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A Long Delayed Invitation to Celebrate Christmas

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"What does your apartment look like?"  

"When can we see it?"

"How many bedrooms do you have?  Can we stay overnight?"

These are the questions that my client, Carolyn's nephews asked her many times after she moved from her mother's house and into her very own apartment.

Initially, Carolyn wanted to have everything in her new home organized just right before she had family over.  She said that by Christmas she would be ready to invite them.  Christmas of that year came and went.  So did many other Christmases.

Carolyn started off with the best of intentions after moving in, but never set up systems or designated places for her items.   Because of that, over the years, since nothing had a place, there was clutter everywhere.  She felt helpless - and hopeless.

I met Carolyn about 5 years ago when she attended a Clutter Support Group that I organized locally.  After the group ended, we lost touch.  

Carolyn and I reconnected again about 4 months ago when I s…

Attacking the Closet

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As I was wrapping up a coaching call with a client, after we had discussed her closet, she said to me, "Let's attack it next call."  My response was, "Of course!"  I love attacking (decluttering) with my coaching clients virtually.

Today I just got through attacking that closet with her and I want to share the results with you...............are you ready for it?  
My client now has 5 bags of clothes donated, a functional closet and dresser.




When I say attacked, I mean it.  We planned out what we would need on hand - bags and a Move box.  Then FaceTime to FaceTime, we attacked.  
As an organizer coach, I provide accountability, patience and tenderness to my clients.  
In the course of 3 hours (one with me and the remaining two on her own) my client had clothes hanging in her closet and folded in her dresser that she loved wearing and that fit her.
By attacking her closet she is saving herself time selecting clothes (no more searching through piles).  She is going to…

I Would Never Hire You

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I got to sit down and catch up with a long-time friend this past weekend.  A friend who has always been brutally honest with me.  A friend that I can count on to tell me how she sees it.  Even though at times what she says stings, I appreciate her candor and I appreciate her advice.

So when she asked how my business was doing, I told her straight out.  I said that lately, I had many prospective clients interested in working with me, telling me that they really need me and then......crickets.  It's like they fall off the face of the earth!

Then my friend said this - and I almost fell off my chair.  "I would never hire you - and you know I need you."

Huh?  Makes no sense.  So of course I asked her to expand on that statement.  And she did.  Here's what she said, "I know I can do it myself.  I know that I can clean up and get back on track with out your help."

So why doesn't she do it?  If she knows she can?  

She said she doesn't know.  She does know that …

Caring for Yourself During the Holidays

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It's okay not to be okay during the holidays.  

The holidays are not a happy time of year for everyone.  Some look forward to just surviving the holidays and getting past January 1st.



To that end, I've made a list for you.  This list is full of ideas to help you take care of yourself during the holiday season.

Get a good night's sleep.If you don't want to send Christmas cards - don't.Eat healthfully.Exercise.Get outside.Do your nails.If you don't feel like decorating - don't.Take a relaxing bath.Listen to your favorite music.Be honest with your family/friends about how you are feeling.Watch your favorite movies.Avoid Facebook.Buy a bouquet of flowers.Plan a trip.Work on a project you've been wanting to get to.I also know that you are stoic.  You think to yourself, "I'll get through the holidays by going through the motions."  How about this - you need to take care of yourself first.  It is not selfish.  If you don't take care of yourself …
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Being stuck is just no fun.  However, you can get some traction when you start making confident choices.

I know this to be true because I got to work with a very special client, Cathy.  Cathy lived alone in an apartment for many years.  She was retired and had a few friends, but none she would ever invite over.  Cathy was stuck - living in the same situation year after year.  She had no one to be accountable to.  She could keep everything she wanted, and then some.  She could be messy.  She could be chaotic and no one would call her on it.  Until one day she called herself on it.  Then she called me.  Cathy had a breakthrough that day and decided that she deserved better.  With Cathy, I used my proven method of decluttering, which is featured in my Jump-Start Your New Year program which kicks off on December 5th.   Cathy began making confident choices and got some major traction.  She is indeed living a better life now, having totally changed her life and relocating to beautiful Bozema…

Two is Always Better Than One

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YOU WANT PEACE, FREEDOM AND JOY. You just don't have it right now because you have clutter. You are craving accountability. You want a plan so that you can move past this place. This place that has you stuck. For years in the very same situation. In my experience, two is always better than one in situations like this.
You need a partner. Someone that will carve out a plan with you. Someone that will show you the possibilities and opportunities in front of you. Someone that can hold you accountable. That someone is me - ALONG WITH an entire group! I created my group coaching program just for you. I want you to have the space and the time to learn new ways of decluttering and new behavior. That takes time - so i've made this a 12 month program. I want to answer your questions and walk you through the answers so you know exactly what to do. So I'm giving you two webinars a month on a topic of the groups choice. I want you to know that you are not in this alone. Not anymore. …

Something Is About To Shift. Can You Feel It?

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There is a change in the air.  Something is about to shift.  

Is it the end of this year wrapping up and the beginning of another on the cusp of beginning? Is it the many possibilities and opportunities that are about to present themselves to you?

I'm not sure what it is - but it's causing me to be in full declutter mode.

Once you confidently conquer your clutter, the possibilities are endless.  What you once could not do, because of the clutter, you now can!

Like what, you ask?  

For most of my clients, they are now timely - as in being on time for appointments or completing something in a timely manner.

They can now easily locate what they need.  

They have freedom to travel, relax and spend quality time doing what they love doing.

Which brings me to this.  My popular Jump-Start Your New Year webinar series is back!

If you are stuck in the very same situation you found yourself in last year, then this program is for you!



Let me give you the run-down of the program:
First of all, Jump-S…