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The Joy of Taking a Break from Technology

I’m currently on a digital sabbatical. In the meantime, please enjoy a previous post on the topic of taking a break from technology originally published Sept 14, 2010: This time last year I was just returning from the longest technology break I had taken in years, well, ever really. I had the opportunity to join two of my cousins and a friend on a fishing trip in the middle-of-nowhere Canada, aka Skinner Lake, about an hour plane ride

Refresh Your Spirit by Unplugging from Technology

Four years ago I took my first extended break from technology. I headed to a remote area in Canada with two of my cousins and a friend for a week of fishing. There were no roads into the area. To get to our cabin we flew in a small plane about an hour north of the remote town of Pickle Lake, Ontario. No electricity, no phones, (no indoor toliet!), no internet…the only contact with the

8 Clutter Clearing Lessons to Learn from Gardening

Summer is in full force here in the Midwest. Working in my own garden, I realized that gardening can be a lot like clearing the physical clutter in our homes and getting organized. Here are eight of my favorite clutter clearing lessons we can learn from gardening: 1. Removing the old makes way for the new. Many gardeners are out in their yards as soon as the weather allows, removing old debris, cutting down old seed

Packing: How Do You Get Organized for Travel?

Currently, I don’t travel as much as I did in college, although I do still spend a fair amount of time away from my home base. When I was in college, traveling almost every weekend, I always had a bag packed and ready to go. I was a big believer in the rules of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:  Always bring a towel and DON’T PANIC! My travel bag these days is a bit bigger

Challenging Disorganization, Chronic Disorganization, and Situational Disorganization

What is Challenging Disorganization? Any type of disorganization can be challenging. Challenging disorganization is really the broad category and chronic and situational disorganization are the two subtypes of challenging disorganization. What is Chronic Disorganization? According to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (or ICD) there are three main components to Chronic disorganization: “having a past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed, having an undermining of current quality of life due to

Organize The Blogs You Read with Feedly

I’d been using Google Reader for years to organize and manage my blog reading. At one point I was following at least 45 blogs. As of today I’ve cut it back to a more manageable 31. Even following “only” 31 blogs, there’s also no way I’d be able to keep up with that many posts without some type of organizing system. When blogs first came on my radar, I had tried bookmarking my favorites in

5 Reasons NOT to Hold a Yard Sale

  It’s June and summer yard and garage sales are getting into full swing. I used to love scavenging yard sales to find good deals on things I thought I needed, but after hosting and helping with the sales myself, I hardly ever recommend to others that they hold their own. Here’s why: 1. Yard sales are time consuming. Between the time you spend sorting out the stuff you want to sell, advertising the sale,

Change, Change, Change!

Ever hear the saying, “The only thing that never changes is that things are changing all the time”? Well, that’s certainly true over here at Synergy Organizing. We’re blazing forward over here, with exciting changes to the website, blog, and newsletter that will be happening over the next month or so, and I couldn’t be more excited! Remember my post last week about delegating to others? I’ve recently turned over some of the more technical

3 Reasons to Delegate Tasks to Others

One of the reasons people try to do everything themselves has to do with the age-old saying “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This belief can cause a lot of unnecessary work and hassle in your life. Here are three reasons to delegate tasks to others, both in business and in life. Save Time. Is your schedule so crammed you’re wondering when you might get to sleep this week? I finally found myself

Excellent Resources for Downsizing with Seniors

Last week I wrote about five tips for downsizing with seniors. Senior downsizing is a popular topic, probably because so many people either have had to go through it (either themselves or helping a friend or family member) or are currently thinking about when they will have to go through it. This week I want to refer you to a great additional resource for senior downsizing over at the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. Eleven professional

5 Tips for Downsizing With Seniors

For some people, one of the most challenging times of life is when either they or their senior parents move away from the family home and into a smaller dwelling. Three years ago my family helped my grandparents transition from their farm, where they had lived for 53 years, to a two-bedroom apartment in a retirement community. It took a lot of planning, a lot of physical labor, a lot of patience, and a heck

Register Now for the May 18 Full Day Healing Retreat

There’s still a limited time to register for the Full Day Healing Retreat Saturday May 18, 10am-4pm! We will be nurtured at Our Lady of the Prairie retreat center near Wheatland, IA. This is a quiet, beautiful, and magical space to open yourself up to receive the healing you so deeply need and deserve. Have you been struggling with chronic disorganization for years and no matter what you do you can’t seem to get on

Class This Saturday: Creating Sacred Space

What would it be like to feel fully supported in your home or office space? Everything in your home has an energetic affect on you whether you want it to or not, but it’s not enough to just clear the clutter. Creating sacred space is an activity done with focused intention. What you put back in the space after you’ve done your clutter clearing is just as important. Creating sacred space is about claiming your

Your Home from Mess to Success

Are you working long hours without being able to create the results you prefer? It may be that the clutter clogging your environment is the problem! If your home doesn’t function or feel the way you prefer, you might need the support of Melody LeBaron, the House Whisperer. She believes that our Homes can actually be our Success Partners. Below is a Guest Article from Melody for you. Join her FREE Take Your Home from

Boost Your Productivity With Evernote and Dropbox

Two popular productivity tools on the market today are Evernote and Dropbox. I’ve previously written about how much I love Evernote over on Organize to Revitalize, and later this month look for my post over there with more detailed information about Dropbox. However, some people think they need to choose between the two, but the simple truth is they serve different functions. They are similar in that they keep data organized and synced across multiple

Last Chance to Purchase Escape Your Clutter Prison!

This is the last week for you to purchase your own copy of the recordings and the workbook from the Escape Your Clutter Prison TeleSummit. We had so much fun putting this together for you – if you’re really ready to commit to clearing the clutter for good in 2013, you won’t want to miss this limited time offer. The package includes over 8 hours of information and tips from experienced holistic organizers. Our classes

Managing Transitions from Chaos To Creation

I saw this image posted on Facebook a few days ago and was happy to realize that this is exactly what my class Managing Transitions from Chaos To Creation is all about. Here’s the thing – your home didn’t get cluttered overnight, it’s not going to get decluttered overnight either (despite what Hollywood and some of your typical home organizing or remodeling TV shows might lead you to believe). So how do you manage all

Class This Saturday – Managing Transitions from Chaos to Creation

I’ve been putting the final touches on my outline for this Saturday’s class, Clear the Clutter: Managing Transitions from Chaos to Creation, and I couldn’t be more excited to be presenting this material to you! Many people start their organizing projects but never finish – are you one of them? If so, join us Saturday at the Pure Light Healing Center from 10am-noon. We’ll be developing the vision for your space/s, talking about the cycle