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Live in the moment!

February 1st, 2017

Are you guilty of saving more of your past than you—or anyone else in your family— will ever want? Have you saved every Picasso created by your first-born? Do you still display dust-covered sports trophies from way back in the ‘90s? Do you have every report card, book report and science fair board your kids [...]

  Like Oprah, Ashe Organizing Solutions has our own list of favorite things. In fact, we absolutely love the following products and stash them in our workbag, which we affectionately refer to as our Mary Poppins satchel! 1. Post-it Notes, especially the super sticky variety! Always at the ready, a pack of Post-it Notes is [...]

Laugh!

February 1st, 2017

  When was the last time you had a good laugh—one that left you with tears streaming down your cheeks? According to authors Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., laughter helps us stay emotionally healthy: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm We love to laugh with our clients… and we encourage them to laugh often! 1. Nothing [...]

Preparing Your Home to Sell

March 17th, 2016

With a little planning and some good old-fashion elbow grease you may just sell your home faster and be doing an Irish jig sooner than you think: 1. Schedule time. Take the time to spruce up your home before putting it on the market. 2. Welcoming Entrances – Outside in and Inside out!  This is [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13th, 2016

“L” is for Letting Go: That’s right, as Disney and Queen Elsa taught us in Frozen ♫ Let it Go ♫ Let it Go… (sorry could not help myself). Seriously, stuff can weigh you down and hold you back from the life you deserve. Sometimes just clearing the clutter and letting go of stuff can [...]

This Thanksgiving, show your gratitude to the caregivers in your family. Here are some suggestions to help you get started: STORE: Round up all the important documents (will, power of attorney, health care proxy, living will, DNR order, etc.) for your loved one and safely secure them in one place. Do not store these vital [...]

  You don’t need high-tech ghost buster gear to attack the ghosts lurking in your attic, basement or storage unit. Sometimes you just need some grit and determination, and some time marked on your calendar. The most common ghosts I’ve encountered when de-cluttering homes are the following – not too scary, but certainly noteworthy:   [...]

People who found themselves in the path of the wildfires that recently ravaged California reported they not only had no time to pack, but could barely slip on their shoes in time to evacuate. Time is of the essence in an emergency and emotions run high. While no one plans to be in crisis, there [...]

Happy National Senior Citizen Day, August 21st! Top Five Reasons I Love My Senior Clients: 1. They have the best stories! I have learned a great deal about history, travel and love. My seniors brighten our working sessions with their wonderful stories. 2. They treasure the simple things in life: a Mother’s Day card, a [...]

What I Live For:

June 19th, 2015

Let’s face it — Most people don’t live for their clutter. Yet, it could be keeping them from living their best lives. While you may not think your clutter is unsafe, think about this: According to a local firefighter, a fire typically doubles in size every two minutes, but in a house crammed full of [...]