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GRID-IT Is My New Travel Buddy

We visited our daughter at camp this past weekend.  It’s a performing arts camp, and there are performances at the end of each 3-week session.  She is attending for 9 weeks, so including the trip to drive her there, that means four round-trips this summer.  (Two down, two to go.) It’s about a 3-hour drive each way, and since we are among those uncool types who play an iPod full of show tunes and sing along, the time passes quickly.  But in addition to…

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An Organizing Magazine At Last!

Based on the comments I receive from my readers, I know that people are hungry for information about organizing.  So why are there so many magazines about the love lives of celebrities, but not one magazine dedicated to organizing? When I first became a Professional Organizer six years ago, I noticed that the Container Store carried copies of Real Simple.  I had once been a subscriber to Real Simple, but had gotten bored with it.  (As I said to my husband…

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Share Your Legacy Now

Yesterday was Father’s Day.  My sister and I decided to celebrate with my father at his apartment, the first family gathering there since my mother passed away nearly four months ago.   With my 19-year old niece home from college for the summer and my 15-year old daughter about to leave for camp, it seemed like a good time for us to go through my mother’s jewelry.

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The Reasonable Person Standard

In law, the “reasonable person standard” is used to judge a defendant’s behavior by asking whether “a reasonable person, under the same circumstances, would have acted in the same way as the defendant”. So what does this have to do with organizing?   I sometimes use the “reasonable person standard” to help my clients determine how much is too much.

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