Eliminating Waste While Being Environmentally-Friendly


Every year, we get thousands of letters and bits of junk mail. We also upgrade our devices. There are new phones, new computers, new toys and trinkets. What do you do with all of your things?  If you just throw …

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Cutting the Fat in Multiple Ways: Losing Weight by Losing Clutter


 As you run around your house organizing and putting items away, think of this article just published by the AARP magazine. Organizing your home and your life follows many of the same principles. It can be hard to cut out the …

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The Path Between The Seas (and Indy The Puppy)


During a recent trip to South America, I had the pleasure of seeing the Panama Canal. For those who have not experienced that, it is amazing, called one of the “wonders of the world.” The history and the culture surrounding …

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Shirley LaBarre Memorial at Ojai Presbyterian Church Friday, March 24th


For those from the early years of Los Angeles Baptist High School in the San Fernando Valley in California, you will for sure remember Shirley LaBarre. There was just 29 of us in our senior year but she left behind …

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Women Power and Money: Retirement Planning with Vicki Gunvalson


I am very fortunate this week to be called back by Vicki Gunvalson of Coto Insurance to assist her in a move to her new office in Irvine. As I was packing the corporate literature she uses, I saw that …

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An Organized Resolution For 2017


Happy New Year to all of you. It is going to be a great year. It has started out with all this blessed rain that we needed so badly. This is a good sign. As we start out 2017 all …

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Donating in 2017: Finding A Home For Your Stuff


A new year can come with many resolutions and ideas to start forming good habits. This year, one of the best habits people could get into is tossing out their old stuff that’s no longer needed. Rather than simply throw …

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Senior Organization & Retirement Preparation


As we get older, or our family members get older, we realize that we may need some help in caring for one another. The world gets more complex and we get busier as time goes on. As one of those …

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“De-cluttering for retirement”: An Orange County Register Featured Article by Judy Flores


You may have previous read our feature, “Organizing For Later In Life: Tips for Orange County Home Organization” where we highlighted a speaking engagement with the Pi Beta Phi South Coast Alumnae Club with the topic, “What can I do with all my stuff …

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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.”  by Marie Kondo is on the New York Times best seller list and has sold over two million copies! It is an easy read and you can tackle sections …

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