The Zany Sage

The Zany Sage

Dealing with Digital Clutter

How’s your email in-box? If you’re like many of the people I’ve worked with, you are not alone if you have hundreds or even thousands of emails sitting in your in-box. Some people I know have even declared “email bankruptcy” meaning they simply shut ’er down and then opened a new email address. (Not a

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What is Minimalism?

I cannot tell a lie. I have a deep and abiding affection for dumpsters. In my bag of tricks as a professional organizer, it is my go-to power tool. When I disclose this to my clients, I can see concern flicker across their faces. (If not downright panic!) And when I disclose my minimalist leanings,

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Let’s talk systems

The past few columns, we focused on a few hot spots, namely underneath the kitchen sink, the fridge and the pantry. Today, I want to address household management, starting with your kitchen. So, it’s time to get your ’50s era apron and pearls ala June Cleaver on ladies! SCREEEEEEEECH! FULL STOP. Let’s stop that bovine

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That Science Experiment in the Fridge

Okay, boys and girls, it’s time to strap on a gas mask, don some rubber gloves and get ready for a serious rumble in the fridge. I see that bag of organic spring mix that has turned to slime. And the gooey substance from who-knows-what-spilled underneath the crisper drawer. I see you standing looking into

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What’s Lurking Underneath Your Sink?

Let’s get right down to business and head into your kitchen. If that starts a panic attack, take a deep breath and put on some blinders because we’re just going to focus on one area today. Remember your “WHY” and imagine what your dream kitchen looks like. Another deep breath, my friend. Set a timer

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Go Big or Go Home

So, you’ve got your “Why.” You’ve decided this is your year-you are going to get uncluttered in 2021!  You’ve blocked off your time, rented a steam shovel and a backhoe, and you mean business. The kids sense change is in the air and are getting twitchy. You even caught your partner finding a new hidey

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