Entries by Ellen

Why is it so hard to let go of stuff?

  The statistics say it all. Perhaps we have a problem with keeping too much stuff?  In the U.S., 65% of self-storage renters have a garage in their home, 47% have an attic, and 33 percent have a basement. This suggests that Americans have more things than their homes allow them. Over the past 40 […]

How to take a Real Vacation

  Remember when summer vacation meant long breaks with little to do. It was a simpler time with no email and less paperwork.  At work and at home, we feel overwhelmed by all there is to do. It’s hard to prioritize a real vacation and even harder to make that happen. More than just getting […]

How to Set Up a Successful Summer Routine

  Summer’s here and we are ready to let go of all our routines and structure. It’s tempting to throw caution to the wind and let go of all routines. There’s a lot of distractions, including weeks that alternate between vacation and work.  But wait just one minute! Maybe our routines help us live a […]

Taking Care of Business

  When it gets down to it, we all want to take care of business. That means getting stuff done!  Whether it’s at home or at work, the day ends and we wonder what we did accomplish.  Here’s a few essential elements to taking care of business.   Taking care of paperwork Paperwork comes in […]

Why I never miss a NAPO Conference

  Social media has made it a little too easy to think we are connected. We connect on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram daily.  However, there’s nothing like meeting in real life. Online, there are so many options and places to learn.  In an virtual world, it’s less expensive to learn too.  There’s two big reasons […]

What Mom REALLY wants for Mother’s Day

  Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. Families celebrate this special day in all different ways.  Before you purchase an extravagant and expensive gift, think about your Mom and what she loves!   According to the 5 Love Languages, your mom could be one who loves the sort of gifts related to acts […]

My Organizing Obsession: Totes

  I think we all have a bit of an organizing obsession with totes. I see many of them, perhaps a bit too many, in my clients homes. When used well, totes are an amazing organizing tool.   Tote requirements All totes must have multiple pockets.  The pockets are slots for the different items I […]

NAPO by the Numbers NAPO2018

  As the NAPO President, I have the honor of sharing the “State of NAPO” address during our Member Meeting.  This year #TeamNAPO has reached and exceeded many milestones. Together we have accomplished so much!     Media coverage by eight (8) of the most respected National media leaders There is especially powerful media interest […]

Empowering Creative Solutions for ADHD Challenges

  My clients with ADHD are brilliant and creative.  They have often found innovative solutions to some of their ADHD challenges such as being on time, managing paperwork, or eliminating tedious, boring tasks.   Getting to work on time Instead of leaving late each day and driving herself, my client wanted to be eco-friendly and […]