It’s always fun talking about decluttering, organizing and downsizing and this former broadcaster loves small town radio like the Berkshires WSBS Radio (860 AM and 94.1 FM).
November 2017 Interview – the Smead Keeping You Organized podcast
Learn what some of the hallmarks of hoarding disorder are and how to approach a hoarding situation from a positive, beneficial standpoint.
October 2017 Interview – the Smead Keeping You Organized podcast
Julie Ulmer from Minding Your Manor gives quick tips on decluttering in a hurry, and how to deal with some of the overwhelm that comes with it.
August 2017 Interview with Super Organizer Universe Radio Show
Program Host James Lott Jr and Professional Organizer Julie Ulmer share personal stories and how it affects their business in a positive way.
Another Episode from Julie’s Radio Program
It might seem like just another trend, but living with less is of great interest to plenty of people, young and old.
You might think of minimalism as just a trend, but it’s probably more so the result of decades of encouraged consumerism that has exhausted and overwhelmed so many. The 80s and 90s were all about chasing the American dream of having the best of everything, and not just the best, but a lot! Bigger homes, fancy cars, the latest fashions Read more
Another episode from the radio program “Minding Your Manor.” Julie she covers everything home related: organizing, downsizing, productivity, decluttering, home-management, and more.
Life events can sometime overwhelm our spaces, or it seems like some of us just can’t get organized no matter how hard we try. Find out where you fit in.
One question that my clients like to ask is: “Is YOUR home organized?” I answer truthfully that for the most part it is. However, organizing and decluttering is an ongoing, constant process and there are times when my home is in a state of flux due to a temporary situation, such as when there were recent renovations going on. When I see blog posts or magazine articles boasting strategies on how to get organized once and for all, I know that there is some false advertising in that premise. For most of us, stuff is constantly Read more
Fight indoor air pollution and keep toxins to a minimum for a healthier home.
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but there are toxins lurking in and around our homes. Unlike our ancestors who had mostly organic possessions that were made from wood, cotton, wool or even animal skins, our modern homes contain lots of plastics, PVCs, chemicals, mold, mildew, VOCs and the list goes on. We can have some control over what we are exposed to and I’d like to start with one of the easiest ways to eliminate our exposure to indoor air pollution.
Take a walk down the cleaning product and laundry detergent aisle in any store, and if you take a deep breath, you’ll probably notice a variety of smells. Unfortunately, a lot of those cleaners have toxic ingredients Read more
If you want to be more productive, you need to learn how to use your time wisely.
It’s certainly not uncommon for people to run late for events, appointments, school, work, getting together with the gang or what have you. Sometimes it’s very inappropriate, or the worst that happens is you miss the opening scene of a movie, no big deal. Cars do break down, coffee gets spilled down the front of a job interview outfit, the dog Read more
Magazines tell us we can clear clutter for good and books tell us that if we don’t love our toilet plunger that we should get rid of it. I’m telling you that there aren’t any hard and fast rules for organizing.
“If I use the popular KonMari method, I’ll never have to declutter or tidy again!”
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing phenom, who claims that her clients never backslide nor need her help again after she has taught them her techniques. In my experience, working in American homes, decluttering is a constant. Things are always coming into our homes and therefore some things will need to go out.
There’s the initial process of getting organized, but what follows is Read more
It’s hard to cook when there isn’t room to spread out, cupboards are overflowing and prime real estate is at a premium. Clear the clutter so cooking isn’t such a chore.
No part of a home attracts and fascinates me more than kitchens. They’ve gone from a utilitarian space to the center of the home, the place where you can find people congregating, pets hanging around looking for a nibble of kibble and probably a number of things that aren’t even food related. They’ve become the entryway and the launching pad, in new homes they are bigger than most any other space and they can have simple appliances or be tricked out Read more