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The A-List Way to Organize Photos (photo courtesy of unsplash.com)
Summer months are filled with special events such as graduations, weddings, and vacations.  That means lots of photos!  Nowadays, we capture these moments digitally.  But, for many of us, we have decades of printed photos waiting to be organized and preserved.  I have heard clients say they want to organize their printed photos but the task seems so overwhelming they just can't imagine where or how to begin.  I approach all organizing projects with my 5-steps to organizing® process.  Follow along as I take you through those steps to organize your printed photos.

Step 1: Strategize - How to Begin
What are your goals? Why do you want to organize your photos?Do you want to create memory books for your children?Do you want to relive a special trip or event?Do you want to know what you have?How do you want to keep your photos? Do you want to keep them in safe archival boxes?Do you want to scan them?Do you want to create memo…
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Summer - A Time for Transition

Summer is a time of transitions.  Children are transitioning from school to the slower, warmer days of summer filled with daydreaming, play, and friendships.  Summer is also the most popular time for families and individuals to transition to new nests.

Americans have moved to an average of 6 different homes throughout their life (source: Sparefoot).  The last time I moved was 24 years ago over Memorial Day weekend.  It was such an undertaking with an 18 month-old, plus having pneumonia, that ever since I have not been compelled to move.  It helps that I love my home and even think it may be my last home if I am physically able to live out my years here.

I understand how stressful, all-consuming, and exhausting it can be to pack and move. Since the last time I moved, I have educated myself on downsizing and moving. I have developed a 5-steps to organizing® process to ensure everything is done with care and expediency. My team and I have successfully helped dozens of clients with thei…

Spring - A Time for Renewal

Photo by Anne Blumer
April 2, 2017

Spring is a time for renewal, growth, and expansion; we feel it in the air.  Even though we can do this at any time during the year, it feels just right to do it during Spring.  We seem to have that extra energy and focus to get physically active, take action, and create change.    Spring is a good time to let go of the old and make room for renewal. Let go of old organizing systems that just aren't quite as effective as they first were.

Share with me. What system has stopped working for you or isn't working as effectively as it once did?  Is it your email inbox system, bill paying system, paper management system, closet system, meal planning, digital photo system, or your garage storage system? "You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."

John C. Maxwell

Winter - A Time for Reflection

Photo by Anne Blumer
New Year's Day 2015

December 28, 2016
January 1st marks a time for us to reflect on what we did or didn't accomplish the past twelve months, on how our priorities have shifted, and set aside time to decide our vision for the new year.  It is also a time to get a new calendar, refill a planner, set goals for the next twelve months, or maybe create new habits.

Over the many decades I have been an adult I have used various tools for time management, goal setting, task tracking, list making, capturing ideas, and project planning. I have flipped back and forth from paper planner, to computer calendar, to apps, back to paper and the cycle repeats.

Clients often ask me, "Does the perfect planner exist?"

Well.... I think I may have found it... at least for me. Why? Because it isn't perfect, it can be messy and organic, and it can be the way my brain works.  The way I think, the way I see time, the way I keep track of tasks AND it can be both paper and di…