Author Archives: Emily

Post-It Notes

Emily Vander Tuin, a residential organizer, shares a simple organizing tip using post-it notes. Continue reading

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Top Organizing Myths: Part 2

MYTH 1: Organizing is a one shot deal. This is a really hopeful myth. But sadly, so untrue. If you organize your garage and a year later you look at it again and it’s a mess you might say this … Continue reading

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Top Organizing Myths and ways to get over them

A myth is a story we tell ourselves or each other that has no basis in fact or natural event. Such a common way to deal with something we don’t want to look at realistically, right? “I have time to … Continue reading

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Love your home again!

Have you ever invited a friend over and just before they arrived, you saw what they will see (dusty shelves, overflowing with books, papers, piles of laundry clean and dirty etc. etc.) and felt pre-embarrased? So, you spent the next … Continue reading

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YOU decide

When you face your organizing options remember this:  You need to decide.  You need to decide  how much of this thing (be it sponges, magazine subscriptions, shoes) do I need for my life work for me? How does this work … Continue reading

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My 5 part organizing Methodology

There are as many ways to organize as there are organizers.  The trick is to find that organizer who is compatible with you. The way I organize is as holistic as is appropriate for each client and project. Each of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Together San Francisco

I am participating in a new volunteer project this year.  Rebuilding Together San Francisco.   "Rebuilding Together San Francisco provides free repair and renovation programs for low-income, elderly and disabled San Franciscans and for nonprofit and community facilities. Our programs … Continue reading

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Your organizing Style

I often get asked "Is there just one way to organize?"  Often, there is a critical undertone to this question.  Like "I've tried to be organized but it still hasn't happened." Or, " I feel badly because I read one … Continue reading

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Wastefulness of Decluttering

I subscribe to just a few blogs.  I must love them very much if they are to be put into my email inbox mulitiple times a week. This here Blog is one of them: Zen Habits   I'm giving you … Continue reading

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Emily’s Organizing Tips part 2

Learn 3 organizing rules that will help and direct you to living a more organized life. Continue reading

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