Time Management For The Small Business Owner - Are You Leaving Business On The Table

In the last few weeks, I have decided to tackle some small personal projects. I reached out to no less then 10 professionals to help me out. I was amazed that I got virtually no response. Yup, the phone at the Kelly Casa wasn’t ringing. I was not happy with this by any means. You... Read more »

Moving- A Guide to Get You Packing

Moving sucks. I can’t say it enough. When I moved it wasn’t a happy time three years ago. The decisions, packing, and purging(okay I had one small bag to donate). Its a lot to do in a small amount of time. I am seeing a trend of more and more people packing their own stuff... Read more »

Multiple Homes- Managing All The Stuff

I call it the weekend shuffle. The car gets loaded with stuff for the “other” home. It’s pretty common in the Midwest to have a second home. Many people that I work with have a cabin in Wisconsin or Michigan. A few even keep a condo in Florida. And so the shuffle begins. Packing, unpacking... Read more »

Overcoming Fear; Letting Go Of My Blackberry

Sometimes when I walk into a new clients home, I see the look of fear. Change can be a scary thing. Especially for someone who is set in their ways(raising my hand on that one). We all have areas of life that we can improve upon. My biggest fear over the last few years-the I... Read more »

Neglected Space- Areas of The Home We Tend To Forget About

Every home has it-neglected space. You know the areas that you don’t clean or purge on a regular basis. They turn into shoving matches- everything is fighting for space. Things spill, get wasted, and are forgotten. We simply need to tackle this spaces every once in awhile. Pull it all out, wipe it down, and... Read more »

Organizing- Little Stuff We Forget To Purge

I was standing in line at the post office on Saturday morning when I noticed the lady in front of my had all her membership cards on a key chain-pretty organized I thought, until I saw the one for Dominicks. We all know they closed in December. It got me to thinking. Many times when... Read more »

Is Your Sh*t Gonna Fit? Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Home

Yesterday I was working on a project in which the clients had bought a new home. I was in my favorite place-the master closet. I thought I was rocking until box after box began to arrive. I had a moment! This sh*t ain’t gonna fit! I expelled two large boxes of hangers from the closet... Read more »

Coming Clean With Matt Paxton

I had the opportunity to chat with “Extreme Cleaner” Matt Paxton last night.  Matt is the owner of Clutter Cleaner, blogger at Five Decisions Away, and the author of the book The Secret Life of Hoarders. In the last 8 years he has cleaned out 1000 severely hoarded homes that fall into the levels of... Read more »

Encouraging A Senior Family Member To Purge Their Home- What Not To Say

No one wants to inherit a hoarded or cluttered house. I personally have cleaned out many of them. I see the stress, frustration, and anger. The most common complaint is the time and money they have to spend to get the home ready for sale. And as we know with hoarding, treasures are hidden everywhere.... Read more »

How To Tackle The Hoarded Home

One of my specialties is working with hoarders and very cluttered homes. As much as I find it rewarding, it can be challenging at times. Where do you put things when all the space is taken? In the organizing world, we live by OHIO- only handle it once. When clearing out a “full” home, OHIO... Read more »