FROM FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: You walk into daycare, toddler Emma in tow, and you can already tell that drop-off isn’t going to be smooth. In fact, you’d like to drop off the planet right about now. The teacher greets you in her robe and slippers, and just as you start to wonder about her mind, you remember: It’s Preschool Pajama Day.
When Emma realizes the mistake, the waterworks begin. A quick call to your husband yields one late-for-work daddy, but he saves the day by bringing a pint-sized pair of PJs for Emma. “Being a hero has its price,” you tell him when he starts to complain, and then you give both him and your daughter a quick kiss, a weak smile and an apologetic shrug.
On the way out the door, your stomach growls and you remember that you also forgot to eat breakfast. Being a working mom is hard enough, but these morning transitions are killers.
October 5, 2016Time management and self care Time management and self care are interwoven. May I share some simple ideas for cultivating a self care mindset and time management habits? Let’s start with an article that I found inspiring: Self care tips Did any of these ideas resonate with you? I hope that you noticed that most of ... Read more
October 3, 2016Organizing systems Organizing systems are essential for staying organized. Your organizing systems need to be as personalized as your learning and lifestyle is. Our learning style or strength is often establish early on in childhood. Which learning style are you: visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, or kinesthetic? As your Personal and Professional Organizer (and a former educator) ... Read more
September 19, 2016Organizing follow through Organizing follow through is often challenging for people. What keeps you from organizing your to do’s and then following through? You want to get things done and yet the list of to do’s seems never ending! As a Professional Organizer I don’t ise a one size fits all approach because each client is ... Read more
September 14, 2016Common Organizing Mistakes As your San Diego Professional Organizer I can assure you that these 7 common organizing mistakes can be easily avoided: Buying organizing tools before you know what is needed. Mistaking containing items for decluttering and organizing items. Taking on too large a project; burnout. Underestimating how much time you need to organize. Trying to organize without help. Mistaking current ... Read more
September 12, 2016Organizing, why you will never finish: Organizing is a ongoing process that requires maintenance. Don’t be disillusioned please. Getting and staying organized is like eating healthy, daily flossing and working out. Would you ever stop flossing your teeth every day? Look at what organizing and eating healthy or working out have in common: All 3 of these ... Read more
September 8, 2016Organizing Purses Organizing purses is much easier than you think. This of course depends upon how many you have and how much space is available for storage. We often accumulate more clothes, purses and other accessories than we actually wear. It’s not unusual for me as a Personal and Professional Organizer to find items with price ... Read more
September 6, 2016Organizing Shoes Organizing shoes is a daunting task. Your San Diego Personal and Professional Organizer knows that you know you need the organizing because you: Have too many shoes to store. Don’t wear all of the shoes that you own. Wear the same ones over and over again The benefits of organizing shoes are many so I want to share ... Read more
August 29, 2016You Can’t Take it with You Downsizing: the 7 Things People would rather die with. WHEN: Thu. Oct. 13 – 2016 WHERE: Fallbrook Branch ▪ 124 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028 ▪ (760) 731-4650 Denise Levine, Speaker and Author of “Organizing your Life from the outside in for Women who want to Simplify their Life.” will give you tips to get you organized and live ... Read more
August 29, 2016Organizing Tips For the Bedroom | Why I like to start in the bedroom! Organizing tips for the bedroom are designed to make your life less stressful and your space more efficient. As your Personal and Professional Organizer I think you need a clutter-free sanctuary in order to relax, unwind, and sleep well. You don’t need ... Read more
August 17, 2016Organizing Travel Organizing travel involves 3 ongoing steps. They are observation, planning and evaluating. You don’t have to be a Personal Professional Organizer to know that if you take some time to plan ahead, your travel will be more enjoyable. So let’s get organized! Observe all aspects of your trip carefully and take note of what ... Read more