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MonicaRicci
I'm an organizing and clutter expert, speaker, author and corporate spokesperson
Interests: Shooting, baseball, food, board games, playing cards, travel, wine, cats, food, hockey, food, reading, food. Did I mention food?
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What's that old saying about "If the shoe fits?" The trouble with shoes is that once they're off your feet, they often DON'T fit easily into an organized environment. They're relatively small, so they get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Maybe I'm an optimist but I don't commemorate the anniversary of my mother's death, preferring instead to acknowledge her birthday every August 29th. I don't remember the date my divorce from my first husband became... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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I'm partnering up with my colleague, Lisa Montanaro, to offer a fabulous online program called Speak Up: Creating and Delivering Killer Presentations to boost Your Business or Career. The program kicks off on September 8th...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
Thanks Suzanne for your comment. It seems like a whole "different strokes" thing -- some people can work in an open environment and actually thrive with the energy surrounding them. While others desperately need solitude. Some can work well sitting, others prefer standing. I believe offering options is the ideal way to get maximum productivity from your team. Thanks again for stopping by! ~ Monica
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Guest post by Jim McCullen The amount of information being thrown at us every day is insane and it is coming from so many different sources; social media, email, smartphone apps, and yes we still... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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"The true joy in life is to be a force of fortune instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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In my work with clients to help them get their paperwork and information in order, we always create a hard copy folder called "Vital Documents." Inside this folder, we store physical originals or copies of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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We're five weeks into my Evernote Basics series and you've learned a lot already! This week I want to tell you how you and your family, professional team or clients can use Evernote as a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Who loves food, raise your hand! Wherever you may be, I bet you can see that I have both my hands in the air like I just don't care! For me, enjoying good food is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Have you ever tried to explain to a friend (ummm or your parents) how to navigate a website or app? Perhaps you need to explain measurements to a contractor over email. Or maybe you just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Last week I introduced you to Evernote which is a powerful app for capturing, storing and searching all types of information from documents and images to spreadsheets, audio notes and even hand-written notes. Last week's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Do you have a mental notebook? I don't. Oh sure I used to years ago, but I learned that I couldn't trust it and Lord knows I could never find it when I needed it. My own truth is this... if I don't capture a thought, an idea, a task or appointment it's as if it doesn't exist. Maybe that sounds silly to you but I don't see the point in Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Christmas Boy and I both play poker, but he's great at it and I struggle. It reminds me of when I work with clients and they have a hard time understanding why I'm good at... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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What's the old adage, "The cobbler's children have no shoes" or something like that? Well for years at my house, the organizer's office had no shoes either. And by "shoes" I mean my office was... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest Post provided by Tina O'Keefe One thing I always tell my clients when they are about to start working with me as an organizer is that it’s going to get a lot worse before... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Recently I've had new clients call me after becoming inspired by Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I've also had long-time clients ask me what I think of it. Inspired by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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Imagine this... you've just build a brand new house and your bedroom is a glass-walled enclosure without a ceiling, in the center of the house, surrounded by the kitchen and living areas. At first that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its chapter is New Year’s day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce PS: Follow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Your Life. Organized.
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We're almost into a brand new year and what better time to review your successes of the past and make plans to do things a bit differently going forward. For the past few months I've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Before the holidays I started a series of posts sharing the various simple organizing solutions I've been implementing in our new home. It's surprising how long it takes to figure out just the right solution... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas." 
~ W. C. Jones PS: Follow... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.