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Organizing Your Craft Space by Jo Packham is a gorgeous book. Mouthwatering beautiful. Every page offers encouragement that crafters who are overwhelmed by their stashes of supplies and heaps of tools can get organized to be more productive and effective in their artistic efforts. The thematic st...
09/24/2022
I've found something to brand, something I'd pass out like pens at a bank. Me, a Certified Professional Organizer who's reluctant to give most clients a business card! I've come to a standstill trying to teach a certain person, who shall remain nameless, about calendars. And many of my clients di...
09/10/2022
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I'm seldom late to a party, unless traffic or the weather conspire against me. But I'm currently butting heads with a certain someone who will go unnamed who is likely to start running late to parties, work, passport appointments and all sorts of other "That's gonna hurt, real world" commitments ...
09/05/2022
The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel provides open-eyed, compassionate, practical advice for kids and parents who've hit the limits of their patience, energy and resources around challenges of staying prepared for academic efforts. The authors are unconcerned with the "why...
08/16/2022
I have a thing for old travel trunks and vintage luggage. Brand-new storage with a travel theme or vintage look triumphs over uninspired, unremarkable items every time. Folding blankets this morning, I realized that I have an appropriate number of blankets, pillows and comforters for my needs and...
08/14/2022
Toby Falconer, founder of The Open Fort, wants people, even complete strangers, to connect. He is, among other things, an advocate of placemaking, a movement to make public spaces welcoming, comfortable, inspiring places which are permanently attractive (this definition is ENTIRELY mine, translat...
08/10/2022
NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter has an extensive lending library. It lives under my bed. Inconvenient, you might say. Unless you're me, a data geek who can't get enough to read. First dibs on donations from colleagues! And thus I just ...
08/09/2022
Oh, the Books We'll Write (and I, miserably, put my own ambitions on hold when COVID hit) is a running list of books I keep, stuffed in a blog post, about the specialized books my colleagues have written. So not general tips, but, for example, how to help musicians in particular. Just found anoth...
07/30/2022
Uh huh, I did it again. Earned a fifth Level II Specialist Certificate from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Time Management and Productivity this time. And WOW, the books were AMAZING. Expect to see reviews of all of them in the coming weeks: Daniel Levitin's The Organized Mind, Ja...
07/22/2022
How Play Can Save The World - Jeff Harry & Lauren Yee chatted with Alyea Sandovar during the 2021 Playful Creative Summit with a goal to provide tools to heal personal and professional relationships. They caution, as Douwe van der Werf cautioned, it's not easy - the foundation to healing can ofte...
07/20/2022
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