Archive for June 2013

Go Joe! Lets Get Those Plastic Bags Out of Chicago

Los Angeles just banned the use of plastic bags and if Joe Moreno has his way, Chicago will follow suit. Yeah!! Its about dam time! I am in the business of waste. I can’t tell you how many bags that I have watched my clients toss in the last 9 years. Its sickening. Time and... Read more »

Small Business Week; What It Takes To Run A Small Business

The Small Business Assocation has deemed June 17th through the 2st as small business week! Yeah! An honor for all of us that have dug deep and managed to start, maintain, and grow a business. I hit the nine year mark on June 1st. I don’t know how I have done it. Honestly, sometimes my... Read more »

Kids Artwork- How Much Should You Save?

How much should you save and how should you store it? Kids artwork always poses a question. There is no right or wrong answer. Everyone feels differently about it. Here are some questions to ask yourself. 1. How much space do you want to dedicate to the artwork? I had one client that had three... Read more »

The Mayhem Of Meds; Organizing Your Medicine

Medical Organization. It’s not something that comes into mind when you think of organizing your home or space. It’s probably the most important thing you should have organized aside from your finances. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen expired meds or unknown medicine floating around. Its just not safe for anyone... Read more »

An Argument Against Saving Stuff

Everyone has a story. A friend or relative that has given them something and told them to save it. One day it will make you money. So you save it. You lug it around for years. It takes up space and in many cases causes clutter. Sometimes this holds true, but most of the time... Read more »

Clear Before You Clutter; Don't Let The Clutter Begin

Last friday, I didn’t practice what I preach. Yup, I didn’t put things away. I got off work at 4 pm and then after a quick stop at Salvation Army, I rushed home. It was Friday night crunch time. After a busy week, I was planning on meeting some friends at Maifest. I walked in... Read more »

Being Judged: One Reason Hoarders Don't Seek Help

I saw that look you gave me. Our eyes only met for a few seconds as you drove by in your big ass mini van, but it will be remembered. It was obvious you were in judgement of me. I can still see those big brown eyes roll. For a second I thought about saluting... Read more »