Turning the pages and planning for the new year

This year has been anything but what any of us thought it would be. Beginning March 4th, client, social, and medical appointments were x-ed out in my planner at an unusually accelerated rate. In the before times, I’d erase changes or cancellations, but this has been a year to hold on
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These books really stack up

I love books. I read books. I love flipping through their pages. I’ve made books. I’m credited in books. I’ve been encouraged to write a book. I have friends who work with books for a living as librarians, teachers, editors, conservators, and booksellers. I wish I kn
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Before, DURING, and after

I know this sounds harsh and will rub many people the wrong way but it’s a truth: I hate before and after photos. Why? They are kind of boring and formulaic. They show someone is capable of cleaning up and making things look nice. Absent are context, process, and transformative
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A gentle reopening

Liberated Spaces is OPEN for business onsite and virtually! While home and office organizing sessions have been and will continue to be offered online and by phone, the exciting development is Phase 2b of San Francisco’s reopening plan which began yesterday, June 15th. This incl
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Is ADHD part of your life?

ADHD is an often misunderstood disorder that, along with many other realities of daily life, can affect a person’s ability to get, be, and stay organized. Being diagnosed with and seeking help for ADHD can be an overwhelming process of trial and error. As much as I read and attend con
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Featured in Cole Hardware’s Spring 2019 newsletter

For more than a decade, I’ve been one of many skilled tradespeople Cole Hardware highlights in their newsletter and refers to customers who value their recommendations. Shortly after starting my business in 2007, I learned about San Francisco Department of the Environment’
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Organizing the cockpit

After reading Michael Pollan’s “Botany of Desire” soon after it was published, I found myself hungry for more of his words. “A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder,” in which he chronicles the process of building a one-room house for writi
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And the winner of best score is…

I’m a few weeks late for the Academy Awards, but scores have been on my mind. Far from an avid movie-goer, I’d be hard pressed to match most pieces of music to a film, but I’ve been pondering a different kind of score. These are the types of scores that make hardly a sound
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On this #GivingTuesday help someone move from a tiny home to a room of her own

Moving is often an overwhelming process. In addition to all the planning and the temporary inconvenience, packing up and then unfurling belongings in a space one has yet to become acquainted with is always a tad discombobulating. Moving interrupts the groove and flow of daily life to
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GSD: An alternative productivity acronym

Me: What’s the hardest thing about tackling certain projects or items on your to-do list? (If you have a list, I think I know what you’re going to say.) You: Getting started. (If you don’t have a list, I think I know what you’re going to say.) You: I should probably have a
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