Advice from LMOI

I suppose we are finally living in “virtual reality” although it’s not quite what we had expected, is it?! And if you had never heard of Zoom before the “shelter in place” mandate, you are certainly an expert on it now. Thankfully, I have been a Zoom...

Part of my services as a professional organizer includes taking one carload of donations on behalf of each client to the appropriate places where they will be used or have a chance of being resold. Additionally I have helped clients to post items on Nextdoor that...

Setting Your Kid(s) up for Success: Set up a Family Donation Box This is an easy tip to implement, but that can make a world of difference for your family. A basic organizing principle used by most professional organizers is that everything should have a home --...

It's becoming more and more difficult to avoid email phishing scams these days, even for the most tech savvy people. While I don't consider myself super tech savvy, I know enough to generally keep me safe from malware or dangerous email links, but I have to...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here it is, the very first day of 2020 and I want to focus on adventure throughout the year. In 2018, I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman as part of my homework with my life coach. I discovered my main...

It’s nearing that time again: the end of one year, and the excitement around a new one we haven’t even met yet. After the stress of the holiday season, many people are happy to see the year come to an end, and don’t care if...

Whenever I do an organizing consultation or I'm in an organizing session, I use a very strange example to highlight a very important rule of organizing: place it where you use it. The reason it's so peculiar is because it's meant to stand out and make...

People expect organizers to be perfect 100% of the time, but (I’ll let you in on a little secret) no one is ever perfect 100% of the time. Organizers - like celebrities - are just like everyone else: we put our pants on one leg...

In October 2018, I flew down to southern California to work with the parents of a client (that I work with regularly in San Francisco). I had met the parents before, and knew they were eager to downsize and have less to clean/find/worry about, giving...