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Favorite Products for Organizing the Fridge

Today I’m focusing on two products I use in my fridge that have helped our household stay organized. First off I’m a big fan of Tupperware, and I mean the real thing, not just “any plastic container” that people sometimes mean when they say “Tupperware”. Although I’m not longer a consultant, I’m still a huge fan and user of Tupperware and I am positive their products have saved me money and hassle when it’s come

Speaking at the Gift to Myself Full Day Retreat

I will be speaking about organizing for the holidays and assisting facilitate the Gift to Myself Retreat December 8, 2012, 10am-4pm. Please see the very bottom for information about the *free* teleseminars we’re hosting to help educate and prepare participants for the big event. I hope you will join us! This holiday season give a gift to yourself. Your walk is unique. You desire a life that reflects who you are, authentically. The real you

Insider Tips with Brooks Palmer, Part 2

Today I’m back with Part 2 of my interview with Brooks Palmer and his tips on Clutter Busting. Check out last week’s post if you missed it. Tracy: I know you divide your time between the LA and Chicago areas, what would be your biggest organizing tip for people who travel to various long-distance locations for work like you do? Brooks: Bring the least amount of stuff… the bare, bare, bare, bare minimum. To the

Insider Tips with Brooks Palmer, Part 1

For this portion of our Insider Tips series I’m happy to introduce you to Clutter Buster Brooks Palmer. Brooks takes a unique approach to helping people clear their clutter and is the author of Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back and Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others. Tracy: What has been your own biggest personal clutter challenge? Brooks: I think that probably writing the book and

Thanks to Life In Yellow and Freebies

Last week when I posted the new Kombucha Kamp brewing log I neglected to mention that the new edition of the log was brought to you courtesy of Liz over at Life in Yellow. Liz blogs about all kinds of different projects around her home, sometimes her own organizing projects. Liz also loves to hook her readers up with some of her graphic design work, available on Life in Yellow for free. Some of my

Insider Tips with Hannah Crum, Part 2

Welcome back to part two of my conversation with Ms. Hannah Crum, kombucha master brewer. Last week Hannah gave us some great tips for organizing our home brewing, and we continue this week with more helpful information and a free printable brewing log. Tracy: Do you keep a batch logbook? Hannah: Keeping records is key for any homebrewer/fermenter. One of the lessons I’ve learned along the way is that keeping accurate records is a short cut

I Love Evernote

Hey, check it out, I’m a guest blogger over at Organize to Revitalize! I’m excited for my knowledge about one of my favorite computer organizing tools, Evernote, to be included in the wealth of information Organize to Revitalize presents for its readers. If you’re like me, you’ve looked and looked for a good way to organize your digital research. I’ve got some great reasons you may want to consider trying out Evernote, hop on over

Insider Tips with Kombucha Mama Hannah Crum

I am so excited to kick off my Insider Tips series with a dear old friend of mine, Hannah Crum, the Kombucha Mama and brewer extraordinaire. Hannah and I met years ago when we were both in college, purple hair was all the rage, and loud booming electronic music in strange locations was a normal part of our weekends. We’ve since both grown up, ditched the purple hair (for now anyway), and Hannah moved out

Insider Tips Series

I am excited to announce that next week I will be starting an Insider Tips Series where I’ll be interviewing professional organizers and other related professionals and sharing their tips within their specialty areas here on my blog. Is there someone in particular you’d like to hear from? Is there a particular area of organizing you’d like to learn more about? Please leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to bring you the

Another Trip to the Donation Store

Another happy day at Synergy Organizing, another trip with a full load to the donation shop:   What organizing projects are you working on this week? ~Tracy Holistic Professional Organizer and Clutter Coach at Synergy Organizing, LLC ©Synergy Organizing 2012 Like this content?  Sign up for our newsletter! join our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Email Format html text mobile Close

Are Political Robo Calls Clutter in Your Life?

The first time I received a political robo call several years ago I was absolutely irritated – like I wasn’t already bombarded enough by political propaganda. I was fed up, so I hopped on the internet, did a search and almost immediately discovered there IS indeed a way to stop the harassment – The National Political Do Not Call Registry. Their Mission: “The National Political Do Not Contact Registry is a program of Citizens for Civil Discourse

ADD, OCD, Depression and B.E.S.T. Preliminary Case Study Results

As many of you know, I have been working on a case study for the last several months. This case study integrates Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) treatments with professional organizing sessions for clients who have been diagnosed with ADD, OCD, or depression (or any combination thereof) and also have challenges with chronic disorganization. Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) is a gentle, non-forceful, energy balancing procedure that reestablishes the full healing potential of the body. B.E.S.T. is widely

Syncing Contacts

Have you ever tried to sync your different contact lists to your iPhone? I made my first attempt about a year and half ago, and let me tell you, it ended in mass frustration. I first tried to sync my google contacts with the phone, and that seemed to go ok, at first. Then I heard about iCloud, and thought, hey, another backup of my contacts, how could I go wrong? When I was then

Organizing “Current Projects” Paperwork

One of our readers recently submitted a organizing challenge: “It would be great to hear how to organize papers when working on different projects. I currently have four things I am working on and am in the process of decluttering and re-arranging my space, so any tips along those lines (with photos for inspiration) would be great!” First, thanks for submitting your challenge! Secondly, I know exactly how you feel! Since I run two businesses,

Reclaiming The Desk After Child #3

I worked with a client who was ready to tackle his desk area. He told me he wasn’t sure how long it had been since he’d seen the desk clear. The desk was covered with mostly paperwork and some kids’ toys. We dove into the sorting, creating areas for the different types of paperwork: a pile for each one of the three kids’ artwork, a pile that needed to be filed, a pile of financial paperwork

Decluttering Continues at My House

I wrote a few weeks ago about how my husband and I are preparing for a space clearer to visit our home. My clutter clearing inspiration has continued, and since then I’ve managed to take two more loads of our stuff to our local donation facilities. This is our Donation Accumulation Area, as I like to call it: Magoo decided it was a good place for a nap: Then of course Malcolm had to check

Top Ten Tips, #10 – Hire a Pro

  The problem with getting organized is, sometimes some of us have a little more trouble than others with actually taking the action steps it really takes to get through the process. This isn’t always just a lack of motivation, there can be a number of other factors that influence a person’s ability to get organized. Chronic disorganization (CD) is something a significant part of the population deals with, as is being brought to light

Top Ten Tips, #9 – Sentimental Items

When working with clients, one of the common things people really have trouble with is what to do about sentimental items they were either given or inherited. Some of us feel that to donate or otherwise get rid of these items that have been passed down isn’t “right”, we must keep the item to honor that person’s memory. But how are you honoring that person’s memory if all that stuff is just sitting in your