all of you to get in the mindset of new beginnings. I invite all of you to be open to change and growth. I am asking myself to do the same things!!Lets make it a great Spring Cleaning Season!!!


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Posted by on March 20, 2016 in Organizing



Sort Out Sunday: Letting Go Part 592

Everything that comes into your possession doesn’t mean it must stay there FOREVER.

Every person that comes into your life may be only there for a “season”.

Every job isn’t meant to last forever.

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Posted by on March 13, 2016 in Life Coaching


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Sort Out Sunday- Picking One Thing To Accomplish In A Week.


Either on Sunday night or early Monday morning, pick ONE thing to accomplish that week!  It can be anything. For me next week it will be organizing my receipts from my recent 3 week road trip. Write it on a piece of paper or post it note! Stick it where you will see it EVERYDAY! (For those of you in Los Angeles, stick it on your car’s dashboard. Hehe)

Then work towards accomplishing it.  You have seven days to do it. Depending on what IT is, you can do a little bit of it each day. Or you can wait till Saturday to do it. You have time to get the materials or resources together. For me, it takes some of the pressure off. But hold yourself accountable to get it finished before the week is up.  Keep looking at that note!Just ONE thing!!!

After the week is up, take a look at how you handled it. Did you complete the task? How did you go about completing the task? What kinds of feelings did you have about the challenge during that time? And how do you feel now? You might be pleasantly surprised or realize there is need for improvement. Luckily there are many weeks in a year to do it again!

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Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Life Coaching


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Sort Out Sunday- How To Answer The Question: What Are Your Greatest Strengths?


This question may seem easy, but it’s NOT.  You don’t want to come across as egotistical or arrogant. You don’t want to come across TOO humble and meek either. What IS your greatest strength? What ARE your greatest strengths???

Your key strategy should be to first uncover your interviewer’s greatest wants and needs before you answer questions.  As early as you can in the interview, ask for a more complete description of what the position entails. You might say: “I have a number of accomplishments I’d like to tell you about, but I want to make the best use of our time together and talk directly to your needs. To help me do, that, could you tell me more about the most important priorities of this position? All I know is what I (heard from the recruiter, read in the classified ad, etc.)”

Then, ALWAYS follow-up with a second and possibly, third question, to draw out his needs even more. Surprisingly, it’s usually this second or third question that unearths what the interviewer is most looking for. You might ask simply, “And in addition to that?…” or, “Is there anything else you see as essential to success in this position? This process will not feel easy or natural at first, because it is easier simply to answer questions, but only if you uncover the employer’s wants and needs will your answers make the most sense. Practice asking these key questions before giving your answers, the process will feel more natural and you will be light years ahead of the other job candidates you’re competing with.

After uncovering what the employer is looking for, describe why the needs of this job bear striking parallels to tasks you’ve succeeded at before. Be sure to illustrate with specific examples of your responsibilities and especially your achievements, all of which are geared to present yourself as a perfect match for the needs he has just described.

Also prior to any interview, you should have a list mentally prepared of your greatest strengths. You should also have, a specific example or two, which illustrates each strength, an example chosen from your most recent and most impressive achievements.
You should, have this list of your greatest strengths and corresponding examples from your achievements so well committed to memory that you can recite them at a moments notice. Then, once you uncover your interviewer’s greatest wants and needs, you can choose those achievements from your list that best match up.

As a general guideline, the 10 most desirable traits that all employers love to see in their employees are:

1. A proven track record as an achiever…especially if your achievements match up with the employer’s greatest wants and needs.
2. Intelligence…management “savvy”.
3. Honesty…integrity…a decent human being.
4. Good fit with corporate culture…someone to feel comfortable with…a team player who meshes well with interviewer’s team.
5. Likeability…positive attitude…sense of humor.
6. Good communication skills.
7. Dedication…willingness to walk the extra mile to achieve excellence.
8. Definiteness of purpose…clear goals.
9. Enthusiasm…high level of motivation.
10. Confident…healthy…a leader.


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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Life Coaching


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