Back to School

I know, just the phrase makes kids cry and parents anxious. Many schools in this area offer pre-purchase kits of school supplies. We took advantage of that for a while and then I realized that I was wasting money and adding to my frustration. My son is 20 now and I am still trying to.. read more →

The KonMari Method

Last year at this time Marie Kondo and the KonMari Method were enjoying their moment in the spotlight. For those who don’t remember, Ms Kondo is a Professional Organizer who wrote the best selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She says that she read many magazine articles as a child; was inspired.. read more →

Retirement isn’t the end

The stereotype that exists in America is that old people are to be dropped off at assisted living facilities and left to fend for themselves. According to statistics, almost 5% of 65+ aged senior citizens are sent to skilled nursing facilities, and there is a 25% chance that a senior will spend some time in.. read more →

Scamming the Elderly

Spring is a time for renewal. Unfortunately, it is also the time that con artists come out of the woodwork and their favorite targets are senior citizens. Oh sure, we all get phone calls from Rachel from Cardholder Services, mail with envelopes claiming that we’ve already won and email from Nigerian Princes, but we see.. read more →

Spring Cleaning

Last summer actress Anna Kendrick tackled the mess that was her closet and live tweeted during the process using #OrganizingDay.  Because she’s a celebrity it attracted a following and was covered afterwards by the media. That was summer.  Now, it is officially time for Spring Cleaning. Anna didn’t actually tweet very much about her process,.. read more →

Hoarding versus Collecting

As Mythbusters airs its final season reminiscing is natural. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have had a profound impact on science education and popular culture. They will be missed. Over the years Adam Savage has told interviewers that he is a “long term, high functioning hoarder”. Back in 2005 a season 3 episode, “Shop ‘til.. read more →

After the Splurge, Purge

January 6th is the twelfth day of Christmas, and it is now past. In medieval times in Christian countries, Christmas was a holy day and Twelfth Night was the holiday. Here and now, except for those who observe Epiphany, and those cultures who celebrate Little Christmas, January 6th is just another day. Some over achievers rush.. read more →

Getting Organized in the New Year

It’s that time of year, again, time for New Year’s resolutions. In a study conducted by the University of Scranton, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions of 2015 were Losing Weight, Getting Organized, Spending Less & Saving More, Enjoying Life to the Fullest and Staying Fit. Being organized.. read more →

Preparing for the Holidays

Everybody loves the holidays. There’s the feel of winter, warm drinks and sweaters, sales of all sorts, and the anticipation of holiday dinners. Everybody hates what comes with the holidays: travel, money being spent, unexpected surprises, cooking and cleaning, and a million other things. Every year people try to prepare themselves for the holidays to.. read more →

The importance of cars

Since the dawn of time transportation has always been important. In recent decades personal transportation has become more prevalent and more important. There are many people who rely on public transportation, and in crowded cities with limited parking taxis are very popular. But for those in the suburbs and small towns having your own car.. read more →