sorted. blog

I am not a natural-born writer but, just like all of us, I have stories to tell.

I created the sorted. blog as a space to share my journey: the trials, triumphs, and reality of maintaining order in a world of constant activity and change. My hope is to inspire others, through my musings on organizing, minimalism, and mindfulness, to believe (as I do) that making changes in our physical and mental space and forming new habits around these changes magnifies the greater purpose of our lives.

Tips for Slashing the Grocery Budget
Like the ubiquitous medicine cabinet, we all want to know what’s in each other’s shopping carts. How much do my
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Schedule It!
The French term it la rentrée, a reference to early September, when school sessions start again, the return from our
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Every day from the moment we wake we make thousands of decisions. From when to get out of bed, to
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Design Your Summer
The halfway mark of the year is always hectic in our home. We have a month long celebration of birthdays,
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My Summer (Travel) Capsule Wardrobe
The rain jackets and scarves might not be saying summer near my home, but my summer destination is forecasted to
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Professional Organizers Are Just Like You & Me
For the last year the corner on an upper-floor of our home has become a dumping ground. Before it was
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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer
Professional Organizing services have been around for decades, but with help from current trends like minimalism and Marie Kondo, the profession is
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Keep Your Balance
Recently I shared with a friend that my karma seemed to be out of sorts. I had suffered several mishaps
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Tiny Houses
On one recent evening, the NPO’s “TV Show” and “Kruispunt” both featured the Tiny House trend’s appearance in the Netherlands.
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the sorted. wardrobe
Autumn is officially here!  You can feel the crispness in the morning air, watch the leaves falling from the trees,
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
It’s officially autumn and summer is now as far away as it will ever be. What’s left are the memories
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Vacation Rules!
Vacation Rules! My sister has a quirky set of vacation rules. Consume pork products, take a daily nap, go braless
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Paperwork Getting You Down?
Living half-way between a paper and paperless environment raises questions about what financial and other personal documentation still needs to
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Thumbs-down Facebook
This week Facebook rolled out new emoji icons for mobile users, adding six alternative responses to the classic “Like,” thumbs-up.
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