What it means to be organized

What it means to be organized

Being organized is not just a term. Rather, it is an ongoing subtle process, a series of small, ongoing acts and habits. These habits reflect and also affect our state of mind, our living and working environments, and the way we use our time. Signs that you are...
The Quest to become a  more organized You

The Quest to become a more organized You

Some of us find it stressful to even contemplate being organized. We might imagine an ongoing marathon of sorting and tidying to achieve painfully micro-levels of tidiness. This is a false picture and will not assist us. Rather, consider these helpful hints in the...
Organizing Children’s Spaces

Organizing Children’s Spaces

A short internet search will bring up literally thousands of ideas, tips and tricks for organizing children’s rooms, clothing and toys – many of which involve designer budgets.   In this article I take a step back and cover the basic principles of success. Kids...
Helping an elderly parent with a life change

Helping an elderly parent with a life change

Helping your parents downsize their home could be one of the hardest things you ever do, both emotionally and practically. There are decades of belongings to deal with – not to mention the inherent tension of a parent-child relationship. You may even be in a...

Mortgaging your time to the future

Every time we keep something in order to get to it One Day, we are bonding our time to the future. I am not referring to definite goals, in which we have a plan, set a date and accomplish whatever it is we set out to do. I am talking about a no-time zone called One...
A Personal Story

A Personal Story

The day after my nineteenth birthday, my mother woke me up in tears.  She had to fly to Johannesburg to visit her mother, who was very sick.  I said goodbye to her that day – and I never saw her again.  She became ill with meningitis while in Johannesburg, and did not...