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Storage Made EasyI wish there were a new, therefore easy-to-find edition of Candace Ord Manroe’s 1995 work - not January 1, 1820, which, WORD-OF-HONOR, is the publication date Amazon currently assigns the book. I was hoping Uncluttered: Storage Room-by-Room might be newer, but sadly, not really -...
2nd shot scheduled 4/28/2021. I'm on my way!
I don't like purses. Can not stand purses. Purses are pains-in-the-__________. If I could shove everything I need in a wallet, I'd be a cheerful human. I fiercely prefer knapsacks, but I can't justify carting a knapsack around when I'm not carrying my computer, and knapsacks aren't as easy to hid...
I'm spending down the strawberry jello, checking a couple of boxes off my anti-shopping list. There'll be bittersweet embarrassment if I ever find out I've accidentally taken someone else's idea: bitter because I'm proud of the idea, sweet because it'll mean I read so many darn organizing books I...
The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization For Professional Organizers, Kate Varness, CPO-CD, MA, EditorThis book, written and edited by organizing specialists, ADHD experts and psychologists, is a primer for people who are trying to understand individuals who suffer from particularly complex o...
Folks, Safeway Monopoly started on March 3. And I didn't notice until March 16. Hadn't put a reminder on my calendar to watch for the first day. Didn't notice any of the tell-all labels on shelves. Me, the Olympian who's already posted nine times about this ridiculous obsession of mine. And I don...
People on the autism spectrum, and, sometimes, people with a range of neuroatypical qualities, can feel alienated from less neurodiverse individuals. Autism spectrum disorder can make it difficult for people to read "standard" social cues or feel comfortable conforming to such "codes." One exampl...
J. Gordon Lippincott - evil visionary? Consummate consumerist, unapologetic con man of capitalism? Astoundingly Renaissance-Man-gifted artist, engineer and acutely-observant social scientist. I stumbled on Lippincott's name while reading Garbology (pps. 66 - 68, 292), author Edward Humes. Humes a...
Andrew J. Mellen, once-upon-a-time VirgoMan and now "simply" "The Most Organized Man in America," began in the organizing profession in 1996. He's another of our giants - a little more literally, since he stands at 6' 1" - alongside such luminaries as Judith Kolberg and Julie Morgenstern. Lumina...
My everlasting gratitude to Dr. Gregory Chasson, a clinician with too many impressive accomplishments to list here, and The Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force for pointing me to several of these hoarding disorder assessment tools which were unfamiliar to me. I'm pleased to say that several of my co...