CSO Book Club: Martha Stewart's Good Things for Organizing

CSO Book Club: Martha Stewart's Good Things for Organizing

My mother was an English teacher and it seems like almost every room in her home has a mini library collection. Books line most of the walls, are stacked on the bedside tables, and it is pretty rare to leave her house without a book in hand that she has perfectly chosen for you. Needless to say, every time that I visit, I often end up perusing her shelves, and on my most recent visit I found an old Martha Stewart hardbound book called Good Things for Organizing . . .
CSO Book Club: Spark Joy

CSO Book Club: Spark Joy

You’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo or her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up that explains the KonMari method of organizing. If you haven’t, you can read my post about it here. If you are one of the thousands of people who has been determined to tidy up since reading her last book, then you’ll love her second installation, Spark Joy. Kondo’s basic criteria for owning any possession is that it must spark joy when you see it or when you touch it . . .
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 . . .
CSO Book Club: The Joy of Less

CSO Book Club: The Joy of Less

This month I read Francine Jay’s The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide for CSO Book Club. It took me a long time to get through this book, not because I wasn’t enjoying it, but quite the opposite. I wanted to savor what I was reading it resonated with me so much. Many of Jay’s tips have become organizing mantras for when I work with clients and to repeat to myself. Although I already have the minimalist bug . . .
CSO Book Club: Organizing from the Inside Out

CSO Book Club: Morgenstern's Organizing from the Inside Out

For CSO Book Club this month I finally got around to reading Julie Morgenstern’s Organizing from the Inside Out. I had this book in my library long before I began my own professional organizing businesss. A New York Times best seller, it is the first book many turn to as an introduction to getting organized . . .
CSO Book Club: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

CSO Book Club: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up has climbed best-seller charts and become mainstream enough to be on the bookshelves at the airport newsstand. In our fast-paced world of overloaded iCal’s, Kondo’s book has inspired new interest in decluttering for many. Her seemingly simple premise is . . .