Fave Book: Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

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I recently got turned on to Karen Kingston and picked up this book.  It is a fascinating look at how incorporating the essential philosophy of Feng Shui with the basic principles of professional organizing can really reenergize your home. Here is an excerpt from her website on the value of space clearing: "space clearing & feng shui For ...

Sweeping the Beach: The essential daily ritual of orderly living

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Sweeping the Beach, Tulum Mexico

I recently stayed at Cabanas Tulum on the Caribbean Riviera Maya.  An early morning walk along the beach which is lined with numerous luxury hotels side by side with rugged hotels reminded me that much can be learned about keeping a well-maintained home by noticing what top-notch hotels do first thing. Each morning, the better hotels send a ...

What’s in your jar?

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Whether filling a day with errands, a home with clutter or a life with goals and dreams, this metaphor is a great reminder of focusing on what is really essential.

A teacher began her class with a table prepared with an assortment of materials. She presented an empty gallon jar to the students, then took a number of large rocks and carefully placed them into the jar, packing it right up to the brim. She asked the students...“Is the jar full?” ... They responded yes. She then took ...

Marin County Garage Organizing

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Many space-hungry families in the Bay Area are spreading out into the garage for extra room for craft projects, game areas, and laundry while still storing hazardous materials like chemicals, tools, poorly secured heavy equipment and boxes of stuff.  Learn how getting it organized now can keep your entire family safe. August is a great time ...

Garage Organizing Rave

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Novato Garage

  "Edit Organizing organized my Novato garage and did a fantastic job. My tools, sporting goods and hardware were all cleaned and stored in a way the makes everything easy to find. Sarah even took my mountain bike in for a tune-up as part of the Edit  valet service.  An unexpected benefit of Edit Organizing  was ...

Touch Paper Once

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As a former middle school English and History teacher, I know a thing or two about paper. Invented by the Chinese during the Han dynasty, it is an effective fiber for spreading both ideas and nasty flu and cold viruses. It is the party animal of communication tools, always cramming itself into dark backpacks or ...

"Clutter is stuck energy.
The word "clutter" derives from the Middle English word "clotter,"
which means to coagulate -
and that's about as stuck as you can get."

                                                                 Karen Kingston
                                                                                    Author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui