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The B5 Method, The 5 Steps to Kick Anxiety & Get Things Done!

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2023

I want you to be able to get started even when you don't feel like it, even when you're overwhelmed, when you're not motivated. The B5 method is the way to do it. Take your vitamin B5. This is how to overcome your anxiety when you're overwhelmed or you lack energy and actually get started and work on your project without the struggle.


The B5 method will help you move forward with your paper organizing, but also with any project or task that you need to do. You can apply this in so many things. You can apply it right before a difficult conversation. You can apply it at work, in your office job, at home, even organizing your pantry. The B5 method works for everything.  


When you are feeling either overwhelmed or when you feel like there's just so much to do and you can't even get any of it done. You feel like you're just not making progress. You don't know where to start, and it just feels like it is paralyzing and a huge weight is on your shoulders, this is...

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What is Your Accountability Type?

Uncategorized May 01, 2023

Hi Beautiful! Are you tired of struggling with deadlines and feeling like you're always playing catch-up with your tasks? Well, guess what? You're not alone! Many of us face challenges when it comes to staying accountable and meeting our goals. Mastering your productivity requires knowing what motivates you - and how to work with it. I call this your Accountability Type. By understanding your accountability type, you can tailor your approach to work in harmony with your natural tendencies and supercharge your productivity. Sooooo, let's dive in and discover your accountability type, shall we?


Meet the Four Tendencies: Which One Are You?

Gretchen Rubin, a renowned author and happiness expert, came up with the concept of the Four Tendencies, which categorizes people into four accountability types based on how they respond to expectations. Let's take a closer look at each one:

  1. Upholders: These are the rule-followers who readily meet both outer and inner expectations. They...
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Change These Mindsets to Get Organized Faster

Uncategorized Feb 21, 2023

The number 1 reason people can't stay organized is all mental. No matter how good your tools and systems are, they will all fall apart if you have not addressed the mental side of your organizing.

 So if you're ready to finally achieve lasting organization, keep reading!


What you need to build a lasting organization

These are the three parts that you need to build a lasting organization:


  1. Proper tools
  2. Systems
  3. Mental

To change your mindset and get organized faster, you must first understand the mentality behind clutter and disorganization.

So don't wait any longer! Address these essential mindsets if you want to achieve lasting organization.


Defining Yourself for Lasting Change

When it comes to getting organized, changing your thoughts is critical. No matter how good your systems are, your organizing will eventually fall apart if you're still holding on to negative thoughts.

That's why the first step is to replace negative thoughts with positive...

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How To Know Who To Trust When Buying Online

Uncategorized Feb 11, 2023

Are you concerned about who to trust online?

You're not alone. With the prevalence of online scams, it can be difficult to know who to trust in the online world. This blog post will discuss how to identify trustworthy online businesses. With the right knowledge and information, you can feel confident about who to buy from and who to trust online.



Before buying anything online, you should look into their authority and credentials. Check to see if they have certifications or qualifications related to their industry. Look into their experience in the field and see how long they have been in business. The longer they have been in the industry, the more likely it is that they are reliable and trustworthy.


Communication is another key to finding out who to trust online. When looking into who to trust, it's important to gauge how they communicate with you and others. Do they communicate clearly and promptly? Do they make themselves available to answer...

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How Over-Organizing Leads to Clutter

Uncategorized Jan 10, 2023

You walk into your home, and you see 7 unfinished organizing projects. It feels like you spend a lot of time organizing but things still feel chaotic. If it feels like everything is just a little too perfect, you might be over-organizing.

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as creating systems that are too perfect, and when it comes to our homes, it can lead to some serious clutter. 

Is there such a thing as too organized? YES! One of the most common problems I saw when working as a Professional Organizer was over-organizing. This is what it is - and how to prevent it. 

Read on for all the details!


What Is Over-Organizing?

Over-organizing would be when you’re trying to make things too perfect to the point where it is no longer efficient or you are making your system too complicated, or there are too many steps within that system that are not necessarily needed. Over-organizing is also when you are getting too detailed, too many options, going way too...

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Am I a Hoarder?...

Uncategorized Aug 16, 2021

Do you think you might be a hoarder?

I get this question a lot. It’s a scary thought…. “Am I a hoarder?” 

The good news - if you are a hoarder - there is help!

Let’s talk about this. 

Hoarding issues, as you know, are very difficult. Though often we may think it’s hoarding, it’s actually severe or chronic disorganization. How you proceed will depend on if it’s clinical hoarding or severe disorganization. 

The first step I would recommend is to research whether you truly have a hoarding issue, which is a clinical diagnosis and is a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD.) Check out  Mayo Clinic’s information about Hoarding.

If you’re dealing with chronic or severe disorganization:

Such severe connection to items and disorganization can be debilitating, traumatic, and emotionally stressful. While this may...

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When it literally all goes wrong....

Uncategorized Jun 22, 2021

(This is a Love Letter by Suzanna Kaye. Love Letters are more personal monthly emails from Suzanna shared exclusively with the subscribers on our email list. To get more Love Letters in your inbox click here.)


Did I ever tell you about my wedding day?

A missing best man, a very tardy groom and 30 people huddled under a bridge…. Not what I planned.

Many years ago on July 18 in Orlando, Florida two people (yep, me and my Moose Pie - Geoff) were all set to get married in an adorable little park. There were gorgeous flowers in bloom, a shade of dense twisting trees, little wooden bridges over a tiny trickling stream, 20 decorated folding chairs, a sound system and meticulously placed decorations around the stage. 

BUT…… Mother Nature wanted to celebrate, too. About 30 minutes before start time, as I was driving to the park with my Dad and future Stepdaughter Kayla in tow (not easy with a massive dress shoved under the steering...

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3 Easy Steps to Stay Organized During Tax Season

Uncategorized Mar 17, 2021

Learn how you can gather all your paperwork, track what you need, and keep it all organized so you can do your taxes with less stress!


Taxes. Yikes! They’re never fun to complete, right?

You can find yourself persevering throughout the process—until you realize that you don’t have some of the paperwork ready. (Those moments make us feel even worse!)

You see, how you gather and track all your paperwork can either make your process go smoothly OR fall apart!

So how do you keep track of all your paperwork during tax season without stressing yourself out too much?

By knowing the 3 Steps of Tax Season Organization! If you want to know more, keep reading.

Who knows? Once you start applying these steps, it might also give you a breath of fresh air (Like it did to me!)

There are 3 FOUNDATIONS in making tax time easy:

  1. FOUNDATION 1: Taking Your Brain Out of the System


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3 Areas to Organize to Create a Fresh Start

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2021

Are you one of the people vowing to organize and make a fresh start this year?

I hear this all the time…..

“This year, I will finally get organized!”

That’s a HUGE goal - and it can be overwhelming unless we break it down into smaller steps. Let’s start with 3 CRUCIAL AREAS that you need to focus on FIRST to create that massive change (mentally and in your home) this year.

You ready? Read on!!

1. Expired Items

What better way to start a new chapter in your life than by clearing out the clutter in your home? Whether it’s food, medications or even your makeup—expired items in your house take up too much space AND energy.

Because hey, it happens - no matter how organized and “together” you have it, things expire. When they do, that emotional weight you feel when you open that medicine drawer or pantry drains your energy and leaves you with guilt and a ton of “shoulds.”

When you lessen the unnecessary stuff hiding in...

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Your Work At Home Office

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2020

Right now we're in the middle of STAYING HOME. It's been game changing for many and we received an email from our friends at RedFin asking if we'd seen their tips for a home office. 


Working from home has become pretty common, however, more people are working remotely than ever before because of COVID-19 (myself included). Over these last few weeks I’ve realized how important having the right home office set up is for staying productive -- it’s been so much easier to focus with a clean and tidy space.

That’s why I highlight using a cleaning or organizing service in my new article, “5 Essential Home Office Design Tips for Working Remotely.”

You can see the full post here:



Their tips are good: 1. Use Feng Shui, 2. Add life with plants, 3.Use Natural Light, 4. Choose good furniture, 5. Maintain your space. 

I'd like to add some Spark! Organizing bonus tips that work...

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