Thoughts on Organizing

It’s All About Ratio

I love to cook. I was a waitress for many years, and much of what I’ve learned through the skin is what I’ve pestered out of the really great chefs I was lucky enough to work with. My biggest boom moment was when I was told that what it’s really about is ratio, such as the one between salt and acid. This not only made a lot of sense but it aligned with my guiding principle of the children’s story [...]

August 13th, 2019|Thoughts on Organizing|

This is Mine!

Organizers help people simplify their lives by downsizing. We also aim to teach people how to sustain a less cluttered and encumbered life by developing deeper self-awareness and better habits of maintenance. Downsizing isn't just deciding what goes out, it's bringing less in, and part of the way to do that is to become a lean consumer. You gotta nip that baby in the bud with questions like, "Do I really need this? Am I actually going to use it? [...]

July 23rd, 2019|Thoughts on Organizing|

Thoreau, Biology, and Your Daily Desk Tidy

When I was thinking about what to name my organizing business way back in 2010, I brainstormed for days, chewing on the thesaurus like a gerbil. I finally boiled it down to "homeostasis". The most fitting definition of this word with my core principle is: "Any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained [...]

July 23rd, 2019|Thoughts on Organizing|

Space Speaks

When I was in Graduate School for a Masters in Fine Arts, "The Poetics of Space" by Gaston Bachelard was mandatory reading. No where else is the silent language of how space speaks and shapes our internal experiences so eloquently and beautifully described than in this masterpiece. Artists, architects, designers, engineers, poets, and philosophers alike refer to this book as a manual for deep thinking about how we relate to spacial relationships and how that shapes our perception and experience. [...]

February 15th, 2018|Thoughts on Organizing|
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