The Zany Sage

The Zany Sage

Introducing Throw Out Thursday

Throw Back Thursday is so overrated. What? You’re not sure what I’m talking about? Well, it’s a Facebook thing. Folks post pictures of themselves or events from back in the day. Sure, it’s sort of fun. I enjoy looking at the photos as much as the next gal. But I decided I wanted to create something

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The Hoarder in Us All

Mary’s voice was chipper and I liked her immediately. I could use some Zany Sage in my life, she said. She had seen an ad for my services and called. She explained things had gotten a little out of hand and now she had a move looming on the horizon. I need to downsize, she

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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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