the liberated spaces blog

Post #98 has landed on the blog

Pandemic grocery shopping has led to extra overwhelm that may have exacerbated already bulging pantries, chaotic freezers, and best intentions for fresh produce. The big question is do you know what you have? If your answer is “no,” or you think “yes” but are unsure, I have one word for you to ponder: inventories. Learn how to make simple food inventories that help you save money and waste less fo
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Reorganizing the home office

As I’m sure you can relate, spending a lot of time indoors over the past year has led to unexpected home organizing and rearranging projects. My own home office was not immune to such an activity. I turned the desk 90º to face a different wall. Access to the window was an immediate result along with  better lighting for virtual organizing sessions. The simple change led to a cascade of mini-
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Interview about organizing on KQED

Five years ago this very morning, I found myself in the studio at KQED with professional organizer, Victoria Roberts-Russell, and Dr. Michael Tompkins of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, to talk all things organizing with Forum host, Mina Kim. The full audio for Tips on Decluttering Your Life (and Desk) (total run time 51:28) is archived on their website. If the start of th
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What to do with your old calendar

A frequent conundrum this time of year is what to do with the old wall calendar now that a new one has taken its place. For many, it feels wasteful to throw away (ahem, recycle) something with beautiful photos or inspiring messages, and I can completely understand that sentiment. There are plenty of ways to put that calendar to use in creative and useful ways. I tackled this very topic in my own l
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Give the gift of liberation

Have you ever wondered if there existed a gift that is the opposite of clutter? You’ve come to the right place. Here I am, a gift of liberation! Giving something that is truly welcome is most rewarding for both the giver and the recipient. If you are toying with the idea of giving the gift of professional organizing services to someone you care about, I recommend you spring the idea on them
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Have you got your planner for 2021?

There’s a new post on the blog and it’s all about planners. I tend to geek out and buy mine in September or October, but if you haven’t found or purchased yours yet, you may want to have a peek at Turning the pages and planning for the new year. It includes criteria you many not have considered in previous years. Perhaps it’s time for something different or a continuation o
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