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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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Guest blog post by my friend and colleague Hazel Thorton. I love nothing more than a clean, tidy, organized home! But those are three completely different things: Clean = the absence of dirt, dust, grime,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Your Life. Organized.
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"The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest blog by my colleague Carrie Peeples Do you feel like you've got a million things swirling through your brain? Do you need a few more hours in the day to get it all done?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"We all possess more power and greater possibilities than we realize, and visualizing is one of the greatest of these powers." Genevieve Behrend 1881-1960, Author PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest blog post by Sarah Kellner Using simple household items for something above and beyond their intended purpose makes me feel a special kind of warm and fuzzy. It satisfies my creative energy, organizational urges,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." Reba McEntire Singer, Songwriter, and Actress PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest post by my colleague Nancy Borg How many times have you said “I’ll get to this or that in my spare time?” Too often, I fear. We cram our schedules with jam-packed to-do’s and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Your past cannot be changed, but you can change your tomorrow by your actions today." David McNally Author and Speaker PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest blog post by my friend and colleague Hazel Thornton “Friends, Acquaintances and Strangers” is a popular method of de-cluttering, introduced by Judith Kolberg in her book Conquering Chronic Disorganization. This game can be played... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today." Steve Maraboli Author and Speaker... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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Guest blog post by Sofia Lewis We may dream of massive bedrooms, with king-sized beds and lavish design featuring the latest in furniture options and diversity. Well, if all of this is beyond your reach... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour." Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Legendary Football Coach PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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On my sweet man's birthday, I chose this quote because I like to think this is how we roll...I love you, Mr. King. "Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Oh that's so cute!" "Cute" is one of those words we women tend to assign to all manner of things from a fluffy puppy to peep-toe heels and everything in between. In my younger days... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the United States PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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This is a guest post contributed by my wonderful colleagues Debra Baida and Miriam Ortiz y Pino. This article was originally published in the National Association of Professional Organizers Newsletter, NAPO News. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Your self-image controls the results in your life. You can become the sort of person and live the sort of life you want by deciding who and what you want to be, and then acting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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Would you rather get a dental filling or a root canal? If you’ve ever had a root canal, you already know a filling is always the better option! They're much less expensive and less painful... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most -- to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." Audrey... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
Hazel YES the broken windows theory exactly!! Great -- thank you for reminding me of that! What a perfect correlation! I'm not sure why the wikipedia link in your comment doesn't really say much about it, but this one does: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory ~ Monica
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2014 on Does Messy Beget Messy? at Your Life. Organized.
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If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. Birds of a feather flock together. To these well known phrases I'd like to add my own: "Messy begets messy." Sure it's not as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"I dare you to be a lot more confident and stay on the bridge when everybody else is jumping off of it." Anthony Armstrong Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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"A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything." Harry Browne 1933-2006 Author and Politician PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.
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Parenting is all about allowing your kids to grow into healthy, responsible, mature young adults in a safe and loving home. To that end, knowing when to say no to your children is crucial, not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Your Life. Organized.