I love to share tips and wisdom gleaned over the course of 10+ years and hundreds of clients’ organizing situations. A selection of online and print articles for which I’ve been a contributor or in which I’ve been mentioned are below. If you’re a member of the media seeking expert advice for an upcoming feature, please give me a call.
Of a Kind, June 8, 2018 – Spring pantry clean-outs have been all the rage with clients in recent weeks, so the timing of my tips in Spring Gleaming: Staple Advice for a Super-Organized Pantry is rather, um, timely!
Food Network, February 2018 – Find my handy tip for keep food items at your fingertips in both the slide show, 13 Kitchen Organizing Mistakes – And the Easy Way to Fix ‘Em, and video, 8 Better Ways to Organize Your Kitchen.
Reader’s Digest, November 2017 – There are some great organizational nuggets in 50 Organizing Tips You’ll Wish You Knew All Along, including one from me!
SpareFoot Blog, April 12, 2017 – Procrastination and chores go hand in hand like peas in a pod. Check out my suggestions for moving forward and achieving what needs doing in 12 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Spring Cleaning.
Cole Hardware’s Hardware Hotline, January 2017 – Forward momentum in our days requires time and effort. My article, Make Room for What Matters in 2017, provides a handful of powerful questions and tips to get you on your way.
SelfStorage.com Moving Blog, December 2016 – As the last organizer interviewed for How to Pack Boxes Efficiently for Moving, my challenge was to come up with unusual or creative tips for readers. Thank goodness I came up with a few!
SpareFoot.com, June 11, 2106 – It’s both fun and an honor to be listed with a few of my friends in 10 Best Professional Organizers in San Francisco.
KQED’s Forum, January 8, 2016 – KQED Public Radio’s live call-in program featured a segment called Tips on Decluttering Your Life (and Desk). Along with my esteemed colleague, Victoria Roberts of Victoria Roberts Organizing, and Dr. Michael Tompkins of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy – it was an honor to have the opportunity to speak publicly about what I love helping people navigate and achieve. The full audio (run time 51:28) is available for listening and download at the link above.
Cole Hardware’s Hardware Hotline, January 2016 – Let 2016 be the year you commit to managing the papers coming into and going out of your life. I give you the steps and tips to make it happen in How to Tame Your Paper Piles (see page 6).
Myplasticfreelife.com, June 1, 2015 – Why is there resistance to letting go of things especially when they occupy valuable mental and physical real estate in our lives? The reasons are many and I loved being part of the dialogue in Hoarding for the Environment? Zero Waste Experts Bea Johnson and Deb Baida Respond.
Natural Health Magazine, November/December 2014 – In the cover story, Pure Peace & Joy! (page 82), you can read my solutions for prepping and decluttering the home for your festivities along with plenty of other tips to help you fill the holiday season with what matters most.
SheKnows, February 1, 2013 – Diverting waste from landfill tickles my ECO funny bone, so I was happy to share tips on setting up a user-friendly recycling system and minimizing household waste (see #10) for two articles on Going Green.
PBS NewsHour, January 25, 2013 – As one who’s more comfortable behind the camera than in front of one, I must confess to having a great time talking about compost and cooking for San Francisco on Track to Become Zero Waste City.
another jennifer, August 31, 2012 – I’m honored to be recognized in the another jennifer blog‘s Philanthropy Friday series, a place where stories are shared “of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way.”
Bay Area Parent, July 2012 – My previous career as a photo editor comes in handy as a personal organizer. In Smile! Your Photos are Safe, I offer this sage advice: it’s okay to delete photos!
Kiwi Magazine, April/May 2012 – The Special Pullout: Spring-Green Your Home section includes my tips on creating a shoe storage system and keeping your floors schmutz- and shoe-free.
Ditto Hangers, April 2012 – My recent NAPO-SFBA talk about eco-organizing, sustainability and product choices tickled the folks at Ditto Hangers.
Business News Daily, February 7, 2011 – Giving Back: 36 Ways Your Small Business Can Help shows the many ways businesses nationwide – including Liberated Spaces – are making a difference by giving back to their communities.
The Noe Valley Voice, December 2010/January 2011 – When the editor of one of San Francisco’s most well read newspapers called and asked if I’d write an article about getting organized for the new year, I was more than happy to oblige. Read about how to Slow Down to Make Room for What Matters in 2011.
DebbieMay.com, September 2010 – Do you need a larger work or creative space? I think there’s a fine line between an outgrown space and an overgrown space in Have you Outgrown Your Home Studio?
Life & Beauty Weekly, June 2010 – Closet Organization Made Easy featured my tips and insights to help readers conquer closet chaos.
My Plastic-Free Life, February 2010 – What an honor it to provide Beth Terry, anti-plastics crusader, with recommendations and tips for organizing (and remembering to use) a “to go” system at home in Carrying Our Own Containers: Powerful Action or Pointless Inconvenience?
Artistans Monthly (now DebbieMay.com), January 2010 – Learn how to Start the New Year on the Right Foot: Organize Your Creative and Practical Sides with the organizing tips I provided to writer Marcia Passos Duffy.