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I’ve been on Twitter for just over 7 months now (@simplyplaced). I read a great post this morning by a colleague, Janine Adams, who owns Peace of Mind Organizing in St. Louis. She writes about a dozen reasons she loves Twitter. I encourage you to check out her post. I liked it so much I… Read more

Organizing Goal Achieved

Last year around this time, I was able to help a family de-clutter and organize their home.  When working with this client, I learned that they had not been able to host Thanksgiving at their home for years because they were embarrased of how their home looked and because they didn’t have “room” for their… Read more

Gifts that Won’t Cause Clutter

Whether you’re starting to put together a shopping list of gifts to buy or a “wish list” for yourself so you’re ready when someone asks, “so what you do want for the holidays this year?’ , here are some gift ideas to give or receive that won’t cause clutter. Gifts of Choice – Any gift you’re… Read more

Is That Still Good?

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the perfect time to clean out your pantry, refrigerator and freezer to make room for baking ingredients, make-ahead and freeze dishes, and holidays meals and treats!  When was the last time you took time to purge your food products? When working with our residential clients in kitchens and pantries… Read more

Pre-Holiday Organizing Packages

It’s hard to believe its November already. Where has the year gone? (I say this every year!) Have you started thinking about the holidays yet?  Do you have any organizing projects you’d like to accomplish before the holidays are upon us? Are you feeling overwhelmed by holiday or end-of-the-year related tasks for your home or… Read more

Organized Gift Buying

Do you normally do most of your holiday shopping in mid to late December?  Are you tired of the long lines and of feeling stressed out being on such a short time crunch?  Why not try to plan out your gift buying so you aren’t leaving it all till the last minute?  By starting your… Read more

End Your Paper Pain 11/11/09

Do you have paper pain? End it once and for all. If you’re in the greater Puget Sound area, come join us on 11/11/09 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Beaver Lake Lodge in Sammamishand we’ll teach you a system that makes it easier to file, than it does to pile. We’ll get you set up with… Read more

The Holidays are Coming! The Holidays are Coming!

Want to check a few things off your holiday “to do” list now so you won’t have so much stress in a month or so? Here’s a quick brainstormed list of a few simple things you can do now to prepare yourself for the busy holiday season ahead: §         Start a guest list for any… Read more

Mission Possible – Maximizing Holiday Joy, Minimizing Holiday Stress

Does the thought that the holiday season is right around the corner make you smile, cringe, or a little bit of both? Many people have mixed emotions at this time of year. What makes some people anxious about the next 2 months is thinking about the pace, the committments, the work involved and the general “craziness”… Read more

Making a Difference

Simply Placed is proud to be a sponsor of an exciting project. Shirey Contracting has built a Zero Energy House. Occupants will be company owners Donna and Riley Shirey. Their goal is to live their life using as little energy as possible. They’ve constructed a home specifically to help them do just that. The features and details… Read more

Personal Bloom Interview

Last Friday I was the featured speaker for the Personal Bloom Chat series of the Biznik Personal Growth and Productivity Group. Betsy Talbot, of Married with Luggage (read about her fascinating personal journey on her website) interviewed me and had some great questions about organization and productivity for the small business owner. We discussed, among… Read more

Not Your Grandma’s Blackberry Jam

Last week we posted on the perils of multitasking. Well, great minds think alike. On Friday, I received a brief, informative newsletter from my accountability partner, Jan, on a similar topic and with her permission, I share it with you. I even learned a new term I had not heard before; Blackberry Jam. This term is… Read more

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