Silliness is not so silly. Allowing ourselves time to play and have fun are integral for our overall well-being. If you are having second thoughts about gaming gifts or taking time out to explore your inner child, think again. The benefits are innumerable.Read More
Does thinking about the holidays make your head spin? Choreograph your celebrations like Balanchine (traditional), Ailey (dynamic) , and Fosse (outrageous), and Tharp (cutting edge). Practical tips to keep the craziness under control and dance your way through the season with precision and carefree flow.Read More
Home organizing really is “A Thing” and it might just be “THE thing“ to get you or someone for whom you have concerns back on track.Read More
Please do not let the fear of moving forward hold you back. Help is available to help you create the spaces you desire, free from judgement. Ditch the fear, apologies, embarrassment, procrastination, and hesitations and welcome a new approach. Be open to your future.Read More
Universally clutter begins in one location, the brain. The causes vary, the outcomes are typically the same. If clutter begins in the brain what can we do sort it out. Here is one option to shed the sh*t that could be weighing you down. Read on...Read More
Paper has a way of proliferating like bunnies in the garden. It is best to deal with it before it takes over your space and while our paper recycling option is still available.Read More
How do you synchronize your personal symphony so that you fluidly flow through your tasks and cultivate the home you desire? Tap into your sensory preferences to work in harmony with your natural inclinations.Read More
Yuck, there are zillions of items on your to do list. How will you ever keep track of them all? Will you ever get yourself motivated to accomplish at least 1-2 of them? Does thinking about all you need to do make your head spin? Or maybe you feel like you got this, no problem. Learn to use the strengths of your brain type and your sensory preferences to summon the mojo to get moving and stay on track. Check out this month’s blog and personality assessments to get the most out of your abilities and rip through .Read More
Where is away when it comes to our trash? Well, surely not in my backyard (NIMBY)! Obviously none of us wants a landfill near our homes but trash has to go somewhere. The less we produce and the more we reduce, then less is disposed.
As many of us clean up and clear out this spring, recycling and waste reduction guru Betty Shelley provides us some insight into how we can best honor Mother Earth during this Earth Day month while also reducing our environmental footprint in a way that saves us time, money, and peace of mind. Betty has so much useful knowledge to share with us all. Enjoy this month's Practical Sort's blog interview with Betty Shelley.Read More
For $1 million would you give up everything you own for 21 days, sleep naked on a bare floor, and run au naturel through the streets to carry on with your day?
A rather exaggerated way to earn that much dough while delving into your psyche's prioritization of what is essential to you. Would you be game? Read more about this crazy experiment and how it might give you some food for thought about your possessions.Read More
What happens when you clear out your clothes closet chucking all those puffy-sleeved jackets, torn shirts, stained dresses and nothing is left? Cristina Villareal, wardrobe stylist, shares some of her wardrobe capsule secrets with The Practical Sort to start rebuilding with practical and stylish flair.Read More
Tax time is no fun, we all get that. But why make it more difficult and time consuming? Check out this month's Pain(Less) Tax Prep to learn ways to simplify and speed up your tax preparation. Find out what you need to know about the upcoming Tax Law changes and how they could affect you.Read More
When moments are at their bleakest, when the light at the end of the tunnel is so far beyond reach, and when you feel like you don't have the wherewith all to make it to the finish line, just hold on tight.
There were many occasions in this story when we were in way over our heads yet small milestones were reached with only slight hiccups until eventual triumph. Looking back, the serendipitous progression and outcome were nothing short of miraculous.
I suggest grabbing a tissue to dab your eyes before you begin reading.Read More
Are you considering putting your home on the market within the next few months or year?
The Practical Sort looks at 4 missteps that could hinder successfully selling your home. Making a few adjustments in the process will help to speed up sale time and potentially put more money in your pocket. Don't miss these critical errors and solutions.Read More
Considering an off-season home sale? John L. Scott Realtor, Joanne Galant, provides a roadmap for making the most of off-season selling. Before planning and prepping, take a look at Joanne's advice for what you need to know to make informed decisions. Her tips will enhance property marketability while ensuring the process is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.Read More
Sometimes we don't know what we are missing, but cluing in can lead to surprising results. My world changed when I discovered the many benefits of slide out drawers and shelves. Read the latest What's On My Mind Today to find out how slide out drawers and shelves can save you time and duplicate purchases, spare you from bodily injury, and eliminate hassle. Who knew?Read More
Find out what's on The Practical Sort's mind today. The latest blog "3 Warning Signs You Might Be Stuck & 1 Quick Trick to Move You Forward" is now available.
Are you feeling like you are getting nowhere with the tasks on your to do list? Are you frustrated because your goals seem unreachable? When we are not achieving our daily objectives, many of us experience the same tension as being stuck in a traffic jam. Notice your physical and emotional reactions when you look around your home or scan your calendar. There is so much to do and scads of stuff to attend to. You might feel trapped like you do in an endless line of vehicles miles from the nearest exit. You are literally immobilized.
The Practical Sort looks at 3 warning signs that you might be stuck and a little trick to get you moving again to knock some of your tasks out quickly and easily. Check out the latest blog today to get you on your way to a more productive day.Read More
Small rooms and limited storage cause unique organization challenges. Do you have pint-sized spaces that you find perplexing? Maybe you are too close to see the answers that will bring about the desired change. Engaging an organizer brings in a fresh perspective, a new way of looking at old or vexing problems.
In this month's blog, we will examine a client's relocation from a 3 bedroom condo to the bedroom of her youth and the resulting storage and layout issues. With a few simple, inexpensive adjustments, we devised some solutions to house most of her beloved and frequently used possessions. Bottom line: the changes in her surroundings yielded immense emotional benefits. Check it out.Read More
Wouldn't it be mind-blowing to never have another:
- Frantic morning impeded by misplaced keys or cell phones
- School forms requiring signatures while the school bus waits at the curb
- Tax time nightmares because receipts are scattered
Just a little bit of organization could spare you a myriad of stressful moments. But what is holding you back? Find out the 8 misconceptions that might be preventing you from living a more relaxed, productive life and learn how to put the "wow" factor back into your home.
Drowning in mountains of paper? Unsure what to keep and what to toss? The Practical Sort shares some critical paper retention guidelines to keep those piles at bay.Read More