The Zany Sage

The Zany Sage

What’s Buried in YOUR Clutter?

“So THAT’S where that went!”  I often hear this when I’m working with an organizing client.  It’s one of the benefits clients are often not aware of when they hire a professional organizer-they find things they thought were long gone. Or they will find duplicates (ahem or triplicates or…eh, you get the point) of other

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Secrets of a Craigslist Ninja

I’m going to reveal something shocking about myself. In addition to being the Zany Sage and a Badass Organizer, I am a Craigslist Ninja. It’s true. I may not utilize throwing stars or rappel from tall buildings, but I am known for my prowess in wrangling bargains and making a few bucks. I even wrote

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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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