Entries in moms (2)

Thursday
Dec012011

The Perks -- and Problems -- with Giving Gift Cards This Christmas

There are new statistics every year that tell about a surprising number of gift cards going unused, and as a professional organizer, I can attest to that. I’ve seen gift cards either lost or forgotten among untouched clutter in a client’s house or collected and saved for a “someday” item that is never purchased. Simply said, there are some recipients and situations for whom a gift card doesn't offer tidings of comfort or joy. Consider these points before you buy...

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Monday
Sep052011

How does she do it all? (Hint: She doesn't!)

Many people expect professional organizers to be OCD perfectionists with a need to have everything "just so." Nothing could be further from the truth. I think instead, most of us POs have simply mastered an "Everything in moderation" mindset and strive to achieve balance in our days and in the tasks we tackle. No, my house is not pristene 100% of the time, and my kids do throw curveballs which make the 30-minute dinner an endless endeavour. But, overall the skills I have learned (yes, it CAN be learned) allow for me to have fewer "ugh" moments and more, "ah" moments.

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