Energy Vampires. Feeling drained by people around you? Here’s how to cope.

We've all had it happen: you leave a party, a work event or maybe a family gathering and oooof, where's your bed already...NAPTIME! But you're not really tired, exactly. What is it? You felt fine before the event or encounter—but now, it feels like the life has been...

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

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.

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

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...

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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...

All the STUFF! Tackling Clutter during Corona

All the STUFF! Tackling Clutter during Corona

A friend FaceTimed me the other day and man, she didn’t look quite right. “Hey there, you okay…?” I asked. The dam broke. “IT’S JUST ALL THE STUFF!” she wailed. She went on to describe what I know many of us are feeling right now—our homes just won’t stay tidy and...

April *ONLINE* classes! So much good stuff.

April *ONLINE* classes! So much good stuff.

APRIL ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE IS *LIVE* I'd love for you to join me for one or ALL! 🙂 TWO new offerings: "How to use a pendulum" (used to teach this eons ago, why did I stop?) and "Tuning up your online office space". All classes offered through eventbrite.com. All...

Downsizing 101: What You Do Before You Start

Downsizing 101: What You Do Before You Start

My family moved around a lot when I was a kid. And I mean, A LOT. I went to thirteen elementary schools and four junior highs. I wish I could say, “Oh, I just got used to it” but no, that’s not what happened. You, I, all humans everywhere, we don’t “get used to”...

Tell me something awesome

Tell me something awesome

I have this habit I do every morning when I'm out on my first walk o' the day with Daisy. I ask myself, "What's something unexpected that happened yesterday?" I don't hurry up and answer it. I take my time. ​ This has been a pretty easy question to answer lately! ​ It...

I was on the 425 Show with Nicole Mangina!

I was on the 425 Show with Nicole Mangina!

Hey Friends, On March 4th, I was a guest on the 425 Show with Nicole Mangina! Talk about a new friend for life! She is just great and so was the conversation. Check it out here and let me know what you thought.

What happened when I Stuffologized my closet

What happened when I Stuffologized my closet

TRUE CONFESSION. I Stuffologized my closet last week and I’m still, days later, reeling from it. The day after I did it, I dreamt about a pair of jeans that I’d put in the donate bag and woke up super sad about giving them away. It’s really time, but I still felt sad....