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Get Over Overwhelm—Getting Started

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How do you get started organizing when you feel completely overwhelmed? One step at a time sounds logical, but it doesn’t answer the question, “Which step do I take first—and why?” Truly, when the task is big, any step is the right one. A start is what’s needed. So let’s talk about some quick and dirty ways to get unstuck and to begin the task of digging your way out of your project. Pretty soon, you’ll be sweeping up after the project is done.

  1. Pick a five-minute task first—organize your sock drawer, or one kitchen cabinet, maybe the spice shelves, or the pots and pans. …[Read more]

July’s Task: Organizing Strategies for the Bathroom

Your bathroom is a very private place. Besides using it for the obvious reasons, you start every day there, getting showered, shaved, and coifed for the day. Later, you go back to get ready for bed. You spend a lot of time there, but most visitors to your home don’t. They use the other bathroom—the public one, or the one the kids use. That means your bathroom is your very own place to treat as you wish.

Here’s the problem: if a space in your house isn’t seen by the public, then it tends to get neglected. I’m always surprised that we’re motivated to clean a room when others will see it, but we have no energy for the spaces we use the most often. And we’re the ones who have to live with the mess …[Read more]

June’s Task: Organize the Master Bedroom

Our bedroom is our sanctuary. It’s where we go to sleep and get restorative rest. It’s where we go for naps—when we can spare the time for one! It’s where we share intimate moments with our partners.

Clutter can put a damper on everything that takes place in your house, especially in your inner sanctum. It creates a bunch of negative noise in your mind, and all that racket prevents restful sleep.

I once worked for a tall young man who piled all his clothes—clean and dirty—on the bed. When he was ready for bed, he slept crosswise on the bed …[Read more]

The Ask Kim Jordan Show: Organizing Products

Station: KTBU (Houston’s Channel 55)
Aired: November 2009

Kim Jordan, host of The Ask Kim Jordan Show, interviews Gayle Goddard about organizing products for the closet and home office. …[Read more]

Houston Clutter Coaching February Meetup

Thursday, February 25, 2010
7:00–8:30 p.m.

Messy closetGayle Goddard facilitates the monthly meeting of the Houston Clutter Coaching Meetup Group. The topic for February’s meetup will be “Clearing Out the Closet: Unpacking the Problem of Clothing Storage.” The dead of winter is a perfect time to dig through your closets. Gayle will offer strategies to sort and thin your wardrobe and put things back in a more organized way.

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
(Carriage House—Note: If the Carriage House is still under repair, we’ll meet in the main house. Look for a sign on the door if the lights aren’t on in the Carriage House.)
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77030
832-393-2600
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Workshop: Conquering Clutter 101—The Basics (February 2010)

Sunday, February 7, 2010
1:00–4:00 p.m.

A disorganized messThis introductory classroom session will give you the tips and tricks you need to move past being overwhelmed and start clearing out your “stuff.” You will learn the secrets of sorting mail, clearing and organizing your desk, cleaning out your closets, and divesting yourself of unused, unneeded items. You’ll leave the workshop with loads of organizing ideas to transform any space into a productive, pleasant, clutter-free zone.

NiaMoves Studio 1
508 Pecore St.

Houston, Texas 77009
713-864-4260
Price: $45 early registration (by January 31).
$55 late registration or at the door.

Register online now.
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Getting Organized in the New Year: A Clutter Fairy Perspective

Baby New Year makes a resolution

How are you doing so far on the New Year’s resolutions? I get the impression that at this time of year, we’re all trying to become better, more-together versions of ourselves. We believe somehow that all we have to do is draw a line in the sand—“starting January 1”—and a better person will emerge all of a sudden. I think that one reason people don’t accomplish their resolutions is that expecting monumental, fundamental changes in yourself just because you’ve started using a new calendar is not a recipe for success.

“Get organized” is a popular New Year’s resolution. Having let their spaces dissolve into disaster areas over the holidays, people wake up with …[Read more]

Workshop: Conquering Clutter 101—The Basics (February 2009)

Saturday, February 28, 2009
1–5 p.m.

This introductory classroom session will give you the tips and tricks you need to move past being overwhelmed and start clearing out your “stuff.” You will learn the secrets of sorting mail, clearing and organizing your desk, cleaning out your closets, and divesting yourself of unused, unneeded items. You’ll leave the workshop with loads of organizing ideas to transform any space into a productive, pleasant, clutter-free zone.

NiaMoves Studio 1
508 Pecore St.

Houston, Texas 77009
713-864-4260

Workshop: Conquering Clutter 102—Your Closet (January 2009)

Saturday, January 24, 2009
1–5 p.m.

You come home from the mall with two bags of new clothes—your latest score! You open the closet, and you have to jump back to avoid being buried under the avalanche. If you shop as if your closet is a black hole, chances are you have a big clutter problem on your hands. This class covers the basics for organizing the finite space that is your closet!

Spectrum Center
4100 Westheimer, Suite 233

Houston, Texas 77027
713-840-8957