November 2021

home organizing baskets

Where to start with home organizing?

Start by making a mess.

That’s right, the key to starting is making a mess. I always tell my clients it’s going to get worse before it gets better, just one thing at a time.

black and brown Dachshund standing in carboard box the best material

Why I love cardboard and you should too

When I was a kid I made a fort/spaceship out of cardboard and was fully armed with an arsenal of nerf guns and stocked up with snacks for my imaginary journey to some yet-to-be-explored planet or jungle. How did I travel there? In a giant scribbled upon refrigerator box, I connected to my bunk bed of course.

white and black jigsaw puzzle - putting puzzle pieces together to create new systems in life

The difficulty with implementing new systems

Your past life has wired you to not succeed at these new systems. It’s just a battle. There’s little getting around it. Your habits and subconscious behaviors keep you in line with what you’re used to doing, that’s why you keep doing it, it’s the path of least resistance.

yellow shucked corn on white ceramic plate

Why organizing feels so overwhelming

Lean back, maybe stare at the ceiling, and just take a moment to think about what it would be like to shuck 10,000 corn husks. What a daunting task, right? It looks and feels almost impossible, there’s no way you could ever do it, or is there?

person holds cigarette stick to throw away and make good habits instead of bad ones

Good Habits Simplified

1. Identify the root of the habit

Biting your nails, is it really just biting your nails, or is it calming down from feeling anxious.

brown number 1 graphic

Just do one thing, DAMN IT!

That son of a bitch is hiding just around the corner, whispering insults and waiting for you to turn the corner so it can stick out its leg and trip you.