CSO Blog: How to Make Organizing a Habit

How to Make Organizing a Habit

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I’ve always heard that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, meaning if you do the same action repetitively for 21 days straight, it becomes ingrained within you. Whether or not this exact timing is accurate, (I believe there is variation depending on the person and the task), I think it is true that if we consciously do the same task over and over then eventually we don’t have to think about it and our muscle memory kicks in. Sometimes a habit is so second nature we don’t recognize it as a habit . . .
CSO Blog: The Importance of Being a Cautious Consumer

The Importance of Being a Cautious Consumer

I recently noticed that my trusty white Converse sneakers were looking pretty shabby and needed to be retired. When I went to replace them, I decided to be a cautious consumer and consider my options fully. My thought was that something like a white sneaker, a wardrobe staple for me at least, needed to be the perfect, go-to sneaker . . .
CSO Book Club: Your Spacious Self

CSO Book Club: Your Spacious Self

As 2016 begins, I’ve been thinking a lot about setting the stage for how I want the year to unfold. There are a few things I know I am going to prioritize in 2016. First, I want to be mindful of the choices I make this year so they line up with what I value most. This includes making time for friends, family, and for myself, as well as for my organizing business. Second, I want 2016 to be a very productive year. I cannot be productive unless I have a clear mind, which cannot happen without a clear space . . .