During quarantine, Marie revisited her grown kids’ school keepsakes – all 15 boxes and bins! Even though she’s a professional, it was emotional and challenging at times. (Organizers… they’re just like us!).
In Part 1 of this 3-part series, Marie discusses how she prepared, her limited storage & working space, which supplies she used, underestimating how long the project would take, losing motivation and getting over the guilt of not keeping everything, including Annmarie's daughter's drawing!
Marie’s “Kids School Keepsake” project – PART 2. The challenge? Tackling a big keepsake project during quarantine with her husband and both kids home and no private space for Marie to work in.
In Part 2 of this 3-part series, Marie gets into the nitty gritty of how she handled the “how-to” and broke this project down to keep it manageable. We include the discussion plus photos to really make it easy to understand!
Marie’s “Kids School Keepsake” Project – Part 3. In the final segment, Marie takes a deeper dive into the different challenges she faced, how she handled them and what she learned about herself in the process.
Watch as we discuss talking through decisions regarding keepsakes, and find out whether Annmarie has forgiven Marie for throwing out her daughter’s precious childhood drawing! [cue dramatic and suspenseful music]
Annmarie was invited back as a guest coach on Senia Maymin’s “The Believe Show” from SVC Executive Coaching. They discussed “The Unreasonable Reasons Behind Clutter” — reasons people give for intentionally holding onto things they no longer like or use. Check it out, as well as the other wonderful episodes in the SVC Work Remote Strategies series https://mycoach.zone/workremote !
Video originally appeared on https://mycoach.zone
For more info about our book Beyond Tidy, click HERE.
The first step in reaching your goals should happen before you even set them. In this video, Annmarie explains what it is and why it’s important in order to create positive change.
“Goal Setting and Other Tools for Your Organizing Toolbox” is the first of the 8 principles we cover in Beyond Tidy: Declutter Your Mind and Discover the Magic of Organized Living, from Racehorse Publishing (an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing). To more info and links to purchase, click HERE.
Annmarie had a fabulous time as a guest coach on Senia Maymin’s “I Believe” series from Silicon Valley Change Executive Coaching. They talked all things organizing and our book, Beyond Tidy: Declutter Your Mind and Discover the Magic of Organized Living! Check it out, as well as the other wonderful episodes in the SVC Work Remote Strategies series at: https://mycoach.zone/workremote !
Video originally appeared on https://mycoach.zone
For more info about Beyond Tidy, click HERE.
Research shows that those who plan for how they will implement their goals TRIPLE their chances of success! We propose that your plan ALSO include how you will handle potential OBSTACLES to your goals.
In this video, learn one strategy that will help ensure you don’t get off track, even when the unexpected happens!
This strategy is one of many we offer in our book Beyond Tidy: Declutter Your Mind and Discover the Magic of Organized Living. For more info and links to purchase, click HERE.
During Quarantine, Annmarie chatted about decluttering and organizing with Paul Fidalgo for her “Positive Thinking with Paula” series.
They discussed getting started, the challenges of letting go, the importance of self-compassion during the process, and our new book, Beyond Tidy: Declutter Your Mind and Discover the Magic of Organized Living.
At the time of filming, the hardcover edition of Beyond Tidy was not yet available. However, it is now! Click HERE for more info and links to purchase.
Annmarie shares three of her top tips for using organization to support the goal of healthy eating!
As we navigate these challenging times, resilience skills and positive psychology tools and strategies are more important than ever! This video is part of a series and Resilience Summit created during the Covid-19 pandemic.
How creating an uncluttered environment helps conserve energy, leading to decreased anxiety, increased productivity, and a happier household (during Quarantine and beyond!).
As we navigate these challenging times, resilience skills and positive psychology tools and strategies are more important than ever! This video was created as part of a Video Series and Resilience Summit during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Most homes have a junk drawer, and believe it or not, that's perfectly fine! But we have found that most of the time, they look like junk too.
Truth: Your junk drawer should still be ORGANIZED.
When your junk drawer (or any drawer) isn’t organized, it makes it hard to find what you need when you need it. And really, who has time to go searching?
In this video, Annmarie takes you through a step-by-step process you can easily use on your own junk drawer.
Try it and then tell us, what's in YOURS?
How do you stay organized when you are applying to college?
In this video, Marie teaches you how to create a college prep binder to house everything you and your child will need, and goes through the different categories that you should be looking for. She also gets into the thought process behind keeping categories separate, yet contained in one easy to access location.
You will feel empowered, on top of your game and well prepared to wow college admissions committees with your application!
Frustrated with the area under the kitchen sink?
You’re not alone — this area is challenging due to all the tanks and pipes in there! It’s awkward trying to store all the cleaning supplies, garbage bags and other stuff you need to keep handy.
In this video, Annmarie shows you one way to create more space using a simple tension rod. We hope you find it helpful!
Organizing should always make your life EASIER.
How often have you forgotten about things in the back of the shelves in your cabinets, closet or pantry? Or accidentally knocked things over trying to reach something?
How can you make it easy to see what you have, and to get the items that are in the back without knocking everything else down?
In this video, Annmarie teaches you how to create a “drawer” on a shelf. It’s a cool and simple fix that can be used on any shelf!
Here’s the latest in our “Two Minute Organizing Tips” Series: an easy project that allows you to increase your space (in some cases, DOUBLE it!) by using a portable shelf. These shelves come in different sizes, colors and materials to match any decor and shelf width.
Cabinets can be challenging, especially when you can’t adjust them. Adding one of these handy dandy shelves will allow you to accommodate more items, yet access them easier. It also eliminates wasted space.
What's not to love?
Here’s the first installment in our new video series: Two Minute Organizing Tips! Helping you simplify your life in two minutes or less :).
In this video, we give you an example of how you can save money on drawer organizers by repurposing things you already own.
Enjoy, and please share!
We are often taken aback by how attached people are to these bags that you get at the supermarket, drugstore etc. People are truly worried they will run out and never see them again. Really!
In this video, Marie teaches you something she learned from her mom (who learned it from her cousin in Italy. Va bene!) — how to fold the bags so they take up a fraction of the space.
BONUS: Teach the kids to do it — they can have folding races and save you space at the same time. Bag folding for the win!
In this video, Annmarie shares her experience with the portable packing shelves she received as a gift. Easy to pack and unpack, they made traveling a breeze!
Lots of options available on Amazon. Simply type "portable packing shelves" into the search bar and choose the one that's best for you!
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