Purely Random

Just in case you’ve heard enough about organizing & closets for the moment… Here is a PURELY RANDOM post! (one of my first posts, back in 2012).

Finding Order in Chaos

For some reason, I woke up thinking back to when I was a child.  It appears that in those days, I made my own chaos and it was rather constant.  Between the ages of about 4-6, I had these “eating episodes”.  Once I ate a whole jar of dill pickles, I guess that I couldn’t eat just one or two or ten, I had to eat them all.  Then one day, my mother baked a cake and had set it out to cool.  She got a phone call and you can guess the rest….  My mom got off the phone and asked who had eaten the middle out of her cake (I guess I thought that if I left the outside of the cake, that she wouldn’t notice).  I said “I don’t know” (mind you that I was the only child in the house at the time).

Attack of…

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“OYS to the Rescue”! – Chapter One: The First Organizing Session

Let’s see how Ann does during her 1st organizing session…..

Finding Order in Chaos

Well, the assessment is over and it is time for our first organizing session.  Ann met me at the door and I could see the enthusiasm in her eyes.  During the assessment, we decided to divide the project into phases and prioritize the area(s), based on the level of frustration produced.  Today, we will be focusing on her bedroom.  I’ve coined the phrase “line of sight” to describe the visual perspective that we have when we walk into the house.  The clutter in a specific area, which causes immediate frustration, it drains our energy and just changes our entire disposition.  It could be the garage when we pull in our car, the foyer where the mail is piling up, etc. etc. etc.  Mind you, contrary to popular belief, this affects men and women.

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Where is your place of sanctuary in your home?  For most women, I

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Announcing “Tackling Our Closet” New on YouTube in 2018!

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Are you so overwhelmed by all the stuff in your closet that you become stressed & frustrated EVERY time you have to find something to wear?  Then this class is designed just for you.  Stay Tuned for More Info on Launch Date!

Here’s a Sneak Peak…

Let us know what you think!  All comments & feedback are welcome…..

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A Tale of OYS to the Rescue!!

Re-introducing the Tales of OYS (aka Order Your Steps) …. The Day in the Life of a Professional Organizer as I take you on my journey with Ann (fictional character)! ***Now with Audio…. Simply press the Original post button **

Finding Order in Chaos

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I’d like for you to meet Ann.  Ann had decided that she had had enough!  She just couldn’t take it not one minute more.  The Clutter Monster HAD to go!  She had to de-clutter and get her house in order NOW!  But she needed some help, someone to keep her motivated, someone to guide her through the organizing process … so she called in OYS!!   After receiving her distress call, I packed by bag, jumped into the OYS mobile and off I went.

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Ann met me at the door and at once, I knew that I had gotten there just in the nick of time.  The Clutter Monster was on the rampage!  We sat down for a minute just to get to know each other a little better.  Then I took a tour of the space.  Ann was so apologetic along the way.  She just didn’t understand…

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Take 30 minutes to ….

With our hectic schedule, our time is very valuable. However, you’d be amazed at how much you can get done in 30 minutes or less. Please click “Power Nap” and find out the perfect way to renew your energy during the day.

Finding Order in Chaos

  • Clean out your underwear drawer or a junk drawer in the kitchen
  • Go through a stack of old CDs
  • Sort through a bag of old clothes
  • Organize the cabinet under your bathroom sink
  • Clean out the interior or trunk of your car

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  • Take a Power Nap!
  • Read your child a book or two
  • Play a video game
  • Watch a cartoon with the children
  • Chat with the spouse about planning a date for just the two of you
  • Say a Prayer
  • Read the Bible

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Here are 12 things that you could do…

12 is the biblical number for ORDER!

What can you do in 30 minutes?

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…. til Death do Us part!

We’re coming up on 33 and the Best is Yet to be!!

Finding Order in Chaos

Before writing this post, I took a trip down memory lane.  It is amazing how much can happen in your life in 30 years….  and as a friend of mine always says “To the most casual observer”, it is obvious that the Lord truly Orders Our Steps!  On Monday, March 10th, my husband and I will celebrate our 30thanniversary.

Wedding Post 036This morning, I asked him to sum it up in 3 sentences, but all he said was “We were made for each other” and when you consider the faithfulness of our Creator, it is obvious that we were meant to be…. It is virtually impossible to tell you every thing that has happened over the past 30 years, but I will try to give you just a few highlights!

For my husband, it was love at first sight…. BUT for me, it was not that simple!…

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