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I would be glad to talk with you about organizing, decorating, or home staging challenges you are working on. My organizing consultations are always free. If that’s not for you right now, keep an eye on the HeartWork Organizing e-newsletters called Getting It Together, to see where I’ll be offering seminars and classes in your area!

31 Ideas to help you get organized at home and at work



This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Diane

    Wow, just happened to find you…..and ur info is spot-on….especially about consign vs donate. Thank you and look forward 2 more insightful posts!!

    1. Darla

      Glad you found us. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to read more about that you can’t find on the site yet.

  2. Kristine

    Just finished reading your Sort to Succeed book a few minutes ago. Loved it! I also downloaded your 31 tips which will help. I certainly saw myself in your book! I’m retired and have downsized from a four bedroom house to a 2 bedroom condo with no garage for storage…my second bedroom looks like a messy storage unit. (I have been here 2 years…Yikes!) I do give myself credit for having only large 2 boxes of books left to unpack! I(t was floor to ceiling boxes for awhile!) Bookshelves to hold them and my office supplies is a next step.

    I did want to mention to you that where “elephants” are concerned, most charity organizations will not come INSIDE the house to move furniture pieces out–at least they won’t here in Scottsdale, AZ. (I shamelessly bribed 2 Goodwill guys to come in and take a heavy steel desk when I moved!) Now I don’t know how to get rid of a very large bedroom dresser. I really don’t have anyone to help me move it out. I’m a bit frightened to put an ad on Craig’s List offering it for free because I would have to have strangers come into my home to view the piece, and I’m not comfortable with that. Any ideas?

    1. Darla

      Hey, Kristine, thanks for stopping by. You’ve got to plan on moving large things out of your house the same way you got them in, either by paying some type of mover or bribing your strong friends with beer. You can find local movers who are available for hire for just an hour or two. You can also check services like Task Rabbit, Dolly and Lugg, which are new apps that let you hire movers just for a single item like that.

      Check around to different thrift services. Goodwill never sends folks into your home, but some other thrift companies may. You’ll need to check around. Habitat for Humanity ReStores in our areas will pick up from the first floor of homes in our area if the furniture is good quality.

      Don’t be afraid of Craigs List or other online sales sites. You just need to use common sense on how you approach those options. Here are a couple of articles on just this topic. https://heartworkorg.com/2018/09/19/the-definitive-guide-to-organizing-by-selling-online-ebay-craigslist-and-others/

  3. Rebecca

    You. Are. Amazing. I have not seen a single advert for anything you are trying to sell.

  4. Tireponyman

    “Tireponyman'” enjoyed your book, The bonus is that the tools and ideas are invaluable for me, 84 and retired. tinkering, inventing,
    mentoring, and angel investing. thanks!

    1. Darla

      Thanks so much for the feedback! I appreciate it. If you would pretty please leave a review over at Amazon or wherever you bought the book, I would greatly appreciate that.

  5. Colleen

    I feel the stress of my constant overwhelm diminishing as I read and use these tips. A big thankyou for them. I am 67 and have been living with leukemia for 6 years which makes any activity harder to do. It all came to a head when doing a monthly shopping trip with an 80 year old. I realized I am constantly stressed and need to make some changes. On top of that I’ve had crises after crises for a month, not of my making. The 30 day thing caught my eye .. anything that has a time limit is good because it sets a doable goal chunked down which in turn lessens overwhelm.

    1. Darla

      Colleen, I’m glad you found this site as a resource. Please join our free Facebook group, too:https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartworkorganizing SORT and Succeed, the five simple steps to help you organizing everything, sounds like just what you need right now. Small steps, do what you can, and claim your rewards every time. Life is too short to be constantly stressed!

  6. Daren Pitts Redman

    Hi Darla
    I read your book Sort over a few weeks so I could concentrate and take it in. I have been managing my moms bills for 5 years and have set up an office for her stuff and my art. Your book is perfect for organizing and declutereing and new tech needs. You have included everything here.
    I will be using your tips for filing and emails and etc, And I will buy a copy for my daughter who is setting up a Pilates studio. She needs an office at home,,,, best and hope you are having a great 2022, best Daren Ann.

    1. Darla

      So glad you enjoyed the book, and that it helped you move ahead. Helping three generations at once! What an honor.

  7. Kristina

    I read your book last night/today and I joined the Facebook group. Starting with my teenager room wooohoo

    1. Darla

      So great to have you along. SORT and Succeed is very workable for a teen.

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