The Uncluttered Museum Exhibit

Recently I visited the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and viewed the exhibit “Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso,” an exhibition that looks at works from different stages of Picasso’s career and his exploration of form.   It is a unique opportunity to study the... Read more

Just Saying No…

In the past 2 weeks I have been asked to: Bake for a school reception; work at a carwash for a school fundraiser; donate money for a school party; sign a petition; donate money for coaches’ gifts; work at a sports event concession stand; spend 2 hours... Read more

Beware of Freebies

A new outdoor shopping mall opened in the area recently.   I found out about the opening from a client who told me that her husband went to the grand opening with their children and came home with loads of free stuff…stickers, t-shirts, hats, water bottles,... Read more


If travel is inspiration, then a recent visit to Germany is a great way to call attention to another culture and their organizing habits.   Everything in Germany is organized.   Everything.   The sidewalks are clearly divided into lanes for bicycles and an adjacent... Read more

The Lessons of Simplicity

Recently, I spent some time in Amish country.   Lancaster, Pennsylvania boasts America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a very simple life, as they have for the last 300 years.   The Amish have a penchant for organization, as their... Read more

Less is More

I really do believe that less is  more.   The less ‘stuff’ we have, the less we have to maintain and hopefully, the less we have to do each day.   In the book The Power of Less, author Leo Babauta mentions the form of Japanese poetry known as haiku, that... Read more