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What the Father Learned

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

What the Father Learned

Last weekend, my grandchildren were visiting. The boys ran around while my granddaughter sat quietly making crafts with her aunt. The way she played sparked a memory of little twin girls I had once met, and how the way they played changed the way I organized their space. The clients were a very nice couple, with very sweet daughters and very little time. The girls’ playroom was a mess, but they were  busy and the prospect of tackling the task was overwhelming, The...

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Find Your Starting Point: Before and After Garage

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

Find Your Starting Point: Before and After Garage

Early in my career I had a client “Jane” that really provided insight into how a lack of organizational systems in the home can affect a family financially, physically, emotionally and mentally. Neither Jane nor her husband “John” had grown up with in organized homes and as adults, they both had different organizational issues. Four young children and irregular work schedules further exacerbated  the  problem.    Jane and John wanted to get organized...

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Update Your Preferences to Get Organized!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

What progress have you made with your resolution? As January comes to a close, many struggle with their resolve to get organized. In truth, most people have already abandoned any attempt to forge a path ahead. If this is the case,  a little self examination is in order. Try Updating Your Preferences! When you join a site or sign up for a new organization, you fill out your preferences for what you want. Do you want to learn information about events? Get alerts for sales and deals? Receive...

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New Year Resolution or Whatever Gets You Organizing

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

Have you heard?! Intentions and Affirmations are the new Goals and Resolutions. That’s cool. Whatever your method; change = good. Change keeps you alert and excited and creates “change muscle memory,” useful for when change is vital (adaptability.) Language and concepts matter. As a busy mom, aching for a sense of control, I decided to run my home as a lean mean home-making machine. The phrase was mantra-like catchy and the concept vivid. I wasn’t longing for June Cleaver perfect. I...

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Terry on: Marie Kondo

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

Terry on: Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo, author of the book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, has tapped into the American public’s interest in a most unusual way. How can a book about home organization be a New York Times #1 best seller, have magazine writers experimenting with new organizing methods to understand the “life-changing “effects,” and have organizers all over the country in a lather on the NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) list serve? Yes, professional...

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Check out TLC’s latest staging project

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

Check out TLC’s latest staging project

I’m excited about my largest staging project to date! Click here to see 1586 Eaton Way, Annapolis    

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