Letting Go is Hard

lt’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve been organizing/decluttering my whole dang life and I’m here to tell you, the struggle is real. But the journey is worth it. I’ve had these Converse ALL*STAR’s since I was 16 years old. That’s the 80’s people! THE 80’s!!! They’re...

My BEST organizing advice…in ONE word

I’ve been working with clients for a good long time. Over the years, patterns emerged with similar story lines and themes that popped up again and again. It’s these patterns that have made it terrifically crystal clear about… • WHAT keeps people from getting after...

Happy (almost) New Year. The Annual Questions!

Well Hello Friends? It's THAT TIME, the annual End of the Year Questions! Yessssss, I do this every year. It's my tradition! I'm on my twenty-first year sending out these questions. Can you believe it? I do hope you enjoy them because I wouldn't keep sending them if I...

Stuffology happens…

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know we just endured an epic heat wave. It's been a week or so (9 days, whose counting?) but the burn still feels for real. It was rough. I don't like hot weather. You're never ever ever gonna catch me pining for a nice sun...

Spring is Coming

Hey there... It's been a bit. I know. I've been missing you but the truth is, I've been torporing. Not sure if you can conjugate torpor into a verb but I'm rolling with it. I'm really diggin' this new concept and even more, how it seems to spot ON define what I've...

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Letting Go is Hard

Letting Go is Hard

lt’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve been organizing/decluttering my whole dang life and I’m here to tell you, the struggle is real. But the journey is worth it. I’ve had these Converse ALL*STAR’s since I was 16 years old. That’s the 80’s people! THE 80’s!!! They’re...

My BEST organizing advice…in ONE word

My BEST organizing advice…in ONE word

I’ve been working with clients for a good long time. Over the years, patterns emerged with similar story lines and themes that popped up again and again. It’s these patterns that have made it terrifically crystal clear about… • WHAT keeps people from getting after...

Happy (almost) New Year. The Annual Questions!

Happy (almost) New Year. The Annual Questions!

Well Hello Friends? It's THAT TIME, the annual End of the Year Questions! Yessssss, I do this every year. It's my tradition! I'm on my twenty-first year sending out these questions. Can you believe it? I do hope you enjoy them because I wouldn't keep sending them if I...

Stuffology happens…

Stuffology happens…

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know we just endured an epic heat wave. It's been a week or so (9 days, whose counting?) but the burn still feels for real. It was rough. I don't like hot weather. You're never ever ever gonna catch me pining for a nice sun...

Spring is Coming

Spring is Coming

Hey there... It's been a bit. I know. I've been missing you but the truth is, I've been torporing. Not sure if you can conjugate torpor into a verb but I'm rolling with it. I'm really diggin' this new concept and even more, how it seems to spot ON define what I've...

Happy Holidays ?  I’m re-gifting this year & this is for you!

Happy Holidays ? I’m re-gifting this year & this is for you!

YES, it's THAT TIME...my annual End of the Year Questions! ​But first, can I tell you something? I almost DID NOT send them out this year. Why? Because 2020 has been like no other, must we replay? Most of us would like to just keep on moving on, that rear view mirror...

Need more space? Find out where it’s hiding in your home.

Need more space? Find out where it’s hiding in your home.

If you’ve followed me at all, you already know that a lot of my clutter clearing and organizing advice is very psychology and self-discovery driven. How do you feel about what you have? Why is this or that object important to you? Tell me more about what comes up for...

Computerbattical: up close and personal

Computerbattical: up close and personal

A few months ago I was writing words, soooo many words. My inner dialogue sounded a lot like this: "Oh my gah! Sooo much to do, to get out there, especially now with Covid breathing down my back. Is time speeding up? Sure feels like it. Keep up the pace Nicole, carry...

Goodwill closed? What to do with your donations.

Goodwill closed? What to do with your donations.

I once worked with a client who had a ton of clothes. He hired me to help him go through it all, from socks to slacks. He’d lost a bunch of weight and felt totally overwhelmed with his wardrobe, now new items and old items, all muddled together. We downsized his...

How to deal with the stuff that tugs at your heart

How to deal with the stuff that tugs at your heart

What happens when you’ve got an enormous amount of stuff that you don’t use, barely touch, forget your even have but your emotional attachment to it is for real. Take for example, a wispy little kerchief I run across from time to time. I don’t use kerchiefs (images of...

What I wanted to tell the Rental Agent…but didn’t

What I wanted to tell the Rental Agent…but didn’t

The other day I was just minding my own business, out with Daisy and mostly waiting for her to finish sniffing a random plant. It had been well over a minute by now. I noticed a woman sitting in a lawn chair out in front of the home across the street. The front door...