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 immedi
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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 fo
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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 givi
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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
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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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UPDATED: Organizing during a pandemic

UPDATED April 27, 2020 I’ve been receiving requests for onsite organizing work over the past many weeks. The inquiries are greatly appreciated. As a non-essential worker – despite what many of my existing clients say ; ) – I am abiding by the shelter-in-place orders. For the tim
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Organizing during a pandemic

For the past many years, the CDC’s link for a zombie apocalypse has resided in the list of emergency preparedness resources on my website. No one has ever commented on it, but my twisted sense of humor enjoys knowing it’s tucked in there amidst the serious stuff. We all ne
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Temporary changes during Covid-19

While the coronavirus is putting a wrench in our collective vibe, on the plus side, it is leading to creative impromptu work- and school-from-home modifications, pantry and freezer re-organization, and amazing community support of one another from afar. ‘Social distancing’ has become
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Is ADHD part of your life?

ADHD is an often misunderstood disorder that, along with many other parts of 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 learn about the topic, my cli
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That time I found a Picasso

Professional organizers have lots of stories about the unusual things they find in clients’ homes. I am no different. This is a little story from the summer of 2019. A little ceramic fish lived on a shelf in the living room of my clients’ childhood home for as long as they
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