Inheriting More Than Memories

Simplifying the overwhelming task of emptying a home after the loved one moves or passes away Cathy Bates will share the method Practical Solutions uses to simplify the process of emptying out a home, all while keeping family relations strong. We will discuss how to fairly divide the belongings between family, things to do to protect the privacy of the owner, and how to make a little money from unwanted…

Organizing Photos

Preserving our memories in photos Last month we discussed organizing keepsakes. This month we want to talk specifically about organizing photos. We will address organizing physical photos as well as digitally storing photos. With that in mine, let us discuss some of the pros and cons to each. Physically storing photos is much less labor intensive, though they take up much more space, are harder to share and there is…

Organizing Keepsakes

Let go of the excess and honor the memories. Keepsakes are by far the most difficult category to organize. Since they hold such high sentimental value, we have a really hard time letting them go. Letting go of items that belonged to a loved one or were a gift can leave us feeling guilty. Realizing that we are not responsible for another’s belongings and that they would not want us…

Simplify Your Holidays

The holidays can be a busy time and many times we just feel like we survive them rather than enjoying this special time of year. The COVID 19 Pandemic has been an excuse for all sorts of changes so why not use it to make changes to your holiday routine. Start by identifying what is important to you and concentrating on the priorities but not every opportunity that presents itself.…

Kitchen Organization

Kitchens can easily become cluttered messes that make it hard to function and simple meals can take twice as long to prepare. Many times, our cabinets and drawers are filled with things that promised to make our cooking easier and tastier. We hold onto them in hopes that ones they will fulfil the empty promises. So, it is time to get ruthless in the kitchen so that we can create…

Hoarding

Things have changed a lot in the 18 years we have been helping hoarders regain their lives. Initially, it was not recognized or understood by the American Psychiatric Association, but we have come a long way. Many councilors are trained in helping clients deal with the underlying psychological issues and hoarders are being understood, but it is still important to have hands on help to get thru the physical clutter.…

5 Ways Coaching Increases Organizational Skills

By Cori Freeman, Strategic Business Coaching Few things can increase organizational skills and bring about a renewed sense of clarity more than coaching.   Coaching takes you from where you are to where you want to be, while also providing many benefits such as increased self-esteem and self-confidence.  When looking for a coach, it is so important to find one who is not only certified, but also one who is easy…